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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since someone posted a topic about songs that didn't work live, I've decided to post this topic about Queen songs that not necessarily sounded "better" live but took on a new life live and worked well with the audience!

1. Love of my Life
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
3. We Will Rock You (Slow)/Fast
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Dreamer's Ball
6. Killer Queen
7. Now I'm Here
8. In The Lap of the Gods Revisited (from the magic tour)
9. Is This the World We Created
10. Save Me


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the other thread:

How about songs that are better live? Rock It and Modern Times = awesome

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about adding Radio GaGa to this grouping (as far as "working well with the audience")?


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we will rock you, both versions! :)

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CLTCL on the Japenese Hot Space Tour were the best versions IMO. Fred Mandel on the Piano really transformed it. :D


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Hot Space stuff sounds on par/better live than the record! Hammer To Fall works better live (since it sounds "heavier" live), Ogre Battle is awesome live, and Liar sounds great as well!


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, I Want to Break Free,All sounded better 'rocked up' live. I also prefer Crazy Little Thing and Now I'm Here Live too


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Heart Attack

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"CLTCL on the Japenese Hot Space Tour"

Is that the Tokyo performance from Rare Live? Have to agree, that is pretty special (or was it Osaka?)

Hammer to Fall at Wembley was perhaps the best individual live track I've ever seen, but saying that I am not a collector of live material and only really know officially released stuff

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Dragon Attack - Live At The Bowl
2. Hammer To Fall - Wembley -Brian amazing guitar play.
3. WWRY Fast -LATB
4. Now Im Here - My favourite version
5. Tie Your Mother Down - Wembley- John's Heavy Bass
6. Rock It - with Freddie on vocals - why didn't we get the studio release on the Game Extras
7. Fat Bottomed Girls - Live At The Bowl - Brian's Guitar  Outro very nice
8.Calling All Girls - Loved Tokyo 82
9. Another One Bites The Dust - Buenos Aires 81- Favourite rendition
10. The Hero - LATB- What an entrance an explosion of noise, Best Version imo

Live At Milton Keynes is the best concert officially released but not could use the same magic trix used on the Montreal release loved Roger's drums and John's prominent bass.

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep Yourself Alive works very good live! mainly in the "early" shows like Rainbow (March 31th)


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

White Queen
Spread Your Wings
Dreamers Ball
Tie Your Mother Down
Son and Daughter
Radio Ga Ga
Various from Hot Space: Staying Power, Calling All Girls, Back Chat.


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flick of the Wrist (fantastic riff played on guitars makes live performances much better than the studio version)
White Queen (great piano/guitar solo instead of boring acoustic one!)
Liar (the longer the better)
'39
Spread Your Wings
Brighton Rock solo


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Djdownsy wrote: CLTCL on the Japenese Hot Space Tour were the best versions IMO. Fred Mandel on the Piano really transformed it. :D

Gotta agree with this...also AOBTD was much better live too...favorite version being from Wembley (first night), and the one from LATB...both stellar versions of this song, where you can feel the bass and drums just rockin it in your chest!


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Action This Day: Awesome, rocker, and more intense.
2. Modern Times Rock'n Roll: great Roger chorus.
3. 39: Doesn't need an explanation
4. Radio Ga-Ga: Guitars added and people clapping
5. Teo Torriate: The Hot Space versions sounded harder and, again, guitars added increase the power.
6. Need Your Loving Tonight and Rock It.
7. Staying Power: Same as nº 1.
8. Ogre Battle: In the jurassic period, great chorus, and extense "battle" section.
9. In The Lap Of The Gods...revisited: Wonderfull
10. We Will Rock You/ Spread Your Wings.

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 23:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

39 - Freddie singing, less produced
Radio gaga - rocked up
It's a kind of magic - rocked up. Wish they had recorded it how they plaed it live.
in the lap of the gods revisited - love it live.
love of my life - excellent.Not better, but the different take works so well.
Hot space songs - rocked up
One vision - rocked up.

The songs with too much synth on record sound better live IMO. Maybe except IWTBF.


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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 00:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surprised Staying Power's only been mentioned once. It's the song that underwent the biggest transformation from record to live, in my view. Completely different, in a good way. The performance of it at the Bowl is one of my favorite Queen performances in terms of a single song.


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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RADIO GAGA
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE
BREAK FREE
THE GAME
AOBTD
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
LIAR

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree with BandForever

Fat Bottomed Girls at Live at the bowl was just superb as was Somebody to Love, if you want to look at a near flawless performance of a song then they are the ones to look at

Bohemian Rhapsody at wembley (magic tour)  is pretyy good as well

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HI there! Just very much 'off the cuff' but I reckon:

Keep yourself Alive
Liar (yes the longer the better)
Son & Daughter
Modern Times~ fantastic interchange between Freddie & Roger (A precursor to Dog With a Bone!)
Father to Son (at least the rockier bit)

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