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Posted: 13 May 05, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey I was just thinking of a setlist if Queen had been able to tour in support of The Miracle. Let me know what you guys think. I think they should have included older songs as well as the new.

One Vision or We Will Rock You (fast) starting
I Want It All
Somebody To Love
It's A Hard Life
Tear It Up
Under Pressure
Fat Bottomed Girls
Staying Power
Love Of My Life
Scandal or Breakthru
Princes Of The Universe or Keep Passing The Open Windows would be a neat surprise.
The Miracle
Hammer To Fall
Another One Bites The Dust
Medley: Forever, The Millionaire Waltz, Killer Queen, Good Old Fahioned Lover Boy or something with piano songs
Who Wants To Live Forever
I Want To Break Free
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radio Ga Ga
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen

I excluded A Kind Of Magic because I don't like it but I'm sure it would've been played anyway.


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Posted: 13 May 05, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey, you forgot bohemian rhapsody;)....!!

sometímes i thought about this too. it would have been a great tour...

01. one vision
02. i want it all
03. tie your mother down
04. breakthru
05. another one bites the dust
06. i want to break free
07. under pressure
08. now i'm here
09. who wants to live forever
10. scandal
11. somebody to love/killer queen
12. spread your wings
13. love of my live/is this the world we created..
14. crazy little thing called love
15. hammer to fall
16. princes of the universe
17. was it all worth it
18. bohemian rhapsody
19. radio gaga
20. we will rock you
21. we are the champions
22. god save the queen



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Posted: 13 May 05, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Neodave - your set list is much more likely. The first contains lots of "old" songs which I doubt they would play.



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Posted: 13 May 05, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What an idiot! I can't believe I forgot Bohemian Rhapsody. I agree that much of the older stuff wouldn't have been played but I would have liked to have seen them do some of them.


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Posted: 13 May 05, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually wrote a "review" of a Miracle tour from way back, years and years ago. I think Sir GH saved it, so if he feels inclined to, he could post it (with my permission of course).

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Posted: 13 May 05, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shame there wasn't a miracle tour i'd have seen Freddie live - got into them by seeing the wembley concert on the tube in oct 86


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Posted: 14 May 05, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Frog wrote:

:P They BOTH have some songs I doubt they'd play. Not just bohemianrhap84's.

neodave has 'Spread Your Wings'.. when is the last time they did that song?


yes, you're right. they played it for the last time in the early seventies(?). and 10 years later(freddies voice change, new sound technologie) it would sound some differently. it would have been such a great performence...


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Posted: 14 May 05, 04:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

neodave wrote:

Frog wrote:

neodave has 'Spread Your Wings'.. when is the last time they did that song?


yes, you're right. they played it for the last time in the early seventies(?).


Try again - as a hint, try looking at the Live Killers track listing ;-)

Another clue is that it wasn't officially released on an album until 1977

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Posted: 14 May 05, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kyassor wrote:

neodave wrote:

Frog wrote:

neodave has 'Spread Your Wings'.. when is the last time they did that song?


yes, you're right. they played it for the last time in the early seventies(?).


Try again - as a hint, try looking at the Live Killers track listing ;-)

Another clue is that it wasn't officially released on an album until 1977


damn!! of course! i mean late seventies. my english could be better:)...


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Posted: 14 May 05, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spread Your Wings intro was played before Bo Rhap at some of the Hot Space shows (Osaka, Frankfurt amongst others)


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Posted: 15 May 05, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's Lester's Miracle tour experience, in its entirety:

Setlist:

Chinese Torture
Breakthru (intro tape)
Breakthru
Khashoggi's Ship
Tie Your Mother Down
Somebody To Love
I Want It All
A Kind Of Magic
Under Pressure
Who Wants To Live Forever
Spread Your Wings
Don't Stop Me Now
Scandal
I Want To Break Free
Now I'm Here
Love Of My Life
Is This The World We Created
Jealousy
My Melancholy Blues
White Queen
Friends Will Be Friends
Bohemian Rhapsody
Another One Bites The Dust
Hammer To Fall
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radio Ga Ga
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Princes Of The Universe
Was It All Worth It
We Will Rock You (slow)
We Will Rock You (fast)
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen


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After a seven year hiatus from performing in America, I finally had the opportunity to see Queen in my home city. The place - Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia. The date - June 29, 1989. I managed to get sixth row seats, dead center, and I was finally seeing Queen live. I'd heard about their previous three tours, and was smacking myself for not attending the shows on their Rock 'n America tour in 1982. Thankfully, they came back to America on the strength of the sales of "The Miracle", and it was as if they'd never gone away: they got a bigger reception than Bon Jovi at a Giants Stadium homecoming concert.

