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Posted: 22 May 05, 01:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As you may know, as opposed to releasing a lvie album of just a single concert, some artists will release a collection of songs performed at many different times/locations on a sort of "best-of live performances." Two good examples of this are the "Best of Bruce Springsteen Live 1975/1985" and Queen's "Live Killers," which chronicled the Jazz tour.

Now, wouldn't it be magnificent if Queen released such an album that encompassed their entire career? Queen were one of the greatest live bands--if not THE greatest live band--ever. Such an album, because it is a "Best Of," what get the attention of the "general interest" and "casual interest" fans, delivering to them not only Queen's greatest hits but also other songs that were equally incredible--especially when performed live.

It would give AMERICA especially a grand document of what made Queen so awesome. With most songs, their live performances were 100x better than the studio versions (some notable exceptions, of course). Even if the album didn't have the unique flow of a Queen concert, it would showcase Queen's eclectism but display (especially to AMERICAN fans) their hard rock edge and the raw power and energy they would put into live performances. Their songs, performed live, always stood well on their own anyway.

It would be Queen Unleashed upon people. Basically a definitive document of why their songs were great, why they were a great live band and why they could rock with the best of them. It could be a double-album, like Greatest Hits I & II. The track listing could look something like this--

1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Somebody to Love
4. I'm In Love With My Car
5. Death On Two Legs
6. Get Down Make Love
7. Seven Seas of Rhye
8. Another One Bites the Dust
9. Under Pressure
10. I Want To Break Free
11. Now I'm Here
12. Save Me
13. Guitar Solo
14. Love Of My Life
15. Stone Cold Crazy
16. Fat-Bottomed Girls
17. Don't Stop Me Now
18. Spread Your Wings
19. Keep Yourself Alive
20. Bohemian Rhapsody
21. Radio Gaga
22. Hammer to Fall
23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
24. Sheer Heart Attack
25. We Will Rock You
26. We Are the Champions
27. God Save the Queen

I think such a document would do wonders (well, it would do some good) for them in America, and it could be heavily promoted. If they chose to tour here in the fall, it could be in support of such an album.

Please discuss.


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Posted: 22 May 05, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thats a good idea


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Posted: 22 May 05, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you forgot 39 thats an ace song live


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Posted: 22 May 05, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

providing they note which concerts the songs were recorded from, it sounds an idea for a US only release.

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Posted: 22 May 05, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it would be a great idea, but if it did ever happen it is almost certain you would get a collection of songs from Killers, MK and Wembley because they are too tight and too lazy too look for GREAT versions of these song which exist in the archives.


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Posted: 22 May 05, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about this for each version?

1. One Vision - Mannheim 1986
2. Tie Your Mother Down - Earls Court 1977
3. Somebody to Love - Montreal 1981
4. I'm In Love With My Car - Sao Paulo 1981
5. Death On Two Legs - Earls Court 1977
6. White Queen (replacing Get Down Make Love) - Rainbow 20/11/1974
7. Seven Seas of Rhye - Rainbow 31/03/1974
8. Another One Bites the Dust - Knebworth 1986
9. Under Pressure - Montreal 1981
10. '39 (rep. Break Free) - Copenhagen 1977
11. Now I'm Here - Bradford 1974
12. Save Me - Montreal 1981
13. It's Late (rep. Guitar Solo) - Copenhagen 1978
14. Love Of My Life - Osaka 20/04/1979
15. Stone Cold Crazy - Rainbow 20/11/1974
16. Fat Bottomed Girls - New Jersey 1982
17. Don't Stop Me Now - Kampuchea concert 1979
18. Spread Your Wings - New York 01/12/1977
19. Keep Yourself Alive - Hammersmith 1975
20. Bohemian Rhapsody - Sao Paulo 1981
21. Radio Gaga - Stuttgart 1984
22. Hammer to Fall - Mannheim 1986
23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Kampuchea concert 1979
24. Sheer Heart Attack - Copenhagen 1978
25. We Will Rock You - Houston 1977
26. We Are the Champions - Sao Paulo 1981



