Does the song "The March of the Black Queen" by Queen, have relations with the Black Queen of Alice in Wonderland?
#113487. Asked by SiegeTank55. (Mar 18 10 8:52 PM)
"The March of the Black Queen" was on the album Queen II,black side, so my answer is related to the album.|
"Queen II is the second album by British rock group Queen, released in March 1974. Released to an initially mixed critical reception, the album has since been cited by a number of music publications, fellow musicians and fans as one of the band's finest, and most underrated, works."
"The two sides of the original LP were labeled "Side White" and "Side Black" (instead of the conventional sides "A" and "B"), with corresponding photos of the band dressed in white or in black on either side of the record's label face. It is also a concept album, with the white side having songs with a more emotional theme and the black side almost entirely about fantasy, often with quite dark themes."
Perhaps there is a modern connection with fantasy of the black side and "Alice", but I couldn't find anything directly relating the two works. The new Tim Burton film didn't really factor in when the song was written.
Also there was no Black Queen in either writing of"Alice in Wonderland" or "Through the Looking Glass", so if the relation is there it wasn't intended when March was written in 1973.
Anyway there may be a connection between the two, but it wasn't intended by Queen when the song was written except in the most general terms.
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