vendredi 15 mars 2013

Bohemian Rhapsody will never be forgotten!

By Paula Simpson

Queen's most renowned and classic song, Bohemian Rhapsody is played at all occasions and is amongst the English rock band?s most popular tunes. Released in 1975 and topping the singles chart in Britain for many weeks, this epic rock song is a mixed audible delight of ballad, hard rock, awe-inspiring vocals and incredible musicianship.

Today, the approval for the Bohemian Rhapsody has not waned actually this 6 minute long creation is played at most weddings, birthdays, discos and is mostly the last tune played in many 70s time clubs around the globe.

The quiet introductory vocals, followed by the ballad section, then guitar solo, opera, heavy metal then outro all blend to form one of the best rock masterpieces ever.

Introductory Vocals- The Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics are what make it so different. The haunting introduction with wonderful male harmonised vocals singing the cryptic words "Is this the real life, Is this just fantasy" is probably one of the most symbolical intros to any rock tune of almost any era.

Ballad- Freddie Mercury's voice and piano solo ballad at the start of the tune is the second "layer" which creates the dazzling build up for the remainder of the tune. In fact , the track is made from many layers and musical genres, and it is this use of layers which makes the song actually unique.

Guitar -Brian May's forceful electric guitar solo bridge continuously increases the powerful sense of the track, and further emphasises Bohemian Rhapsody's words, especially powerful ones such as ?Sometimes I'm wishing I?d never been born at all? The desperation and fervour of the guitar solo adds gravitas to the words even more.

Heavy Metal- Short, staccato piano chords interlinked with small and large choral vocals, with 'Galileo ' repetitions give the tune a bizarre and overall two-minded sense to it. The quick words, harmonies and vocals swiftly build to a tough rock section which is the crescendo of this powerful song.

Outro- The outro echoes the introduction and brings the song to a neat close, with the words "Nothing really matters to me" hauntingly ending the piece.

The track is a surprisingly powerful and symbological song of the 70s rock age and is one of the ultimate rock tunes of the time, if not of all time. Whether you are a Queen fan or not, you cannot help but love this multi layered influential song.

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