Monday, December 17, 2012

Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender Blu-ray Review

Written by General Jabbo

When one thinks of Queen, the first person he or she usually thinks of is Freddie Mercury. This in spite of the fact that all four members of the band were major forces in their own right, contributing hit songs and, in guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor’s case, the trademark harmonies that enabled Queen to sound like no band before or since. Mercury was one of popular music’s best singers and arguably the greatest rock front man to ever grace the stage, effortlessly making crowds of 100,000 seem like intimate shows of 1,000. He was flamboyant, but he had the musical chops to back it up. In short, he was that good. In spite of his public persona however, little is known about the private life of this near recluse. A new documentary, Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender, attempts to unravel the mystery of one of music’s greatest characters.

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