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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I have seen various postings saying that it wasnt queens best concert and so on but i personally think they are very good, fair enough Freddie's voice cracks a little bit but he still performs pretty well as do the others

You can tell on the dvd though where the overdubbing has been done on certain songs

I like all the extra stuff on disk 2 though


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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the first show from queen that i saw, it holds a special place for me.   wembley has a larger than life feel,  but After watching their earlier shows like the early 80's,  and way back to the 1974 to 1977 gigs I realized that the 86 concert wasn't close to their best.  Still a good show, and a great dvd with all the extra stuff on disc 2.

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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If we're talking about the record DVD's, then the Montreal one is the best. Bootlegs? Newcastle 1979, Hammersmith, 1979, Oakland 1980, and a few of the european Hot Space gigs!


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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back on topic, I think Wembley is a very good show. Even though Freddie's voice was quite hoarse (and did those overdubs), and Brian's nerves manifested themselves a couple times, I think it's great!


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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley 86 was good.Knebworth 86 was better.

But Glasgow late 74 was best.Just my opinion.


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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

although a lot of people say that was not a good show, i liked Wembley



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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the wembley was great..all concert of Queen were great and will always love it


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Posted: 20 Jan 10, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I absolutely LOVE the Wembley show, it's one of my favourites! 'Freddie Cam' is fucking awesome too, haha. ;)

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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Budapest was a better performace over all...how many agree?


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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


i have only seen little clips of the budapest show on youtube

if it ever comes out  on dvd i would get it as i like things like that

already got the wembley, montreal and live at the bowl dvd's all of which are great




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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the sound and especially Freddies voice I would prefer my old Budapest VHS. But Wembley has the better crowd. Freddies voice seems to be better on many magic shows which are available on bootleg as it has been at Wembley.

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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


wembley was a good show - the setlist was a greatest hits approach,but the performance was not A+, maybe by queen's standards a B-.
Knebworth was awesome. a definite A+




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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a shame that last show will never get released.  I agree with the b+ rating.

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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes it is. obviously Queen should see the significance now of Freddie's last stand.
I was at Wembley (saturday) and Knebworth and (if i'd only been to wembley i'd have been delighted) but having been to both the difference between the two makes you see (with Knebworth) how brilliant they could be live.

i think there was almost a feeling of "right this is the last gig, let's go out with a bang"....blinding

it's a shame that queen couldn't release a dvd boxset "queen thru the years" four gigs showing the progression of the band....

hammy 75, earls court 77, argentina 81 and knebworth 86


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Posted: 21 Jan 10, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why won't they release the Knebworth gig on DVD? There is an obvious HUGE market for it! Maybe they're waiting until the 20th Anniversary of Freddie's death, or something? 
I really like the Budapest gig, (I wish there was more of their 'behind the scenes' stuff, though!) but the audience/audience participation was much better at Wembley! 
In relation to the topic of this thread, I am interested to know who supported Queen on the 'Magic' tour, particularly the Wembley shows?? Was it *gulp* Status Quo?

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Posted: 22 Jan 10, 03:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I also like that their is a few funny moments during the show as well

namely when roger started another bites the dust before freddie was ready


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Posted: 22 Jan 10, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



EnglanE wrote:

Why won't they release the Knebworth gig on DVD? There is an obvious HUGE market for it! Maybe they're waiting until the 20th Anniversary of Freddie's death, or something? 
I really like the Budapest gig, (I wish there was more of their 'behind the scenes' stuff, though!) but the audience/audience participation was much better at Wembley! 
In relation to the topic of this thread, I am interested to know who supported Queen on the 'Magic' tour, particularly the Wembley shows?? Was it *gulp* Status Quo?


Maybe because they don't have it ?







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Posted: 22 Jan 10, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 22 Jan 10, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



EnglanE wrote:

Why won't they release the Knebworth gig on DVD? There is an obvious HUGE market for it! Maybe they're waiting until the 20th Anniversary of Freddie's death, or something? 
[/b] [b]In relation to the topic of this thread, I am interested to know who supported Queen on the 'Magic' tour, particularly the Wembley shows?? Was it *gulp* Status Quo?

wembley - the Alarm, INXS, and Status quo.
all were good. was first time i saw INXS and they were bright and fresh and new think they were promoting their "listen like thieves" album (also saw them on their kick tour after they took off). The alram were fun - lots of anthem stuff...68 guns, where were you hiding etc. and as you ask about quo.....i'd seen them three times before that gig...always a little dull....but on this occasion...they came on in a rainstorm and just made the stadium bounce...i am sure wembley was about 400yrd further down the road when they finished their set an hour later.....quality support band

knebworth - belouis some, big country status quo.
day started great - traffic james on motorway with waterfights in the queues as people left thei cars and threw "water bombs" in plastic bottles, cups through car windows and sun roofs...at least it made the time pass till we left the motorway.
don't remember belouis some...think we were still parking half a mile away at that point.
big country were much like the alarm - all anthem stuff,( and both were good choices for getting the crowd singalongs)....status quo again were good - but did a shorter set - due to having to fly to holland or somewhere to try and set some record for number of gigs in a day or something











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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Also i was wondering why Brian did not sing the 1st bit of Who wants to live forever like he did in the video?

Freddie does it very well though