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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apologies if this has been discussed before....
Which songs do you folk consider to be the ‘best’ songs by the individual members?
My choices -
Brian - BTTL, Let Me Out, WDWTA, Resurrection
Roger - Strange Frontier, You Had To Be There, Man on Fire, No Violins
Freddie - In My Defence, LMLTNT, You Kind of Lover, The Golden Boy, How Can I Go On

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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian - as with Queen - when he sticks with the heavy stuff rivals NY other guitarist in history. When he trots out shite like Another World and that "Twatty Conroy" nonsense, he's nothing more than laughable.
Roger - consistently high quality and interesting material throughout his solo career with very few flops or instances where you want to skip a track.
Freddie - the vocal tour de forces - as ever
John - everything he's ever done.......

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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger - No More Fun.

Brian - Business.

Freddie - In My Defence.

John - agree with the above. Everything!!

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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't be arsed figuring out the abbreviations to be honest

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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scottmax wrote:

The Golden Boy, How Can I Go On


Technically, those two aren't solo songs - they're duets.


John hated Hot Space. Frederick's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Rog didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 vox.
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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Pendantic.....
Were in the confines of Queen?
No, therefore solo.....

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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bucsateflon it's Defence.....

It didn't say written songs, it just said #best songs"

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Posted: 13 Jun 19, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Roger´s stuff over Brian´s. But Freddie´s Barcelona was a masterpiece.

Roger:
Masters of War, Happiness, Nazis 1994, Revelations, The Key, Old Friends, Pressure On, C'mon Down, Is It Me?, Believe In Yourself, Where Are You Now? Sunny Day, Smile, Fight Club, Be With You, some of the cross tunes

Brian:
Driven by You, Last Horizon, Business, Wildernes, One Rainy Wish, the slow version of Hammer To Fall

Freddie:
Mr. Bad Guy, Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow , Barcelona, The Fallen Priest. The Golden Boy, How Can I Go On, In My Defence, Lady With A Tenor Sax, She Blows Hot & Cold and the remixes of Love Kills (Rock Mix) and Living On My Own (1993 Radio Mix),

John:
all the queen stuff :)



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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 00:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stevelondon20 wrote:

Roger - No More Fun.

Brian - Business.

Freddie - In My Defence.

John - agree with the above. Everything!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwfgKKH6wQc


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There's one for you, nineteen for me

Should five per cent appear too small

Be thankful I don't take it all
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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John's is Man in the Shadows surely, beautiful.

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha gotta love the Immortals! @saintjuib!

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's solo output has aged, and stands up to repeated listening, far better than Brian's (or Mr Bad Guy). As stated above though, the Barcelona album is clearly the stand out 'artistic achievement', whether it's your cup of tea to listen to or not (for the record, I love it).

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:

Roger's solo output has aged, and stands up to repeated listening, far better than Brian's (or Mr Bad Guy). As stated above though, the Barcelona album is clearly the stand out 'artistic achievement', whether it's your cup of tea to listen to or not (for the record, I love it).


Agreed, but Barcelona isn't a solo album there is a lot of input on those songs by other people, vocally, production wise and writing.

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Freddie's Barcelona as well...has to be my favourite non Queen stuff by any of the members

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vocal harmony wrote:

cmsdrums wrote:

Roger's solo output has aged, and stands up to repeated listening, far better than Brian's (or Mr Bad Guy). As stated above though, the Barcelona album is clearly the stand out 'artistic achievement', whether it's your cup of tea to listen to or not (for the record, I love it).


Agreed, but Barcelona isn't a solo album there is a lot of input on those songs by other people, vocally, production wise and writing.



Does that count the same for Brian then, with Cozy Powell, Musker and Lamers, lots of session musicians, Neil Murray, Eddie Kramer, etc...all having different across writing, performing, producing, ideas? The same goes for The Cross, especially the second and third albums where Roger had progressively less input.

I totally agree that Barcelona is a true collaboration with Mike Moran, and with a lesser input (other than performance) from Montserrat, but my own personal parameter is that I count (rightly or wrongly) anything released under their own name as a 'solo project', so count anything from 'I Wanna Testify' through to 'New Horizons' alongside 'Barcelona', 'Blue Rock', 'Furia' etc.. as a solo effort by virtue of it being outside Queen.

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^ I agree.....

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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's Barcelona is the best solo project, from a musical accomplishment perspective. The title track is every bit as majestic as BoRhap, in my opinion.

Brian's... I love Too Much Love Will Kill You and much prefer it to the Queen version. It was also a bigger commercial hit, which is surprising.
Wilderness, Why don't we try again and Another World are wonderful songs. Back to the Light is a solid album and the most Queen-sounding solo production, including Freddie's. Back to the Light, Driven by You, Last Horizon, Just one life.

I LOVE Roger's solo albums, particularly Fun In Space. I even play Shove It every now and it's a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine.
Heaven for Everyone is probably his best solo-ish track, along with Man on Fire, Strange Frontier, Foreign Sand. There's something for every taste. Quite eclectic material, I think.



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Posted: 14 Jun 19, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will choose one song from each to make it difficult and different

Roger : Beautiful dreams
Freddie : Guide me home ( it is so beautiful like Lilly of the valley or kiss)
Brian: Bisuness

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Posted: 15 Jun 19, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:

Vocal harmony wrote:

cmsdrums wrote:

Roger's solo output has aged, and stands up to repeated listening, far better than Brian's (or Mr Bad Guy). As stated above though, the Barcelona album is clearly the stand out 'artistic achievement', whether it's your cup of tea to listen to or not (for the record, I love it).


Agreed, but Barcelona isn't a solo album there is a lot of input on those songs by other people, vocally, production wise and writing.



Does that count the same for Brian then, with Cozy Powell, Musker and Lamers, lots of session musicians, Neil Murray, Eddie Kramer, etc...all having different across writing, performing, producing, ideas? The same goes for The Cross, especially the second and third albums where Roger had progressively less input.

I totally agree that Barcelona is a true collaboration with Mike Moran, and with a lesser input (other than performance) from Montserrat, but my own personal parameter is that I count (rightly or wrongly) anything released under their own name as a 'solo project', so count anything from 'I Wanna Testify' through to 'New Horizons' alongside 'Barcelona', 'Blue Rock', 'Furia' etc.. as a solo effort by virtue of it being outside Queen.


Apart from the first album I've never viewed The Cross as Roger working solo. . He always explained The Cross as a band which he was a member of, all be it his band. . .

Brian's albums I think were solo albums, they seem to contain things done his way. Musker and Lamers were co writers with him on one song, the recording of is different from what Queen did. Cozy Powell was a friend and member of Brian's live band. I think his albums are much more solo projects than Barcelona.

I guess the wider view is that anything done by individuals outside Queen is a solo project. . . Maybe some are more solo than others ;)





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Posted: 16 Jun 19, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie - there's brilliance in his solo works but they fall short from Queen's greatness simply because he misses the positive feedback from his band mates. "Guide Me Home / How Can I Go On" are simple, yet wondrous tracks.

Brian - Queen's essential sound lives on through his albums, and then some variety. I wouldn't be surprised if most people who aren't Queen hardcore fans enjoyed that sound above anything else solo. "Last Horizon" is still relevant today.

Roger - I enjoy his albums more than Freddie's and Brian's. More to listen to and more varied. It also helps that he tried something different with The Cross, which gave us a few good songs that might not have happened otherwise.
Just to pick one song that hasn't been mentioned yet, how about "Let's Get Crazy"? Very fun track that pumps me up.

In any case, it is beyond debate that John's solo career is the most consistent of them all. Hats off.