In honour of our splendid exhibition, Bohemian Melbourne, currently on show in the Murdoch Gallery until 22 February (you’d be mad to miss it!), here’s Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in just a few of the multitudinous versions available on our music databases. You can enjoy them here at the Library, or from home if you’re one of our Victorian registered members; oh mama mia, mama mia!

Symphonic Rock: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

RPO/Naxos

RPO/Naxos

For those who didn’t think the original was symphonic enough!

 

Tenology: The Ten Tenors

Warner/Naxos

Warner/Naxos

How many tenors does it take to fill Freddie Mercury’s vocal chords?

 

A surprisingly effective arrangement by the marvellous Benaud Trio.

 

Hot Brass: United State Airforce Band of Mid-America

Altissimo/Naxos

Altissimo/Naxos

 A somewhat restrained brass band rendition; nothing to scare the horses here.

 

Brazilian Queen: performed by Clare

Procom Discos? Alexander Street Press

Procom Discos/Alexander Street Press

More rhapsody than bohemian, I’d say…..

 

The lads themselves; enough said!

 

Any other versions we should know about?

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