22 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The soundtrack to the Queen biopic will please both casuals and obsessives. For the former, lots of hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” and, of course, the grandiose title track among them. And for the latter, Queen struts out rare live tracks and fresh updates to classics. “We Will Rock You” merges a studio and live performance, “Don’t Stop Me Now” features newly recorded guitar parts from Brian May. The surviving members of Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme. But the biggest jewel in the crown is the addition of five songs from the band’s dramatic 1985 Live Aid performance—a faithful re-creation of which serves as the movie's climax—now available for the first time. Ayyy-oh!

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The soundtrack to the Queen biopic will please both casuals and obsessives. For the former, lots of hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” and, of course, the grandiose title track among them. And for the latter, Queen struts out rare live tracks and fresh updates to classics. “We Will Rock You” merges a studio and live performance, “Don’t Stop Me Now” features newly recorded guitar parts from Brian May. The surviving members of Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme. But the biggest jewel in the crown is the addition of five songs from the band’s dramatic 1985 Live Aid performance—a faithful re-creation of which serves as the movie's climax—now available for the first time. Ayyy-oh!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
340 Ratings
340 Ratings
Chemically Imbalanced ,

Don’t Dismiss This

I’m glad I read a review of this soundtrack before I decided against it. As a long-time Queen fan, I didn’t need another greatest hits collection. After reading the review, I knew I had to hear it for myself and I’m glad I did. From the opener, which is Brian May’s and Roger Taylor’s rendition of the 20th Century Fox theme, to the never before released on CD Live Aid performances, to the “revisited” renditions of familiar songs, to the archival live recordings, this is a must-have soundtrack. There are some studio recordings included, but they sought out the ultimate masters of these songs, and it’s apparent through the sonic clarity of this set. If you already own it all, there’s still something new for you here. If you’re new to Queen, you will enjoy this and want to seek out their other recordings.

Cwk99f2 ,

It’s good but should be better

All these years we have waited for the Live Aid performance to be released and I don’t know how you could’ve left “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You” from that performance off of this album. It’s incomplete in my opinion.

Dubbaman32 ,

The live stuff!

The best part of this soundtrack is having live aid on cd...well most of it. This cd is worth is just for the few live tracks! Queen, please release more live shows!

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