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Under Review 1946-1991 Queen: The Freddie Mercury Story DVD

Review by Gary Hill

Freddie Mercury is certainly a legend of music – and while many legends didn’t have talent that really warranted their status, Mercury had it in spades. That made Queen a diamond in the club of rock and roll elite and endeared them to the hearts of many. OK, sorry, but once I typed in “spades” I realized the card theme with the band’s name and had to run with it. The sentiment, though, corny verbage aside, is still true. Queen was one of the more talented bands out there and Mercury was a big part of that. This documentary focuses (as the title makes clear) on Freddie Mercury, but also (as it should) covers the band in detail, too. Like all in this series we get a lot of insights into the music and performances involved in the band’s music. This (along with a lot of cool clips) make it a great documentary. The music world lost a genius in Freddie Mercury. This great documentary both reminds us of his talent and shows just how deep that loss runs.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2007 Volume 6 at lulu.com/strangesound.
 
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