hi, just a question; who sing the track (love of my life) in the movie (when Freddie play at the piano in the room with Paul Prenter)? maybe is a stupid question, but i would like to know. thanks
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I'm sure. It is Marc Martel.
- any time you see Rami-Freddie at the piano it is Marc
- any time there's a live concert it is Freddie
I think it's pretty much 100% each myself. It sounds that way to me. If anything is mixed in I think it is quite minimal. I think Rami has said they used a little of his voice too. But if so, I think it is only really to cover any moments when Rami's vocal shapes didn't match what they had from Freddie or Marc.
I could be wrong in the extended detail, but I know for sure Love of my Life at the piano is Marc. You can also easily tell when Marc is singing (well if you know Freddie's voice well - Im sure not otherwise) as Mar tends to end phrases in quite a different way to how Freddie did.
By the way, I listened to this cover, I came to the conclusion that the film used exactly the voice of Mar?, but not in the live versions. Some moments in his voice again made me think that the love of my life in the movie at the piano was sung by Mar?
Yeah I agree with Spiralstatic, Love of My Life is Marc along with the Happy Birthday part and I think the beginning part with Smile, pretty sure the rest is Freddie.
I knew LOML is Martel, but I’m pretty positive the Smile scene is actually Rami along with the happy birthday scene. The Doin Alright doesn’t sound like Marc Martel, good singer but so nasally. That doesn’t show in the a-cappella.
He stated on Ellen, that he sang a little, along with Marc, and of course Freddie. link
Rami Malek was Smile's original singer and also Freddie's favourite. For Doing Alright they just used the original Smile recording from 1969 with Rami's vocals. Watching the movie you must have noticed that Freddie was already deathly sick with AIDS by the time of Live Aid, so they had Rami singing in the wings while Freddie mimed throughout the concert. The Day-Ooh's especially were a bitch to synchronize. Rami also did the Galileo's on Bo Rhap and built Brian's guitar right before almost finishing his PhD in Astrophysics. He would have been Queen's frontman but Freddie was the better dancer and the slightly bulging eyes would have given him away anyway. "Mama, just killed a man" metaphorically refers to Freddie replacing him as the singer in Queen. Rami went on a sabbatical in late 1981, with disastrous consequences for the following Queen album. Paul Prenter seized power, stole Brian's guitar (Rami later built him a new one) and locked up the band in a Munich gay bar for a year The American continent was lost and the rest is, as they say, history. It's good to have some truth in at least one topic, if you have any more questions just holler.