Merry Christmas by Freddie Mercury

SUNDAY: MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC!

QUEEN
THANK GOD IT’S CHRISTMAS

It’s Christmas and it’s a Sunday, so let me wish you all a very incredibly Merry Christmas and gorgeous Music Sunday!

Let’s celebrate with  Queen’s Freddie Mercury’s voice:

Thank God It’s Christmas was released on the 26 November 1984 and it spent six weeks in the UK charts over Christmas 1984 and New Year of 1985, reaching the number 21. The song was released as a single and was not included in any of Queen’s albums except only later in their Greatest Hits III released in 1999. This song was also a B-side of the 1995 single “A Winter’s Tale”.

And since it is winter and Christmas always revolves around tales.. why not have a listen to the dream piece by Queen:

A Winter’s Tale

A Winter’s Tale was released in 1995, after Freddie Mercury’s death which occurred in 1991. The song is said to have been recorded two weeks before Mercury’s death. He wrote the song, composed, and did both the vocals and keyboards for it. The inspiration for this song comes from Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Freddie Mercury, staring out the windows of their recording studio, is said to have been inspired by the irreplaceable alpine wonders. While his powerful voice is unmistakable, the style is rather unique to Freddie Mercury, it seems he left to us a dream to ponder upon.

The song sounds like a dream to me. I hope it can bring joy to your day.

Merry Christmas!

Roberta

A Winter’s Tale

It’s winter-fall
Red skies are gleaming – oh –
Sea gulls are flying over
Swans are floatin’ by
Smoking chimney-tops
Am I dreaming
Am I dreaming …?

The nights draw in
There’s silky moon up in the sky – yeah –
Children are fantisising
Grown-ups are standin’ by
What a super feeling
Am I dreaming
Am I dreaming …?
woh-woh-woh-woh

(draming)
So quiet and peaceful
Tranquil and blissful
There’s a kind of magic in the air
What a truly magnificent view
A breathtaking scene
With the dreams of the world
In the palm of your hand

(draming)
A cosy fireside chat
A little this, a little that
Sound of merry laughter skippin’ by
Gentle rain beatin’ on my face
What an extraordinary place!
And the dream of the child
Is the hope of the man

It’s all so beautiful
Like a landscape painting in the sky – yeah –
Mountains are zoomin’ higher – mm –
Little girls scream an’ cry
My world is spinnin’ and spinnin’ and spinnin’
It’s unbelievable
Sends me reeling
Am I dreaming…
Am I dreaming…?
Oooh – it’ a bliss.

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