Freddie Mercury’s isolated vocals from ‘We Are The Champions’ prove he was one of the finest tenors in history

6 December 2019, 14:38

Just listen to how Freddie Mercury’s voice, isolated from the rest of the Queen sound, is three minutes of pure power

Queen’s 'We Are The Champions’ is a bombastic monument of a song, one of the most iconic in rock history – but what happens if you strip away all the instrumentation and leave only Freddie Mercury’s voice?

As it turns out, you’re left with a crystal clear bravura tenor that rivals any operatic performance for sheer intensity. On display is Mercury’s gorgeous tone – natural, arresting, full of character and irresistibly rough around the edges.

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And that range. Wow – the full chest voice on display here is mindblowing. Freddie, we salute you: