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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This a question for bootleg collectors mostly.

On Rush's recent Time Machine Tour, they played their 1980 album Moving Pictures in its entirety, all seven tracks in a row. I know Queen never did this on any single tour, but over the course of their live career, did they ever cover all or most of the tracks from any one studio album?

Yes, it would be cheating, sort of, but is possible to recreate one or more of their studio albums using live recordings from different dates. It doesn't seem possible using exclusively released concerts, but I'm sure the bootlegs out there would give us tracks from different tours and different tour legs, where only particular tracks were played.

I've already done this using only cover versions songs from News Of The World. It's really interesting listening to the entire album not performed by Queen. Hear an album's live counterparts would be interesting as well, I think.

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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, on some of the North American Hot Space gigs I have, Queen played as much as 5/6 songs off that album!


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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got thinking about it just now, listening to the 1982 Forum bootleg recently posted here (good quality boot, I must say!). They play a lot of Hot Space, nearly the whole album!

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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 00:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That LA bootleg is actually mis-labeled (it's from either one of the Fukuoka 1982 shows).


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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The one I'm listening to is from Montreal. Freddie says "good evening, Montreal!" early on and it has the radio promo at the beginning.

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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My mistake.


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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The American Game tour had most of the album in the setlist but three songs!
But the Hot Space tour over all had played every song from the album in some form except 'Dancer'


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

They could go on tour using this premise, with one or two guest vocalists.

2011 Day at the Races 35th aniversary tour
2012 News of the World 35th anniversary tour
2013 Queen I 40th aniversary tour
etc.  

Would make more sense than doing another greatest hits tour.


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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't even care if the show was anniversary-related, it would just be cool to hear all of Sheer Heart Attack or The Game done live.

And since the albums are around 40 minutes each, in a 3 hour concert, there's still plenty of room for hits.

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Posted: 10 Aug 10, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Technically the only Queen album that may have been fully represented live is their first album, as they played all the songs at one point or another (they apparently played The Night Comes Down and Jesus in 1972).  But it's a bit of a stretch, as My Fairy King wasn't heard in some form until 1982.


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Posted: 11 Aug 10, 02:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote: I wouldn't even care if the show was anniversary-related, it would just be cool to hear all of Sheer Heart Attack or The Game done live.

And since the albums are around 40 minutes each, in a 3 hour concert, there's still plenty of room for hits.
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Hi rhyeking :)

our "common" friend Mr. Bruce S. has been doing this type of shows for the last year or so. Each night playing a different album. One night playing Darkness On .., the they after that BTR, then Born in The USA, etc etc

When I read about it, the first thing coming to mind was, of course, something like: "wow, can you imagine Queen doing that?" It would be awesome. It would be something to die for :D !

Sadly, if it is only Brian or Roger´s decision (mostly Brian´s I guess), I´m sure we can´t even dream of something so beautiful (I think we agree Roger is much brave, in that sense). If Freddie hadn´t gone and we had a still active Queen in 2010 ... that would be another thing and perhaps at this stage they would be doing it just for fun and for fans, as some of the artists cited above are doing.

You know who can be the saviour of our universe ? Taylor Hawkins. He seems to be always pushing B+R in the direction (many of) the fans want, as he´s a fan too !

After the gig they did with TH throwing Long Away, Slpeeing On The Sidewalk, Tenement Funster, etc, I strongly believe there are possibilities for at least one grand show during the 40th Anniversary celebrations, displaying a setlist to combine some of the usual massive-hits with the most unexpected numberrrrs.


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Posted: 11 Aug 10, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Going back to Rush, they too have been keen to pull out album tracks for the recent tours, some never performed live previously. I read an interview where they said the way they pick a set is that each member (there are 3, for those who don't know) comes up with a list of what they'd like to play and what they don't want to play. They meet and compare lists. Songs the three all want obviously get played and songs one or more don't want are immediately rejected. The rest are discussed until the set list is decided. Very democratic, particularly for the recent Time Machine Tour, where there was no album to promote (just 2 new songs from the single...the album is due out next year). How better to fill that remaining 30-odd minutes than with the performance of an entire single album (I say 30 minutes, because at least two songs from that album would  have appeared regardless, accounting for 10 minutes of a forty minute studio album).

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

Springsteen fans have been making these types of bootleg compilations.

He played practically every song he ever released on his Devils and Dust solo tour, and fans organized them into recreations of the studio albums.