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Old 07-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Queen -w- Adam Lambert Kiev

I know we have some Queen / AI / Adam Lambert fans here so I wanted to share this youtube of their entire concert in Kiev last night before today's Euro 2012's grand finale football match (0 0 at this moment). These full concert youtube future DVD promo videos tend not to stay up long so if interested check it out soon.

http://youtu.be/flxIZD-vppA
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That one cuts off the last two and a half songs- this one runs the whole time.

Full 2 Hours Queen + ADAM LAMBERT Concert Kiev Ukraine 6-30-12
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I watched it live streaming off of a Ukraine television station and it was amazing.
The first two or three songs were IMO a tad rough but after everyone's adrenaline calmed down it worked beautifully. The second half of the show was impeccable.

The show's balance of surviving Queen members, Freddie homage, and Adam was perfect- just could have not been put together any better.
I feel as if it was clear that Brian and Roger as Queen were still Queen, that Freddie was one of a kind, irreplaceable and terribly missed, and that Adam is the only living person with enough vocal ability and balls to take on those songs and all the baggage they carry and pull it off so well.

There are six more shows scheduled so far and they will get tighter with each show.
They had just under two weeks of rehearsal to try and gel and this one was the shakedown cruise
Can't wait for #2!

If you only have time for one or two songs this is a good one- Who Wants To Live Forever (w/Adam), A Kind of Magic and These are the Days of Our Lives.

Queen + Adam Lambert 6-30-12 (3of ) Who Wants to Live Forever
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The show's balance of surviving Queen members, Freddie homage, and Adam was perfect- just could have not been put together any better.
I feel as if it was clear that Brian and Roger as Queen were still Queen, that Freddie was one of a kind, irreplaceable and terribly missed, and that Adam is the only living person with enough vocal ability and balls to take on those songs and all the baggage they carry and pull it off so well.
I guess I'll be the voice of dissent. I thought as if Adam's voice clashed horribly with the rest of the band, he utterly destroyed Freddie's songs, and thought the whole thing sounded absolutely awful. He's got a range, but it's all so shrill and unpleasant sounding.

The lead singer for the Queen Extravaganza comes much, much closer to handling Freddie's vocals. (Granted, based on what I've seen of them, I don't think the rest of that group can come anywhere close to Queen, and wouldn't pay to see them unless they've gotten a LOT better.)
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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Unfortunately I just can't listen to any Queen song without hearing Freddy. Unless someone is just trying to do a straight (no pun intended) impression, it just comes off poorly IMO.
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Unfortunately I just can't listen to any Queen song without hearing Freddy. Unless someone is just trying to do a straight (no pun intended) impression, it just comes off poorly IMO.
Well, the singer I referred to before, Marc Martel, does sound eerily close to Freddy. Whether or not it's an impression, or just that he happens to naturally sound that close to Freddy is a matter of opinion.
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I guess I'll be the voice of dissent. I thought as if Adam's voice clashed horribly with the rest of the band, he utterly destroyed Freddie's songs, and thought the whole thing sounded absolutely awful. He's got a range, but it's all so shrill and unpleasant sounding.
I don't know if it clashed with the band - but it clashed with my memory of Freddie's voice in a way that just, didn't work, for me...
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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I guess I'll be the voice of dissent. I thought as if Adam's voice clashed horribly with the rest of the band, he utterly destroyed Freddie's songs, and thought the whole thing sounded absolutely awful. He's got a range, but it's all so shrill and unpleasant sounding.

The lead singer for the Queen Extravaganza comes much, much closer to handling Freddie's vocals. (Granted, based on what I've seen of them, I don't think the rest of that group can come anywhere close to Queen, and wouldn't pay to see them unless they've gotten a LOT better.)
You're not alone. I thought Adam was terrible.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #8
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Make that 3.... I watched most of it and kept waiting for Adam to be good. Screechy, soulless and terrible. I'll have to go back and listen to Freddy now to get that sound out of my ears.

I did think it was just a bit sad to hear Roger and Brian singing "Those were the days of our lives". It seemed like a song they'd sing in a convalescent home with slides of Queen's heyday flashing up on the whiteboard behind them. Roger's voice just sounded old and tired.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:21 AM   #9
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Yeah, the Adam Lambert song was merely Adam Lambert singing a Queen song. It wasn't Queen at all. He shouldn't be allowed to sing their songs.
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I guess Brian and Roger's opinions mean nothing, LOL.

"I was at times quite mesmerised by what Adam was doing and sometimes forgot to play !! ha ha."
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You expect them to say "what were we thinking? He sucked!"
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Oh, good grief.
They've both been waxing rhapsodic for months.
You want 200 videos proving it I will bring over 200 videos proving it, but honestly don't see wasting my time doing so because a certain segment are determined not to like Adam.
That's fine, so don't watch.

