Nice one, sir ! Your rendition definitely proves that Brian's guitar sound DOES improve the backing track. I forgot how kinda cheap it sounds now by the way... Thanks to Freddie's magnificent vocal performance. Try to listen to the original version right after that... Sounds a bit flat in my opinion. And I don't mean to be disrespectful to The Platters at all, but come on !
I think you should try something with one of the very talented remixers we got here ! That would be excellent !
Lord Gaga wrote:
Also, which version did you use, Bob? I'm trying to sync up the instrumental take with the familiar version and it runs almost 20 seconds faster.
I used the backing track from the Freddie box set, and brought it down to F#, since the modulation to G for the heavy part is a guitar-friendly key.
I added another cycle of the verse for the guitar solo, which should explain the time difference !
This reminds me to 'Fight from the Inside'... I think Freddie would have fit absolutely great singing that one.
Your mix gives me an approximation to how a great idea it would have been to have Brian's guitar in a lot of songs. Really like how you played it, a beautiful work!
Better guitar work than Brian's work on Let Me In (Your Heart Again).
But to be fair - Brian didn't construct something there. That's just a studio take where he's playing off the cuff. Had he constructed something he would've mopped the floor with me.
That said - his guitar work on LMIYHA is still excellent. I love his 1983 tone.