Was the beginning portion of Bohemian Rhapsody ever performed live? I know Freddie mostly just started with the ballad section, but was the "Is this the real life? etc." part ever performed live?
I think the closest we have ever got to the whole song live was The Queens birthday party in 2002 when the middle section was performed live for the first (And only?) time by the cast of the musical with Brain and Roger.
I few tribute bands have attempt the intro, "NIGHT OF QUEEN" being the one that springs to mind as it has about 13 people on stage.
WOOF ! wrote:
Sebastian I am almost certain Queen never ever performed "You & I" live in concert. It was one of those Gems like "Soul Brother" that got ignored.
A few years ago many of us would've said the same about 'Master-Stroke' and 'Sidewalk', but they did play them at least once. It could have also been the case for 'You and I' and others, although there's also the chance that, indeed, they didn't play them live.
I don't think it ever was but on the other hand we didn't have recordings from all shows so there is still extremely low chance that some never heard show before will surface with at least improvised version. But i don't believe in this.
Also, maybe at some point some of those songs might have been performed in a sound check. Or more likely at your rehearsals and then dropped.
I wish at some point, while it’s still possible, someone would do like a massive in depth interview with them more geared towards “hardcore Queen Fans” interests so we can see a bit of more light into these kind of questions. Even though I suspect, which is understandable, those subjects aren’t really too interesting for Brian and Roger at the time. But who knows until someone tries such an interview?