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There Must Be More to Life Than This

July 21, 2020   Seraja   3

There Must Be More to Life Than This is a song by British Queen singer Freddie Mercury as the eighth track on his first solo album Mr. Bad Guy from 1985. The song was originally intended for the 1982 Queen album Hot Space and later for The Works from 1984, but in both cases the song dropped out. In 1983 Mercury recorded the song with Michael Jackson as one of the three duets between the two stars, but like the other songs “State of Shock” (later recorded by The Jacksons with Mick Jagger) and “Victory” never officially released in the original version.

Listen here to the Song There Must Be More to Life Than This

Freddie in what became known as ‘the snooker outfit’

July 18, 2020   Seraja   9

“Freddie was very into tuxedos and bow ties by this time. He said it was to do with getting old and calming down, but we called it the Barcelona effect, the influence of working with Montserrat Caballé.” — Peter Hince.

This was Freddie’s personal favourite portrait, it later was used for the cover of “The Freddie Mercury Album”.

© text taken from “Freddie Mercury: the great pretender. A life in pictures” book.

I think this is one of my favourite to . he have so much confidence in this photo.

You already saw the photosheet. I hope the pictures come online soon. Beautiful photoshoot from a beautiful man .

Freddie Mercury’s voice had unusual features: science confirms that.

  Seraja   2

When you think of rock music and the personalities that have marked this musical genre, the name Freddie Mercury cannot be missed. Died in 1991, Queen’s iconic, charismatic, eccentric frontman, with his spectacular vocal performances, has truly marked the course of an entire musical genre, becoming a model for inspiration, a goal many singers and aspiring singers want to achieve.

And it’s not just about musical taste. His voice was truly incredible: science has explained why and has given certainties to anyone convinced of it.

A group of Swedish, Austrian and Czech experts performed an in-depth acoustic analysis of Mercury’s voice and compared his singing skills to that of professional singer Daniel Zangger-Borch, the only one in the world who could perfectly match Freddie’s singing characteristics. The results? Beautiful, just as it often happened when we talked about things that affected this famous musician.

First, although Mercury’s vocal extension was believed to have her voice similar – if not superior – features compared to a soprano, the Queen singer was actually a baritone, with mid frequencies attested at about 117.3 Hz, so a very, very special baritone.

But besides that, what really makes Freddie’s voice extraordinary is the vibrato. This singing technique is usually measured in humans at 5.4 or 6.0 Hz, but the frequencies of Mercury’s vibrato reached 7.04 Hz, a value that made his style famous, with vocal cords likely moving significantly faster than the average singers.

Exactly the vibrato, along with the fact that, in order to achieve the extensions that characterized his voice, he used the subharmonic singing style – in which the ventricular cords vibrate along with the vocal – made Freddie Mercury a rocker of its kind.

This time, therefore, Mercury’s talents have been confirmed by careful scientific analysis. Whether or not you like his style, Queen’s leader was undoubtedly a unique and hard-to-imitate singer, probably the greatest in rock history.


Queen’s iconic music & live performances will rock you on their new SiriusXM channel

July 16, 2020   Seraja   5

For all the Queen fans wondering if a wall-to-wall channel of the band’s hits, live performances, and more is real life, the answer is yes. Starting today, July15 at 12pm ET, hear more than just some background noise when The Queen Channel launches on SiriusXM.

The Queen Channel will encompass the legendary band’s sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, outrageous glamour, and colossal spectacle by showcasing over 40 years of musical material. This will include songs spanning the band’s career as they evolved from colleges and clubs around London to worldwide acclaim — including their iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985. Plus, hear music and entertainment royalty pay tribute, including Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, Paul Rodgers, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as they Guest DJ playing some of their favorite Queen songs. The Queen Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category. Additionally, Channel 27 will become The Queen Channel from Wednesday, July 15 at 12pm ET through Tuesday, July 21.

SiriusXM is launching our latest collection of exclusive radio channels dedicated to iconic musicians, including brand-new channels from Beastie Boys, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, and Queen, plus the return of The Prince Channel, which will be available through Thursday, August 13 on the SiriusXM app, internet-connected devices, and smart speakers in your home. We’ve collaborated with these legendary artists and their teams to create unique, hand-crafted radio channels that listeners and fans will find nowhere else.