In part 1 of the miniseries, fans are treated to rare footage of the star talking about the importance of performing songs differently live compared to the album records.
The flamboyant singer, who died in 1991, shared: “People want to be entertained. How boring if we reproduce note-for-note what was on the album.
“People might as well just sit at home and listen to the album.
“It’s a show, it’s entertainment, and our songs take on a different meaning when we do a stage show.”
Freddie, whose personal items were recently sold at auction, reflected: “Visual theatrics have always been there from any kind of theatre entertainment. All the greatest acts have used it, in one way or other, like Jimi Hendrix or the Stones. It has to be there. It’s a form of entertainment.
“It’s like, you do your music and then entertainment plus. And I, sort of personally, you know, I just like doing that anyway. I’d hate to go on stage and just sit and sing my songs. I have to move. It depends on each song. If there’s an aggression in some song I have to show it.”
Freddie also felt it essential that Queen pay attention to every last detail of their shows.
Freddie said: “We’re learning a lot after every show, and I personally do a lot of research after every show to find out what’s going right, especially like the lights, they’re very sophisticated lights and they can do so much more. I think every day I learn something, you know, ask the lighting man to do something new.
“We’re interjecting the show with new songs. So, every time we do a new song, we have to have a new light thing. The light cues can be different, you know, forever. I mean, you can have a new show every day if you wanted to.”