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 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Mine is between ALL FOR LOVE and EVERYTHING I DO I DO IT FOR YOU. What about you guys?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

"Sweet Sweet Baby Girl"! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Wiki lists only 9 songs, but can that be correct? Only 9?

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 12:49 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Mine is probably You just know what it's like from NYRE's first album.

As for arrangements, I'm pretty fond of Knocking on heaven's door and I'm ready. That flute solo is amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Although he didn't completely write these songs (co-composed??..maybe not, but certainly a huge influence on the sound of them), I would say my favourites are..

Moments Of Pleasure (Kate Bush)
Any of the songs from THE FINAL CUT album by Pink Floyd/Roger Waters.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 2:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Any of the songs from THE FINAL CUT album by Pink Floyd/Roger Waters.

I'll echo (no pun intended) that.

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Nice coincidence. I just found out last night that Kamen co-wrote a bunch of songs with Tim Curry.

So I'll go with No Love on the Street or I Do the Rock.

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

Me too here. In fact I used this for my wedding montage video.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

If the question is expanded to include anything that Kamen "worked" on, then I would put forth the beautiful melody for "Who Wants To Live Forever".
I know the byline says Brian May, but who can truly say whether or not that song didn't have some of Kamen's DNA in it?

I think the aforementioned "Moments Of Pleasure" would be a great pick as well. That orchestra is sublime.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

If the question is expanded to include anything that Kamen "worked" on, then I would put forth the beautiful melody for "Who Wants To Live Forever".
I know the byline says Brian May, but who can truly say whether or not that song didn't have some of Kamen's DNA in it?

I think the aforementioned "Moments Of Pleasure" would be a great pick as well. That orchestra is sublime.


Enthusiastic plus one on both counts. And again assuming that “worked on” qualifies, he elevated Kate Bush’s “Hello, Earth” to another plane entirely. And who can forget it’s really Michael we are listening to on Floyd’s masterpiece “Comfortably Numb?”

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

If the question is expanded to include anything that Kamen "worked" on, then I would put forth the beautiful melody for "Who Wants To Live Forever".
I know the byline says Brian May, but who can truly say whether or not that song didn't have some of Kamen's DNA in it?

I think the aforementioned "Moments Of Pleasure" would be a great pick as well. That orchestra is sublime.


Enthusiastic plus one on both counts. And again assuming that “worked on” qualifies, he elevated Kate Bush’s “Hello, Earth” to another plane entirely. And who can forget it’s really Michael we are listening to on Floyd’s masterpiece “Comfortably Numb?”


I'm not disagreeing with any point. But I'd want to know from anyone who DOES know: How do we know this? Are there interviews, is this common knowledge somehow? There are a lot of big rock and roll pieces that I can peg as "KAMEN" but Comfortably Numb isn't one of them.

Who Wants to Live Forever does sound pretty Kamen-y. But then it never sounded like not-Queen either. Do we know anything about this?

Enlighten me, please.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Enthusiastic plus one on both counts. And again assuming that “worked on” qualifies, he elevated Kate Bush’s “Hello, Earth” to another plane entirely. And who can forget it’s really Michael we are listening to on Floyd’s masterpiece “Comfortably Numb?”


I'm not so sure about that, though. When Ezrin wrote those charts for "Comfortably Numb", he was reusing his own arrangement from a much earlier Lou Reed tune--"Sad Song" if I'm not mistaken.
I get the sense that Waters loved that motif so much that he had Kamen simulate it for "The Final Cut"--or maybe it just fit so damn well that to Hell with the coincidence.

Totally forgot about "Hello Earth". That song is electrifying and I get goosebumps every time I hear it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

This!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

There is no indication that Kamen had a hand in writing this, but he produced and arranged it.
It's one of my Tim Curry favorites.

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

There is no indication that Kamen had a hand in writing this, but he produced and arranged it.
It's one of my Tim Curry favorites.


Wikipedia credits Tim Curry, Bob Babbitt, Charles Collins. But Kamen is listed on keyboards!

I always assumed that this was a cover. Nice to know it's an original. Great great song.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I always assumed that this was a cover. Nice to know it's an original. Great great song.


Isn't it?
It's so New York-y, too. I just love it.

I really wish Curry had done more albums.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   amatalqa   (Member)

Beside You is Kamen's best song without question. The version with him singing (a demo he recorded for What Dreams May Come) is even better than the one on the album

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   FilmScoreDaily   (Member)

Beside You is Kamen's best song without question. The version with him singing (a demo he recorded for What Dreams May Come) is even better than the one on the album

Beside You is fantastic. It was originally released on The New York Rock Ensemble's 1971 album Roll Over. Credited to Kamen and Marty Fullerman, a.k.a. Mark Snow. Beautiful song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKHzFobg0WU
I managed to hunt down all the NYRE's CDs and Kamen's solo record as well. Great stuff.

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Love that people here are mentioning New York Rock, which is a lovely album.

 
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