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||Posted: Sep. 11 2006, 19:07
|Quote (Ugo @ Sep. 11 2006, 22:33)|
|Quote (Deadcalm @ Sep. 11 2006, 12:19)|
|Ive just Borrowed my Sisters copy of Brian Mays Solo Album|
Back to the Light.... 3 Tks in and its sounding really Good...
Will have to play the whole thing to give it 10 out of 10 though...
I don't think that BTTL as a whole is on a par with anything that Queen or Freddie Mercury have ever released. The instrumental work on BTTL is fantastic, sure, but what isn't so good is the vocals... OK, Brian M.'s got perfect pitch, but he hasn't got none of the power of Freddie, or of the harmonies built by Queen, which are IMHO an essential requirement of this kind of music. I also think that "Too much love will kill you", a tune which was just a nice ditty when the writer (Brian) sang it, turned into a real song, and a much better one, when Freddie sang it (and Queen played it) on "Made in Heaven". I know that a lot of Queen fans hate the way in which Brian, Roger & John played around with the previously-released Mercury material and with the last stuff he recorded. But I think that it's a very good record on the whole.
I happen to be a fan of The Made In Heaven album, standout tracks for me is the superb "Mother Love" andalso "Heaven For Everyone, (great video BTW) . I don't understand why some Queen fans dislike it. Yes I think Queen works better as a band rather than each member doing solo projects, I dohowever like Brian May when he formed his own band. I happened to see them live on "The Back To The Light" Tour at Birmingham NEC,Wow!!!
Unfortunately I had to cut back on concert going in the late 90's/early00's ,but it's about timeI beganto rock and roll again.
| Deadcalm wrote - The TK "Tie Your Mother Down" is my fav Queen Guitar|
Driven Song... I think Mike could easily copy Brian Mays
Style .. Be an interesting collaboration if it ever came off..
Would you want Vocals in there ??? or just a Instrumental?
To answer the point made by Ugo about Brian May's vocals,I happen to think Brian has very good vocals,admittedly not the range of Freddie, but checkout his delivery on on " '39" "Long Away" "Some Day One Day" , "Dreamer's Ball or "Sleeping on the Sidewalk" .
Toanwer Deadcalm's question "Vocal or instrumental" I'm undicided I think Brian's voice is really well suited to folky ballads such as '39,and I love Mike's sometimes growly vocals on Five Miles Out. I think I'd like to have a combination, ending in a side long instrumental piece.
SoimSandheaver Posted on Sep. 10 2006, 19:56Nothing against the vocal qualities of the two artists, (they both have a very good vocal quality), but their qualities as instrumentalists is simply impeccable. I would have to say that I'd prefer an Instrumental from the two of them. If Brian May's Brighton Solo (which he performed at the extaordinary Wembley concert in '86) is anything to go by, an instrumental composition from the two would be well worth a listen to.
I agree Sandheaver Brighton Rock ROCKS!!!! I thinkI first heard it on the "Live Killers" album, yes I know there's complaints about the original mastering of LK , I wonderif the CD's are ant better. The LK version of Brighton Rock sent a shiver down my spine the first time I heard it, so beatifully haunting, and still has that ability,except I haven't heard it for along time as I only have LK
on LP and am at present without a turntable , WAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Sorry just metamorphosed intoPiltdown Woman there, the angry frustrated me.
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