Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack

  • Type: Music
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Soundtracks/Compilations
  • Recommended by: Amy S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 050087404079
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A Crazy Little Thing Called Awesome!

This awesome album can be called “a crazy little thing” after one of its title songs because you can’t help but fall in love with the group and their diverse tunes which fluctuate between several music genres all in one album and could really be an apt description of the group itself. The musical styles range from headbanging hard guitar licks to operatic acapella, from soothing string strumming to toe-tapping rockabilly. If you went to school in the 80s you probably listened to Queen on the radio and still know the lyrics by heart of “We Will Rock You” and “Another One Bites the Dust” (great fun at football games), and “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. To hear this album from the movie feels like you are sitting in a live concert. You can feel the live aspect in every song. This compilation is a return celebration for those of us who grew up listening to their music and a great introduction for younger generations to the brilliant compositions of the lead singer Freddie Mercury who took rock to a new level with his rock opera composition, Bohemian Rhapsody. If you don't know Queen and don't know the songs by heart you still have an opportunity to sing along with fans in the tune “Love of my Life.” The symphony accompaniment in the inspiring solo “I want to Live Forever” is even more moving, especially considering Freddie’s true life struggles as highlighted in the movie and including his battle with the Aids illness. The actor Rami Malek, who portrayed Freddie Mercury on screen, sang portions of the songs in the movie itself, but does not sing on this CD, which features only original tracks and live performances by Queen. This fun and wide-ranging CD is truly a crazy little thing to listen to, as it certainly takes you out of your ordinary day, lifts you up with many of its tracks, and makes you appreciate the talent of a musical genius gone too soon.