I just saw Vol. 1 of Magic Years on You Tube.
HOLY HELL!!!!!!!! That is by far, and I mean a freakin' mile, the greatest Queen documentary ever. I have seen bits of it recycled here and there in other videos, but what I had not seen until now was absolutely incredible!
I could go on and on with cool stuff, but I will just skip to the end part which made my jaw drop. Freddie, Brian, John and Roger in the studio making 'One Vision'. I have seen about 20 or so seconds of that footage before, but not 4 or 5 minutes worth like in Magic Years. You see them go forward, then go off, then struggle with a part, then try something, then decide it doesn't work, then change a lyric, then try something else that does work, etc... You see how anal Freddie is over every little detail. What a perfectionist! And some of the experimenting and playing around sounds AWESOME!!! I swear, I would love to listen, and would listen all day to Queen just @$cking around in the studio. I don't just want the demos now. I want random musical brainstorming.
I've heard the albums, I have seen the concerts, the videos, Freddie's theatrics and showmanship. What I had not gotten a taste of until now was a look into the creative process behind their music. In a small way, I wish I hadn't seen it because now I am jonesing for more!
So please, anyone out there whose tight with Brian and Roger, please please please try and convince Queen + Paul Rodgers to place a video camera in the studio to film the new album.