You have these days where you rediscover some beauties and today i rediscovered My Fairy King again because i have overlooked Queen I for some years.
Now i am listening to the lead vocals and obviously the screams at the beginning are Roger's but is it Freddie who does all lead vocals? Especially the first verse sounds so unlike Freddie, or is it just because his voice is still so young that he sounds so different?
And what a great song is it, how daring and how original...i love the melody lines and it is so 'Freddie'...the drama and interesting lyrics. I just love it from A-Z. For me the best song on Queen I with Liar being a close call.
I absolutely agree that My Fairy King is the best thing on Queen I, but I always considered Liar heavily overrated. Not a bad song at all, it just never did anything for me. To be honest, I'd rate Great King Rat, Doing All Right, The Night Comes Down and Modern Times Rock 'n Roll higher than Liar as well.
I think there are a few small bits of Roger in the vocals, but nearly all of the lead seems to be Freddie.
My Fairy King is definitely one of my favourite tracks from the album along with Liar and Great King Rat. Definitely seems to be Freddie doing the lead vocals, and yes, his voice sounds very young.
What I love about Liar is that it is very dark, yet at the same time offering a glimmer of hope and love and redemption. And Freddie's voice does total justice to the mood.
Love the entire album.
The whole album is absolutely fantastic to me. Every song is a gem, barring the seven seas of rhye exercise. To my 1974 "virginal" ears, it was a groundbreaking moment. I almost cried when I first heard 'doing alright '.
MFK has the delicate touch Freddie brought to so many songs. And he was clearly experimenting with sticking dissimilar songlets together. I wonder if the name change and this experiment in stitching meant more was changing in his head at the time than we've supposed.
Any evidence of complex songs from before MFK?
"he was clearly experimenting with sticking dissimilar songlets together. I wonder if the name change and this experiment in stitching meant more was changing in his head at the time than we've supposed. "
And the pretentious art student award goes to......
Whats wrong with a really talented bloke who wrote good songs........?
My queen's land and fairy patch are decorated for the fulfillment of the goals. The chips of the queen and edu birdie are implied for the hidden messages. The path is decorated for the latest character of the queens of the times.
Queen I is a great album. Hell...ALL of their 70's albums were great INCLUDING Jazz. Each album is so unique and has it's own personality apart from the rest.
My Fairy King is an all-time Top 20 Queen track for me and probably my favorite track from the album. I definitely think it wears better over time than GKR and Liar. Those two tracks grab you more immediately upon first listen but MFK is a slow-burner that I have eventually ranked higher than those two.
I agree Jesus is also a great track. I think it belongs to the Christmas Trilogy Queen made
"Jesus" is about "his" adult life in the build up to his Crucifixion. I think the last place "Jesus" would belong would be any Christmas trilogy!
Probably better in an "Easter Collection": (for fun)
A Kind of Magic....[Wedding of Canaan - turning water into wine]
The Miracle......[Loaves and Fishes]
Procession: ........ [Palm Sunday]
Death On Two Legs...... [Judas' betrayal]
I Want To Break Free.....[Christ on the Cross]
Let Me Live..........[Christ's Deal with God]
All dead, All Dead...... [Crucifixion, Good Friday]
Made In Heaven......[Christ's resurrection]
It’s A top 3 song on the 1st album.
2. Great King Rat
3. My Fairy King
4. The Night Comes Down
5. Keep Yourself Alive
7. Son and Daughter
8. Doing Alright
9. Modern Times Rock and Roll
10. Seven Seas of Rhye...