Bohemian Rhapsody. One of the best songs in the world for 40 years!
• Bohemian Rhapsody. One of the best songs in the world for 40 years!
Bohemian Rhapsody - a song from the album Queen A Night At The Opera - has changed the world and still does not get old. October 20, 2015 at the Q Awards Prize song won the award as "the best classic single", and the group thus noted the 40th anniversary of the creation of this masterpiece - the song came out exactly 31 October 1975.
In honor of this date of November 27, 2015 "Rhapsody" came out on 12-inch vinyl with the original side B - I'm In Love With My Car. In addition, the planned release of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray recording of the concert A Night At The Odeon, Live At Hammersmith '75. This performance was the culmination of the tour, during which the band first performed Bohemian Rhapsody. At the same time, "Rhapsody" was named one of the most revolutionary songs ever published.
Bohemian Rhapsody, which correctly translated as "Bohemian Rhapsody" (not Bohemian) - one of the most famous and favorite songs in the world. It is still included in the lists of "favorite songs" in the polls, it finds out generation after generation of music fans.
Typically, the group Queen invented a lot in the studio, but the whole composition was completely ready in the mind of Mercury. He painted the entire sequence on pieces of paper for notes and laid them out on the piano, to showcase the group.
Recording in the studio lasted more than three weeks, the children had to be reduced to 120 vocal tracks, the musicians sang for 10-12 hours a day. "Rhapsody" became the most expensive single in history and remains the standard of quality in the music industry today.
The song is notable for its unusual musical form: it can be divided into six different parts, which are not divided into verses and choruses, representing a certain direction - opera and ballads, a cappella and heavy metal.
"the Opera" of the compositions performed by only three people, Queen members Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, the voice that just cover the necessary vocal range from fairly low notes to high-Taylor Mai. To create the effect of a large choir of voices many times duplicated and installed so that the final record consists out of 180 different pieces. In 1975, it was available only analog 24-track equipment, so the reduction was carried out successively in several stages, the number of steps in some places up to eight. Tape wore out to such an extent that through it you could see the light, it is required the creation of additional copies.
No one knows what the meaning of the words in this song, and whether it is at all. Freddie Mercury, author of "Bohemian Rhapsody" no one ever explained this, saying that "Rhapsody makes people dream."
It is assumed that the lyrics relate to the story of Camus' The Outsider "- however, there is also a feeling that we are talking about the Vietnam War draftee.
Brian May said that the text of some personal experiences laid. Although radio Kenny Everett says that Mercury once called the text "rhymed nonsense."
When the group expressed a desire to release a single song, the label guide categorically denied the group, considering that the song length is five and a half minutes never be a hit. However, after a friend of Freddie DJ Kenny Everett for two days during his radio show he lost "Rhapsody" 14 times - before the official release, it became clear that the song is doomed to success. Next Monday crowds of shoppers coming to stores in England behind the plate, but that was not yet on sale.
Then the song heard on London radio the head of the American stations RKO, he got the record, and history repeated itself in America.
As a result, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was published as a single undiminished, becoming one of the most successful songs in the UK charts of all time.
Bohemian Rhapsody was the first and only song, which was held at the top of the UK charts twice in the same version: in 1975, the year - when there was a single, it was there for nine weeks, and in 1991 - when he died Freddie Mercury came reissue "Bohemian Rhapsody" along with the song These are the days of our lives, then the single stayed at the top spot for five weeks, becoming the third-selling British single in history.
In the end, we just love this song, and never tire of listening to it!