The support group came and went - and for about twenty minutes, all you could hear was the chanting of 'Queen! Queen! Queen!' Homemade banners were held up at various points of the stadium, ranging from 'FREDDIE IS KING' to 'QUEEN ARE THE CHAMPIONS'. I even saw someone wearing a 1978 US tour T-shirt proudly. Then, the lights dimmed, and a regal sounding orchestra blasted over the PA. Was it Queen? That sounds like Brian May's guitar, but Queen never used an orchestra! This sounded great. Then, a familiar introduction erupted: 'When love breaks up...', and you should have heard the entire audience scream 'NOW!' as Freddie Mercury and the gang exploded onto the stage.

'Breakthru' was an apt opening song, propelled by John Deacon's bass and Roger Taylor's driving drums. The band are in fine form - even Freddie seems delighted to be back on stage. The song ends, and without missing a beat, Freddie yells, 'Who said my party was all over!' The band launch into 'Khashoggi's Ship', which features an extended jam during the middle. Freddie then greeted us: 'Hello Philadelphia, long time no see! We're gonna rock your arses off tonight, with an oldie but a goodie, a teensy little number we like to call, 'Tie Your Mother Down'!' Freddie never seemed to settle down - my girlfriend felt sorry for the cameraman who had to focus on filming Freddie for the back-projection screen. 'Somebody To Love' followed, with Freddie on piano, and Roger harmonized perfectly with Freddie. 'I Want It All', the single which reaffirmed my faith in Queen, came next, and Brian really let loose on the guitar on this one. Spike Edney also helped out on rhythm guitar, while Freddie danced around the stage.

Of course, 'A Kind Of Magic' and 'Under Pressure' followed next, and there was a rumor that David Bowie would show up to perform on 'Under Pressure' - Tin Machine was originally supposed to be the support group, but that never came to fruition. The hauntingly beautiful 'Who Wants To Live Forever' followed, with Brian on keyboards and lead vocals for the first verse.

'Spread Your Wings' was next, and what an amazing song. It almost felt like it was 1977 again. Freddie then went off on his 'de da doo' route, to which the audience responded enthusiastically. After we followed every single one of his commands note perfectly, he grinned and said, 'You fuckers haven't changed a bit, have you! This is 'Don't Stop Me Now'.' My girlfriend noted that Freddie looked rather good with a beard and mustache. Oddly enough, Freddie commented


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Posted: 15 May 05, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'I Want To Break Free' and 'Now I'm Here' came next, and Brian remarked after 'I Want To Break Free' that he would've liked to see Freddie appear with his false breasts and wig again. John suggested Freddie do that only if Roger dress up in his schoolgirl outfit, which resulted in cat calls and whistles from the audience. Brian then said, 'We're gonna rock you, Philly,' and blasted out the intro to 'Now I'm Here'.

The lights dimmed for a second, and a single spotlight picked out Freddie and Brian on stools at the front of the stage. Brian announced, 'These two songs always seem to go hand in hand, but we're gonna try expanding it a little bit tonight. This is 'Love Of My Life'.' As usual, 'Is This The World We Created?' followed, and it seemed that the audience became temporary lead singers for these two songs. After 'Created' was over, Freddie walked over to the piano and said, 'OK, we've never done this one before,' and he plucked out the introduction to 'Jealousy', a song they'd never done in the live setting before. The audience listened quietly and intently - something that's very rare in concerts these days. Brian walked off the stage, and Roger and John came out while Freddie stayed at the piano. I had an idea of what song they were going to do, but the very fact that they were resurrecting 'My Melancholy Blues' was pretty much the highlight of the entire concert - up to that point, of course.

