|Keep Yourself Alive|
|Single by Queen from Queen|
|Released|| July 6 1973 (original release)|
1974 (Thailand, US)
1998 (US promo CD)
|Musicians|| Freddie Mercury - lead and backing vocals|
|Producer(s)||Queen, Roy Thomas Baker and John Anthony|
Keep Yourself Alive is the début single by Queen.
|This single||Keep Yourself Alive (1973)|
|Next single||Liar (1974)|
|This track||Keep Yourself Alive|
|Next track||Doing All Right|
Mercury might have helped on the musical arrangements based on the fact that (as it has been recalled by former bassists and the band themselves) they were in a more collaborative period in the pre-studio days and he was usually the one getting his way with structural ideas. While it is highly possible that he contributed ideas to the song (the modulation types and the expanded form are closer to his style than to May's), the bottom line is that even in that case Mercury would be more a co-arranger than a co-writer per se (like George Martin on The Beatles' songs).