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Posted: 20 Jun 19, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Greg Brooks did say in a QOL podcast late last year that there was a big Freddie solo product coming out this year. Maybe this track is part of something big.



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Posted: 20 Jun 19, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's voice always sounds fresh...never fails to touch the heart...

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Posted: 20 Jun 19, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I sincerely hope Dave will also find the lost audio soundboard masters from the Dominion 1988 performance



Do you know for a fact that the feed to the front of house desk was actually then sent out to a recorder, or is this just a 'best guess/hope' that it was? Thanks.


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HI dave, I think we can asume that the audio of these songs exist in the archives of Clark. There is even a soundboard clip of Everyone of us.


For the footage

I attended the Fanclubmeeting in 1995 or 1996 in Southport and Jacky was there with I believe Jim Jenkins who answered questions from the audience . I recall someone asked indeed about the audio and videorecordings of the Dominion 1988 show. There was one standalone camera shooting this evening according to Jenkins. Not sure if it was the in-house camera of the Dominion itself. I don't even know if this footage was taped or preserved or just used to feed a few monitors for the production team behind the stage.



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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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cmsdrums wrote:

Queenman!! wrote:


I sincerely hope Dave will also find the lost audio soundboard masters from the Dominion 1988 performance



Do you know for a fact that the feed to the front of house desk was actually then sent out to a recorder, or is this just a 'best guess/hope' that it was? Thanks.


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HI dave, I think we can asume that the audio of these songs exist in the archives of Clark. There is even a soundboard clip of Everyone of us.


For the footage

I attended the Fanclubmeeting in 1995 or 1996 in Southport and Jacky was there with I believe Jim Jenkins who answered questions from the audience . I recall someone asked indeed about the audio and videorecordings of the Dominion 1988 show. There was one standalone camera shooting this evening according to Jenkins. Not sure if it was the in-house camera of the Dominion itself. I don't even know if this footage was taped or preserved or just used to feed a few monitors for the production team behind the stage.



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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure there was footage of this floating around?

I dare say DC would've stuck it out by now - hopefully this new release will see something more substantial follow.

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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it but are they lying about it being a "previously unheard FM performance" ? Gave it some time and i think its the same as the original minus the choir.

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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I feel bad for Straker getting his vocal removed :(

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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope to hear the demo of 'Born To Rock And Roll' ... if they EVER find it. Probably not, but that's such an 80's track, it'd be neat to hear Freddie singing that.


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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way, there are so many articles on the track in US news... too bad they won't release it as a physical single. I'd love a 7" copy of it, with the original version as the B-side. Either way, I can't wait to find out the sales on it.


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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian posted this on his instagram about the track

http://www.instagram.com/p/By_ZEkOhzpK/?utm_source=ig_embed

Many of you will have already seen this ad. This new version of Freddie’s take on the theme song from Dave Clarke’s 1986 musical of the same name is getting lots of attention. I see people asking why it wasn’t available until now, but of course it was. The original version is still up there on YouTube, with 3.4 million views ! A lot of people are asking us why this release was done in certain ways, but none of our team had anything to with this remake - so we can’t help you ! It’s not a Queen song, so it doesn’t come under our jurisdiction. It’s obviously not a Freddie-penned song either - he got involved as a favour to his close friend Dave Clarke. Being Freddie, he couldn’t (like me, I guess!) half-do it. He plunged in and did a huge production on a rather featureless song, determined to make it into a timeless epic ! Freddie’s production included a big ‘orchestration’, and loads of glorious vocal harmonies, and the original video had him interacting (visually only) with the cast of the musical. None of which you get in this new version, because Dave Clarke has, for this release, smartly lifted Freddie’s lead vocal and placed it alone with a new piano track - played by Mike Moran. So you don’t get Freddie’s production, but what you DO get is Freddie’s lead vocal almost naked, and clear as a bell. And WHAT a vocal - what a voice ! Freddie poured so much passion into it you get the impression he could make you weep singing the phone directory !!! I hope this does well, because Dave Clarke is a very nice man, and was a great friend to Freddie. One thing is for sure - the world has a fierce appetite for Freddie right now. How happy he would be. One more snippet. In the new video you see Freddie miming to the track on stage at the Dominion Theatre - where TIME was then playing in 1986 - the very same stage that WE WILL ROCK YOU the musical later was to rock, 8 shows a week packed out for 13 years. And the core story of that musical was Ben Elton’s magical narrative that Freddie was the key to kids in the future rediscovering Rock and Roll. Well, it seems to be coming true ! Long Live Freddie !! Bri



