Tag Archives: Freddie Mercury

Gig review: P!NK – Wembley Stadium, 30 June 2019

P!nk may not be a name you’d necessarily associate with rock, however the warm-up DJ KidCutUp mixed a fair few classic rock tunes into his set plus a nice touch to have Freddie Mercury’s ‘Ay oh’ in the mix, made … Continue reading

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Book review: QUEEN – Every Album, Every Song (On Track) by Andrew Wild

QUEEN - Every Album, Every Song (On Track) by Andrew Wild

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 08.11.18] Nicely timed by this new publisher Sonicbound (future titles in the series include ones on Blue Oyster Cult, Yes and Roy Wood & The Move), a book on Queen and their music as the film … Continue reading

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Book review: Somebody to Love: The Life, Death & Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne Blink Publishing There have been many books published on both Queen and Freddie Mercury, so why another one and what is its hook? Well the two authors here have included the usual Queen story of … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – On Air

Virgin EMI [Release date 04.11.16] Queen have always given the fans a treat around Christmas time in recent years with live releases and now we have the complete BBC radio sessions. There is this, the standard 2CD version and a 6CD … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKA – No Place In Heaven

Republic Records/Universal [Released 13.11.15] Now a quick rant about guilty pleasures in music. For me there is no such thing, music is either good or bad and is there to be enjoyed and share. I know we like genres and … Continue reading

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Gig review: QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT – 02 Arena, London, 18 January 2015

The benchmark for live rock performance was surely set by Queen in their heyday, the way they stole the show at Live Aid perhaps being conclusive proof. While there were many aspects to Queen’s success, the larger than life routine … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – Live At The Rainbow ‘74

Queen - Live At The Rainbow

Virgin/EMI [Released 09.09.14] Previously unreleased two live concerts from March and November 1974 recorded at the legendary Rainbow venue in London. These are available in numerous formats, from the single CD (of the November gig reviewed here) through to an … Continue reading

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Gig review: EXTREME – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

EXTREME – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

Extreme are a band who eluded me back at their peak. I had all the albums but never had a chance to see the band live, which I have always regretted, so a chance to see the guys playing the … Continue reading

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Album review: JONO – Requiem

www.jontheband.se Another great musical discovery from Sweden. Jono are centred around vocalist Johan Norrby who is joined by Within Temptation guitarist Stefan Hellebald and drummer Nicka Hellenberg, who appeared on the last Within Temptation album. Completing the line-up are Johan … Continue reading

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DVD review: QUEEN + – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

Eagle Rock Staged back on April 20th 1992 this was a the all star tribute concert held in honour of Freddie Mercury who had died the previous November as well as raising awareness of AIDS and funds for Mercury Phoenix … Continue reading

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Interview with RHYS THOMAS

Rhys Thomas is a comedian (‘The Fast Show’ and ‘Down The Line’ to name but a few) and has directed the new documentary on Freddie Mercury, ‘The Great Pretender’. He is a massive Queen fan and was also involved in … Continue reading

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FREDDIE MERCURY – The Great Pretender

Eagle Vision www.eagle-rock.com         Following on from last year’s award winning documentary on Queen comes one on Freddie Mercury. Produced by the same team which includes Queen superfan and comedian Rhys Thomas, this is a must have … Continue reading

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Queen Nation A Tribute To Queen gig review

Now that is how you pay tribute to one of the greatest bands ever. For months I have waited to see Queen Nation live, having only heard brief snippets of a couple songs they performed I had a feeling I … Continue reading

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FREDDIE MERCURY & MONTSERRAT CABALLE – Barcelona

Island Records (Released 3rd September) To celebrate 25 years since the original album was released we get a rather impressive re-issue. The album has been orchestrated with a full orchestra, the FILMharmonic Orchestra from Prague. The original music was done … Continue reading

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Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé’s classic ‘Barcelona’ album re-issued

Island Records announce the release on 3rd September 2012 of a special 25th Anniversary edition of Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé’s classic ‘Barcelona’ album.  “I’m moving into opera now. Forget rock and roll”. Freddie Mercury. 1987.  Special film on the … Continue reading

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