I'm glad to see the band maintaining a sense of humour. I was afraid they might have turned into dour, bitter old men in the last twenty-odd years.
Gotta confess, I like the sound. Finger-crossing commenced.
Not a huge fan of the song, though I will concede it sticks in my head which can't be bad for a single.
The general sound though? Great. The overdubs remind me of late era Queen, during the period where Brian and Roger had to do the big harmony overdubs because Freddie wasn't healthy enough to do the hours anymore.
One could be cheeky and say that they'd have enough Freddie overdubs (from 20 years of master tapes) to simply make a mellotron-like instrument of his voice, and have him do the 'oooohs' and 'aaaahs' to make it more Queeny,
but what would be the point?
Thanks for the link.
Hmm, on the live version they actually used taped backing vocals, didn't they? It sounds just perfectly identical to the live version. Plus, we can hear Brian singing in both versions - but we can't SEE him singing on the live version.