Title: Bohemian Rhapsody
Catalogue number: TOCP-7259
Format: Cd single
Condition sleeve / record: NM / NM
Extra: No obi
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"Bohemian Rhapsody" was written by Mercury with the first guitar solo composed by May.
All piano, bass and drum parts, as well as the vocal arrangements, were thought up by Mercury on a daily basis and written down "in blocks" (using note names instead of sheets) on a phonebook.
The other members recorded their respective instruments with no concept of how their tracks would be utilised in the final mix.
The now famous operatic section was originally intended to be only a short interlude of "Galileos" that connected the ballad and hard rock portions of the song.
During the recording, the song became affectionately known as "Fred's Thing" to the band, and the title only emerged during the final sessions.
Despite being twice as long as the average single in 1975 and garnering mixed critical reviews initially, the song became immensely popular, topping charts worldwide (where it remained for an unprecedented nine weeks in the UK) and is now widely regarded as one of the most significant rock songs in history.
After Freddie Mercury's death, the song was rereleased as a double A-side to "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" on 9 December 1991 in the UK and September 5, 1991 in US.
|Formats||Cd Single 5"|
|Condition Sleeve/Insert||Near Mint or + (NM, NM+)|
|Condition Record/Disc||Near Mint or + (NM, NM+)|
|Hard to Find||Common|