Gallery update The works tour

Hey lovely,s I added some tour pictures from the works tour .

In my Defence Videoclip

The song was written by Dave Clark, David Soames and Jeff Daniels for the musical Time. During the musical, Mercury performed the song as a duet with Cliff Richard; this was the last time Mercury sang live in concert; his last performance would be Barcelona in 1988 with Montserrat Caballé, but that performance was lip-synced. Recorded as a solo project, it was recorded at Abbey Road in October 1985, about six months after Mr. Bad Guy was released. The producers expected that if Mercury was not satisfied with the final song, they would let him record with the rest of Queen, but Mercury found the final version satisfactory. “In My Defence” was first released on the Time LP in 1986. Other versions include ‘(Ron Nevison Mix)’ – released on The Freddie Mercury Album and instrumental version (with vocals for the last line) released also on The Solo Collection. The Ron Nevison mix is very similar to the original, but has different bass and drums, while some string parts were added and others were removed. The 2000 Remix is a remastered version of the Ron Nevison mix and has the same instrumentation mixed differently.

The music video, made after Mercury’s death in 1991, was directed by Rudi Dolezal and was a montage featuring outtakes of past music videos, numerous private shots, as well as highlights of Mercury’s career. Dolezal wanted the video that showed Mercury being happy and having a good time; much of the footage is the same as the previous “The Show Must Go On” montage also compiled by DoRo Productions consisting of Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher. It also features several quotations from interviews with Mercury, and ends with the line “I still love you” from “These Are the Days of Our Lives“.

and the rest is music history!

20 March 1970 – Sour Milk Sea performed last show Highfield Parish, Oxford, UK – a benefit for Shelter.Sour Milk Sea members were all blown away with Freddie. He was a riot of colour, he displayed enormous charisma and was immensely confident. When the band asked if Freddie wanted the lyrics to their songs, he said, “No thanks, I’ve got my own!” Chris Chesney: “I remember Freddie being really energetic and moving around a lot at the audition, coming up and flashing the mike at me during guitar solos. He was impressive. There was an immediate vibe. He had a great vocal range.

He sang falsetto; nobody else had the bottle to do that. He said ‘Do your own songs and I’ll make up my own words’ It was very clever and very good.”Jeremy Gallop said, “Freddie definitely managed to get the people in the audience in the palm of his hand, just by sheer aggression and his good looks. He was very posy, very camp, and quite vain.”Sour Milk Sea found bookings easy to come by in Oxford, as it was Chris Dummett’s home town. They performed a benefit for the homeless charity ‘Shelter’, staged at the Highfield Parish hall in Headington, Oxford, on 20th of March 1970 – just weeks before Freddie teamed up with Brian May and Roger Taylor in a new group. “That was the last gig we played with him,” remarks Chris Chesney.In an unusually contemporary move, the ‘Oxford Mail’ invited Sour Milk Sea to ‘have their day’ in print as a preview to their appearance. They also included a photograph of the group with the article, complete with Freddie – the only known shot to exist of him with Sour Milk Sea. Typically Freddie is the only one looking at the camera.Much of the band’s article was drawn from lyrics written by Freddie to a song called ‘Lover’ which later evolved into ‘Liar’, a track on Queen’s début album. It was a fascinating example of the heartfelt, elegiac, but ultimately vacuous prose which most British bands, famous or not, were dispensing at the time: ‘You never had it so good. The yogurt pushers are here. There’s a place I have been and a face I have seen today.

I have said all my prayers, never answered, never cared at all. But there’s a sudden change in me. I’m another person inside of me. Tomorrow I am going to see the last of the blue skies above me. Lover calling, I hear your voice, solar systems that surround you all your life, they remind me that you’re really from another source of light. Lover, take me to your leader, I give you body and soul. Come to understand, I grow my life in the palm of your hand.’” It was apparent immediately that Freddie and Chris Dummett had a rapport. They both possessed a deep love of music and realised they needed musical axis in order to focus on their songs. “Freddie had a much greater pop sensibility than most people around at that time,” said Chris. “

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Gallery update videoclip Keep yourself Alive

Do you think you’re better every day? No, I just think I’m two steps nearer to my grave….

Keep yourself alive, c’mon .. Keep yourself alive” 🎤🖤Queen, Take 2 – Today, 1 October 1973 – Queen film another promo video for ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ and ‘Liar’ at St. John’s Wood Studio in London. The original video for “Keep Yourself Alive” was shot on 9 August 1973 with Mike Mansfield (who later became known for his gigantic concert recordings) as the director. Tensions ran extremely high between Queen and the filmmaker who in response to each of their suggestions, politely thanked the musicians reminding them of their inexperience.

In the end, the band angrily fired Mansfield and discarded the video. The band felt the video was not within their creative world. It was true, the psychedelic (neon) visuals did not represent Queen at their best. It gave the band a very dated look. The kaleidoscope effect made you feel you as if you were back in a 1968 Iron Butterfly video. It was the complete opposite of the band’s vision and what they were trying to achieve. They refused to use Mansfield’s images as it portrayed a false image of them and they took matters in their own hands (as usual) and took over production.

The second version was recorded 1 October 1973, right before the band commenced an extensive British tour supporting Mott The Hoople, it was directed by Queen and Barry Sheffield (manager of Trident Productions). They filmed the video with a darker – dramatic, a more atmospheric lighting, earning their approval. This recording would be the one used on all further releases.Technician Bruce Gowers was on site ensuring everything ran smooth for the day, he developed a friendly relationship with the band. They would work with him again, in the future (Bohemian Rhapsody). The recording was never released publically and was only ever seen by fans one of four bonus tracks on the Queen discography Box of Flix released in October, 1991, shortly before Freddie Mercury’s death. This video footage is nearly 50 – years-old – and it’s absolutely incredible.👉https://youtu.be/JofwEB9g1zg

“To me, it is important, that there is a place in the world, where I can ‘hole up

“To me, it is important, that there is a place in the world, where I can ‘hole up’, where I am undisturbed. On tour, life is so exciting that I need a place of tranquillity. This is my apartment.”

This is how the fans know Freddie on stage: sexy, full of energy, elegant, and slinky like a cat.
In his own four walls, Freddie becomes a different person – quiet and thoughtful

Freddie Mercury Interview in his home @ Stafford Terrace, London by Bravo Magazine 1978