Click to Watch in HD > Queen - Love of My Life (Rock-Montreal-1981)
Watch Love of My Life is a ballad by Queen from their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song was written by Freddie Mercury about Mary Austin, with whom he had a long term relationship in the early 1970s. After performing the song in South America, a live release of the single reached number 1 in Argentina and Brazil in 1981, and stayed in the charts in Argentina for an entire year.Freddie Mercury wrote it on the piano and guitar first, Brian May rearranged the song for acoustic 12-string guitar to facilitate live performances. May contributed occasional guitar phrases to the original recording and played the swooping harp glissandos by pasting together multiple takes of single chords. The song is an example of Mercurys familiarity with rubato phrasing, showcasing his classical piano influences, notably by Chopin and Beethoven. An acoustic version of the song features in the bands 1979 album Live Killers.With its similar lyrical theme, later single These Are the Days of Our Lives would hark back to Love of My Life, twice using the line I still love you. At the end of These Are the Days of Our Lives, Mercury simply speaks the words, as he would often do in live versions of Love of My Life.