Bohemian Rhapsody – The Inside Story

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Bohemian Rhapsody – The Inside Story

The film Bohemian Rhapsody has been a big hit at the cinema this Autumn. Telling the back story of the super group Queen.

Any one who knows me knows of my love of Queen. I’ve been a fan since the early 1970’s, when one of my older brothers introduced me to their music. This was actually pre-Bohemian Rhapsody. So very early Queen days.

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I just loved their sound and even Mum who is 87 loves their music. Might be to do with the fact she has heard them over and over again as I would have my tape recorder playing when ever I was home.

As soon as I had a job and some extra money I started buying their records. In fact the very first LP I ever bought was Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack. I still have it although I haven’t played it in years.

My favourite Queen song – well I suppose you are going to expect me to say Bohemian Rhapsody and WOW that is up there, but it’s an old song called Lap of the Gods. I’ve just always loved this since I first heard it, followed closely by ’39 a track on the Night at the Opera. A more of a ballad/instrumental song than Queen use all instruments to the fore songs.

I also love “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” my best friend growing up Chris loved this song and we would often dance around his dining room whilst it was on. Sadly I lost him to aids, like we lost Freddie. A savage time during the 80’s for aids. I miss him, and his perfect hair.

About the Book

This book is the official book of the Twentieth Century Fox and Queen film. It has lots of photographs from behind the scenes of the film and of Queen and Freddie Mercury. It has interviews, by the author Owen Williams, with the main cast and crew members telling the story of how this mega super group and its larger than life front man came to be brought to the silver screen.

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Many of Queen’s highlights are recreated for the film including their legendary performance during the Live Aid concert back in July, 1985. Some of Freddie’s iconic images are reproduced, including the scene from “I Want to Break Free”. Where the band members cross dress as females. It caused a storm when it first came out in the mid 80’s.

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The book also includes photographs and biographies of the band members and their entourage, including Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Jim Beach, Paul Prenter, Mary Austin, John Reid and many more.

My Thoughts

Bohemian Rhapsody – The Inside Story is a riveting read as well as a fabulous souvenir for the fans of Queen, their music and those that have seen or are about to see the film. I have really enjoyed reading it and looking at the photographs. I look forward to seeing Rami Malek in the movie and seeing how he portrays one of the biggest music legends.

If you are looking for a present this Christmas time for a music fan, then this book is a really good idea.

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story is available from Carlton Books and all good bookshops and online stores.

What is you favourite Queen song?

Nanna Jane

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9 Thoughts to “Bohemian Rhapsody – The Inside Story”

  1. fionajk42

    My favourite Queen song is “Killer Queen”.

  2. susan smith

    My Favourite Queen song is Bohemian Rhapsody, love that song

  3. nadiashanahan

    I love Queen I think this would be great!

  4. Emma Walton

    I love the song, One Vision – it’s definitely one of my favourites!

  5. Marie Evans

    My favourite Queen song is ‘ I want to break free ‘ .We have always been Queen fans & we have their greatest hits on CD so to break the monotony of the school run picking up granddaughter we play ‘Queen’ & has everyone knows Queen has to be played Loud ,So when we are at the traffic lights window down singing our heads off at ‘Radio Ga! Ga!’ little en in hysterics of the words Ga! Ga! We sure get some funny looks lol. Must admit I sadly missed the film but it’s out on DVD so all is not lost.But personally I like to watch there story & sing rather than read about them.

  6. Margaret Gallagher

    Epic – think its about time I treated myself – love books – love QUEEN

  7. Sharon Freemantle

    This seems like a book I would enjoy reading. Both hubby and I are Queen fans. Though we have yet to see the film.

  8. Gemma Thomas

    This books sounds really good, My dad is a huge Queen fan and reading this review makes me think I need to buy him this book for Christmas, Thank you for an honest review of the book

  9. Susan B

    What a lovely, personal review. I love Queen’s music, I loved Freddie Mercury (his Live Aid performance is unparalleled in recent pop history) and I love Brian May’s work on animal welfare. Look forward to seeing the film.

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