Bohemian Rhapsody is a biographical drama film about Freddie Mercury , the lead singer of the British rock band Queen. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as consultants. The film follows the singer's life from the formation of the band up to their Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium. After he left the project in following creative differences with producers, the project languished for several years before Malek was cast in November
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Subscriber Account active since. Narrator: It's a song you've all heard at least once. And it was probably not like anything you've heard before. I'm of course talking about Queen's legendary single "Bohemian Rhapsody," a song that, even 40 years later, is one of the most influential and memorable songs of our generation.
And this song he had was full of gaps where he explained that something operatic would happen here and so on. Mercury told bandmates that he believed he had enough material for about three songs but was thinking about blending all the lyrics into one long extravaganza. By the summer they were ready to record it; taping began on 24 August at the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. A week was devoted to the operatic interlude, for which Mercury had methodically written out all the harmony parts. For the grand chorale, the group layered tracks of vocal overdubs using track analogue recording , with Mercury singing the middle register, May the low register and drummer Roger Taylor the high register John Deacon was on bass guitar but did not sing. After the final version was completed — following some refinements at Roundhouse, Sarm East Studios, Scorpio Sound and Wessex Sound Studios — there was a feeling that Queen had created something special. Something inside me told me that this was a red-letter day, and it really was.
It is a six-minute suite ,  consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro , a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda. In the United States, the song peaked at number nine in , but reached a new peak of number two on the Billboard Hot after being used in the film Wayne's World Although critical reaction was initially mixed, "Bohemian Rhapsody" became Queen's most popular song and is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a groundbreaking promotional video. According to Mercury's friend Chris Smith a keyboard player in Smile , Mercury first started developing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the late s; Mercury used to play parts of songs he was writing at the time on the piano, and one of his pieces, known simply as "The Cowboy Song", contained lyrics that ended up in the completed version produced years later, in , specifically, "Mama Queen spent a month rehearsing at Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey in mid, and drummer Roger Taylor recalled that "Bohemian Rhapsody" was one of the songs the band worked on while they were there.