The Millionaire Waltz
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Song by Queen from A Day At the Races
Writer Freddie Mercury
Recorded July - November 1976 at The Manor, Wessex, and Sarm Studios
Length 4:52
Genre Progressive rock, baroque rock
Musicians Freddie Mercury - lead and backing vocals, piano
Brian May - guitars, orchestrations, backing vocals
John Deacon - bass guitar
Roger Taylor - Drums, backing vocals
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"The Millionaire Waltz" was written by Mercury about John Reid (Queen and Elton John's manager at the time).[4] It is another multi-key and multi-metre song like "Bohemian Rhapsody", using abrupt arrangement changes and including May doing multi-tracked guitar choirs. It's a noteworthy example of John Deacon's 'lead bass' playing, which can be heard quite prominently during the first two minutes of the song in which only Deacon and Mercury play (bass guitar and piano respectively).

About two minutes into the song it changes character from the 3/4 waltz to a 12/8 hard rock segment, which lasts for about thirty seconds. The song then goes back to 3/4 metre and features a multi-layered guitar solo by May.


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