Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet

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    Sep 06, 2016 1:54 AM GMT
    I didn't know they did a duet together, this is listed as a Queen song (or Michael Jackson with Freddie feat).
    OMG, the lyrics, its like they both knew what was to come........... icon_eek.gif







    There must be more to life
    than this
    There must be more to life than this
    How do we cope in a world without love


    Mending all those broken hearts
    And tending to those crying faces


    There must be more to life than killing
    A better way for us to survive
    Why should it be just a case of black or white
    There must be more to life than this

    Why is this world so full of hate
    People dying everywhere
    And we destroy what we create
    People fighting for their human rights
    But we just go on saying c'est la vie
    So this is life


    There must be more to life than living
    There must be more than meets the eye
    What good is life, if in the end we all must die
    There must be more to life than this


    There must be more to life than killing
    There must be more to life than this
    I live in hope for a world filled with love
    Then we can all just live in peace


    There must be more to life, much more to life
    There must be more to life, more to life than this

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    Sep 06, 2016 2:18 AM GMT
    That was unexpectedly powerful.

    Stirs a memory from the first gay documentary I ever saw, "Before Stonewall." Some old veterans were talking about being officers in a WWII induction center, which they called the "seduction center," watching all the beautiful young boys doing their calisthenics, sad that so many would likely die. When innocents die, it's sad. But when beauty dies, it's tragic.
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    Sep 06, 2016 2:28 AM GMT

    They did harmonize together well in the mid to high range but Freddie's 4 octaves including baritone gives him much wider vocal space

    The key theme in this song is 'love', they both have done duets with other singers but this is the first time ive heard this release

  • Apparition

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    Sep 06, 2016 3:59 AM GMT
    that looks like a kluge not something done together. Just cut together.
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    Sep 10, 2016 4:09 PM GMT
    I love both their voices and stage presence. Some of the lyrics catches my attention (the title line) but some of it I found a tad trite (more to life than killing...so full of hate...people dying...blabla we've heard it before bla). And even the two voices together, even if technically correct--and I'm not sure it's even that--I found slightly grating. So for me that song doesn't work and since I loves Freddie yet didn't recall this song at all, I just googled...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_Must_Be_More_To_Life_Than_ThisThere Must Be More To Life Than This is a song recorded by Queen singer Freddie Mercury for his debut solo album Mr. Bad Guy. It was released as part of the album on 29 April 1985 by Columbia Records. It appears as the eighth track on the album. The song was originally recorded by Mercury's band Queen for their 1982 album, Hot Space but eventually failed to make the final version of the album. The song was previously recorded as a duet between Mercury and Michael Jackson along with two other songs, State of Shock (Which was released in 1984 by The Jacksons featuring Mick Jagger) and Victory (Which currently remains unreleased).

    After Michael Jackson's death in 2009, Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor began to make steps to secure all three Mercury/Jackson duets with a view to release them in 2012. However, Roger Taylor commented that dealing with the Michael Jackson Estate was like "wading through glue"[1]. Eventually, the parties were only able to reach an agreement for There Must Be More to Life Than This to be released.

    The version that appears on Queen Forever was produced and mixed by William Orbit, containing the original backing track from the Hot Space sessions with May on guitar, Taylor on Drums and the retired John Deacon on bass. An alternative mix by May exists, but was rejected in favour of the Orbit mix.


    So, yeah, looks like more went into production than went into producing. So this is really just a notebook margin doodle by Picasso being sold as masterpiece. At best it's a dueted doodle.

    eagermuscle said...When innocents die, it's sad. But when beauty dies, it's tragic.


    Yet without overlaying a value system that beauty is worth more, for those who loved the deceased regardless of aesthetics, I'm pretty sure there's no less a sense of tragedy in the face of their loss of life.
  • venue35

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    Sep 15, 2016 9:26 AM GMT
    When was this recorded??
    Don't tell me they mashed their voices together after they both died...
  • kew1

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    Sep 15, 2016 9:51 PM GMT
    venue35 saidWhen was this recorded??
    Don't tell me they mashed their voices together after they both died...

    No, there's at least one interview with freddy where he talks about recording with Michael. You can find it on YouTube.