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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



This is extremely creative! This is certainly among the best Impromptus on the tour! What do you think?


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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His high notes are incredible.
I always thought on the 84/85 and 86 tours, they could of performed another song rather than wasting time and effort with these Impromptus.

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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote: His high notes are incredible.
I always thought on the 84/85 and 86 tours, they could of performed another song rather than wasting time and effort with these Impromptus.
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What song(s) would you replace the Impromptu with? I wish Queen didn't cut Somebody To Love or It's A Hard Life after the Works Tour. I wanted them to survive for the Magic Tour!


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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have always hated these things, and always skip them on CDs/DVDs.  They could easily have replaced this with an early 70s track, since they had already revisited Liar and KYA, another 70s effort would have fitted. I suppose, as it is yet just another piece of Freddie indulgence, they could maybe just have popped a Made In Heaven or IWBTLY in there instead. Just a thought....


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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those things were fun for the band and for the audience that was there.
So it's great, when a band does something different in a concert to make it special.
The only thing I might critisize is, that they did not dare to bring in a third chord.....that might have made it more exciting for the "bootleg listeners"....

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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote: His high notes are incredible.
I always thought on the 84/85 and 86 tours, they could of performed another song rather than wasting time and effort with these Impromptus.

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Hi Gary,

Good to see you back after some time on the board. Do you know if there are any soundboard recordings from the 1985 Australian Tour in the archive? or better.... some small filmed parts?

I know there is some footage of Radio GaGa that was broadcast on TV with Molly Meldrum  and on Rare Live. Any more facts to let the zoners know.

Thanks


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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg funny you should mention it.  Been listening alot lately to my favourite impromptu, one that you posted (ps many thanks for that):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVjwKATap4

Now if only I could get a good audio file copy for mp3 player etc!  Any ideas?
I love how together the band are with Brian mimmicking Freddie's vocal impros beautifully.  Admittedly I generally only listen until Bri does his 'Beatles' riff.  But those first three minutes gloriously illustrative of a band who are sewn into each others' pockets!

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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 21:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: I have always hated these things, and always skip them on CDs/DVDs.  They could easily have replaced this with an early 70s track, since they had already revisited Liar and KYA, another 70s effort would have fitted. I suppose, as it is yet just another piece of Freddie indulgence, they could maybe just have popped a Made In Heaven or IWBTLY in there instead. Just a thought....

Why not just play No Turning Back


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Posted: 20 Jun 11, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A good sample of enormous versatility of the band (mainly Freddie`s versatility I think) and of course a good sample of extended range of voice.
Excellent, thank You Greg !!!

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Posted: 21 Jun 11, 02:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenman!! wrote: GT wrote: His high notes are incredible.
I always thought on the 84/85 and 86 tours, they could of performed another song rather than wasting time and effort with these Impromptus.

=============================================
Hi Gary,

Good to see you back after some time on the board. Do you know if there are any soundboard recordings from the 1985 Australian Tour in the archive? or better.... some small filmed parts?

I know there is some footage of Radio GaGa that was broadcast on TV with Molly Meldrum  and on Rare Live. Any more facts to let the zoners know.

Thanks
Hi Queenman,
The Radio Ga Ga footage from Sydney is the only full song from this show. There is also the beginning of the show, Tear It Up and the band walking to the stage.
The only other officially filmed video from 84/85 are from the two nights at Rio and the Tokyo concert from 11 May 1985.

There are no soundboard recordings from the 1984 European shows.

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Posted: 21 Jun 11, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote: Queenman!! wrote: GT wrote: His high notes are incredible.
I always thought on the 84/85 and 86 tours, they could of performed another song rather than wasting time and effort with these Impromptus.

=============================================
Hi Gary,

Good to see you back after some time on the board. Do you know if there are any soundboard recordings from the 1985 Australian Tour in the archive? or better.... some small filmed parts?

I know there is some footage of Radio GaGa that was broadcast on TV with Molly Meldrum  and on Rare Live. Any more facts to let the zoners know.

Thanks
Hi Queenman,
The Radio Ga Ga footage from Sydney is the only full song from this show. There is also the beginning of the show, Tear It Up and the band walking to the stage.
The only other officially filmed video from 84/85 are from the two nights at Rio and the Tokyo concert from 11 May 1985.

There are no soundboard recordings from the 1984 European shows.
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Thanks for your quick and detailed information. I hope QP will get that soundboard Suncity recording someday.


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Posted: 21 Jun 11, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really, it's one of the best impromptus I've ever heard.


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Posted: 21 Jun 11, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Queen "impromptus" are a good example of the type of thing that works well live that doesn't translate well when listening to dozens of bootlegs from the same tour.

U2 does a lot of stuff like this, where they throw in snippets of other songs and billions of references to the city they are playing in to give something a bit special to the audience... but gets grating when listening to a bunch of recordings.

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Posted: 21 Jun 11, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote:

There are no soundboard recordings from the 1984 European shows.

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That is actually surprising !  I once read in a Record Collector magazine that the Wembley Arena shows were recorded with a possible live album in mind.  Maybe the tapes are in there and just haven't been found yet?


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Sir GH wrote: GT wrote:

There are no soundboard recordings from the 1984 European shows.

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That is actually surprising !  I once read in a Record Collector magazine that the Wembley Arena shows were recorded with a possible live album in mind.  Maybe the tapes are in there and just haven't been found yet?
yeah, I'm completely baffled by it, actually!

Because of the Record collector magazine article and because of the fact that a band as big as Queen did not record not even 1 performance during an entire tour... (not even a dry soundboard....?)


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on my way up wrote: Sir GH wrote: GT wrote:

There are no soundboard recordings from the 1984 European shows.

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That is actually surprising !  I once read in a Record Collector magazine that the Wembley Arena shows were recorded with a possible live album in mind.  Maybe the tapes are in there and just haven't been found yet?
yeah, I'm completely baffled by it, actually!

Because of the Record collector magazine article and because of the fact that a band as big as Queen did not record not even 1 performance during an entire tour... (not even a dry soundboard....?)

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So there ARE soundboard recordings from the 1985 tour!! That's great news


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Posted: 21 Jun 11, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure that some day they will find those soundboard recordings and announce it under " recently discovered, recovered or previously unheard material" just like with the material used in The days of our lives documentary....
They just haven't dig it up from the pile of their tapes... I hope:) ! . As it was stated in the QOL interview, there are many tapes with only "QUEEN" label so if they didn't labelled and researched every single tape...than stating that "no we haven't got even one recording from that period" is plain wrong. I'm sure one day they will find recording from their first Works show, remember those words.