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    Posted: October 04 2010 at 08:47

if you know of other operatic, dramatic singers with a voice as strong and cleen as them, dont be shy tell me who they are

but this is for two legends only to shine and to be remembered, therefor i did not include others, two singers.
 
two icons of rock vocals
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 08:53
Both singers are good, but I prefer Freddie Mercury.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 09:24
I love Queen and Heep...but I think Freddie is a better singer, hands down.  His range and versatility are unequaled.  The man sang with an opera singer and pulled it off convincingly!!!!  There is no other like him.  Byron is also amazing, don't get me wrong, but not up against Fred.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 09:40
Byron is my man. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 09:52
Mercury's voice is incomparable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 09:58
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 10:14
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

if you know of other operatic, dramatic singers with a voice as strong and cleen as them, dont be shy tell me who they are

but this is for two legends only to shine and to be remembered, therefor i did not include others, two singers.
 
two icons of rock vocals

and what is your question, you did not ask anything LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 10:20
gotta love the fred
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 10:50
Originally posted by DeKay DeKay wrote:

Mercury's voice is incomparable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 10:52
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 11:35
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 12:17
Freddy Mercury.

Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

if you know of other operatic, dramatic singers with a voice as strong and cleen as them, dont be shy tell me who they are....

I'll mention Topi Lehtipuu who was in the band Hoyry-Kone which is included in PA under Avant, and performs as an opera singer. He's a very good vocalist.




Edited by Logan - October 04 2010 at 12:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 12:48
Freddie easy.  I find Byron's vibrato positively annoying and his style extremely affected.  In many ways, he sounds like the precursor to LaBrie to me, minus the liking for AOR/glam vocals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 15:48
Interesting, I once did exact same poll on another forum and everyone voted Freddie.

I love both... Freddie gets my vote for how he managed to sing on what became Made In Heaven despite the fact that he was on his death bed.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 16:12

For me, it's ફ્રારુક બુલ્સારા easily.

Other operatic voices :

Dennis De Young                                                                                                                                                        

Michael Sadler
 
Russell Mael (the only singer who could compete with Freddie IMHO)
 
Josh Pincus
 
Czesław Niemen
 
Krzysztof Cugowski
 
 


Edited by lucas - October 04 2010 at 16:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2010 at 16:20
No disrespect to Byron, but Freddie Mercury was the best!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2010 at 21:08
lucas, thank you so much for putting up Join by Ice Age!  Easily my absolute favorite modern-ish prog band.

As for the vote, Freddie without a moment's hesitation.  Byron's falsetto wailing can make me wince like nobody's business, whereas Freddie's voice was never irritating.  Not once.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2010 at 22:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2010 at 02:43
Originally posted by rogerthat rogerthat wrote:

Freddie easy.  I find Byron's vibrato positively annoying and his style extremely affected.  In many ways, he sounds like the precursor to LaBrie to me


But Byron could hold a note on stage

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2010 at 04:22
Both are legends, I'm a fan of both kinds of voice, and fan of both bands. I like equaly both , so no vote
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