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SSVEN SEAS OF RHYE
(Live at Wembley)
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Bohemian Rhapsody

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Is This the World We Created (Live Aid - 1985)
I Want to Break Free (Live at Wembley)
Under Pressure (Live at Wembley)

Queen - Seven Seas of Rhye (Live At Wembley)

Written by : Freddie Mercury

Album :Queen II (1974)

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Seven Seas of Rhye is a song written by Freddie Mercury and performed by English rock group Queen. It is the final track on the albums Queen and Queen II, released in 1973 and 1974, respectively. However, only a less-developed instrumental version was featured on the former. The completed version served as the band's third single.

The song was released as a single, and after the band performed it on Top of the Pops it became their first hit, peaking at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song, like "My Fairy King" from the debut album, Queen, is about Freddie Mercury's childhood fantasy world named Rhye. The song became a live favourite throughout Queen's existence. It features a distinctive arpeggiated piano introduction — on the Queen II recording, the arpeggios are played with both the right and left hands, an octave apart, whereas on the Queen recording, and most live performances, Mercury played the simpler one-handed version of these arpeggios. The theme also appears at the end of "It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)".

The version of Queen II ends with a cross fade, instruments blending into a "singsong"-style rendition of "I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside".

The Seven Seas of Rhye are also mentioned in another Queen song, "Lily of the Valley" from Sheer Heart Attack; in the lyric "Messenger from Seven Seas has flown/To tell the king of Rhye he's lost his throne".

In the Queen musical We Will Rock You, the Seven Seas of Rhye is a place where the Bohemians are taken after they are brainstormed by Khashoggi. 

 


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