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  • wolf39

    Valetudinarian (Valentine vs Valensia, 2002) - Flick Of The Wrist (Queen, Sheer Heart Attack, 1974), The Mercurian Mystery March (V, 1999) - March Of The Black Queen (Queen, Queen II, 1974) Since All Bitter Opal Tears (Valentine vs Valensia, 2002) - Teo Torriatte (Queen, A Day At The Races, 1976) Bombardon (Valentine vs Valensia, 2002) - Mustapha (Queen, Jazz, 1978) Ley Park (Gaia II, 2002) - Killer Queen (Queen, Sheer Heart Attack, 1974) Buring Heather (The Blue Album, 2002) - Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles, Revolver, 1966) And Gaia, quoting Valensia: "How about the verse being You Take My Breath Away, the bridge ripped off from the leader track from Duel In De Diepte, the 2nd bridge Hotel Mono Zoo's Suddenly Last Summer & Strawberry Fields (this last one was actually very obvious and noticed), the chorus being Killer Queen and the end of the verse of the Millionaire Waltz combined, Sting's Russians, Some Freiheit, Hijo de la luna, ELO and me. That's GAIA for you there. If you want."

    July 2011
  • Young_Rocker

    Liljun, sure... There are a lot of examples: The Phantom of The Opera - Bohemian Rhapsody, Dead Or Alive - Tie Your Mother Down, Free (with Valentine) - Somebody To Love, My Lucielle - Michelle (The Beatles), The Waltz Of The World - Millionaire Waltz. And there more things that I can't remember at the moment, but, anyway, I DO like Valensia's music

    April 2011
  • Liljun

    I listen to Queen, Kate Bush ánd Alanis Morissette a lot. I recognize the style, but not any of their songs. Could you name an example?

    January 2011
  • fixsadler

    Valensia of course is of great talent, but I think he is "underrated" because he has never gotten to a personal, musical identity. He sounds like Queen, he sounds like Kate Bush, sometimes he sounds like a mixture of Queen and Kate Bush. He is always near to a "Cover-Version" of such and such song, even if you could not really say what exact song it is... If he does not sound like stated before, he sounds like Duran Duran or Alanis Morissette... In Metal Majesty he sounds like "Still of The Night" and such. Don't get me wrong, still I love his stuff.

    January 2011
  • PimD

    Gotta find a way to Aquaaaticaaaaa!

    October 2010
  • uglyfat

    I've got his 1993 album playing now. Feels like listening to a soundtrack to some modern fairy tale movie... or like reading a fantasy novel. :-)

    May 2010
  • hansvdplas

    Gaia is Great !!!

    April 2010
  • GentoSanka

    I still find it amazing how a person of such major talent can be so utterly unknown in the public eye...

    March 2010
  • PrincesaInca

    oh.. :( i hope so...

    March 2010
  • Roope75

    Unfortunately the release of the new single was cancelled. I hope there is still going to be a new album.

    March 2010
  • PrincesaInca

    is it true? he's coming back!!???

    February 2010
  • PimD

    New single and album this february/spring!

    January 2010
  • SilverFoxChiffa

    Второй Фредди Меркьюри?

    November 2009
  • davidhorizon

    The first album was a masterpiece!

    August 2009
  • greevink

    Perhaps the best dutch artist around !

    June 2009
  • GentoSanka

    Incidently my favorite song is also "The Barely Acceptable Truth of Knowing II" ! :)

    March 2009
  • GentoSanka

    So underrated, so great!

    March 2009
  • Roope75

    Valensia is my favorite 90's artist. He has lots of wonderful songs in many different styles. I wish he was better known. My favorite song is The Barely Acceptable Truth of Knowing II and my favorite album is Kosmos.

    February 2009
  • Galactus1

    Vlanq, thanks for the tip. For those who'd like to watch it, it's episode 8 of De Reünie (aired 26 october 2008) and it's in Dutch.

    January 2009
  • Queentrala

    a great talented vocal, his tribute to Queen is wonderful!

    January 2009
  • Sashylechka

    лучше Valensia чем Paul Rogers...

    December 2008
  • Salo616

    Deeply love his whole work...

    November 2008
  • vortex77

    One brilliant song, Gaia. How can the rest of his reportoire be so crappy ??

    October 2008
  • Reetsjel

    The fact that he appeared on Dutch TV last night had an impact for sure; one of the torrents I was sharing went from 4 leechers to 71 within one hour after the show... People re-discovered him!

    October 2008
  • fluidvirgo

    The Queen Tribute album contains some memorable moments, paticularly his version of Liar which became a cross between the original and Bohemian Rhapsody (there are some obvious references being made to that song). I must admit I like this version better than the original. You have to admire his guts to have a crack at Bo Rhap and get away with it, it sounds almost identical to the original. Although Mercury's voice has a bit more body, Valensia did a more than great job here. I got to know him through Gaia being a hit in '93 and got his debut album, which sounds a bit too pollished now for my liking but is still quite good. Indeed, a few songs can be considered as throwaways but particularly Gaia and Tere are classics! I didn't quite enjoy the rest of his repertoire (with exception of the Queen Tribute) though, I'm still hoping for a huge comback album and/or a tour with Brian and Roger with him on lead vocals, rather than the expendable Paul Rogers, all things considered...

    August 2008
  • gaspode8

    Great music.

    May 2008
  • AndreSomers

    I think it a an underrated album. Gaia is of course pretty well-known, but Tere and Scaraboushka are very nice as well. I also like how songs on the album reference each other. Not all songs are great, but on the whole it's a very good album.

    December 2007
  • LikeGoodMusic

    Valensia well done! His Queen Tribute album is excellent. It is to be regretted that he didn't want to join to Brian May and Roger Taylor as vocalist and creative sound producer.

    May 2007
  • queenvalensia

    I think this guy is the best, next to Freddie. Valensia is a great musician, singer, and songwriter, and he´s got a beautiful voice too ... He´s lovely...! :-)

    April 2007
  • Salo616

    Valensia is simply the greatest artist/singer/composer in the whole world

    March 2007
  • AuToBaNd

    Listened to the whole album, there are like you said PimD some other memorable moments, but for example mr. 1999 is just plain awful. Scaraboushka is pretty funny :)

    March 2007
  • PimD

    It's good, but it doesn't come near Gaia. Tracks like Scaraboushka and Tere are worth listening though!

    January 2007
  • AuToBaNd

    Does anyone know if the rest of his debut is as good as gaia?

    January 2007