Studio Gems #3: Queen - "The Prophets Song"

Studio Gems #3: Queen - "The Prophets Song"
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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 :slightly_smiling_face:. 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 :cold_sweat:.

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.
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This “Making of” features commentary by Brian May, Roger Taylor and producer Roy Thomas Baker.
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God Damn ! That song is a masterpiece! I grew up hearing my older brother playing Queen , RUSH, Zeppelin, Kansas, Aerosmith, and many other great, classic rock bands, so I realize I’m biased towards a lot of that music but there’s quite a few Queen songs that I still don’t like til this very day, but this song is not one of them! This is brilliant !!! I can only imagine the work they put into this beauty.

Now, I will watch the second video, Making Of The Prophet’s Song.

It was fun revisiting it. I had a friend who was a huge Queen fan, and this was back in the mid-70’s when the albums were literally just coming out. He played Queen (I) and Queen II (also Sheer Heart Attack) incessantly, and when A Night at the Opera came out, he went gonzo, played it over and over and over. So that album is burned into my memory for eternity.

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