Queen ‎– Bohemian Rhapsody

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Originally released October 31, 1975 and lifted from the seminal "A Night At The Opera" album, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is often considered to be Queen's magnum opus and one of the all-time greatest songs, reaching the #1 spot in numerous territories (nine consecutive weeks in the UK alone).

This grouping assembles most single releases, re-releases and bootlegs where "Bohemian Rhapsody" receives A-side/top billing. "I'm In Love With My Car" is the most-often used B-side song ("Death On Two Legs" and "Sweet Lady" being alternates).
There are two mixes of The B side "I'm In Love With My Car". Most releases play a remixed version (has car revs at the start of the track), but some issues (eg Canada and US) play the "A Night At The Opera" album version (with the false fade).

Shortly after Freddie Mercury's death in 1991 it was re-released again (and hit the #1 spot one more time) as a double-A single, grouped as QUEEN20 here.

Versions (83)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Pic) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
4 C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody (7", Single) EMI 4 C 006-97140 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4164 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car(7", Single) EMI 4164 Guatemala 1975 Sell This Version
4164 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody = Rapsodia Bohemia(7", Single) EMI 4164 Guatemala 1975 Sell This Version
E 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7") EMI E 006-97 140 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
E 45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7") Elektra E 45297 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
103-0043 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7") EMI 103-0043 Ecuador 1975 Sell This Version
3C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7") EMI 3C 006-97140 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", M/Print) EMI 3C 006-97140 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Promo) Elektra E-45297 US 1975 Sell This Version
EMI-4072 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI EMI-4072 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) Elektra E-45297 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
6C 006 97140, 5C 006 97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI, EMI 6C 006 97140, 5C 006 97140 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
1J 006-97.140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI 1J 006-97.140 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
5E 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI 5E 006-97140 Finland 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI 4C 006-97140 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI 2C 010-97140 France 1975 Sell This Version
E 45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) Elektra E 45297 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Adv) EMI, EMI 5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Bla) EMI 1C 006-97140 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Bla) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Blu) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-97 140 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, CSM) Elektra E-45297 US 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, CTH) Elektra E-45297 US 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Com) EMI 5C 006-97140 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 140, 1 C 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, EMI) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 006-97 140, 1 C 006-97 140 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 140, 1 C 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Inj) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 006-97 140, 1 C 006-97 140 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
5E 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Lar) EMI 5E 006-97140 Finland 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Non) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Ora) EMI EMI 2375 Ireland 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Promo) EMI 4C 006-97140 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Promo, CSM) Elektra E-45297 US 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RE, Red) Elektra E-45297 US 1975 Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, SP,) Elektra E-45297 US 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Sam) EMI, EMI 5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Sol) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4097 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Sol) EMI EMIJ 4097 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Yel) EMI EMI 2375 Ireland 1975 Sell This Version
none Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", TP) Elektra none US 1975 Sell This Version
none Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", W/Lbl) EMI none UK 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 1286 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Promo) EMI EMI 1286 Chile 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 1286 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI EMI 1286 Chile 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 1339 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI EMI 1339 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMI 2375 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
P-128E Queen ボヘミアン·ラプソディ = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, But) Elektra P-128E Japan 1975 Sell This Version
P-128E Queen ボヘミアン·ラプソディ = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Red) Elektra P-128E Japan 1975 Sell This Version
P-1430E Queen ボヘミアン・ラプソディ = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) Elektra P-1430E Japan 1975 Sell This Version
P-1430E Queen ボヘミアン・ラプソディ = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Promo) Elektra P-1430E Japan 1975 Sell This Version
EMI-73-X-088 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody (7", Single) EMI EMI-73-X-088 Philippines 1976 Sell This Version
049 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / Sweet Lady(7") Max (3) 049 Turkey 1976 Sell This Version
SEMI-88880, EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) Jugoton, EMI SEMI-88880, EMI 2375 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
SEMI-88880, EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) Jugoton, EMI SEMI-88880, EMI 2375 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
7920 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7") EMI 7920 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
P-128E Queen ボヘミアン·ラプソディ = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Cat) Elektra P-128E Japan 1976 Sell This Version
S-88 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / Death On Two Legs(7", Single) Tonpress S-88 Poland 1978 Sell This Version
2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Ltd, RE, Blu) EMI 2375 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SP 621 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Promo) EMI SP 621 France 1978 Sell This Version
EMI 2375, EMI 2787 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, MP, RE) EMI, EMI EMI 2375, EMI 2787 UK 1978 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Num, RE, S/Edition, Blu) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2C 008-97140, 2C 008-97.140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RE) EMI, EMI 2C 008-97140, 2C 008-97.140 France 1978 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RP, Gre) EMI EMI 2375 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
7920 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RE) EMI 7920 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
QUECD3, 20 3007 3 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(CD, Mini, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone QUECD3, 20 3007 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
QUE CD 3, TODP-2253 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(CD, Mini, Maxi) EMI, EMI QUE CD 3, TODP-2253 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
QUEEN DJ95 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Pur) EMI QUEEN DJ95 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Abbey Road Studios none UK 1995 Sell This Version
TODP-2560 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(CD, Mini, Single) Parlophone TODP-2560 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
TODP-2560 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) Parlophone TODP-2560 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
none Queen + Paul Rodgers Bohemian Rhapsody(3xFile, AAC, Single, 256 + 2xFile, MPEG Video) Parlophone none UK 2005
0602547500809, D002261911 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(12", Single, Ltd, RE) Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records 0602547500809, D002261911 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
none Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(CDr, Single, Promo) Virgin EMI Records none UK 2015 Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Num, S/Edition, Unofficial, Blu) EMI (2) EMI 2375 UK 2017 Sell This Version
5C 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI Holland 5C 006-97 140 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
E-45297 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RE, Red) Elektra E-45297 US Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RP) EMI 5C 006-97 140 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RP) EMI, EMI 5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RP, Bla) EMI EMI 2375 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RP, Sil) EMI EMI 2375 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EMI 2375 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, RP, Yel) EMI EMI 2375 UK Unknown Sell This Version
QUEEN DJ 95 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Unofficial) Not On Label (Queen) QUEEN DJ 95 Unknown Sell This Version
064 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(Flexi, 6", S/Sided, Unofficial, Pos) Morgot Records 064 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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fastcar800

