My favourite shows would be as follows... Queen Live in Tokyo: 5/9/1985
This concert has Freddie sounding great, and the others are really fired up too. Amazing versions of IAHL and STL, the latter in particluar is so playful and so unlike the early 80s versions. Prob my favourite Queen gig! Queen Live At Wembley 11.06.86
The band are so daring in this concert, possibly trying out some things which they'd want to re-do for the televised gig the next night. I love FWBF and ITLOTG...R. Freddie's voice is amazing at this gig, so rich and melodic. Not as much shouting as in other 86 shows. i love that QPL released this in full last year, a real treat for any Magic Tour lovers. I wonder if they wished they'd been able to have used this one instead of Saturday all those years ago??? Would that even have been an option tho? Queen In Budapest 86
Queen possibly at their very best??? IMO, they are unreachable in this show in terms of craft and for sheer entertainment value. Such a gem to have this show filmed so beautifully. Really can't wait to hearing/seeing it if it get's an official release on Blu Ray? Apart from being on fire, their professionalism shines through, and they really treat their audience with real respect, fully aware of the significance of this gig to the people of Budapest. Princes Of The Universe indeed!
VERY WORTHY MENTIONS.... Queen Live Wembley Arena 1980
, either 8th 9th or 10th Dec ?(can't remember which one off hand, but there is one where Freddie delivers a fantastic WATC and Bo Rap, it's the bootleg that had quite a few tape glitches, possibly even a tad too fast?). Whatever one it was, Freddie really performs every song brilliantly and sounds great, and it would be great to hear a better source of this gig :-( GREG, do you know the best versions? Queen-Live In Birmingham: 8/31/1984
I love the energy in this concert, and enthusiastic crowd. Freddie sounds like he's enjoying himself too. The improvisation just before IAHL is quite funny to listen to, Freddie's chat is cool here.
These are my CURRENT favourite gigs... it could easily change by next week lol, sure it's the same with you all. Although I've picked no 70s shows, that doesn't mean I have a dislike of this decade. Some of their best work was done in the 70s, Glasgow 79, Newcastle 79, Copenhagen 78, etc.
IMO, the late 70s probable had them just before their peak, which also gave them their tremendous confidence in the 80s to be arguable the best live act on the planet.
Hope this helps with your project Greg