This is a thread over at queen online
the majority say yes they would like a new queen album with bits of freddie's vocals or demos made into fully produced songs.
What do you think? is there enough material?
Made in heaven itself used a lot of bits and pieces of Freddie and effects to create a kind of flashback memoir/ goodbye sort of thing.
I didnt like that style much myself.
i seriously think they should flip some of their songs, listen to them in reverse, then use some kind of studio production magic and make a new album that way -
using Freddies voice in reverse but produced up, to make sense in forward.
There are some great Freddie vocal melodies hidden in reverse.
There are some great guitar solos hidden in reverse also.
Both of these hidden gems can be the frame work
to build new songs around
as the melodies are already there in part.
One of the best examples of this is scandal in reverse
it to me has the power and brilliance of made in heaven the track itself.
It has the vocal chorusline and a really amazing guitar solo
that is nothing like the forward track, and so does sound New.
Ofcourse you would have to use your imagination at the moment, but if these parts can be lifted worked upon and incorporated around a suitable framework inspired by these remnants, a brilliant new queen song featuring Freddie , could be born.
scandal in reverse link
It wouldn't be the best thing they could do, but it'd be plenty better than anything else Brian's done recently.
Also, Made In Heaven wasn't just random vocal scraps, most of the vocals were recorded with the specific intention of being completed after Freddie's death.
Even if there might be enough material left...creating another album with Freddie's vocals would really be like milking the cash cow. With made in heaven they were on the mission of creating one final album and releasing the final work they have done with Freddie. Made in heaven II would make no sense.
It has been remarked that certain tracks such as 'I Guess We Are Falling Out' and others are vastly superior to some of the final takes on the Miracle, such as the two intro tracks, and that awful ramble called 'Chinese Torture'. I like a lot of fans cannot fathom why the IGWAFA was never finished???
There must be enough vocals left about to cut and paste a collection of songs together if not an album a mini EP. IMO Universal paid a lot of money to take the Queen catalouge off the hands off EMI, surely they must be looking for more product from QPL. Fans will acknowledge even Queen's lesser product is superior to many of their contemparies and today's drivel.
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It has been remarked that certain tracks such as 'I Guess We Are Falling Out' and others are vastly superior to some of the final takes on the Miracle, such as the two intro tracks, and that awful ramble called 'Chinese Torture'. l.
although in defence of "chinese torture" - it was only ever listed as a bonus track
the original vinyl album did not include it
in fact i still have my oriiginal vinyl and cd versions that i bought in 1989
hang on in there
invisible man 12"