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Thijs van Leer

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:34 am

Current Status: Ready For Review


Voice Type: Baritone
Vocal Range: B♭1-D6

Significant High Notes:

D6 ("Round Goes The Gossip")
C♯6 ("Round Goes The Gossip")
C6 ("Harem Scarem", "Hocus Pocus", live at NBC's midnight special, '73, "Merry Christmas", "Mother Focus")
B5 ("Flower Shower", "Hocus Pocus", "Sylvia", live at the Old Grey Whistle Test, '72)
A5 ("Flower Shower", "Hamburger Concerto", "Hocus Pocus", "Mother Focus")
G5 ("Hamburger Concerto", "Harem Scarem", "Hocus Pocus", "Mother Focus", "Sylvia")
E5 ("Eruption", "Glider", "I Need A Bathroom", "Neurotika")
E♭5 ("Round Goes The Gossip")
D5 ("Fkiwer Shower", "La Cathedrale De Strasbourg", "Rock & Rio")
C5 ("Aya-Yuppie-Hippie-Yee")
B♭4 ("Eruption")
A4 ("I Need A Bathroom")
G♯4 ("Black Beauty")
G4 ("Tamara's Move", "Why Dream")
F♯4 ("Merry Christmas", "Sugar Island", "Why Dream")
F4 ("Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)", "I Need A Bathroom", "Merry Christmas")
E4 ("Black Beauty", "Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)", "I Need A Bathroom", "Merry Christmas")

Significant Low Notes:

B2 ("Black Beauty", "Sugar Island")
A2 ("Flower Shower", "Hamburger Concerto", "Hocus Pocus", live at NBC's midnight special, '73, "Hocus Pocus", live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, '72, "Mother Focus")
G♯2 ("La Cathedrale De Strasbourg")
F♯2 ("Flower Shower", "Hurkey Turkey")
E2 ("Neurotika", "Sylvia's Stepson - Ubatauba")
C♯2 ("European Rap(sody)")
C2 ("Glider", "Hurkey Turkey", "Rock & Rio")
B1 ("Hurkey Turkey 2")
B♭1 ("Fretless Love")
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*Purple marks notes in backing vocals or otherwise obscured in the mix.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.


Finally got around to notewatching him. I checked everything from Focus, might check out his solo albums but I doubt he sings on there, as most of his solo albums are classical and, usually, instrumental.

Previous OP:



Voice Type: High Baritone
Vocal Range: A2-C6

Significant High Notes:
C6 - "Sylvia", "Hocus Pocus (Live at NBC's Midnight Special, '73)", "Merry Xmas", "Harem Scarem"
B5 - "Hocus Pocus", "Sylvia"
A5 - "Hocus Pocus"
G5 - "Hocus Pocus", "Mother Focus"
E5 - "Eruption"
F♯4 - "Merry Xmas
F4 - "Merry Xmas"
E4 - "Merry Xmas"
D4 - "Moving Pictures"

Significant Low Notes:
A2 - "Hocus Pocus (Live at NBC's Midnight Special, '73)", "Hocus Pocus (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, '72)"
D3 - "Moving Pictures"

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*Orange marks notes with questionable registers: absolutely no use figuring out these.
*Blue marks probable non-modal notes.
*Red marks extremely bad, unimpressive or unintentional notes.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.


Does this note get to F2? I can't hear it over the guitar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS9tlECJmMY#t=1m32s


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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:40 am

Are you sure he is a tenor? Just wondering...
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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:48 am

T. wrote:Are you sure he is a tenor? Just wondering...
Just from his lows, which were pretty terrible in the old Focus days, but I guess now he could be an HB.
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:50 am

I think his voice placement remains the same. His A2 was strong, at least...
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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:51 am

T. wrote:I think his voice placement remains the same. His A2 was strong, at least...
Alright then, I'll change him to an HB.
Did you listen to the link?
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:52 am

I'm on my mobile phone at the moment, can't watch it at the moment.
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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:10 am

Moved this here for lack of notes. If anyone wants to take a swing at notewatching him, be my guest.
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Post  JonnyWinter91 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:09 am

I'd definitely have this fella as a LT in the '70s (light voice, in interviews his speaking was rather light) and HB now, MAYBE even MB; his voice is very weighty now and has absolutely zero agility. It actually sounds as though he has sustained some serious damage, wonder if it was from all those years screaming up there? I doubt he even has any falsetto these days.

