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||Posted: Sep. 07 2006, 18:50
|Quote (SoimSandheaver @ Sep. 07 2006, 20:00)|
|Quote (moonchildhippy @ Sep. 05 2006, 00:59)|
|Today would have been Freddie's 60th birthday, I'm currently playing A Night At The Opera,in celebration of the anniversary of Freddie's birth.|
How odd, as I found this thread whilst listening to "The Prophet's Song", a track from the said album. It is such a bizarre song, and that to me is one of Queen's finest qualities in their earlier albums.
I have to say that "A Night at the Opera" is one of Queen's best albums, if not their best, and features some of Freddie's finest works (including the immortal Bohemian Rhapsody), and indeed some classics from the other members in the band (e.g. You're my Best Friend (Deacon), I'm in love with my car (Taylor)).
How quaint that you were listening toThe Prophets Song as you found this thread.
Indeed A Night at the Opera, is one of Queen's greatest albums, not only that one of the greatest albums of all time. I seem to remember going into the HMV shop as a 16 year old with my first pay packet and buying ANATO on good old fashioned LP,which I still have, ( was this really 19 years ago, showing my age here ).
Yes I agree there's some classic tracks,don'tforget Brian May's foot stomping acoustic folk of '39. I think ANATO took me about 3 or 4 listens to really get into it,butof the tracks I hadn't heard I loved '39 from the outset .
|It is when we reach milestones like this that have passed since Freddie's passing that I really wish I had the opportunity to be listening to his music at a time whilst he was still alive (he died when I was 2 years old, and a few days before my little sister was born). But, it is great to know that he is commemorated by the ground-breaking works he did whilst he was alive, and that people still think his music (and the music from the other members of the band) is still fantastic so many years after they were first written.|
Despite being of an age group where I can remember seeing Queen on TOTP etc I'm still upset that get opportunity to see Queen with Freddie. I'djust turned 15 when Queen played Wembley in July '86 and in August they played their final concert with Freddie.I wanted to go but my parents wouldn't let me,I did think of just making my way to Wembley or Knebworth,but I gathered I most likely wouldn't have got in without a ticket, or worse have been picked up by the police and taken home (the possible embarrassment) . Still if I had a 15 year old daughter or son planning on doing a similar think I'd be worried. Not that I have any kids,and I have no desire to change it.
Little did I know trhat Knebworth was to be their final concert with Freddie. I did get to the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
|So, thank you Moonchildhippy for this thread and praising the works of another brilliant artist as inspirational as Mike Oldfield himself. It is thanks to people like you, that the great man with an immortal spirit will never ever be forgotten.|
You're welcome Sandheaver,I agree Freddie Mercury is still alive,through his music,his spirit lives on. Both Mike and Freddie (along with theother members of Queen) were visionaries/great innovators,both Mike and Queen would break rules of what defines rock music. It's a great pity that Mike only seems to be remembered for Tubular Bells,groundbreaking album that it is, when it comes to the music buying public at large,but he has aloyalfollowing amongst hardcore fans.
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