The well-known Freddie Mercury fan page on Instagram, Freddie Mercury Club posted a really rare performance video of “You Take My Breath Away” and shared some part from Freddie’s really little-known interview.

As you will read the caption below, Freddie Mercury stated that people think Freddie and Queen members are over complexed, but he doesn’t agree with that.

Here is the caption:

“43 years ago Freddie performed “You Take My Breath Away” for the very first time at Hyde Park before even recording it in the studio.
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✨Written by Freddie, “You Take My Breath Away” is based on the Japanese pentatonic scale and the song is the second track on A Day at the Races album which was released in December 19th 1976.

Here’s Freddie’s comment on the song:

Freddie Mercury in an interview on Capital Radio: “This one I did myself, I multi tracked myself. So the others weren’t used on this for the voices. I played piano and basically, I don’t know how we managed to stay this simple you know, with all our over dubs and things. People seem to think that we’re over complexed, and it’s not true. It depends on the individual track really, if it needs it – we do it. So this is pretty sparse actually by Queen and our standards.”

You can watch the video below.

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💥You Take My Breath Away (Hyde Park)💥 . 43 years ago today… Queen played to nearly 200,000 people for free at #HydePark on September 18th 1976 💪❤👑 . ✨43 years ago Freddie performed "You Take My Breath Away" for the very first time at Hyde Park before even recording it in the studio. . ✨Written by Freddie, "You Take My Breath Away" is based on the Japanese pentatonic scale and the song is the second track on A Day at the Races album which was released in December 19th 1976. . ✨All of the vocals and piano were done by him. There is a vocal interlude between this song and the next one that begins with a wash of vocals (repeating the words "take my breath") created by echoes (of a multitracked Freddie) regenerating in reverse, which gradually evolves into the repeated phrase "you take my (breath away)" and reintegrates into the next track, "Long Away". . ✨Here's Freddie's comment on the song: Freddie Mercury in an interview on Capital Radio: "This one I did myself, I multi tracked myself. So the others weren't used on this for the voices. I played piano and basically, I don't know how we managed to stay this simple you know, with all our over dubs and things. People seem to think that we're over complexed, and it's not true. It depends on the individual track really, if it needs it – we do it. So this is pretty sparse actually by Queen and our standards." . ✨While it has been assumed that the song is about Mary Austin, it's really inspired by David Minns, Freddie's first serious boyfriend. . 👉P.S. I was gonna post some other part of Hyde Park this year but I couldn't resist posting this again as it is my favorite part of the whole concert and Freddie's emotionally powerful and super heartfelt delivery sends shivers all over my body. But I promise I'll post more of the concert in the future. How was this song never released as a single is just beyond me…it's one of the most beautiful yet underrated love songs ever written by anyone. Whenever I'm listening to it I always say: Freddie YOU take my breath away… ❤ . #FreddieMercury #YouTakeMyBreathAway

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