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Posted: 21 Jul 11, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have always thought that it was strange, that they did not perform this one live in magic tour. Is there any known reason for that and did they even reherseal this one before the magic tour ?

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Posted: 21 Jul 11, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would have surely been weak without the dozens of layerd vocals and layed guitars...


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Posted: 22 Jul 11, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think the harmonies and guitars present on the recording would necessarily on its own be a reason to stop them doing it live - Queen were masters of interpreting their studio work into live works by cleverly playing the right parts from the recording so that the absence of others wasn't so evident; they performed The Prophets Song, Millioanire's Waltz, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy etc.. live, even though the studio versions were crammed with overdubs.

Plenty of their other songs were reworked to be totally different in a live situation - A Kind of Magic for example is a beautifully crafter pop song with lots of production on the studio version, but becomes a heavier, blues based guitar filled number on stage.

I just think that they had a number of other tracks from the AKOM album which they 'had' to play or they wanted to play, as they already knew at that point that some of these would be singles later on. Overall, five singles from that album were played (Who Wants To Live Forever, Friends Will Be Friends, One Vision, A Kind of Magic) which would be seen as plenty from a new release I think, and therefore just the number of new tracks available stopped them doing any more.  In addition, that song would be so vocally challenging for Freddie with his voice on the wane as it was for a lot of those shows, so that would be a major factor.

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Posted: 22 Jul 11, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was'nt released as a single in europe, and by that period they were only playing the singles off any new album. Had they toured down under or in the states, it would have been performed.

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Posted: 22 Jul 11, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queenfan78.1 wrote: It was'nt released as a single in europe, and by that period they were only playing the singles off any new album. Had they toured down under or in the states, it would have been performed. =============================================================================================

We had a similar discussion here before, about why it hadn't been played live, and that's fairly similar to the answer I gave then!  Great minds think alike :)

It also makes sense lol


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Posted: 22 Jul 11, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the answer is basically that it was too badass for audiences to handle.