Friday, February 24, 2023

Queen rock Now I’m Here on The Greatest

Queen rock their 1974 classic, “Now I’m Here”, on the latest episode of their weekly series The Greatest.

This edition is a celebration of one of Queen's greatest opening numbers, and the song they've performed live more times than any other.

Written by Brian May for the “Sheer Heart Attack” album, the track’s piston-pump riff, call-and-response vocal and explosive dynamics made it the ideal song to light the fuse of any live show.

As Freddie Mercury told Record Mirror, the song also reminded fans that Queen were still rockers at heart.

“We released it after Killer Queen,” said Mercury. “And it's just a total contrast. It was just to show people we can still do rock 'n' roll, we haven't forgotten our rock 'n' roll roots. I enjoyed doing that on stage.”

Episode 6 in the series showcases four live performances of “Now I’m Here” – two classic clips with Freddie from the London Rainbow ’74 and London Hammersmith ’75, plus Queen and Adam Lambert performances from Summer Sonic, Tokyo in 2014 and most recent, from the band’s Rhapsody Over London show 2022.

Pick up your copy of Queen’s “Greatest Hits” here.

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