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Posted: 16 Jun 04, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.Does anybody have a complete audio and video recording of this show (soundboard quality)?

2.Does anyone know the correct order of songs?
Mr. Scully's QueenConcerts.com says:
1. Born To Rock'n'roll
2. In My Defence
3. It's In Every One Of Us (with Cliff Richard)
4. Time

I've got two songs in excellent soundboard quality: It's In Every One of Us and Time. Right after Time Cliff Richard starts singing It's Every One of Us, so is the order @Queenconcerts correct?

3.Are any songs mimed? Time sounds like the album version to me...

THANX!


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Posted: 16 Jun 04, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) QUEEN Productions, I guess. Ask them. ;-)

2) I am not 100% sure. There is strong evidence to think that It's In Everyone Of Us was the last track performed in the event, but unfortunately I was not there so I cannot confirm that for sure.

3) Not a chance. By the way, it does not seem likely that the version of Time you have is from the 'Give TIME for AIDS' stage performance of 1988. I guess you have instead a mix from Time and Time - reprise, both taken from the original album. The live version of Time does not sound at all like the album version - except that both have audience sounds in them!

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Posted: 17 Jun 04, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wasn't sure when Time was played so I put it in the end of the setlist which may be incorrect.

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Posted: 17 Jun 04, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wybren, would you be able to upload a short 30-second snippet of your copy of the "Time" performance?

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Posted: 17 Jun 04, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder what he means by the live version of Time:

a) a real live performance
b) the studio song with the audience mixed over it


my guess is B


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Posted: 17 Jun 04, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live as recorded while the musical was being performed! I have a soundtrack version on vinyl of Time The Album with Freddie singing live, and it sounds great!
(I wonder what Freddie thought of Sir Laurence Olivier being part of the cast!)

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Posted: 17 Jun 04, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The musical album wasn't recorded live. If I'm not mistaken, the tracks were recorded at Abbey Road studios in October/November 1985. The audience was mixed in later. The only time Freddie appeared on stage with the Time tracks was April 14, 1988 at the Dominion Theatre.

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Posted: 18 Jun 04, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a pretty good facsimile then -- it fooled me! The booklet inside the album states "World Premiere, The Dominion Theatre, London 09 April 1986". The picture of Freddie (with those red-and-gold suspenders!) is not so good, he looks tired.
You're right: it was recorded at Abbey Road. Think I'll give it another listen for those canned audience voices...