But if Brian and Roger are happy I'm happy and I am thrilled to see them on stage enjoying themselves to such a degree.
They deserve the right to be able to play their music with whomever they choose doing the vocals and they chose Adam.
That's all.
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I have nothing against Adam. I barely know who he is.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #14
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Wow. They got old. I guess I haven't seen anything from Queen since the '90s, and it was a bit of a shock at how much they've aged.

They still sound great, though.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #15
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Saw the original many times and seeing Adam Lambert try to fill in for Freddie just doesn't work. Adam is talented but he is not Freddie and hearing somebody try to sing those songs only saddens me. Just can't do it.
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Oh, good grief.
They've both been waxing rhapsodic for months.
You want 200 videos proving it I will bring over 200 videos proving it, but honestly don't see wasting my time doing so because a certain segment are determined not to like Adam.
It's not that I don't like Adam. I actually think some of his own stuff is OK. It's not my favorite thing, but OK none the less. I just don't think his vocal style is a match for Queen. (I also believe that when singing live he has a tendency to get a bit carried away with vocal gymnastics, and he lets his voice quite often get into a range that I consider shrill or grating.)
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But if Brian and Roger are happy I'm happy and I am thrilled to see them on stage enjoying themselves to such a degree.
They deserve the right to be able to play their music with whomever they choose doing the vocals and they chose Adam.
That's all.
Fair enough, and clearly there are people that enjoy it, as clearly you do (to a huge degree.) I'll throw on one of their old albums and listen to that instead.
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Wow that sucked. (him singing, not the actual band)
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I'll throw on one of their old albums and listen to that instead.
To be clear, if I want to listen to Queen songs I prefer Freddie as well.
But he is no longer here to sing live for me and I and everyone else just have to move on.

My point is that live music is such a thrill for me and there is nothing (for me) more enjoyable that watching masters doing what they love the most and enjoying the #$%& out of it in the process.
Brian May is my favorite guitarist in the history of forever and Queen was always my favorite band from their very first album. To be able to watch him perform live here and now in 2012 is a treat and to see both he and Roger so happy at being able to arrange these shows just warms my heart.

That they collided with my current infactuation of a singer was icing on the cake.
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You have to expect that the majority of a public who grew up with a band is going to have problems with a new singer singing the old songs.

I was a huge Journey fan in high school and as good as the new singer is I just don't like watching the band with him.

It is a thankless job to try and fill an iconic singer's shoes and satisfy all the fans.
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At least with Journey you guys can still manage to work up a modicum of hope that someday Steve Perry will sing again.
Heck, I feel the same way about REO and Gary Richrath- without him there is no REO and there is no way on earth I would ever subject myself to a show without him, and it ain't gonna happen.
In fact just thinking about that kind of rocked me a little and helped me understand some folks objections.

For me, it's the fact that my two fandoms collided on this one that made it so special.
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I almost mentioned REO and Richrath but not sure if most were familiar enough with REO to know who I was talking about.
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I was a huge Journey fan in high school and as good as the new singer is I just don't like watching the band with him.

It is a thankless job to try and fill an iconic singer's shoes and satisfy all the fans.
*shrug* And for me, I actually think Journey is an excellent example of how to do it. They were able to find Arnel Pineda, who is remarkably successful at reproducing Steve Perry's vocals, enough so that I can sit and listen to them and say "yup, that's Journey." I don't think I could say the same about Queen with Adam Lambert.

(Of course, I wouldn't say the same about Queen + Paul Rodgers either, although I don't think that was ever their intent with that pairing.)

Now, if Queen were to recruit Marc Martel to sing with them instead of with QE, that would be remarkable to hear IMO.
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We've had this discussion before- I think impersonators are disrespectful.
Ok, maybe not disrespectful exactly, but cheesy and low rent.
Impersonating implies that you think you can come close and IMO no one can and everyone knows it.
A new singer should bring something new while being faithful to the spirit of the old.

Obviously they could have had Martel if they wanted him.
I find him... cheesy and low rent.
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We've had this discussion before- I think impersonators are disrespectful.
Ok, maybe not disrespectful exactly, but cheesy and low rent.
Impersonating implies that you think you can come close and IMO no one can and everyone knows it.
A new singer should bring something new while being faithful to the spirit of the old.

Obviously they could have had Martel if they wanted him.
I find him... cheesy and low rent.
Yeah, it's a debate that will not be settled. I think that when you have a band that is clearly a "legacy" band, one that is not releasing any new stuff and simply performing the hits they're known for, there's something to be said about being as faithful to that sound as possible, and that includes featuring lead performers that can pull that sound off, not just the spirit of the sound. I can go either way on this debate though... I can definitely see the opposite side as well.

