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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some Queen songs really found a new lease of life when played live. I'm thinking here of WWRY (fast). Spread Your Wings, Love of My Life, 39 and A Kind of Magic. Spread Your Wings is fantastic live. Apparently they did two different versions, the Livekillers slow tempo and on the American leg of the NOTW tour, a version similar to the 1977 BBC sessions, when they quicken the tempo at the end of the guitar solo. Great stuff!


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody to love.


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Radio Ga Ga.


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I presume we need to keep this to songs that were not particularly great on record, but sparkled live, as opposed to just out favourite live tracks?

Staying Power
Keep Yourself Alive
A Kind of Magic (which is almost a complete reimagining as a mid paced rock number, as opposed to the very much pop single)

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brighton rock,  love of my life, somebody to love, radio ga ga, a kind of magic....Brighton rock for it's much longer guitar solo.......love of my life for obvious reasons...one of my all time favorite tunes in studio and live.......A kind of magic is a good pop song in the studio, but live turns into a epic 70's styled gem

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

staying power.and it,s late ..it,s late live.very rocking and heavy.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with staying power...A decent studio song is so much heavier live.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy little thing called love - for the long solo at the end.


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Somebody to love.


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Hammer to Fall" and "Stone Cold Crazy". I never cared for either one in their studio versions, but they sound really awesome when played live!

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anything from Hot Space, Works, or Magic


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love of my life for sure


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power, White Queen (never heard a bad version of this) Now I'm Here and We Will Rock You (fast)

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

action this day, I want to break free, white queen, tye your mother down, under pressure and a lot more. I love Queen as a live band.


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The live versions of Back Chat piss on the studio version.


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely the Hot Space tracks that were toured.

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a scenario: How would Hot Space do if Queen recorded the ENTIRE first side (the funk/dance stuff), like how they played it live? I'm guessing the album would've been better received.


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 22:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

  • Put out the fire
  • Dragon Attack
  • '39
  • Dreamers ball
  • Back chat
  • Staying power
  • Is this this the world we created.......?
  • Crazy little thing called love (not in a good way, I think).



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Posted: 28 Feb 10, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love White Queen live!



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