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EDITORS’ NOTES

The soundtrack to the Queen biopic will please both casuals and obsessives. For the former, lots of hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” and, of course, the grandiose title track among them. And for the latter, Queen struts out rare live tracks and fresh updates to classics. “We Will Rock You” merges a studio and live performance, “Don’t Stop Me Now” features newly recorded guitar parts from Brian May. The surviving members of Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme. But the biggest jewel in the crown is the addition of five songs from the band’s dramatic 1985 Live Aid performance—a faithful re-creation of which serves as the movie's climax—now available for the first time. Ayyy-oh!

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The soundtrack to the Queen biopic will please both casuals and obsessives. For the former, lots of hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” and, of course, the grandiose title track among them. And for the latter, Queen struts out rare live tracks and fresh updates to classics. “We Will Rock You” merges a studio and live performance, “Don’t Stop Me Now” features newly recorded guitar parts from Brian May. The surviving members of Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme. But the biggest jewel in the crown is the addition of five songs from the band’s dramatic 1985 Live Aid performance—a faithful re-creation of which serves as the movie's climax—now available for the first time. Ayyy-oh!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Queen Elizabeth 1 ,

Phenomenal life force of Mercury

This album is a testimony to the musical and performance energy of Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon. I have loved them for 45 years and they have never failed to thrill and intrigue me.

The sheer power of the Live Aid performances recorded here is breathtaking. Queen worked astonishingly hard and their line up never changed. Can there ever have been a more harmonious composing, recording and performing quartet?

I suspect this will end up as the definitive quick journey through the highlights of Queen performance and production. It's not comprehensive but it has all the spirit, momentum and ambition that made Queen so great. They deserve to remain young in the memory. Even though the oldest of these recordings dates back 40+ years the sounds and personality still ring fresh and new. The King is dead; Long Live Queen.

Ginger Gazelle ,

Absolutely fantastic

Four brilliant musicians and songwriters- Queen!
This album is a mix of songs most people already have and some that have not been released before. 20th century fox fanfare gets an overhaul by Brian. Doing All Right is re-recorded by Brian, Roger and Tim Staffell and sounds great.
Previously unreleased live versions of Love of my Life and Fat Bottomed Girls hit the spot.
The Live Aid tracks are stand out obviously. Shame it has taken this long for them to be released and only 5 of the set.
Love the Movie mix of We Will Rock You which starts out with the studio version and ends with a live version.
I have all Queen’s albums and loads of bootlegs but I am impressed with this album. They could have just issued a “greatest hits” but they have put some thought into it.
Really looking forward to the film.

Heathph ,

Five stars

Five stars still have the vhs tape from the liveaid day. Still makes my hair stand on end!!!

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