Brian May & Kerry Ellis - The Candlelight Concerts

Here's an interesting pairing of Queen guitarist May and musical theater performer Ellis; the connection for the seemingly oddball duo is that Ellis was one of the performers in the London stage version of the Queen musical We Will Rock You.

The first part of the show, set to a darkened stage lit mostly by candles, features Ellis' voice as May plays gently while she sings chestnuts like "I Who Have Nothing," "Born Free" and even the Kansas hit "Dust in the Wind."

A keyboard player joins in on the first Queen song of the night, "Somebody to Love;" "Love of My Life," "'39," and "Life is Real" from Queen's Hot Space album all come mid-set, sandwiched between more covers like the Beatles' "Something" and the Barbra Streisand classic "The Way We Were."

The show gets a little rowdy toward the end, closing with a blast of Queen numbers including "Tie Your Mother Down," "We Will Rock You" complete with audience-provided stomp rhythm, "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)" and a delightful take on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

The show was recorded live at Montreux last year and an included CD features a slightly different set list.

Get the DVD version here and the Blu-Ray version here

Brian May & Kerry Ellis - The Candlelight Concerts

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