This is a song off the “A Night at the Opera” album, but it doesn’t get much attention compared to Bohemian Rhapsody. Any hard core Queen fans are probably familiar with it . The story behind the making of it, plus the technical and production aspects, make it very interesting for any Rock fan IMO.
The song and lyrics were inspired by a dream Brian May had, though the story (to me) invokes ancient biblical melodrama themes .
The song is about 8 1/2 minutes, and the “Making of” is about 12 minutes. Serious epic geekery, if you have time to explore it.
This “Making of” features commentary by Brian May, Roger Taylor and producer Roy Thomas Baker.