Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Year Of Love - Queen - Acoustic Guitar Tutorial

How to play Queen - One Year Of Love from the album A Kind of Magic and used in the film Highlander

The song is in 12/8 which is important to remember when strumming to get the timing right.

The video contains the onscreen chord progression.

"One Year of Love" is a song by British Rock band Queen which was originally released on their twelfth studio album A Kind of Magic in 1986. The song has been written by John Deacon and sung by Freddie Mercury for the film "Highlander".The band never performed the song in their live performances. The album version features John Deacon playing Yamaha DX-7 synth, a string orchestra conducted by Lynton Naiff and a saxophone played by Steve Gregory. In 1992 in the U.S.A. the song was released as a promo-single.

The song has been written in the key of D. Deacon decided to substitute the guitar components with a saxophone solo after a discussion with Brian May, who does not appear in the song.

It was released as a single in France and Spain only,and appeared during the bar scene in Highlander.The single charted only in France.The B-side of the single was "Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)".

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