What does happen, I imagine, is that when listening to that mess, we focus really hard on singing along in our heads, and listening for the melody/rhythm. When we can align our internal Freddy to the melody in that recording, it connects in a way that might feel to some like hearing his voice.
I am a huge Queen fan, but I have a phenomenal knack for not being able to remember lyrics or songs. My children upon hearing a song once can sing along better the second time than the 100s of times I’ve listened to most Queen songs. So I believe I am in a unique position to lend my voice here. It is truly in your head- the only parts where I get a true hint of a voice are at the (high) sustained notes at the end of a phrase. It is not clear enough to me during the other parts to assign a lyric to the words.
Perhaps a way to test it for yourself is to jump forward or backward randomly to a new section and see how long it takes before Freddie comes back into your head?
OK. I’ll bite. How is this done? Because when I listen to the Bohemian Rhapsody one (not on Don’t Stop Me Now) I can hear the singing and, I guess I’m either overly-skeptical, a sucker, or both, but, it seems to me there is just a track down underneath of the actual singing–not just the MIDI piano.
Is there info anywhere on what this is all about? How it’s done, etc.?
I didn’t look much into it on how is it done, however the first one I linked on is a MIDI file, MIDI files only contain the musical notes for a computer to play, there are no waveforms recorded so it can’t be that they sneaked the vocals under the key barrage.