fastcar800

January 15, 2019
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, Sol, EMIJ 4097
Side A of this 45 sounds terrible. It's too quiet, and has wah and flutter. Sounds like it was dubbed from analog tape. Side B sounds considerably better. It's louder and has no major audio defects. Not sure why Side A is so poor.
Trance88

Trance88

July 19, 2018
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, CTH, E-45297
Grew up listening to this 7-inch single. I've always noticed the very obvious pre-echo from the neighboring grooves being so close together to fit all 5:55 of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Scriptoria

Scriptoria

January 30, 2018
referencing ボヘミアン·ラプソディ = Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, But, P-128E
Somebody could upload label pic to see how is the butterfly in this release? Thank you.
streetmouse

streetmouse

August 14, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, Pic, EMI 2375
Just in case you’ve been under a rock and don’t know what this epic bit of flamboyant tempo shifting musical nonsense is about, allow me to briefly describe the content of one of the most bombastic novelty songs in all of history, equaled only by the yodeling of “Hocus Pocus” by Focus, which was released back in 1969, and contained not only yodeling, but symphonic heavy metal organ playing, accordions, scat singing, whistling, and or course a flute riff. But I digress ... “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the story of boy whose girlfriend left him for another guy, and of course, in immature fashion, he doesn’t kill the girl, the object of his love and desire, but the boy she cheated with. Of course the now dead boy’s gang goes looking for him, and in true cinematic fashion he goes to see his mother one last time. And yes, the gang finds him, this is the operatic part, the gunfight sequence if you will, where the gang members taunt and mock him for being “just a poor boy,” shooting into the air, which is the thunderbolt and lightning. All of his begging and explanations fall on deaf ears, and by some magical twist of fate, the selling of his soul to the devil [Beelzebub], he kills them all saying in celebration, “So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?!” Of course, even in these brief moments of celebratory ecstasy he realizes that he’s now a fugitive and on the run for the rest of his life, needing to “get right out of here,” which goes on to explain the silly melancholy at the end, knowing that even though he came out alive, he’ll never see his mother again, the true object of his desire and love, and the acknowledgement of his Oedipal complex, which truly changes fantasy to reality.

Of course “Bohemian Rhapsody” says several things about music, one is that the song is really bad, two is that the concept has been stolen from plays, books and music for over a two thousand years, and three, that it seems anyone can write an opera. Then there’s the aspect that underlays the nature of people in general, people who think that just because something was laid down in a book or a song, or a movie, that it’s good, when point of fact, it’s not. And just because it was written so many years ago, doesn’t mean it’s a classic, it just means it’s old. And lastly, there was a reason “Bohemian Rhapsody” was set to head-banging in Garth’s AMC Pacer, and was chosen as the center piece for the movie “Wayne’s World,” and that was simply because it was out of time, out of place, in your face and childish. And this is what happens when a band think that they’re more than they are, step outside of a box, trip and tumble over.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is and has become a parody of itself, it’s a party song where drunken buffoons link arms and for no doubt the first time in their lives wail together as if they’re part of the movie, knowing none of the words, and gradually falling out of the group sing-a-long, with not a single person making it to the six minute mark. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the beginning of the high water mark of what radio would play, and what listeners would accept as greatness, this attitude is still riding the wave today with auto-tuned vocals, and senseless meanderings. So all I can say is, “Thank you Queen for the beginning of the downward spiral.” Remember my dear friends, it’s perfectly alright to forget this song, to admit that you were too young to know better, and that hopefully time will not be kind to this bit of insanity.

Review by Jenell Kesler
wvandeborne

wvandeborne

February 10, 2016
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, 6C 006 97140, 5C 006 97140
sorry something is wrong 7 inch says 6C and sleeve 5C
vinylworldrecords

vinylworldrecords

February 6, 2016
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, Pic, EMI 2375
I have a copy of this (Green Elektra label) but the b-side has no words printed on the label. Does anybody know anything about this and give an appraisal?
AZNRGcollectables

AZNRGcollectables

November 27, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 12", Single, Ltd, RE, 0602547500809, D002261911

Record Store Day exclusive Not 180 Gram vinyl, but a very good quality UK pressing. Very quiet vinyl on first plays.
Clogwhistle

Clogwhistle

March 9, 2013
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, CD, Mini, Maxi, QUECD3, 20 3007 3
To my disappointment this version of "I'm In Love With My Car" is the album version, not the single version.
andytechno

andytechno

June 6, 2012
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, Pic, EMI 2375
its a mini syphony.absolute epic track and will be hard to beat on imaginative lyrics.where did he get these words from.an absolute legend and his music will live on forever.rip freddie
dvd2000

dvd2000

November 1, 2010
referencing Bohemian Rhapsody, 7", Single, RP, 5C 006-97 140, 5C 006-97140
Also with white titles on sleeve (same catalog#)