Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack to the Latest Biography Movie of the Same Name is the official soundtrack album for the latest biopic of the same title. The movie stars Aidan Gillen as Roger Davis, a former Queen member who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Though devastated by his loss, he retained his artistic ability and continued to produce music. To support his artistic desires, he began to work on a musical project of his own, which led him to create the stunning album that you’re currently hearing. It is a beautiful and poignant record featuring the sound of acoustic guitars and piano. On top of that, there are also some beautiful background vocals by The Who’s Tommy Hilfiger.
After Roger’s untimely death, his surviving bandmates decided to commemorate his memory by compiling a special album for their fans. The musical composition was originally intended for a solo Roger release, but the band decided to release it as a standalone Bohemian rhapsody soundtrack to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of Roger’s death… The album was immediately successful and has now been re-released as a double CD with a special bonus disc featuring bonus songs previously only known to fans. Additional singles from this album have also been released via various online retailers. The original composition, along with all of its bonus tracks, can be purchased separately…
The movie mix features the original song chosen by Roger as the theme song for the film. It is an amazing recreation of the real concert atmosphere. A lot of musicians have tried to recreate it, but it is certainly unique and an amazing achievement. The music flows freely as if Roger were actually singing live. The movie mix incorporates the orchestration and special effects heard in the actual score, which is truly life-like and moving.
For the second installment in our Bohemian Rhythmbase soundtrack review, we are going to look at albums two through five. Albums two through five revisit the classic synthesizer pop songs popularized in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Many of these songs were featured on Roger’s first self-titled album. This collection is actually very well done; there are very few filler moments and the music flow quickly. We will also take a brief moment to discuss the band’s classic album, Please Me.
As mentioned before, please me… is a brilliant album featuring some of Roger’s best songs. As a bonus for buyers of our first collection, please me… also includes an excellent live aid track recorded by Dan Gibson at the legendary London club, The Garage. This is an amazing performance by a long-time Roger fan, especially considering the fact that he was not yet a main stage presence. Gibson’s contribution is very important to any Bohemian rhapsody soundtrack because he captures the feel of classic rock and roll in a live setting. It makes these songs even more memorable.
Our next song is called Beautiful Tonight, and is our second disc of our Bohemian rhymescore album review. This disc features the hit single Beautiful Tonight by The Rolling Stones. I would say that this is an easy song to sing along to, but it does have its critics (including me). Personally, I think that this song did not live up to the hype of fans, but then again, it is a great song nonetheless. I also find it amusing how Berry also manages to fit in the “oooh” and “aaah” chants into the song.
Another song on our Bohemian rhapsody soundtrack review is called Mercurypreneously unreleased, and was probably the last song David Bowie recorded before his death. I have always hated the studio version of this song, so it was exciting to hear the album in its original vinyl format. And while the vinyl may be a bit loud and distorted compared to the studio version, the overall quality of this album is quite amazing.
Finally, we will play one of my personal favorites, Hammersmith Odeon, which is available as a bonus track on our CD. This is another song that was not included on any studio version. A rough and tumble blues inspired ballad, Hammersmith Odeon was created by David Bowie. It is worth noting that despite appearing on the album in its “normal” version, the studio version appears to be slightly shorter than the actual song. What I like about this song is that the instrumental part of the song takes a little while to build up, but once it does, it is awesome.