Hi - apologies if this has been mentioned but saw that ps has a new box set out and a new (or revamped) version of this song has been released, videos a bit odd but have always liked this one, first heard it in mid 90's on a bootleg called 'pre'-ordained' I got from Romford Market! Glad it's getting a re-release, some good backing vocals from fm. Here's the YouTube link (fingers crossed it works!! Sorry not sure how to make it clickable? ) : link
I have heard this song and it is really good. It is on my top 10 list of the best songs of all time. I would like to tribute a video to the artist of the song but first I need to complete my college assignments. My friend suggested taking help from essayontime.com.au/assignment-help-in-australia website to complete my assignments. After I do that I will post a beautiful tribute video on youtube.
too much wrong with such a small sentence:
1. Queen did not cover other artists on their LPs.
2. Freddie was not responsible for "the Queen treatment" - Queen as a four, created the Queen sound.
3. The rest of the band would NOT have ever contemplated recording this. They'd have told Freddie to go and do a "Great Pretender" pt2 with it.
4. in any case, it really could not have been a "great song" recorded by anyone else (even Queen). 99 times out of 100 - the original is the best recording - because that's how it was intended to sound.
Saint Jiub wrote:Are God Save the Queen and The Wedding March Queen covers?
as there is no physical recording of the original, i'd say no. but nice try.
closest they got was: Beach Boys' - I Can Hear Music. and Carole King's - Goin' Back. as neither were actually recorded as Queen, then my point still stands.
i think that (down the years) there were certainly some songs they'd have liked to cover. However, once they actually started making money (1975), there may have been a conscious decision to "keep as much of their "hard-earned" for themselves. One aspect would be recording only their own songs.
Neither "Wedding March" or GSTQ would have been under copyright. so no writers' royalties?
Solo-wise, it's a different story:
Dylan - Masters of War
Hendrix - Foxy Lady
Lennon - Working Class Hero
Springsteen - Racing In The Street
Mott - All The Way From Memphis
Hendrix - One Rainy Wish
Persuasions/Parliaments - I Wanna Testify
Small Faces - Rollin' Over
Williams - Slow Down
Platters - Great Pretender
there maybe one or two others that i've missed.