Queen have collected previously unreleased recordings from their 1985 Live Aid concert for the upcoming soundtrack for the group’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The 22-track record is due for release on CD and digital formats on October 19th via Hollywood Records. Setlist for the record is below.
The Live Aid material, recorded during the band’s July 1985 show at Wembley Stadium in London, England, includes versions of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Radio Gaga,” “Hammer to Fall” and “We Are the Champions.”
The LP also comes with classic studio takes of the band’s greatest hits, a hybrid live/studio mix of “We Will Rock You,” a recording of “Don’t Stop Me Now” with new Brian May guitar parts ladi down and a reworked arrangement of the infamous 20th Century Fox opening fanfare with harmonized May guitars.
However, the most surprising track is a new recording of “Doing All Right,” which is a song from May and drummer Roger Taylor’s earlier incarnation, Smile. The song in question was later re-recorded for Queen’s self-titled 1973 debut LP. This 2018 version features May, Taylor and Smile vocalist Tim Staffell all singing lead vocals.
The Bohemian Rhapsody film, which stars Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, is out November 2nd. Malek recently opened up to American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about the hardest challenge with filming the Queen biopic.
“We shot the most iconic performance in rock history — Queen playing at Live Aid — on day one,” he said. “Our first shot was the four of us coming out onto Wembley Stadium stage as the members of Queen.” Kimmel later on asked the actor if he had the chance to meet Mercury’s family during filming. Malek admitted to meeting Mercury’s sister, Kashmira Cooke, who initially laughed at him when she saw him in Mercury’s ’70s glam rock look.
“It was an incredibly bizarre, alien moment for her,” said Malek. “Later on, she said it was a very emotional moment. To get that vote of appreciation from the people who were closest to him meant everything for me.”
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack Track List
- “20th Century Fox Theme”
2. “Somebody to Love”
3. “Doing All Right … revisited” (Performed by Smile)
4. “Keep Yourself Alive” (Live at the Rainbow)
5. “Killer Queen”
6. “Fat Bottomed Girls” (Live in Paris)
7. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
8. “Now I’m Here” (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
9. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
10. “Love of My Life” (Rock in Rio)
11. “We Will Rock You” (Movie Mix)
12. “Another One Bites the Dust”
13. “I Want to Break Free”
14. “Under Pressure” (Performed by Queen & David Bowie)
15. “Who Wants to Live Forever”
16. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Live Aid)
17. “Radio Ga Ga” (live Aid)
18. “Ay-Oh” (Live Aid)
19. “Hammer to Fall” (Live Aid)
20. “We Are the Champions” (Live Aid)
21. “Don’t Stop Me Now … revisited”
22. “The Show Must Go On”
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