Last week saw Queen and Adam Lambert’s album Live Around The World released. And as the record heads to a possible No 1 this week, there’s been a Bohemian Rhapsody movie reunion in relation to the live album. It turns out that the TV and online advert for the record is voiced by Gwilym Lee.
He’s heard saying in the trailer above: “This is Queen plus Adam Lambert, Live Around The World.
“The brand new album featuring 20 concert highlights, captured the world over.”
Aside from being an accomplished film and TV actor, Lee is an in-demand voice-over artist for the likes of Boots, Nokia, Football League – plus documentaries, audiobooks and games.
The album was released four years after Freddie Mercury’s death and included his posthumous recordings.
Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon played along to the late star’s vocals for the record.
Now in 2020, Queen and Adam Lambert decided that it was the right time for a live album, given the on-going pandemic.
After all, the band had seen their summer UK and European tour postponed to 2021.
When the Queen and Adam Lambert live album was announced, May said: “As we all grapple with the challenge of creating live shows in a world dominated by a formidable viral enemy, it seemed the perfect time for us to create a collection of hand-picked live highlights from our Queen shows over the last 7 years with our brother Adam Lambert.
“It’s a first! As you watch and listen to these tracks you’ll be journeying all around the world with us, and experiencing a complete virtual live set.
“The collection climaxes in Sydney earlier this year when, in support Fire Fight Australia, we recreated the complete Queen Live Aid set.
“It was a historic event for a great cause – with perhaps the highest adrenaline level since the original Live Aid in 1985.”
May added: “It makes me particularly happy that we can now share this unique moment with the whole world.”
While Adam Lambert said: “When we couldn’t tour this year we wanted to give the fans something in place of that, and a Live album just felt right.
“It’s the first time we have released an album together and we have had a lot of fun putting it together, picking out favourite performances over the past seven years.”
Queen and Adam Lambert: Live Around The World is out now.