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Album: QueenReleased: 1973
Freddie Mercury wrote this. He was not a Christian, but was in fact Zoroastrian, so it is a bit odd that he wrote a song about Jesus.
The effects created by Brian May's guitar in the lengthy instrumental break led to the band being labeled "Psychedelic Rock" by many critics in Queen's early years. May has some interesting comments on the first album's propensity for complexity and over-arrangement (such as on "Jesus"). "We like some of the stuff on it, but we sometimes fell into the trap of over-arrangement," he said. "You know, the songs changed over the years and some of them probably evolved too much. You can get so far into something that you forget what the song originally was. But you have to get away from the idea that playing music is a competition. You should just keep on doing what you think is an interesting thing to do."