"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" was their hit single and is received so
ecstatically that the audience continue singing the chorus even after the song
is over. The band play along and accompany the singing mob before moving right
into "Bohemian Rhapsody." "Sheer Heart Attack" is the first encore and the
audience applaud loudly when Freddie throws over the amplifier stack and the
show ends with "We Will Rock You" (sung from the shoulders of Superman) and
"We Are The Champions." Complete Kampuchea Concert is one of the most
important releases on the Gypsy Eye label since it is the only silver release
of this great show in the proper sequence. It is a show that contains a
sizzling performance in a excellent recording and is highly recommended.
Queen performed as part of the Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea (Cambodia),
which were performed over a few days at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Other
performers included The Who (who played for three hours), Wings, The
Pretenders, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Clash, and the members of
Led Zeppelin (minus Jimmy Page). A 2-LP set was released in 1981, including
Now I'm Here from Queen's set.
About 75 minutes of pro video footage exist from this show. Many songs were
broadcast on TV in 1980 as part of a German TV special on the band (We Will
Rock You, Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, I'm In Love
With My Car, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, the first half of Now I'm Here,
Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will
Rock You, We Are The Champions, and God Save The Queen), and a few others
have shown up as well (the tail ends of Jailhouse Rock, Mustapha, and BoRhap,
as well as Death On Two Legs, Get Down Make Love, the complete Now I'm Here,
Love Of My Life, '39, and Tie Your Mother Down). The bootleg DVD called "Live
Crazy 1979" by Digital Queen Archives (listed below) includes all of the known
Freddie's vocal range is still top notch on this last show of the tour,
although he doesn't always hit the high notes cleanly as he did in Newcastle
earlier in the month. Still, these versions of Somebody To Love and We Are The
Champions are dripping with passion from him and are among the best ever
In his solo spot, Brian plays a few chords that loosely resemble In The Space
Capsule which would appear on the Flash Gordon soundtrack the following year.
He then plays a specially rehearsed version of Silent Night, a gesture much
appreciated by the audience.
At many shows on this tour, the audience (led by those "Royal Family" fans)
would continue singing Crazy Little Thing Called Love after the band finished
the song. The band even joins in tonight.
These are the final performances of If You Can't Beat Them, Don't Stop Me Now,
Spread Your Wings, and '39.
Within a few days, the 70s would come to an end, and Queen would never again
be the same. The success of The Game in North America would shift Queen's
gears as a band, both in concert and otherwise.
Lineage : This is a multi-source compilation. However instead of changing
sources with crossfades or hard cuts you will hear mostly 2 different sources
playing at the same time !
Source 1 : AUD > master > ??? > "Complete Kampuchea Concert" > CDr(x)
Source 2 : video > german TV brodcast > ? > "Crazy Tour" LP > ? > CDr(x) > WAV
> track order correction > WAV > CDr(x)
Source 3 : video > master > ??? > high generation VHS > "Live Crazy 1979" DVD
> DVDDecrypter > WAV
Source 4 : SBD > master > "Concert For The People Of Kampuchea" LP > CDr(x)
Source 1 is marked with *, source 2 with **, source 3 with *** and source 4
with ****. A combination of sources is marked as e.g. * / **
Track list :
Disc 1 :
1. Overture (*)
2. Jailhouse Rock (*)
3. We Will Rock You (fast version) (* / **)
4. Let Me Entertain You (* / **)
5. Somebody To Love (* / *