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Posted: 18 May 07, 03:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know of any mistakes queen made on the backing tracks that remained on the cut versions or mistakes in guitar solos. Im just wondering because there is a beatles site that have lists the makes in every beatles song, and it seems like every song has a mistake such as slight tempo changes, wrong notes hit, people talking in the background etc etc. that site is http://www.stevesbeatles.com/, its a great site.

I know queen were perfectionists so there probobly are not very many, the only i can think of is you can hear the piano peddles a few times in the millionaire waltz.

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Posted: 18 May 07, 04:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if you listen closely on every track, you can hear something!


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Posted: 18 May 07, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sleeping on the sidewalk was done in one live take and you can hear bass mistakes from john.


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Posted: 18 May 07, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nothing huge
, brian sometimes made mistakes on solos , like in live at wembley 86 in it's a kind of magic, but that's pretty normal, and it wasn't bad yoy know brian is a great player.

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Posted: 18 May 07, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah i dont think it is a big deal,

they are only human so they are entitled to their mistakes.

i am entrigued to this wembley mistake, do you have a time when it happens?


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Posted: 18 May 07, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian-Harold-May wrote:

sleeping on the sidewalk was done in one live take and you can hear bass mistakes from john.


Where exactly? People are always mentioning this song when talking about mistakes on Queen albums, but I've never spotted any mistakes. Well, maybe I should get new pair of ears (well, headphones, at least:)

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Posted: 18 May 07, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sleeping On The Sidewalk was played 'live' in the studio, but Brian has previously said that he spliced together a few different takes.

In Breakthru, as they go into the second chorus there is no crash cymbal - I'm not sure that this is a mistake and was probably intentional, but it never sounds right to me and drumwise always sounds as if it is a couple of tracks spliced together at that point.

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Posted: 18 May 07, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not a mistake per se but I noticed there is a kind of odd backing vocal at 4.28 in The Millionaire's Waltz when they sing "I want to share it with you"...someone kind of extends the word 'you' with a vocal that seems totally out of place with the rest of the harmonies. It was probably intentional but it always grabs my attention when I hear it.

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Posted: 18 May 07, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In one of the interviews with Brian May, on one of the DVD's - they "split" up Bohemian Rhapsody and listen to only the piano-part (I think), and Brian said that Freddie played a wrong note on the piano...


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Posted: 18 May 07, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn with the overzealous way you all pay attention to these songs I'm beginning to wonder if any of you actually take the time to actually ENJOY THEM........Whewww.......


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Posted: 18 May 07, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the end of Sail Away Sweet Sister, you can hear Freddie hitting a false note on the piano.


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Posted: 18 May 07, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely Brian played the piano on SASW?


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Posted: 18 May 07, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Why are you earwig?


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Posted: 18 May 07, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

August R. wrote:

Brian-Harold-May wrote:

sleeping on the sidewalk was done in one live take and you can hear bass mistakes from john.


Where exactly? People are always mentioning this song when talking about mistakes on Queen albums, but I've never spotted any mistakes. Well, maybe I should get new pair of ears (well, headphones, at least:)


ive never noticed either im just goin by what i have heard.

i just listen for enjoyment not to spot mistakes.

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Posted: 18 May 07, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

earwig wrote:

Surely Brian played the piano on SASW?


I don't know, could be.


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Posted: 18 May 07, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Stop Me Now has some really sour piano notes.

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Posted: 18 May 07, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

earwig wrote:

Surely Brian played the piano on SASW?


I don't know, could be.


edit; Wikipedia says it´s Freddie playing the piano on that song, can somebody tell if it´s true?


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Posted: 18 May 07, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I asked Brian about the songs he'd played piano on, and his answer (ca 4 years ago) included the complete list: Doin' All Right, Father To Son, Dear Friends, Now I'm Here, Teo, All Dead, Save Me, Flash and Las Palabras De Amor. But he added, and I quote: "Notably NOT 'Sail Away Sweet Sister'".

As for mistakes, the timpani's a little late in the second "Bismilah" in 'Bo Rhap'. I seem to remember some bass mistakes in 'Prophet's Song' as well, and some flat notes here and there from Freddie, for instance in 'Cool Cat' and 'Sweet Lady'.


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Posted: 18 May 07, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I asked Brian about the songs he'd played piano on, and his answer (ca 4 years ago) included the complete list: Doin' All Right, Father To Son, Dear Friends, Now I'm Here, Teo, All Dead, Save Me, Flash and Las Palabras De Amor. But he added, and I quote: "Notably NOT 'Sail Away Sweet Sister'".


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Posted: 18 May 07, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've not really noticed the mistakes - maybe once or twice when the harmonies don't sound right but thats rarely ever that I pay attentionto them - I usually too busy singing along or doing head banging/ manic air guitar!!


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