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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Brian posted this on his instagram about the track

Many of you will have already seen this ad. This new version of Freddie’s take on the theme song from Dave Clarke’s 1986 musical of the same name is getting lots of attention. I see people asking why it wasn’t available until now, but of course it was. The original version is still up there on YouTube, with 3.4 million views ! A lot of people are asking us why this release was done in certain ways, but none of our team had anything to with this remake - so we can’t help you ! It’s not a Queen song, so it doesn’t come under our jurisdiction. It’s obviously not a Freddie-penned song either - he got involved as a favour to his close friend Dave Clarke. Being Freddie, he couldn’t (like me, I guess!) half-do it. He plunged in and did a huge production on a rather featureless song, determined to make it into a timeless epic ! Freddie’s production included a big ‘orchestration’, and loads of glorious vocal harmonies, and the original video had him interacting (visually only) with the cast of the musical. None of which you get in this new version, because Dave Clarke has, for this release, smartly lifted Freddie’s lead vocal and placed it alone with a new piano track - played by Mike Moran. So you don’t get Freddie’s production, but what you DO get is Freddie’s lead vocal almost naked, and clear as a bell. And WHAT a vocal - what a voice ! Freddie poured so much passion into it you get the impression he could make you weep singing the phone directory !!! I hope this does well, because Dave Clarke is a very nice man, and was a great friend to Freddie. One thing is for sure - the world has a fierce appetite for Freddie right now. How happy he would be. One more snippet. In the new video you see Freddie miming to the track on stage at the Dominion Theatre - where TIME was then playing in 1986 - the very same stage that WE WILL ROCK YOU the musical later was to rock, 8 shows a week packed out for 13 years. And the core story of that musical was Ben Elton’s magical narrative that Freddie was the key to kids in the future rediscovering Rock and Roll. Well, it seems to be coming true ! Long Live Freddie !! Bri

http://www.instagram.com/p/By_ZEkOhzpK/?utm_source=ig_embed>

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We Will Rock You is a rather featureless song ...


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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice to see that Brian bothered to spell Dave Clark's name correctly!


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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Nice to see that Brian bothered to spell Dave Clark's name correctly!


He's corrected it now.



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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good on Brian...Wish Roger had mentioned the track on his social media pages as well, just to show support

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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can someone clarify something for me because I can't be bothered listening to them both side by side... Is this the original vocal from the original song but isolated with a piano or is it a completely new take as Dave Clark suggests?

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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the video match up too well to be a completely new version. Unless the phrasing is very similar that is. Maybe some of the last third is new. They struggled more with proper footage there. But I dont know. Just like you I am too lazy to check properly.


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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not sure Dave would be too happy about Brian calling it “a rather featureless song”.

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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought the same, that it was just the Vocal track and piano, and the video not matching was the result of using footage without the choir.

But It's certainly not identical.

It seems to be the same until about 1:32 when the new version throws in an extra "nobody", then it's identical until 2:25, when it skips over the choir and adds a new chorus from Freddie (where the video stop matching), then returns to being the same from "let's learn to be friends with one another." then skips over the last verse to the ending.

I'm guessing what we have is some vocals that were muted in the original so Freddie didn't over power the choir.

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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would Brian call it featureless?

Has anyone ever noticed Brian’s slight anger of Freddie’s solo career? I remember reading an angry post of his about the Mr. Bad Guy album, about doing the demos with Freddie and then Freddie having his guitarist completely replicate them for the final product, and Brian felt that Freddie should have just used him for it. Brian’s always have off some steam about Freddie’s solo stuff. Maybe he really did think Freddie was going to ditch Queen for solo music...


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Posted: 22 Jun 19, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I remember reading an angry post of his about the Mr. Bad Guy album, about doing the demos with Freddie and then Freddie having his guitarist completely replicate them for the final product, and Brian felt that Freddie should have just used him for it."

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