Seaside Rendezvous

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"Seaside Rendezvous"
Song by Queen
from the album A Night at the Opera
Released 21 November 1975
Recorded August–November 1975
Sarm East Studios
Genre Music hall, comedy music
Length 2:13
Label
Songwriter(s) Freddie Mercury[1]
Producer(s) Queen
Roy Thomas Baker
A Night at the Opera track listing

"Seaside Rendezvous" is a song by British rock group Queen, and is the seventh track on their fourth studio album A Night at the Opera. The song was written by Freddie Mercury under his vaudevillian/musichall influence.

The song is probably best remembered for its "musical" bridge section performed by Mercury and Roger Taylor in the middle part of the song.

Details[edit]

The song's "musical" bridge section was performed entirely by Mercury and Taylor using their voices alone, with Taylor at one point hitting the highest note on the whole album – a C6.[2]

Mercury imitates woodwind instruments including a clarinet. Roger uses mainly brass instruments such as tubas and trumpets, and even a kazoo. The tap dance segment is also "performed" by Mercury and Taylor on the mixing desk with thimbles on their fingers. Mercury plays both grand piano and jangle honky-tonk.[2]

This is one of the few Queen songs without Brian May participating at all.

Lyrics[edit]

This song has an old-time feel, with a ragtime sound and lyrics that could easily have come from the 1930s.

Live performances[edit]

Queen has never performed "Seaside Rendezvous" live.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A NIGHT AT THE OPERA. The Queen Reviews at brianmay.com
  2. ^ a b Seaside Rendezvous by Queen Songfacts. Songfacts.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-21.