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Posted: 22 May 05, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a great idea but I would choose other songs.
CD1
1. We will rock you (fast) - Houston 1977
2. Tie your mother down - Earls Court 1977
3. Ogre Battle - Hammersmith 1975
4. White Queen - Rainbow 1974
5. Killer Queen - Hammersmith 1975
6. GOFLB - Earls Court 1977
7. Milionaire Waltz - Earls Court 1977
8. I'm in love with my car - Hammersmith 1979
8. Bring back that leroy B - Hammersmith 1975
9. It's hard live - Japan Tokyo 1985
10. Under pressure - Knebworth 1986
11. Flick of the wrist - Hyde Park 1976
12. '39 - Houston 1977
13. Love of my live - Sao Paolo 1981
14. You take my breath away - Earls Court 1977
15. Keep yourself alive - Montreal 1981
16. drumsolo - Buenos Aires 1981
17. guitar solo - Japan Tokyo 1982

CD 2 :
1. Calling all girls - Japan Tokyo 1982
2. Don't stop me now - Hammersmith 1979
3. Save me - Milton Keynes 1982
4. Spread your wings - Paris 1979
5. Grazy litlle thing C L - Hammersmith 1979
6. Bohemian Rhapsody - Sao Paolo 1981
7. ITLOTG revisited - Rainbow 1974
8. Now I'm here - Earls Court 1977
9. Radio Gaga - Japan Tokyo 1985
10. AOBTD - Buenos Aires 1981
11. Friends will be friends - Leiden 1986
12. We will rock you - Hammersmith 1979
13. We are the champions - Sao Paolo 1981
14. Sheer heart attack - Copenhagen 1977
15. Jailhouse rock - Japan Tokyo 1985
16. God save the queen - Montreal 1981


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Posted: 24 May 05, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitesthedust wrote:

How about this for each version?

1. One Vision - Mannheim 1986
2. Tie Your Mother Down - Earls Court 1977
3. Somebody to Love - Montreal 1981
4. I'm In Love With My Car - Sao Paulo 1981
5. Death On Two Legs - Earls Court 1977
6. White Queen (replacing Get Down Make Love) - Rainbow 20/11/1974
7. Seven Seas of Rhye - Rainbow 31/03/1974
8. Another One Bites the Dust - Knebworth 1986
9. Under Pressure - Montreal 1981
10. '39 (rep. Break Free) - Copenhagen 1977
11. Now I'm Here - Bradford 1974
12. Save Me - Montreal 1981
13. It's Late (rep. Guitar Solo) - Copenhagen 1978
14. Love Of My Life - Osaka 20/04/1979
15. Stone Cold Crazy - Rainbow 20/11/1974
16. Fat Bottomed Girls - New Jersey 1982
17. Don't Stop Me Now - Kampuchea concert 1979
18. Spread Your Wings - New York 01/12/1977
19. Keep Yourself Alive - Hammersmith 1975
20. Bohemian Rhapsody - Sao Paulo 1981
21. Radio Gaga - Stuttgart 1984
22. Hammer to Fall - Mannheim 1986
23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Kampuchea concert 1979
24. Sheer Heart Attack - Copenhagen 1978
25. We Will Rock You - Houston 1977
26. We Are the Champions - Sao Paulo 1981





If this version was ever released on both video and cd id buy it in a heart beat ... and I do mean a heart beat!!


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Posted: 30 May 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OgreBattleField1980 wrote:

bitesthedust wrote:

How about this for each version?

1. One Vision - Mannheim 1986
2. Tie Your Mother Down - Earls Court 1977
3. Somebody to Love - Montreal 1981
4. I'm In Love With My Car - Sao Paulo 1981
5. Death On Two Legs - Earls Court 1977
6. White Queen (replacing Get Down Make Love) - Rainbow 20/11/1974
7. Seven Seas of Rhye - Rainbow 31/03/1974
8. Another One Bites the Dust - Knebworth 1986
9. Under Pressure - Montreal 1981
10. '39 (rep. Break Free) - Copenhagen 1977
11. Now I'm Here - Bradford 1974
12. Save Me - Montreal 1981
13. It's Late (rep. Guitar Solo) - Copenhagen 1978
14. Love Of My Life - Osaka 20/04/1979
15. Stone Cold Crazy - Rainbow 20/11/1974
16. Fat Bottomed Girls - New Jersey 1982
17. Don't Stop Me Now - Kampuchea concert 1979
18. Spread Your Wings - New York 01/12/1977
19. Keep Yourself Alive - Hammersmith 1975
20. Bohemian Rhapsody - Sao Paulo 1981
21. Radio Gaga - Stuttgart 1984
22. Hammer to Fall - Mannheim 1986
23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Kampuchea concert 1979
24. Sheer Heart Attack - Copenhagen 1978
25. We Will Rock You - Houston 1977
26. We Are the Champions - Sao Paulo 1981





If this version was ever released on both video and cd id buy it in a heart beat ... and I do mean a heart beat!!


