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“Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender” on DVD and Blu-ray

Written by admin on July 11, 2012 – 9:24 am -

A new documentary titled “Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender” will be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray in September.

“Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender” was produced and directed by Rhys Thomas, who searched the Freddie Mercury archive for rare interviews, concerts, video shoots and personal material, much of which will be seen for the first time.

Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender

Accompanying the fascinating archive material will be newly filmed contributions from fellow Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, Queen manager Jim Beach, soprano Montserrat Caballe, composers David Arnold and Mike Moran, lyricist Tim Rice, comedian and lifelong fan Matt Lucas, and many more.

Among the highlights on the film are for the first time ever Freddie and Rod Stewart singing their demo for “Take Another Piece of My Heart,” an unreleased song from 1984, a snippet of the unreleased Michael Jackson / Freddie Mercury collaboration “There Must Be More To Life Than This”, Freddie with the Royal Ballet 1979 (never seen in full before), and lots of footage from Freddie’s 39th Black and White birthday party at Mrs. Henderson’s nightclub in Munich in 1985. There is also Freddie’s earliest filmed interview from 1976, which was unearthed in Australia, and another interview from the same year with NBC in the USA.

Fans will also be treated to outtakes from the video shoots for “I Want To Break Free,” “One Vision,” “Days of Our Lives,” “I Want It All,” “A Kind Of Magic,” “Princes of the Universe,” “Living on My Own,” Born To Love You,” “Great Pretender,” “Made In Heaven,” and “Who Wants to Live Forever.”

Also released in September is “The Great Pretender” book, and the “Barcelona: Special Edition,” which sees Freddie and Montserrat’s original album re-recorded with a full 80-piece orchestra.

The DVD, Blu-ray and book are already available for pre-order.


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