It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, I feel good, and no one’s gonna stop me now. –
A special box set of Queen’s landmark 1977 album News of the World is here, marking the 40th anniversary of the original release. The new package includes the original album on CD, plus two further CDs of recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band’s archives, one of which is a newly created ‘alternative’ version of the whole album – Raw Sessions. For many Queen devotees, this Raw Sessions CD will be the most intriguing component of the new release. Mined deep from long-vaulted studio multi-track tapes, this extraordinary parallel album brings to light never-before-heard alternative versions of each of the album’s 11 tracks. Every lead vocal is different, as are most of the lead guitar parts and a great many other instrumental details. Here we experience We Are The Champions, anew with many unfamiliar vocal and instrumental elements, and for the first time at its full-recorded length rather than the edited 1977 album cut. Here also is the chance to discover peak era Freddie Mercury vocals on a track that nobody outside Queen’s inner circle has heard him sing before at all – Brian May’s All Dead, All Dead.
The original album version features May himself on vocals. Roger Taylor’s Sheer Heart Attack can be heard with its original long-lost guitar intro and uncut ending. Taylor’s other song, Fight From The Inside, is more remarkable in that we hear his demo vocal worked on in his home studio in preparation for the next sessions. Another outstanding feature of this weighty 40th anniversary box is a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes. There is also a rich selection of NOTW related memorabilia including three posters and a 60-page book of images, mostly previously unseen. The package is completed with a brand new one-hour DVD documentary, Queen : The American Dream, created from backstage material filmed during Queen’s 1977 USA News of the World tour.
11th October 2015
Brian May on Bohemian Rhapsody – ITV News At Ten
21st August 2017
Bohemian Rhapsody: QOL Reveals The Band Casting
As promised in our previous movie update, QueenOnline.com is, and will be, the place to hear all the news first on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. So here it is, the scoop, straight from Hollywood – No, literally, we just got sent all this from Fox…!
So, you already know about Rami Malek taking the role of Freddie, but here comes the rest of the band. QOL can exclusively reveal who will be playing Brian, Roger and John…
Gwilym Lee will be Brian May, Ben Hardy has landed the role of Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello will portray John Deacon.
6th September 2017
First Image of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
Rami Malek last week created a major buzz on Bohemian Rhapsody by dropping this huge tease on twitter: “I just had my make up, hair and costume tests as Freddie Mercury and it was overwhelmingly cool and truly unforgettable. Pics coming soon…”
Well we don’t have to wait any longer. Here he is in the first look of his Freddie incarnation unveiled overnight and making news worldwide.
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