|Hi, Bryan. I have a great deal of time for Queen having spent, with my cousin, a wonderful summer when we were quite young listening to A Night At The Opera, playing air guitar.|
I've always been very wary of orchestral versions of rock. It has the ring of pretentiousness about it. That said, Queen's music was supremely dramatic in nature, always. Brian May was perhaps the most melodic of rock guitarists both in his soloing and riffing. Freddie was the prototypical vaudeville act, over the top & hamming it up but always heartfelt in his delivery. It's hard to believe it's 15 years since he passed away.