As soon as i saw this ad by British Gas i knew that it was going to be written about here. The Song is One Vision by Queen. They’ve been using there music in a few TV ad’s this years maybe its something to do with its been there 40th anniversary.
It was released in 1985 originally written by Roger Taylor about Martin Luther King, Jr, It includes lyrical references to King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It was also featured in the film Iron Eagle. It was performed at every gig that Queen did in 1986 on the Magic Tour it was the first song played. The Magic Tour was to push the latest album A Kind Of Magic.
At the beginning of One Vision there’s a distorted voice which says God works in mysterious ways… mysterious ways…”
A Kind Of Magic is one of those albums that i can remember choosing to play through out the earlyist years of my life, i can imagine my dad been sick of hearing it. Even today its still an album that i can listen to in its entirety.
Empire State Of Mind II has to be my favourite song at the moment. I’ve always liked Alicia Keys but i felt she lacked something in her early career, been no music mogul i knew one day she would mature, Most of her stuff has been a hit.
Recently shes realeased Empire State Of Mind II, which she really does shine and show her true talent. I'[m sure it how she hits the higher notes and her vocals have a certain rougher sound when she hits a louder note or part of the song.
Listening back to her first song that i can remember from her album Songs In A Minor, “Fallin” she sounds young and still her vocals change but not as noticeably, and her song is definitely more a of a black origin.