Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack
September 6, 2018by Paul Sinclair
Live Aid performance issued for the first time ever on forthcoming soundtrack to Freddie Mercury biopic
Inevitably, a soundtrack to the new Queen / Freddie Mercury feature film Bohemian Rhapsody was always going to be released, but Hollywood Records have scored something of a coup, by managing to license the audio of the band’s classic performance at Live Aid and effectively make it a ‘must buy’ for fans.
As well as five tracks performed at the legendary July 1985 concert Bohemian Rhapsody includes other rare live tracks and ‘movie mixes’ of some songs. In case you are wondering this features “all-original Queen recordings and vocals”.
This soundtrack is issued on CD on 19 October although the gatefold 2LP vinyl is an age away, with a release slated for February or March 2019. A special clear cassette edition is also being made available at HMV and independent record shops. The film gets its world premiere in the UK on 23 October.