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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Milton Keynes. [and Wembley '85: Live Aid...]


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The performance at MK is better, but Wembley
has the better stage, setlist etc. so in
total I would decide for Wembley


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley for me.


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Slane Castle, Dublin, 5 July 1986, week before Wembley and Freddie's voice was awesome, Brian played an old Irish folk song called "Danny boy" as part of his guitar solo. This gig was recorded for future use but something went wrong with the recording equipment so only part survives, in the archives I presume. 2nd Wembley night sounds better than first.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Milton Keynes. Better setlist, better performance.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Milton Keynes is much better than Wembley
freddie's voice is perfect and i think the set list is much better









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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just had the MK Live at the Bowl cd delivered. It practically came by pack animal, and the local record store says the DVD is on its way. Anyway...

LOVE the MK Bowl. I've seen the bootleg VHS from the BBC but never before heard Action This Day (Roger what a gem!) or Back Chat. The vocal performance is better on MK Bowl IMHO but the set list might be better overall on Wembley. MK Bowl is better than Live Killers IMO. When I introduced my girlfriend to Queen via the Queen Rocks cd, Mary said, "'Tear It Up' is a five-orgasm song!" Of course she likes the Wembley live version of TIU also. We will, we will watch the MK Bowl dvd over and over when it arrives...

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just got my milton keynes cd today, can't wait for dvd release, must say Keynes rocks. I love wembly and like live killers, but this could be their best live cd to date, freddie's voice is perfect.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

again not so sure why some think the list is much better in wembly not so sure bout that, play the game and somebody to love are great, and I never seen them perform fat bottomed girls ever live, but for me it's very close because the show at wembly was one of the greats of all time, and the crowd for wembly were terrific.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley '86 is probably the most popular Queen concert ever apart the Live Aid performance and I love it but I'm also blown away by Milton Keynes too!
I go for Wembley even if in 1982 Freddie's voice was in an amazing shape,probably the best ever.


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

couldn't have said it better

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley for me. The stage and lighting is better but Freddie is so cool in MK! The part where he sits on the piano is great!


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both are awesome performances, but we should remember there's a gap in-between when things in Freddie's life were starting to change, for him health-wise. Four years is four years, and things happen -- like getting older! But I considered him in fine form in both, though he was a lot more active in the MK concert. I can't get over the use of the right leg...stomping all the time, reminding me of a horse!

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MK because Wembley was released 12 years ago. I'm tired of listening to it.

MK because queen weren't stringing out the hits. We have improved and queen-worthy versions of Back Chat, Staying Power, and Action this Day. We also finally get an official CD version of Somebody To Love, live.

MK because Freddie's voice was at its peak.

MK had queen as a working band, but Wembley encaptured their Royalty, mega-production, 72000 filled-to-capacity, sell-out extravangaza, robe-wearing, ego-bearing Freddie-fucking-Mercury.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 03:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It surprised me how good they where during Live AID. The crowd (not all Queen fans) went totally crazy. Super!!


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I knew MK only from my poor-quality vhs tape, and I didn't like this gig. But when I watched this for the first time on dvd, I realized how wrong I was. You don.t need a 100000 people to make a good show. You don't need 100000 lights to make a good show, but you need a band focused on giving their best . And they did. Freddie is full of energy. You can feel fun they had on every single song. ActionTT was discovery for me. Vocals are great there. I love dark, heavy version of AnotherOBTT.
Today I have bigger fun watching MK then Wembley. But I remember a impression wembley dvd made on me.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MK by a million miles. Why ? because the sound is much better and the performance is much better. Wembley is crap, Freds voice is the worst it was on the tour, and Bri's guitar needed a damm good set-up as the fretbuzz on the E A & D strings is shocking which is not helped by that aweful high treble 'glassy' sound he had for some reason on that day.

Prefer to watch Wembley with the sound off.

And another thing, how can people say that Freds voice was in the best shape ever at MK when it is clearly better at Montreal '81.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="whitesmoke">bambam wrote:

Fuck Wembley. Knebworth is better.
My words, my words... :)
Performance @ MK is far better tahn @ Wembley- that was really bad... And the abnd is so tight- which is not the case @ Wembley... Even when they made mistakes at MK- they got away with them with a great ease... C';mon- that's one of the better concerts they have ever played!!! Wembley isn't- it's on eof the worse gigs during Magic Tour... Stage? Who gives a s**t about stage- I though it was music that counted...
AND setlist... Too many radio hits @ Wembley- how many times can I listen to Ga-Ga or IWTBF...

PS
One more thing- guitar sound @ Wembley is absolutely CRAP!!! @ Milton- it's awesome...

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freds voice was not crap on wembly far from it, he stuggled more than usual, but some of the notes he hit for that show were simply amazing for a rock singer, check out in the lap of the gods, still gives me chills. but all around MK he had better range and brian was great in both.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 01:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Milton Keynes. So far, at least. I haven't finished watching the concert yet, but already, it's better than Wembley for me. Freddie's got so much more enthusiasm, his voice is in better shape, and the rest of the band just seems tighter. Wembley was great, but I prefer Milton Keynes. Plus, Milton Keynes has a more interesting setlist. It's nice to hear all the Hot Space tracks that aren't usually featured, instead of being more about the hits, like Wembley is. Though I do kind of miss the rock n' roll medley that isn't on Milton Keynes.


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