|We are many fans of Queen that we did not like Paul Rodgers, and especially Adam Lambert were singers with Queen.
I would like Brian and Roger to do a tour singing their own songs with Queen, I think they belong to them and they can sing them perfectly.
It would be a dream to go on tour, without another singer, just the two of them (plus a bassist, keyboard player and drummer)
This is the setlist that I imagine for a tour of Brian May & Roger Taylor. I do not know if I would call it Queen.
The author of the song and year of composition goes in parentheses. and who would sing it.
I think it represents the story and the legacy of Brian and Roger with Queen.
I've included You're my best Friend and Love of my life as a reminder to John and Freddie.
I know Brian has this proposal, I do not get Roger's email, but it would be a dream that they will consider it.
Here goes the setlist:
Procession (1973 BM)
Tie Tour Mother Down (1976 BM) Vocal BM
Under Pressure (1981 Queen & Bowie) Vocal RT
A Kind Of Magic (1986 RT) Vocal RT
Some Day One Day (1974 BM) Vocal BM
White Queen (1974 BM) Vocal BM&RT
I'm in Love with My Car (1975 RT) Vocal RT
Rock It (Prime Jive) (1980 RT) Vocal RT
Heaven for Everyone (1987 RT) Vocal RT _played Roger Taylor solo and The Cross
Tenement Funster (1974 RT) Vocal RT _played Roger Taylor solo
Long Away (1976 BM) Vocal BM
Sail Away, Sweet Sister (1979 BM) Vocal BM _played Brian May 11/11/98 Tokyo
Doing All Right (1972 BM) Vocal BM
Fight From the Inside (1977 RT) Vocal RT
'39 (1975 BM) Vocal BM
Good Company (1975 BM) Vocal BM _played Brian May and Kerry Ellis Born 16/11/2012 Portsmouth
You're My Best Friend (1975 JD) Vocal BM
Love of My life (1975 FM) Vocal BM
Say It's not true (2007 RT) Vocals BM & RT
Too Much Love Will Kill You (1988 BM) Vocal BM
A Human Body (1980 RT) Vocal RT
Las palabras de Amor (1982 BM) Vocal BM
All Dead, All Dead (1977 BM) Vocal BM
Sleeping on the Sidewalk (1977 BM) Vocal BM _ played Brian May 30/10/1998 Newcastle, Groningen 1998
Radio Ga Ga (1984 RT) Vocal RT
These Are the Days of Our Lives (1990 RT) Vocal RT
We Will Rock You (1977 BM) Vocal BM
No One But You (Only the Good Die Young (1997 BM) Vocals BM & RT) _played 2002 Amsterdam
God Save the Queen (1974 Arr. BM)
Other songs could be included:
Hammer to Fall
In some cases I have clarified when they have already played it live.
Do you think I've forgotten any song?
I have tried to balance the best known and some that never played in concert.
Sorry for my Tarzan-Google english.
|You are insane,but i love it!|
|Great idea really!|
|I’ve an idea, let’s list almost all songs written by or sang by Brian or Roger, and make an imaginary set list with them........|
|This is what I would want actually Brian and Roger on your singing Queen songs!|
|Ah, the old smooth flowing 'White Queen / I'm in Love with My Car / Rock It (Prime Jive)' medley....|
|"Ah, the old smooth flowing 'White Queen / I'm in Love with My Car / Rock It (Prime Jive)' medley.... "
Would certainly rival the Abbey Road medley for musical perfection...
