David Bowie & Freddie Mercury Do Amazing Acapella Version Of “Under Pressure”
Singing acapella while listening to the music in headphones, the pre-autotune deliciousness is the direct result of actually having massive talent. Mercury and Bowie’s voices sublimely weave in and out of each other in compatible harmonies; the syncopated portions are even more jaw-dropping especially when you hear it without the musical cues that are in their ears.
Apparently, the song was written in a radical cocaine and wine fueled single day frenzy which is both amazing and…ummmm…amazing! Old school rock and roll decadence highlighted by a fierce flair for performance and an undoubted musical faculty is an ideal life.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles