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Posted: 13 Nov 11, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Folks, Just thought I'd share this download of the Freddie Documentary broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Saturday 12th November 2011. ( This has also been posted on the Announce Forum)
'
The Mysterious Mr Mercury'  narrated by Midge Ure and consists mostly of interviews not heard before about the private life of Freddie.

Length - 30 mins approx

Format - mp3. Size - 27.5MB

http://www.mediafire.com/?kp3u0pplbr6fc2e

Enjoy  [img=/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif][/img]

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Posted: 15 Nov 11, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this! I'll listen to it at work! Very much appreciated. Have you got any other similar radio documentaries?

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Posted: 15 Nov 11, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listened to this today, it was really good. One of the best documentary's about Freddie. The three things this documentary got right 1) The interviewees were the best you could ask for, as well as being varied (from Peter Hince to Peter Freestone. And this is the first time I've heard Mary since The Untold Story!!) 2) It wasn't stingy, it bought the rights to Queen songs so you didn't have shitty little songs which sound a little bit like Killer Queen in the background. 3) It told me information I didn't know before, which is rare for a Mercury documentary (Stuff like Mary finding out about Freddie's AIDs and Freddie then lying to her for 18 months, convincing her it was a mistake before revealing! As well as Freddies logic for giving her Garden Lodge)

Can't recommend this enough, thought it was brilliant. Surprised there's not more hype to be honest.

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Posted: 15 Nov 11, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A bit poor to be honest i.e. The Mr. Bay Guy section "Living On My Own" the remix version was used, not the original but the Paul Gambaccini inputs were worthwhile

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Posted: 16 Nov 11, 03:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I, too, thought it was good and nicely done.

But there were a few mistakes of fact. Most notably suggesting ANATO was the third album.

Martin


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Posted: 16 Nov 11, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[quote]The Mr. Bay Guy section "Living On My Own" the remix version was used, not the origina[/quote]

Nitpicking aren't we?

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Posted: 16 Nov 11, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In reply to Supersonic and anyone else who wants more Queen Radio Documentaries, here's what I've got in mp3:

Roger Taylor BBC 6 Music Interview http://www.mediafire.com/?7iyixxfl1xcuiky

Brian May/Bob Harris about BBC Old Grey Whistle Test  Appearances http://www.mediafire.com/?cxy9vu7g6v87kbd

News of the World Album Feature / Johnnie Walker BBC Radio 2 http://www.mediafire.com/?h25oof7aa1edzdm

'One Vision'.. BBC Radio 2 Johnnie Walker Documentary http://www.mediafire.com/?qbds0dyelvwwgyg

Absolute Radio 'Killer Queen' Documentary Part 1 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5pv5aajdy43azwa

Absolute Radio 'Killer Queen' Doc. Part 2 http://www.mediafire.com/?hj49mbj9e76bh51

Enjoy!

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Posted: 16 Nov 11, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under the heading of "no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise" ........  the part about Freddie in the
dumpster and the pain and soul searching it caused was not old news to me because I had not
heard it yet.  Is this incident widely known in other books & docs?  After this happened did anything
change to prevent a further bad episode as this?


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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some of the interviews were pulled back from Days of Our Lives (2011) BBC documentary... (for example the bit about recording process of BoRhap).

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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But.... BoRhap being about Freddie's coming out with his bisexuality ? Really ?
More statements like this and they will ruin the awesome song...