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Post  bradphone on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:37 am

JonnyWinter91 wrote:I'd definitely have this fella as a LT in the '70s (light voice, in interviews his speaking was rather light) and HB now, MAYBE even MB; his voice is very weighty now and has absolutely zero agility. It actually sounds as though he has sustained some serious damage, wonder if it was from all those years screaming up there? I doubt he even has any falsetto these days.

The guy is 60 ish now...
Actually:

This is a 3 year old recording.. and although its shitty quality i do hear him sing an A5 if i`m correct..


This is him nowadays: he still hits those Yodeled C5s (From what i can hear they are C5s..) but he stopped singing the high intro so no more A5 Sad
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Post  Hopscotch on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:13 am

JonnyWinter91 wrote:I'd definitely have this fella as a LT in the '70s (light voice, in interviews his speaking was rather light) and HB now, MAYBE even MB; his voice is very weighty now and has absolutely zero agility.
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Post  bradphone on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:41 am

Abacus wrote:
JonnyWinter91 wrote:I'd definitely have this fella as a LT in the '70s (light voice, in interviews his speaking was rather light) and HB now, MAYBE even MB; his voice is very weighty now and has absolutely zero agility.
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I dont think he was an LT..... nowadays he sounds lower, but he gotten older offcourse, your voice doesn`t drop a whole type (I dont think thats possible) And it does have some agility, but offcourse its not as versatile in 2010s then it was in the 70s
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Post  Hopscotch on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:48 am

Abacus wrote: Puking
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Post  Bassman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:29 am

I know this thread is old as hell, but mind if I notewatch him? I wanted to check out Focus for a while, so I might as well add all significant notes I'll come across.

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Post  B6 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:14 am


1:42 has F♯4s, and 1:47 has a G4. The highest he gets in "full voice" in this passage in the studio version is E4. Also, are the B5s the laughed notes? I don't think you should count that as sung.
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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:14 am

Sure.
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Post  Shikkaku on Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:31 am

Am I the only one who prefers the "slow version" of Hocus Pocus?

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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:55 pm

You mean the proper version? I frankly never hear the faster US single version anywhere. It's always the original album version, which is far better.
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Post  Bassman on Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:03 am

KeithMoonIsGod wrote:Current Status: Ready For Review


Voice Type: Baritone
Vocal Range: B♭1-D6

Significant High Notes:

D6 ("Round Goes The Gossip")
C♯6 ("Round Goes The Gossip")
C6 ("Harem Scarem", "Hocus Pocus", live at NBC's midnight special, '73, "Merry Christmas", "Mother Focus")
B5 ("Flower Shower", "Hocus Pocus", "Sylvia", live at the Old Grey Whistle Test, '72)
A5 ("Flower Shower", "Hamburger Concerto", "Hocus Pocus", "Mother Focus")
G5 ("Hamburger Concerto", "Harem Scarem", "Hocus Pocus", "Mother Focus", "Sylvia")
E5 ("Eruption", "Glider", "I Need A Bathroom", "Neurotika")
E♭5 ("Round Goes The Gossip")
D5 ("Fkiwer Shower", "La Cathedrale De Strasbourg", "Rock & Rio")
C5 ("Aya-Yuppie-Hippie-Yee")
B♭4 ("Eruption")
A4 ("I Need A Bathroom")
G♯4 ("Black Beauty")
G4 ("Tamara's Move", "Why Dream")
F♯4 ("Merry Christmas", "Sugar Island", "Why Dream")
F4 ("Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)", "I Need A Bathroom", "Merry Christmas")
E4 ("Black Beauty", "Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)", "I Need A Bathroom", "Merry Christmas")

Significant Low Notes:

B2 ("Black Beauty", "Sugar Island")
A2 ("Flower Shower", "Hamburger Concerto", "Hocus Pocus", live at NBC's midnight special, '73, "Hocus Pocus", live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, '72, "Mother Focus")
G♯2 ("La Cathedrale De Strasbourg")
F♯2 ("Flower Shower", "Hurkey Turkey")
E2 ("Neurotika", "Sylvia's Stepson - Ubatauba")
C♯2 ("European Rap(sody)")
C2 ("Glider", "Hurkey Turkey", "Rock & Rio")
B1 ("Hurkey Turkey 2")
B♭1 ("Fretless Love")
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*Purple marks notes in backing vocals or otherwise obscured in the mix.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.

Finally got around to notewatching him. I checked everything from Focus, might check out his solo albums but I doubt he sings on there, as most of his solo albums are classical and, usually, instrumental.
It would be greatly appreciated if one of the mods could make this the new OP.

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Post  Bassman on Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:13 pm

Can someone please update the OP? I don't wanna annoy anybody by repeating this, so can someone please do it?

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