Queen ‎– Bohemian Rhapsody

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EMI ‎– EMI 2375
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Picture Sleeve
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A Bohemian Rhapsody
Written-By – Mercury*
B I'm In Love With My Car
Written-By – Taylor*

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B. Feldman & Co Ltd., T/AS Trident Music
℗ 1975 Queen
Made in Gt.Britain

This original UK release comes in a matt paper picture sleeve.

Be aware that there is also a COPY sleeve in circulation that is not worth the same as this original.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out matrix A-side stamped): EMI 2375 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out matrix B-side stamped): EMI 2375 B-1

Other Versions (5 of 82) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMI 2375 Queen Rapsodia Bohemia = Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMI 2375 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
SP 621 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Promo) EMI SP 621 France 1978 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, Sol) EMI EMI 2375 UK 1975 Sell This Version
E 006-97 140 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7") EMI E 006-97 140 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

August 14, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
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
vinylworldrecords

vinylworldrecords

February 6, 2016
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?
andytechno

andytechno

June 6, 2012
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