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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw it was on telly the other day and not having seen it before I wanted to know other peoples views on it

Personally I prefer concerts from the late 70' s onwards

It was a decent enough concert, maybe because it was highlights only it didnt feel long enough or have enough about it for me to be totally impressed if you know what I mean

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How could anyone not like a 1975 show recorded for posterity? There's so little early footage available, that in itself makes it invaluable. The tracklist and performances are great, especially for older Queen fans. Perhaps those more used to the 80s pop era songs might find it a bit 'cold'. March of the Black Queen live --- wow!


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will have to see if i can see the whole thing on youtube!!!

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A standard concert, in my opinion. The setlist misses quite some songs which were usually played during the ANATO tour. One of the best versions of Brighton Rock, though.


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer the Rare Live edit of the RNR Medley.

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was surprised the hear In the lap of gods, it was very different to the way he sang it on the magic tour!

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's good.

It must have been amazing going to see Queen on Christmas Eve!

I guess they weren't ready for a full tour yet as Bo Rhap was the only Opera song featured - and in a very unusual version at that!


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Voice of Reason 2010 wrote:

I guess they weren't ready for a full tour yet as Bo Rhap was the only Opera song featured - and in a very unusual version at that!

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This was actually at the end of the UK leg of the ANATO tour - they had already been playing Sweet Lady and The Prophet's Song, but they didn't make the cut ... they only got an hour of material for TV, so choices had to be made.


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's great. That concert got me into the early Queen era.

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my least favourite shows to be captured on video. This is a one they can keep locked away for me.

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best version of Ogre Battle!

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: A standard concert, in my opinion. The setlist misses quite some songs which were usually played during the ANATO tour. One of the best versions of Brighton Rock, though.
And Liar IMO

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I loved the concert,even if it was edited and i love the new sound mix.Does anyone know where i can get hold of an audio only copy of the concert?Id love to get hold of this.I have a copy of the gig before the new mix,but i much prefer the new mix which was shown on BBC?Does anyone know where i can get hold of a copy?Thanks folks.

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A very overrated concert. The band was nervous, freddie and brian were both ill, the setlist was too short and had lots of important tracks omitted, like flick of the wrist.
Talking just about video footage, earls court 77 blows it alway and if we include audio records, it can´t even be compared to Tokyo 5-1-75.

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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a great show to introduce people to old Queen with, but it was far from their best show, even for the time period.


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: It's a great show to introduce people to old Queen with, but it was far from their best show, even for the time period.
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Boston 1976 is a much better choice to introduce people to. Full set-list, great crowd, every band member sounds strong, Roger's drumming is excellent on Liar, no nervousness, etc.

If I had to pick 5 shows from the 70s to introduce somebody to Queen, that would be one of them.


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: It's a great show to introduce people to old Queen with, but it was far from their best show, even for the time period.

I agree. It was a great show but I don't think it would make a good official release because it is way too short of a gig.


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, but they've done all the work so it might as well come out.  Throw on some Hyde Park or Japan extras and I'll be a happy guy.  Although Hyde Park in full would be preferable.


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Posted: 03 Jun 11, 23:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please release something, ....I dont even care anymore, ....release something, ....before I die of old age. # (

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Posted: 04 Jun 11, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From what we have, this is a very nice concert, its main problem of course is the lenght but the Liar rendition is superb.