It seems as of late there has been a lot of news by Queen influenced bands, The Darkness & Foxy Shazam as of late. While it is great to see the influence of Queen in these newer acts, I think it is important to remember one of the most important and successful bands of all time.
On January 31st, 2012, Queen via Eagle Rock Entertainment, have released a powerful new documentary titled Days of Our Lives. This moving film documents the band from the beginning as their previous incarnation, Smile, up to their final moments of life with Freddie Mercury.
I have always thought of Queen as a tremendously talented band. I was too young to have seen them live with Freddie Mercury, but I have always enjoyed their music.
Freddie Mercury was such an amazing singer. He is the type of talent that comes around once in a lifetime. After watching Days of Lives, you will quickly realize that Queen, and its four members Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Freddie Mercury, were an unstoppable creative force. Their music and successes has been surpassed by very few bands. This documentary shows a great insight into their process of creating music, and the lows and highs of Queen’s career.
Even if you are a casual fan of Queen, I believe you will find Days of Our Lives, interesting and entertaining. The documentary is nearly two hours long, and is one of the better documentary’s that I have seen.
In addition to the documentary, the DVD & Blu-ray includes seven Queen videos, “Seven Seas of Rhye”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “We Are The Champions”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Under Pressure and “Radio Ga Ga”. I loved getting to see these videos again. Their inclusion on this DVD adds a lot of value to Days of Our Lives. The bonus video content also has three features “From Magic to Miracle 1986-89”, “Going Slightly Mad: Making of Innuendo 1990-91”, and “Made In Heaven 1995” all of these are nicely done.
Days of Our Lives is an excellent Queen experience that I will never forget. This DVD turned me into a Queen fan all over again. I can recommend this DVD enough!
You can pick up Days of Our Lives at this link!
Rating: Out of 10