|Acoustic with just the 2 of them. Roger on cajon drum. :)|
|Another Roger (re)
|I have always wanted this myself. But I think Brian should avoid singing harder songs like Tie Your Mother Down. In my opinion he doesnt sound very good singing them. He has a voice that is best suited for songs like 39, long away, Good Company etc. He is not a rock singer, and that shows in more than one way.|
|It's all about the money. They made deals with (record) companies to keep promoting their music etc. Besides the greatest, best of and deluxe CD releases, touring the world with a well known younger singer is the best next thing, business-wise that is. I would have loved to see them in smaller venues, just the two of them with some additionel musicians doing acoustic plugged/unplugged concerts. Look at Mark Knopfler for instance, he still makes (solo)records and tours the world regularly. But Brian May and Roger Taylor havn't recorded any new material since 2008 and before that since 1997. Queen in their heyday;s was also about the money but they were still a creative band. We have to accept the fact that Queen is more a brand than a active and creative band these days. They're not the only ones though.|
|The reality Roger and Brian cannot sing the Queen songs live and play their instruments. Not many vocalists can do an adequate job in the right keys. Adam seems to hit and sustain the notes but he lacks Freddie's power.|
|That's just short sighted.
I've had that dream pf Brian and Roger touring together for nearly two decades now, not with other singers but, as you suggest, just them and a backing band.
However, I'd have Roger doing most of the singing (which Brian would be happy with these days) and yes, there would have to be a few Queen songs in the mix, BUT (and he's the dream), they'd mainly be performing solo material.
Put your imagination into gear and imagine Roger singing Brian's stuff and Brian's guitar on Roger's stuff.
I need say no more.
|It would've been great in the 90's, but the moment has definitely past.|
|Yeah. It was discussed not so long ago - they've gone the route they have to remain a stadium band. The other options as stated above would mean they would've continued playing the Astoria sized venues in London very much for the hardcore and become like 99% of their contemporaries.|
|Their solo career's were something they did away from the band, particularly Roger. Yes they both performed Queen songs in their shows but the feel within the band lineups and shows played was nothing like Queen.
Why would they ever come together to tour their solo material or Queen songs in a different environment when they have something of the original machine in working order with a better vocalist and frontman than either one of them is.
dysan wrote: Yeah. It was discussed not so long ago - they've gone the route they have to remain a stadium band. The other options as stated above would mean they would've continued playing the Astoria sized venues in London very much for the hardcore and become like 99% of their contemporaries.Not sure how much I'd agree with that. First all - nostalgia is a far bigger market now than it was in in the 1990s. Secondly, Brian was selling out reasonably large venues himself playing his subpar solo material as it was.
it's all about the branding - Adding Rodgers or the Lambert aren't adding significant numbers to sales figures for any gigs they're playing. If it was announced that they going out on tour fronting the band themselves, you certainly wouldn't see a dip in interest - likely the oposite because fans are aware they both sang during their days in Queen and also released solo material. I don't like Brian's solo material, but you can't deny he was a surprisingly successfull act through the 90's, whilst Roger struggled despite offering up far superior output.
|Yeah you're probably right. Although I think there was a sliding doors moment where they could've ended up like The Sweet.|
|a pub tour could be feaseble|
|Could've been an option somewhere between '92 and '98, but they went for solo adventures.
At this point: no way. They need a lead singer, the huge support band and the big stadium sound to make it work, in a smaller setting it would all sound too fragile.
Negative Creep wrote: First all - nostalgia is a far bigger market now than it was in in the 1990s.So you're saying nostalgia ain't what it used to be? :)
|They could have easily done this, playing smaller venues, but they kinda feel insecure about the lead vocals part. Roger still has it in vocal terms. They could have done a set list full of songs that they did in one or another way in the past, both in solo concerts of one-off appearences:
Fat Bottomed Girls
Tear It Up
Hammer To Fall
Now I'm Here
In The Lap Of The Gods (R)
Ride The Wild Wind
BoRhap (Roger slow part + BM rock part, or Roger solo doing the whole thing - he *really* could handle it)
Fat Bottomed Girls
WWRY / WATC
They could have really done something like this...
|I always wished they sang their own tunes live as they did in studio. This would've been especially helpful during the last two tours. I've read years back,Freddie wanted to sing as much as possible for various reasons. Still, how great would it have been to hear Brian front the band for 'Sail Away Sweet Sister'?|