A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby Baba » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:38 am

For me it's one of the best!
 
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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby YAFF » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:49 pm

action wrote:
i think that shockingly proves my point about ADATR being a piano / ballet driven mess


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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby TheHero » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:24 pm

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Brian's 1967 12-string Burns Double Six
He used this on Long Away.

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BM: “I used this on Long Away. Funnily enough I think I bought it because I liked the pickups, but I fell in love with the guitar once I started playing around with it and the song materialised. The guitar actually inspired the riff that powers the song.

“We have played Long Away live occasionally, in Japan I think, and we did it recently with Taylor Hawkins’ band (The Coattail Riders). I should have said no because I’m rusty in those areas, but Taylor wanted to do the song and it was fun. It’s a bit of a fiddly song to play live; most of the stuff that works live is the stuff you can play without too much thought."



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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby Danne » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:24 pm

sebastian wrote:*** Piano on 'Too Much Love' and 'My Life Has Been Saved' was digital, not acoustic, so therefore I don't count either. If I did, I'd have to count 'Best Friend' as well and so on.


Interesting list!
However, as a pianist I find it a bit dubious that you discount these two songs, because they are being played on a digital piano. They are most definitely piano-based, I would say.
 
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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby sebastian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:50 pm

They're piano-based (as is 'Best Friend') but I'm only counting acoustic pianos, as I said earlier.
John hated Hot Space. Frederick's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger did not compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
 
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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby Danne » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:42 pm

sebastian wrote:They're piano-based (as is 'Best Friend') but I'm only counting acoustic pianos, as I said earlier.


Yes, I know. And I wondered why. :)
 
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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby sebastian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:19 pm

It was totally arbitrary.
John hated Hot Space. Frederick's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger did not compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
 
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Re: A Day At The Races - my least favourite Queen album

Postby QueenUSA » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:01 pm

Personally, it ranks right at the top along with QII/SHA/NOTW.

I actually prefer it to ANATO and it's not due to the "overplay" factor. I've just always liked it better.
 
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