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by Old Man
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Albums
Topic: Future boxsets
Replies: 23
Views: 3177

Re: Future boxsets

Copy the bonus CDs from the remasters on 4 CDRs - and there you have it ! The box set, that might have become "The Anthology". You can stretch it with the most interesting remixed backing tracks from "The Eye"- soundtrack plus the Japanese "Queen Greatest Karaoke Hits". You get up to 8 CDrs of high ...
by Old Man
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Queen and beauty - My choice: Don't try so hard and You take my breath away - what is yours?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Queen and beauty - My choice: Don't try so hard and You take my breath away - what is yours?

Why decide for only one of them, when you can have them all? ;)

"Nevermore"..."Lilly of the valley"..."Love of my Life".."You take my breath away"...those songs in between the rock songs made the albums special.
by Old Man
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions

I can't think of any other albums from 84-88 that sound as muffled or leaden as Mr Bad Guy did. If Freddie was really leading on that production, he dropped the ball massively. No qualms with the original Barcelona but I do maintain there is a possibility that he didn't want to plough money into it...
by Old Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions

I disagree. Freddie would rather be in and out of the studio as quickly as possible around that time. And Jim Beach has already stated Fred got bored with the MBG sessions and wanted to move on. It was Brian who was the band member who would sit around the studio after hours making things as perfec...
by Old Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Live
Topic: Queen in Cleveland, Ohio — 1975, 1977, 1978
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Queen in Cleveland, Ohio — 1975, 1977, 1978

Anyways, we would always get to the parking lot several hours early for the party. Part of the anticipation was seeing how many tractor trailers were needed to haul in all the gear. Queen always had the most. Interesting place ! Never saw something like that. Queen definitely had the most in 1979. ...
by Old Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions

Totally agree about the improved quality of the remastered MBG and Barcelona albums. They were truly atrocious before - tinny, thin, sound and cheap sounding keyboards on Barcelona especially. The recent version of MBG is an absolute revelation - his voice is so full and warm (as it should be); and...
by Old Man
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Songs
Topic: Background story of Hangman
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Background story of Hangman

In the 70s and 80s, when bootlegs were ultra rare, "Hangman" was always a kind of holy grail for collectors, a highly mysterious song. Some bootlegs listed it as two songs, labelling the second half as "Shag out". From today's point of view it is just one of their earliest songs, which they soon dro...
by Old Man
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: John is willing to answer questions...I'm serious.
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: John is willing to answer questions...I'm serious.

And wouldn't you know it, he starts a lot of posts with "Hi Darlings!" Dolezal had a tv series on Servus TV a while ago, where he talks about his encounters with all the big stars including Queen. I never followed him on the net. But watching these shows on TV he is nowhere near calling the viewers...
by Old Man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions

I don't know why they chose to use synths instead of a real orchestra at the time, but I wouldn't be surprised if the decision was mostly financial - Polydor being well aware of the relative failure of Mr Bad Guy so not wanting to spend too much on making the record. It should not be forgotten, whe...
by Old Man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: Freddie’s 2019 “Special” editions

I agree, the Glyn Johns version of Get Back is brilliant, but in terms of released product, Naked was better than Spector's version. Hey - we agree !!! Anything is better than Spector's screwed up mixes when it comes to the 70s. Especially Lennon's solo work. I was so happy with the "Spector-free" ...