The band confirmed the release on what would have been singer Freddie Mercury's 72nd birthday
Audio tracks from Queen‘s performance at Live Aid will be released for the first time ever as part of the soundtrack for the upcoming film Bohemian Rhapsody.
The biopic, which stars Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury, will tell the story of the band from their formation in 1970 up to 1985 when they performed at the Live Aid charity concert at Wembley Stadium.
Recordings of their performances of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Hammer To Fall’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ will feature on the soundtrack. The only time fans will previously have been able to enjoy these tracks is as part of a DVD and Blu-Ray extra on ‘Queen Rock Montreal‘.
The Bohemian Rhapsody OST will also include other rare live tracks from across their career, new versions of classic songs, and other studio recordings. It was produced by the band’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, the former of whom decided they should record their own arrangement of the 20th Century Fox fanfare to open both the album and the film.
The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack will be released on October 19 as a CD, cassette, double-LP, and digital album. The tracklist is as follows:
’20th Century Fox Fanfare’
‘Somebody To Love’
‘Doing All Right… revisited’ (performed by Smile)
‘Keep Yourself Alive (Live At The Rainbow)’
‘Fat Bottomed Girls (Live In Paris)’
‘Now I’m Here (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)’
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’
‘Love Of My Life (Rock In Rio)’
‘We Will Rock You (Movie Mix)’
‘Another One Bites The Dust’
‘I Want To Break Free’
‘Under Pressure (Performed By Queen & David Bowie)’
‘Who Wants To Live Forever’
‘Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Aid)’
‘Radio Ga Ga (Live Aid)’
‘Ay-Oh (Live Aid)’
‘Hammer To Fall (Live Aid)’
‘We Are The Champions (Live Aid)’
‘Don’t Stop Me Now… revisited’
‘The Show Must Go On’
A trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody was released earlier this summer, featuring clips recreating their first gig with Mercury, the writing of ‘We Will Rock You’, and more.
The film, which is released on October 24, faced some difficulty earlier in its development when original director Bryan Singer was fired in December 2017. Dexter Fletcher replaced him at the helm for the remainder of filming and in post-production.