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Bring Back That Leroy Brown is a Tin Pan Alley style song by Queen. The song was recorded between July and September in 1974 at AIR, Rockfield, Trident, and Wessex Sound studios and was first released as track B5 on Sheer Heart Attack on 1974-11-01. The song was never released as a single, but there was an A Cappella Mix released on the 2011 Deluxe Edition of Sheer Heart Attack made from the original masters, with the bulk of the instrumentation removed.
The song and lyrics were composed by Freddie Mercury who mentioned the Pointer Sisters were an influence for the song, and the title, no doubt, comes from Jim Croce's Bad Bad Leroy Brown. The song is sung by Freddie Mercury and he also plays jangle piano, Brian May plays guitar and banjo, Roger Taylor plays drums, John Deacon plays bass and double bass, and Queen and Roy Thomas Baker produced it.
I first heard this song in the mid-1990s after buying Sheer Heart Attack. Initially, I thought the song was a bit too silly sounding, not nearly and didn't like it, but after
- youtube.com/watch?v=4KNkivDaeBA - Album version.
- queensongs.info/song-analysis/songwriting-analyses/no-synth-era/sheer-heart-attack/bring-back-that-leroy-brown - Song analysis.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheer_Heart_Attack - Wikipedia page for Sheer Heart Attack.