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Official soundtrack for Queen’s biopic to feature rare live cuts and new studio recordings

Fans won’t have to wait too much longer until Queen‘s much-anticipated biopic Bohemian Rhapsody graces theatres nation-wide.

A few days ago, on what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 72nd birthday, the details of the original soundtrack were released. And it’s shaping up to be a goodie.

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The official soundtrack for Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody biopic has been revealed; will feature rare live recordings and new studio recordings.

Set to arrive on October 19, the soundtrack will include rare live recordings, including the band’s landmark 1985 Live Aid performance (previously only available as video footage), in addition to new and original studio recordings.

The Live Aid material, recorded in 1985, includes versions of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, Hammer to Fall and We Are the Champions. The LP will also feature a hybrid live-studio take on We Will Rock You, and a version of Don’t Stop Me Now with newly recorded Brian May guitar parts.

The film chronicles the band’s rise to fame, with a major focus on how Freddie Mercury became one of the most legendary rock stars of all time. Rami Malek, who is best known for his Emmy-winning role in Mr Robot, will star as Mercury.

Bohemian Rhapsody hits cinemas nationwide on November 2, 2018. The official soundtrack tracklisting is as follows:

1. 20th Century Fox Theme Tune (Performed by Brian May)
2. Somebody To Love
3. Doing All Right (2018 Smile Version)
4. Keep Yourself Alive (Live at the Rainbow, March 1974)
5. Killer Queen
6. Fat Bottomed Girls (Live in Paris 1979)
7. Bohemian Rhapsody
8. Now I’m Here (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1975)
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
10. Love Of My Life (Live In Rio, 1985)
11. We Will Rock You (Studio/Live Movie Version)
12. Another One Bites The Dust
13. I Want To Break Free
14. Under Pressure
15. Who Wants To Live Forever
16. Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Aid 1985)
17. Radio Ga Ga (Live Aid 1985)
18. Ay-Oh (Live Aid 1985)
19. Hammer To Fall (Live Aid 1985)
20. We Are The Champions (Live Aid 1985)
21. Don’t Stop Me Now (2018 Movie Version)
22. The Show Must Go On

Watch the trailer below:

[via Indie88/Rolling Stone]

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September 7, 2018