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Feb 20, 2019

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Well, either way, this is definitely an episode of Strong Songs about Queen's genre-blending rock saga "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Kirk dives into Freddie Mercury's operatic opus and learns a lot about vocal technique, piano motifs, harmonic easter eggs, studio production, Strategic Brian May Deployment™, and all the ways doubling a track can make your voice sound cool in the studio.

Band/Artist: Queen

Album: A Night At The Opera, 1975

Composed by: Freddie Mercury

Produced by: Roy Thomas Baker

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ALSO FEATURED:

"Don't Stop Me Now" by Freddie Mercury from Jazz, 1978

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"We Will Rock You" by Brian May from News of the World, 1977

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"Somebody to Love" by Freddie Mercury from A Day at the Races, 1976

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" a cappella cover by Pentatonix from PTX Vol. IV: Classics

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