As I mentioned earlier, if someone like, say, Marc Martel or Arnel Pineda happens to sound too much like the original - not because they set out to be an impersonator, but simply because they naturally sound that way, is it a bad thing? Does that make them less, make them "cheesy and low rent"? Rhetorical questions all, of course.

Now, I'll grant that Martel has admitted being rather influenced by Mercury's vocals. I don't know if I'd go so far as to call him an impersonator though. If you listen to his vocals with his [former?] group, Downhere, he still sounds a lot like Freddy Mercury, so it's not like he's setting out to be a Mercury impersonator, just because he is in a Queen tribute band.
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*shrug* And for me, I actually think Journey is an excellent example of how to do it. They were able to find Arnel Pineda, who is remarkably successful at reproducing Steve Perry's vocals, enough so that I can sit and listen to them and say "yup, that's Journey." I don't think I could say the same about Queen with Adam Lambert.

(Of course, I wouldn't say the same about Queen + Paul Rodgers either, although I don't think that was ever their intent with that pairing.)

Now, if Queen were to recruit Marc Martel to sing with them instead of with QE, that would be remarkable to hear IMO.
Arnel is a fairly recent addition to the band. They had other singers in the interim.

For me, Journey was my favorite band in high school. I saw them many times going back to the Departure tour. Steve Perry was the face of the band for me. While Arnel can mimic Steve Perry very, very well it is just not the same to me.

I feel the same way about many of the bands from my late 70's early 80's past who have replaced key members.
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I'd bet Arnel has a better voice than Perry at this point. They (with Arnel) were great in concert and he moved around the stage and got everyone in the stands involved.

The bottom line is old lead singers voices get old and they can no longer perform the songs they did back in the day.

I wasn't a huge Queen fan but didn't see the problem with the Lambert clips. But heck, I'm a Paul Rodgers fan and thought he did admirably working with Queen too.

I am also a huge Foreigner fan and have no problem with Kelly Hansen doing vocals (though I also liked Hurricane).

I saw quite a few new lead singers for metal bands at the M3 festival this year and some were certainly not close to the singers they were replacing so sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't even if the replacement has a better voice than the original (see Gary Cerone and VH).
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Arnel is a fairly recent addition to the band. They had other singers in the interim.
Steve Augeri, the singer that Journey had from 1998-2006 was amazing too. Not Steve Perry, but a very good replacement. I saw them probably 20 times with Steve Augeri, and have seen Steve Augeri a few times after he left Journey.

I saw them once with Jeff Scott Soto and it wasn't as good.

I saw them once with Arnel Pineda and was very impressed.

If we can't have Steve Perry, I prefer Steve Augeri over Soto and Pineda.
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I was reading I think it was Wikipedia about Steve Perry and word is he still has his chops and is working on new material. Some who have heard is claim he still sounds like he did back in the day.

I'd love for him to mend ways with the band and get out there for one tour before it's too late for any of them to keep on rockin.
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I've been looking all over the internet for a true HDTV version of the concert. Does anyone know if the concert was broadcast in HDTV in ANY country at all?

The best I could find is a 5.69GB SD version of the show without any TV logo. It's still formatted 4x3 letterboxed.

This is the first Queen concert I've watched.. thought Adam Lambert did a fantastic job!
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I've been looking all over the internet for a true HDTV version of the concert. Does anyone know if the concert was broadcast in HDTV in ANY country at all?

The best I could find is a 5.69GB SD version of the show without any TV logo. It's still formatted 4x3 letterboxed.

This is the first Queen concert I've watched.. thought Adam Lambert did a fantastic job!
Here's what's making the rounds as the best one-

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OK, steps.
1. Download all the five archives from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?e1debi8k3nu8v#412e8a4k4l6tg
2. Download a WINRAR program for PC or Mac. There are lots of places for free download on the net.
3. When the five files stop downloading, just click on the first one, and they'll join together automatically.
4. Click on the file to unzip it. You're get a Queen +Adam Lambert Ts file.
4. If you're in a Mac, just click with the right bottom of your mouse and choose More - Toast It. Then just click on the red bottom to record, insert a DVD disk, and YOU'RE DONE!!!!!!!!!
5. If you have PC, use the DVD recorder available. Should be easy, too!!!
6. Print the cover I posted earlier, and YOU GOT IT!!!
Here's the cover art-



Also, here is a 6.6 GB DVB MPEG torrent from CMI & volklive at Queenzone-

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1316...-dvb-mpeg.aspx

More options here-

http://www.adamwiki.org/wiki/2012-06...dam_Lambert%29
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