how would you describe freddies voice? we all
know that its absolutly fantastic and
sometimes i miss the superlatives for him. simply
the greatest voice of all time.
that’s my opinion and i hope you agree to me.
but what do you think, in which songs his voice
sounds the best?
here some of his greatest “moments” (only studio)
- spread your wings
- who wants to live forever
- the show must go on
- ride the wild wind
- somebody to love
- is this the world we created
- the great pretender
- mother love
and of course the hole live-performances,
especially the wembley-concert of '86. unspeakable...
Absolutely great - the greatest voice ever !
- Bohemian rhapsody
- Love of my life
- Somebody to love
- Dont stop me now
- Put out the fire
- Its a hard life
- Who wants to live forever
- Princes of the universe
- How can i go on
- The great pretender
- In my defence
From the Wikepedia Internet Encyclopedia
"Freddie possessed a very slight tenor voice, he was able to produce very sharp sounds, but also quite grave sounds. Mercury had an enviable voice range, with the superb extension of three and a half octaves."
All of which I am in total agreement. He had the voice of legend. His vocal range, grasp, interpretation, and phrasing encompassed operatic overtures, belting out hard rock & metal, soulfully inspired gospel, crooning rockabilly, conveying sparkling pop, and r&b funk, to caressing emotionally urgent ballads where his voice was filled with utter conviction. Just think...
Stone Cold Crazy
Tie Your Mother Down
Somebody To Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Another One Bites The Dust
A Kind Of Magic
Love Of My Life
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Live he would always do his call & response with the audience, be it operatic such as at Live Aid, or Live At Wembley Stadium, or all out gospel/soul such as his take on Aretha Franklin at Milton Keynes The Bowl, or scat singing to "Under Pressure."
On his solo work he actually did do opera, such as "Barcelona", and theater, dance, ballads, and pop such as "Time", "Mr. Bad Guy", and "The Great Pretender".
His vocal virtuosity and talent, we will most likely not see of his likes again. He was and is if it's proper to say for a man...one of the GREAT Divas... I mean that in the Literal music esteemed regard and scholar way (not in the slang personality metaphor way)...as when music scholars refer to say a Maria Callas..or Freddie's idol Montserrat Caballe.
Freddie could have sung the phone book and it would have sounded dazzling!
The show must go on
It's a beautiful day
These are the days of our lives
It's a hard life
Spread your wings
You take my breath away
Somebody to love
Is this the world we created
In only seven days
My melancholy blues
Love of my life
When I hear those songs I'm always torn by Freddie's voice...
I am total agreement.....Freddie had quite a set of pipes......I think it says alot that MTV2 called him the 2nd greatest voice of the past 22 years or whatever it was (2nd to Mariah Carey......now I dont like her music in the least sut she DOES have one awesome voice).....and usually MTV seems to forget about anything from more than 5 years ago......
Mercury was a total music bad ass.
There are alot of things in this world I would do to be in a band with Freddie...
The voice...the attitude...the presence...
With Mercury fronting your band, it would be impossible to not be a success.
Freddie is Queen.
It's nice to see even MTV2 hasn't forgotten that.
Freddie's voice is fantastic in so many songs it is hard to choose! I do beleive he has the best voice I have ever had the pleasure of listening to though. I am going to limit myself to my very favorite song displaying Freddie's voice, Somebody to Love. It is so beautiful. He was such a talant!
Energetic, warm, clear, powerful, thrilling, soothing, touching, enlightening, dazzling as the beautiful sunshine.
So many songs...Somebody to Love, Love of my Life (esp in concert), We are the Champions, a Hard Life, a Kind of Magic, the Miracle....but above all the Barcelona album