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Posted: 30 May 05, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CD 1

1. Procession (Rainbow, 1974)
2. Now I'm Here (Rainbow, 1974)
3. Tie Your Mother Down (Paris, 1979)
4. Play The Game (Montreal, 1981)
5. I Want To Break Free (Knebworth, 1986)
6. Fat Bottomed Girls (Milton Keynes, 1982)
7. Lap Of The Gods (Wembley, 1986)
8. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Wembley, 1986)
9. Tear It Up (Wembley, 1986)
10. A Kind Of Magic (Wembley, 1986)
11. Brighton Rock (Earl's Court, 1977)
12. Another One Bites The Dust (Buenos Aires, 1981)
13. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live Aid, 1985)
14. Somebody To Love (Milton Keynes, 1982)
15. Liar (BBC session)

CD2

1. Dreamer's Ball (Live Killers vers)
2. Is This The World We Created? (Rio, 1985)
3. Love Of My Life (Sao Paulo, 1981)
4. Tutti Frutti (Wembley, 1986-first night)
5. Rock N Roll Medley (Hamersmith, 1985)
6. Keep Yourself Alive (Tokyo, 1985)
7. Stone Cold Crazy (Rainbow, 1974)
8. Hammer To Fall (Wembley, 1986)
9. You Take My Breath Away (Earl's Court, 1977)
10. My Melancholy Blues (Texas, 1977)
11. Spread Your Wings (Live Killers vers)
12. Teo Torriate (Osaka, 1982)
13. Radio Ga Ga (Knebworth, 1986)
14. Bohemian Rhapsody (Budapest, 1986)
15 Sheer Heart Attack (Montreal, 1981)
16. We Will Rock You (Budapest, 1986)
17. We Are The Champions (Frankfurt, 1982)
18. God Save The Queen

BONUS DISC: Queen+

1. God Save The Queen (Brian on palace)
2. Reaching Out (Paul Rodgers)
3 Tie Your Mother Down (Paul Rodgers)
4. Fat Bottomed Girls (Paul Rodgers)
5. Hammer To Fall (Gary Cherone)
6. I Want It All (Roger Daltry)
7. Somebody To Love (George Michael)
8. '39 (Brian May)
9. All Right Now (Paul Rodgers)
10 All The Young Dudes (Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson)
11 Show Must Go On (Elton John)
12 Bohemian Rhapsody (musical cast)
13 Days Of Our Lives (Roger Taylor)
14 Under Pressure (David Bowie, Annie Lennox)
15 Heroes (David Bowie)
16 We Will Rock You (Axl Rose)
17 We Are The Champions (Paul Rodgers)


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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What You think about a visionary Miracle Tour?
This setlist is good or not?

01. Was It All Worth It
02. Tie Your Mother Down
03. It's A Hard Life
04. Seven Seas Of Rhye
05. Keep Yourself Alive
06. Liar/Tear It Up
07. Breakthru
08. The Miracle
09. Another One Bites The Dust
10. Under Pressure
11. A Kind Of Magic
12. Chinese Torture
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13. Brighton Rock
14. Now I'm Here
15. Scandal
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16. Love Of My Life
17. Is This The World We Created...?
18. Save Me
19. Party (one verse only)
20. Bohemian Rhapsody
21. Hammer To Fall
22. I Want To Break Free
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23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
24. I Want It All
25. Friends Will Be Friends
26. Radio Ga Ga
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27. We Will Rock You
28. We Are The Champions
29. God Save The Queen


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Posted: 14 Aug 05, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No. Release a 2 or 3 concert set to cover the early days.

Rainbow, Hammersmith, Earl's Court or something like that. Compilations are shite. Like Live Magic