Freddie concluded the song, then Brian came back out, and a stellar version of 'White Queen (As It Began)' followed. The band really shone on this one. Freddie then introduced the band: 'Brian May is over here on my left - your right - and he's the one who plays guitar. John Deacon is on my right - your left - and he just looks smashing tonight, doesn't he? Roger Taylor is behind me, and he's just plain smashed. Spike Edney is somewhere in the shadows, farting around on piano and guitar, while I'm running around this fucking stage working my arse off. We call ourselves Queen.'

Roger smacks his snare drum twice, and the band launch into 'Friends Will Be Friends'. I heard they performed this as a medley between 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions' in 1986, but I'm glad they performed a full version of this. 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Another One Bites The Dust', 'Hammer To Fall', and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' all followed, and they were all performed perfectly. Freddie seemed delighted to dance around the stage with an acoustic guitar for most of 'Crazy Little Thing', while Spike Edney helped out on piano. Spike also played rhythm guitar on 'Hammer To Fall', and 'Bites The Dust' was a good chance for John to lay down some funky beats - they've really worked this one up from the previous tour.

'Radio Ga Ga' concluded the set, and left the audience screaming for more. Five minutes later, the lights darken, and all we hear is, 'Here we are. Born to be kings, we're the princes of the universe.' Smoke bombs go off as the band explode onto the stage again, launching into 'Princes Of The Universe'. As usual, the audience sings along to every word, prompting Freddie to remark, 'Hey you're good!' At the song's conclusion, the stage goes dark again, with laser beams, smoke, and lights creating a menacing effect while a keyboard drones and Brian creates feedback with his guitar. All of a sudden, Brian tears down the neck of his guitar, and the stage is bright again - 'Was it All Worth It''

The band leave the stage for about two minutes, before a single spotlight picks out Roger, and pounds out the intro to one of the most instantly recognizable songs ever - 'We Will Rock You'. Oddly enough, after the last chorus of 'We will, we will rock you,' instead of the guitar solo, the band launch into the fast version of the song, with a blazing bass guitar solo. We know the show is coming to a close, and Freddie addresses us again: 'This has been a truly magical night. You lot are great.' He sits down at the piano, and picks o


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Posted: 16 May 05, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great! I loved this review... But instead of Breakthru, i would start over with Was it all worth it...
Anyway... great story!!!


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Posted: 16 May 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh its so fantastic! if this could be true...


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Posted: 16 May 05, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said it was meant to be played live


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Posted: 16 May 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if there was a miracle tour those who would have been lucky enough to witness the greta event would have been amazed i feel at this point in queen history they were at their songwriting prime and they were all so...well....perfect together thanks


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Posted: 16 May 05, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Intro is the first 40 seconds of Was it all worth it, immediately followed by:
Tie your mother down
Khashoggi's ship
I want it all
Don't stop me now
Breakthru
Scandal
I'm in love with my car
The miracle
Somebody to love
Under pressure
Love of my life
'39
In the lap of the gods...revisited
Guitar solo
Chinese torture
Was it all worth it
We will rock you
We are the champions
God save the Queen



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Posted: 16 May 05, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good set KJ but you forgot the big hits

Bohemian Rhapsody
Radio Ga Ga
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Another One Bites The Dust
I Want To Break Free

I'm sure there wouldn't have been a show that all of these songs weren't played. Other than that your set was pretty good. I think on different nights they should rotate and play a song that was never or rarely played live. Would've been an awesome tour.


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Posted: 17 May 05, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Bohemianrhap84. And yes, you are right. The big hits included, it could be like this:

Intro is the first 40 seconds of Was it all worth it, immediately followed by:
Tie your mother down
Khashoggi's ship
I want it all
Don't stop me now
Breakthru
Scandal
I'm in love with my car
Radio gaga
The miracle
Somebody to love
Under pressure
Love of my life
'39
Crazy little thing called love
In the lap of the gods...revisited
Bohemian rhapsody
Guitar solo
Chinese torture
Was it all worth it
We will rock you
We are the champions
God save the Queen

Maybe they would skip IWTBF and AOBTD. IMO it does not fit in the setlist.






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Posted: 17 May 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.it'd be a (Ahem) Miracle!


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