'Queen and the Duke' Bowie Mercury 'Under Pressure' Illustrated Art Print
'Under Pressure' Illustrated Art Print
This is an interesting 'upside-down' print.
Who do you love more? Freddie or David...or both? If thinking about it puts you literally 'Under Pressure'...this is the print for you!
Maybe you can turn it around every week!
The song was played live at every Queen concert from 1981 until the end of Queen's touring career in 1986.
"Under Pressure", evolved from a jam session that Bowie had with the band at Queen's studio in Montreux, Switzerland. It was credited as being co-written by the five musicians. The scat singing that dominates much of the song is evidence of the jam-beginnings as improvisation.
However, according to Queen bassist John Deacon (as quoted in a French magazine in 1984), the song's primary musical songwriter was Freddie Mercury – though all contributed to the arrangement.
Brian May recalled to Mojo magazine, in October 2008, that, "It was hard, because you had four very precocious boys and David, who was precocious enough for all of us. David took over the song lyrically. Looking back, it's a great song but it should have been mixed differently. Freddie and David had a fierce battle over that. It's a significant song because of David and its lyrical content."
Fine art Giclee Prints on Xpression smooth 300gsm thick paper available. (I love this, as the archival inks enhance the colours, on light texture) Reminds me a bit of the texture of concrete. (see last photo for Giclee texture ref)
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