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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have for every song a version that I love the most!save me=montreal,now I'm here=live killers-version,aobtd=knebworth,you take my breath away=glasgow'77 and so on.how 'bout you?


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

somebody to love- milton keynes

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

I have for every song a version that I love the most!save me=montreal,now I'm here=live killers-version,aobtd=knebworth,you take my breath away=glasgow'77 and so on.how 'bout you?


loving staying power - milton keynes, especially if you compare it to the studio version, its brought to life.
o and somebody to love MK also
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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always liked the version of Somebody To Love from Hammersmith 79 the best. Freddie really hits the high notes.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under Pressure, Another One Bites the Dust, Love of my Life - Wembley 86.

And the whole Live Aid 85 performance.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorites live versions:

Keep Yourself Alive - The Rainbow 74 (March)

In The Lap Of The Gods..rev - The Rainbow 74 (November)

You Take My Breath Away - Hyde Park '76

Need Your Loving Tonight - Caracas '81

Teo Torriate - Tokorozawa '82

and well Impromptu - Rio de Janeiro '85 ;)




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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 19:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are the ones that I can really get into at ANY time:

Father to Son: Golders Green Hippodrome '73

Keep Yourself Alive: Rainbow 'March 74

Now I'm Here: Tokyo '76

Anything from Earls Court '77

We Will Rock You: Houston '77

LMEY/TYMD/SHA: Paris '79

Get Down Make Love or It's Late: Berlin '79

The Flash Medley: Japan '81

Another One Bites the Dust: Argentina '81.

Leeds or MK: '82.

Put Out The Fire Osaka '82.

Can't think of anything from The Works Tour except maybe Staying Power/Dragon Attack.

Tear It Up: Manheim '86

Wembley (of course...): '86

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoops........forgot Body Language: Berlin '82 - Smutty and very funny:)

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Live at Milton Keyes '82
Now I'm Here- Live at Wembley '86
Radio Gaga- Live at Wembley '86
Somebody To Love- Live at Milton Keyes '82

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hammer to fall - Wembley'86..definetly!!!
Guitarsound-perfect
Drums-perfect
Voice-perfect
Bass-perfect
...and Spike matches great with Brian and even John on Micro..:-)

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They always performed White Queen brilliantly in all the bootleg versions I have. The fast version of We Will Rock You for the "News" and JAZZ tours as well as If You Can't Beat Them. The live versions of the Hot Space tracks at On Fire at the Bowl are so much better than the studio versions.

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liar - Hammersmith Odeon'75
White Queen - Rainbow'74
Big Spender & Shout Bama Lama - Bristol, Colston Hall'73 (not a Queen song, but great performance anyway)
Keep Yourself Alive - Hammersmith Odeon'75
Somebody To Love - Earl's Court'77
'39 - Hyde Park'76
Brighton Rock - Hammersmith Odeon'75
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy - Earl's Court'77 and Houston'77
Seven Seas Of Rhye - Hammersmith Odeon'75
Mustapha - Hammersmith Odeon'79
Don't Stop Me Now - Hammersmith odeon'79
If You Can't Beat Them - Montreal'78
A Kind Of Magic - Knebworth Park'86
Staying Power - Milton Keynes Bowl'82
White man & The Prophet's Song - Earl's Court'77
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Live Aid'85



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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Play The Game - Milton Keynes, '82
Bohemian Rhapsody - Wembley, '86 (the end is so fucking cool!!!)



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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

let me entertain you (montreal'81)
keep yourself alive (budokan'85)
is this the world we created (budokan'85)
crazy little thing called love (live aid'85)
bohemian rhapsody (wembley'86)...i love the headbanger part...
brighton rock solo (wembley'86)
tie your mother down (kneepworth'86)




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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power/Back Chat/Action This Day
-Milton Keynes 05/06/1982

Liar/Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
- Osaka 04/04/1976

White Queen/Stone Cold Crazy
- Rainbow 20/11/1974

Spread Your Wings/It's Late
- Copenhagen 13/04/1978

We Will Rock You
- Houston 11/12/1977

Save Me
- Montreal 1981






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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i wish queen played dont stop me now live more often because i think it would of gone down great on the magic tour

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

someone should make a voting poll for this...
i don't know in what format, but it would be interesting to see the results

the greatest live version of any queen song that always stands out for me is Spread Your Wings from the Live Killers album... it's just an amazing update from the News Of The World album

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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed!


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all I can say is over there in the UK you all either have gone to all these concerts you talk about or they release alot more DVD/Cd's of a variety of Queen Concerts over there cuz over here in the US they only have Wembley, Milton Keynes, and I have seen Budapest........that's it....How the hell you all see all these concerts?? LOL...........but from the rare 3 or 4 concerts I've seen I guess I would have to say..........Somebody To Love from Milton Keynes, The Hero from Milton Keynes, and We Will Rock You, Lap of the Gods, and Tie Your Mother Down from Wembley............Peace


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Posted: 02 Mar 05, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are copies of the videos mentioned above. The Hammersmith gigs, Earls Court, Rainbow etc. are available through some fan sites and sometimes on ebay. There are bootlegs available as well. Even here in the States. I've got two reliable sources that I deal with. Let me know if you're interested.