Kenny Everett: Well…
Freddie Mercury: So I don’t need to play my album, really [Laughs]
Kenny Everett: And also The Eagles, the three for your Christmas stocking, folks. This is me talking to Freddie Mercury of Queen, who must be a millionaire by now, what Freddie?
Freddie Mercury: Oh in what way?
Kenny Everett: Financially and commercially, I mean you keep buying these paintings and things.
Freddie Mercury: Yes because I like them. Actually it’s what I’ve been interested in a long while, and now that I’ve got a little bit of money to throw around. I thought I might as well go and buy it. So I went to Sotheby’s the other day, and got a few paintings. The dealers weren’t pleased at all! [Laughs].
Kenny Everett: Actually, you’ve brought champagne with you, which is very good of you.
Freddie Mercury: But of course dear, it travels with me everywhere.
Kenny Everett: You make Gerald Harper look quite cheap. Thank you for that [Laughs]. Usually when I come in here, the place is full of old dead bottles, you know. And green fly but we’ve made him look peculiar today. Right, The Millionaire Waltz which is the next track on the LP, what’s this?
Freddie Mercury: Well it’s all about John Reid actually.
Kenny Everett: You’re manager, well he’ll love all that.
Freddie Mercury: I might as well…
Kenny Everett: It’s a bit gay and weird and strange, but it grows on you.
Freddie Mercury: It’s very out of the Queen format, really and we thought we’d like to do that on every album. I think I went a bit mad on this one. But it’s turned out alright I think, it makes people laugh sometimes.
Kenny Everett: It’s very jolly, let’s have a listen to it.
THE MILLIONAIRE WALTZ
Freddie Mercury: Ooh, lovely! Actually I’d like to say that Brian did do a very good job on the actual guitars. He’s really taken his guitar orchestration to its limits, I don’t know how he’s ever going to out do that one actually. And John played very good bass on that. I think it’s good and we’re patting ourselves on the back again. I really think it’s worked out well especially from the orchestration point of view. Because he’s really used his guitar in a different sort of way, I know he’s done lots of orchestrations before.