Queen to Release Previously Unheard Live Tracks on 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Original Soundtrack

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Clockwise from front, Freddie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor, bassist John Deacon and guitarist Brian May of British rock band Queen, circa 1975.

Queen has announced on Wednesday (Sept. 5) that they will release a series of unreleased live recordings from their legendary performance at Live Aid as part of the original soundtrack to Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming Queen biopic.

Recorded in July 1985 at the historic Wembley concert, the songs included on the soundtrack are rare tracks previously unheard of in the band's expansive catalog.

The soundtrack contains 22 songs, featuring the Live Aid recordings of "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Radio Ga Ga," "We Are the Champions" and others from the iconic show, in addition to refreshing new takes on old favorites. "Will Will Rock You" starts off as the original recording that fans will instantly recognize, before seamlessly transforming into a live performance that has members of the audience participating in the anthemic track. "Don't Stop Me Now" features a re-recorded guitar section from Brian May to resemble the way the band plays the track today.

Listeners will also be treated to Queen's unique rendition of the "20th Century Fox Fanfare," along with unreleased live tracks from performances that took place in London, Paris and Rio de Janiero. 

The Bohemian Rhapsody Original Soundtrack will be released via Hollywood Records on Oct. 19, two weeks prior to the movie's Nov. 2 release date. Check out the cover art for the the soundtrack below.


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