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Apparently it's not: the late singer's inimitable voice was the subject of a study by a team of Austrian, Czech and Swedish authors who set out to analyze Mercury's voice from archived recordings to figure out exactly what made it so memorable. What did they discover? Well, first of all, they cast doubt on a commonly-recited fact: that ...


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The annotations for these lines on Genius.com suggests a few potential explanations. Annotation for "I've fallen in love/I've fallen in love for the first time". The narrator says that he may have fallen in love with someone who’s not of the opposite sex. He may have had relationships with women before, but it wasn’t love, and therefore falling in ...


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The story in the song is about "killing your darlings". In the writing community, the age-old advice for writers after they complete a work is to find a way to have the characters of your story die so that you can work on your next project. Sometimes this is done in a fantastical manner where a murder is written in some notes to have the character dead. ...


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They made the last Queen album Made I Heaven in 1995 using Freddie Mercury's last vocals. Amongst awards, certifications and singles in the top charts, Made In Heaven received, in US a RIAA Gold Album and in Europe a IFPI Quintuple Platinum Album. They even did a Broadway play We Will Rock You using their music and Brian May has helped google make a doodle ...


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The spanish flamenco part was not composed by Queen, but improvised by an external musician, Steve Howe, invited for this song. Wikipedia article about the song (according to Prog Magazine) says: Inside, there’s Freddie, Brian and Roger all sitting together. They go: ‘Let’s play you the album’. Of course, I’m hearing it for the first time […] And they ...


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Freddie went to the Royal Opera House in London in 1981 to see Luciano Pavarotti sing Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera" but he was even more impressed by mezzosoprano Montserrat Caballé and said that he had now heard the best voice in the world. He told his manager, Jim Beach, that he wanted to record with her, and a meeting was arranged in 1987. ...


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It is an established and significant part of European theatrical tradition, particularly in Catholic where countries where women were not permitted to perform on stage until the late 1700s. The female parts in Shakespeare's and Marlowe's plays and in opera were played by men. This tradition survives today in its loosest sense as the pantomime dame. In ...


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They parodied the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street. The second part of the video included a composition rehearsed and performed with the Royal Ballet and choreographed by Wayne Eagling.


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There are a number of Queen compilation albums already, including Greatest Hits I, II and III, Classic Queen, Queen Rocks, The A–Z of Queen, and Deep Cuts 1, 2, and 3. Between the Greatest Hits and Deep Cuts collections, there's probably not much of their released material that hasn't been covered.


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