Cover vs. Original

Bohemian Rhapsody


Although this is one of the best songs ever written - by Queen or anyone, once I heard Bruce Dickinson singing this as a tribute to Freddy Mercury (Bruce is better known as singer from "Iron Maiden") I was spellbound. It is a more operatic version of it, with a soprana singing some of Freddie's lines, but some of the notes that Bruce hits, make me feel like I died and went to heaven. Every person I play this too thinks the same.

- Moebius, Adelaide, Australia, 22.07.2007


Montserrat Caballe and Bruce Dickinson
1997

vs.

Queen
1975

CD-Cover: Montserrat Caballe and Bruce Dickinson - Friends for Life 26.7 % 73.3 % CD-Cover: Queen - A Night at the Opera
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Montserrat Caballe and Bruce Dickinson 1254 Votes Queen

Comments about Bohemian Rhapsody:

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NOW WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD FIND FREDDY FROM NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET BETTER THAN THE BUSHLES
- Garnet Picard Ham, Ta Da, United States, 27.10.2010
We can't compare things like that.

The music for itself is THE BEST, as if Freddie was taken for a strenght beyond himself when He composed it.

I love OPERA and love Montserrat Caballé, but FREDDIE MERCURY had the EXACTLY FEELING to sing this extraordinary song!!!
- willem_brightman@hotmail.com, São Paulo, Brazil, 18.11.2009
We can't compare things like that.

The music for itself is THE BEST, as if Freddie was taken for a strenght beyond himself when He composed it.

I love OPERA and love Montserrat Caballé, but FREDDIE MERCURY had the EXACTLY FEELING to sing this extraordinary song!!!
- willem_brightman@hotmail.com, São Paulo, Brazil, 18.11.2009
An original is always better, but Bruce with Montserrat are fucking Great!!!
- Dmitry, Kiev, Other - Europe, 09.02.2009
I prefer Queen.
The worst cover of this track was a rap / R&B version by The Braids.
- Fab, Montreal, Canada, 01.07.2008
A great cover, but unfortunately no one can beat the perfection of the original.
- Giuseppe, Bucharest, Romania, 23.04.2008
Indeed, it is really the best cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" so far. Although Freddie Mercury`s voice is unique, but this version is a masterpiece too. Bruce Dickinson don`t try to copy Mercury`s voice and style; he sings the song with his own admirable style and this is the point that makes this version much more than just a cover.

- Rouzbeh, Radjabi, Iran, 13.04.2008
Indeed, it is really the best cover of Bohemian Rhapsody so far. Although Freddie Mercury`s voice is unique, but this version is a masterpiece too. Bruce Dickison don`t try to copy Mercury`s voice and style; he sings the song with his own amirable style and this is the point that makes this version much more than just a cover.
- Rouzbeh Radjabi, Tehran, Iran, 10.04.2008
Caballe+Dickinson is ok, not bad like very bad covers, but freddy can't be imitated, he is the only one!!! Impossible copy him
- I-Love-Great-Music, Ussana, Italy, 20.01.2008
I´m last.fm/user/queeniac! so i hace to choose for the original! This version is one of the best i´ve heard so far, after the finalist of i believe it was american idol, lucille or whatever her name was
- Huib, Viane Utrecht, Netherlands, 15.12.2007
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