Song Spotlight: My Fairy King by Queen

Queen has been in the spotlight of late.  This is mainly the afterglow of the unexpected success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic.  More recently the band had a big showing at the Academy Awards. One of my favorite scenes in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie is the brief appearance of the pre-Queen band Smile. The band, … Continue reading Song Spotlight: My Fairy King by Queen

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Song Spotlight: New Horizons By Brian May

Let me begin by saying that I love Queen.  They were a rare example of a band where each member possessed equal talent.  As the front man Freddie Mercury often times received a great deal of the credit.  But look a little deeper and one will see that Queen was so successful because of the … Continue reading Song Spotlight: New Horizons By Brian May

Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Marc Martel recently released a stupendous EP of Queen cover songs entitled Thunderbolt and Lightning.  If you are looking for a paint by numbers album of Queen covers this is not it.  If you are an opened minded Queen fan looking for bold reinterpretations  of beloved classics then you have struck gold. Martel's collection is … Continue reading Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

Barcelona, Freddie Mercury's collaboration with opera superstar Montserrat Caballe, is his crowning achievement.  I have long felt this way about this incredibly special album.  Barcelona is the logical fulfillment of the  bombastic pop/rock opera fusion that Freddie Mercury helped to create within the context of Queen.  The music featured on the Barcelona album toned down … Continue reading Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe