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Posted: 10 Feb 08, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen's worst tour - bad sound, freddies voice suffers terribly, he looks unhealthy, clothes were terrible (both freddie and brian). Even the venues suck.

Thank fuck they rectified it for the Magic Tour.

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Posted: 10 Feb 08, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great setlists, though. Arguably the best they ever had.

I actually think the Magic Tour was one of their weaker ones.


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Posted: 10 Feb 08, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Couldn't agree more! VERY sloppy tour all around! Looked and played great a year later. They went out on top and in fine form!

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Posted: 10 Feb 08, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

una999 wrote:

Queen's worst tour - bad sound, freddies voice suffers terribly, he looks unhealthy, clothes were terrible (both freddie and brian). Even the venues suck.

Thank fuck they rectified it for the Magic Tour.


Without a shadow of a doubt you are right!
One good thing about that tour tho was the lightin rig - what a cracker!


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Posted: 10 Feb 08, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was at a couple of Works shows and they were excellent -- VERY heavy. If anyone has heard Stone Cold Crazy live you will know what I mean. Shows were in Dublin, so I had to cross over to the dark side for a bit...


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Posted: 10 Feb 08, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saw them in Melbourne and was well pleased. Listening to the tape of the show 20 years later I was quite impressed. Freddie's voice in Killer Queen and Somebody to Love much lighter and crisper than Magic Tour. Seems as though Freddie yelled through much of 1986!

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Posted: 11 Feb 08, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Saw them in Melbourne and was well pleased. Listening to the tape of the show 20 years later I was quite impressed. Freddie's voice in Killer Queen and Somebody to Love much lighter and crisper than Magic Tour. Seems as though Freddie yelled through much of 1986!


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Posted: 11 Feb 08, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

I was at a couple of Works shows and they were excellent -- VERY heavy. If anyone has heard Stone Cold Crazy live you will know what I mean. Shows were in Dublin, so I had to cross over to the dark side for a bit...


Did you make photographs / recordings?
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Posted: 11 Feb 08, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Holly2003 wrote:

I was at a couple of Works shows and they were excellent -- VERY heavy. If anyone has heard Stone Cold Crazy live you will know what I mean. Shows were in Dublin, so I had to cross over to the dark side for a bit...


Did you make photographs / recordings?
Would like to hear from you!

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No recording unfortunately but I have some pics and the original negatives are probably knocking about somewhere. Done with a fairly basic camera but there's one or two interesting ones. Will scan them and put them on the net when I get a chance.


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Posted: 26 Feb 08, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

I was at a couple of Works shows and they were excellent -- VERY heavy. If anyone has heard Stone Cold Crazy live you will know what I mean. Shows were in Dublin, so I had to cross over to the dark side for a bit...


Think you mean the bright side! Maybe a dark side then, but look how the tides have turned!!

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Posted: 26 Feb 08, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

No recording unfortunately but I have some pics and the original negatives are probably knocking about somewhere. Done with a fairly basic camera but there's one or two interesting ones. Will scan them and put them on the net when I get a chance.


Excellent... looking forward to seeing them.



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Posted: 27 Feb 08, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nonetheless, I would love to have a pristine official 2xCD recording. They did it good for Montreal 81 & MK 82... And with this setlist, that would be a killer !!

What about Vienna or Wembley Arena ??


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Posted: 27 Feb 08, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Nonetheless, I would love to have a pristine official 2xCD recording.


The unofficial Birmingham 9-2-84 recording is pretty top notch.

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Posted: 28 Feb 08, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I disagree! Just listen for example to 1984 Brussel 24 August CONCERT. It is very energetic and great. Good voice and vocals from Freddie. Great new song It's a hard life...Freddie hit there all the high notes!!! Also Birmingham 1984...i'm going to listen to it wright now. And in 1985 Queen were very good live in BUdokan 05.09.1985!!! This is one of their MOST POWERFULL AND BEST CONCERTS!!! Freddies voice is fantastic.

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Posted: 28 Feb 08, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How did Freddie look 'unhealthy' on The Works tour? Looked pretty healthy to me!


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Posted: 28 Feb 08, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well,If you compare him to live aid he looked puffed.
And the budokan 05,09(its on dvd i believe) is a very good one.


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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No on the DVD is 11.05.1985.
But 09.05.1985 is WAY BETTER. Way better vocal performance. has some very high notes.
WORKS TOUR ROCKS! Best Setlist! =Crazy Tour.


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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well,on 11,05,85 he hits a D5 in the Impromptu.


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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

una999 wrote:

Queen's worst tour - bad sound, freddies voice suffers terribly, he looks unhealthy, clothes were terrible (both freddie and brian). Even the venues suck.

Thank fuck they rectified it for the Magic Tour.
I recently saw Queen live in Japan 1985 DVD (The Works) tour. It was the worst concert by Queen I have ever witnessed. Freddie looked ridiculous in his stage outfit and was obviously having a bad night vocally. Roger Taylor kept playing this awful sounding electronic drum set on just about every song. It was quite annoying. Spike Edney’s synthesizers were all over the place and made their early songs sound stupid & very dated. I never thought I would ever say a live Queen show sucked, but that one certainly did. Had they brought that tour to the USA, they would have been booed off the stage!


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una999 wrote:

Queen's worst tour - bad sound, freddies voice suffers terribly, he looks unhealthy, clothes were terrible (both freddie and brian). Even the venues suck.

Thank fuck they rectified it for the Magic Tour.
I recently saw Queen live in Japan 1985 DVD (The Works) tour. It was the worst concert by Queen I have ever witnessed. Freddie looked ridiculous in his stage outfit and was obviously having a bad night vocally. Roger Taylor kept playing this awful sounding electronic drum set on just about every song. It was quite annoying. Spike Edney’s synthesizers were all over the place and made their early songs sound stupid & very dated. I never thought I would ever say a live Queen show sucked, but that one certainly did. Had they brought that tour to the USA, they would have been booed off the stage!


In the UK the Works tour got really good reviews, even from kerrang who were more into metal than what Queen were doing in the 80s. The reason for this is probably that the shows sounded great if you were there (and the reviewers were obviously "there"): it's a completely different experience to watching a badly mixed DVD 20 years later.


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