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Posted: 04 Jun 05, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Much of Queen's stuff has been very carefully crafted in the studio and loses something when played live.

I can only think of a couple of songs (both from Hot Space) which actually sound better live - Staying Power and Backchat.


Anybody got any others ?






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Posted: 04 Jun 05, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Action this day is 1,000 times better live.


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Posted: 04 Jun 05, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

most songs will sound better live.
Don't you ever get bored of studio songs.
One Vision / Hammers to Fall etc sound great live!

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better live?
-Now I'm Here
-We Will Rock You
-Tie Your Mother Down

These are the songs that I personally think sound better live, listened to them on the Wembley 86' CD.


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apart from the HS songs IMO these songs are much better when played live:
-Death on two legs
-Spread your wings
-Sheer heart attack
-Now I´m here
-Get down make love

Songs which are not as good live as on the albums in my opinion:
-The prophet´s song
-Love of my life(great live, but the studio version is even better IMO)
-´39
-Tie your mother down(I like the album cut with the intro)
-White men

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power
One Vision
A Kind Of Magic (especially Wembley version)
Now I'm Here
Who Wants To Live Forever

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tilomagnet wrote:

Apart from the HS songs IMO these songs are much better when played live:
-Death on two legs
-Spread your wings
-Sheer heart attack
-Now I´m here
-Get down make love

Songs which are not as good live as on the albums in my opinion:
-The prophet´s song
-Love of my life(great live, but the studio version is even better IMO)
-´39
-Tie your mother down(I like the album cut with the intro)
-White men


Spread Your Wings @ New York 01/12/1977 rocks, as it's a rendition of the bbc version!

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very few sounded better live. In the lap of the Gods sounded a helluva lot better live at the Rainbow in '74 than the album because Freddie didn't modify his voice and Rogers scream was better than the album versions as well.

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

under pressure
one vision
friends will be friends
a kind of magic
i want to break free
39


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always liked Love Of My Life live better than the studio version. I love the arrangement with the guitar and above all I think Freddie sounds majestic when he sings this song live.

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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

indeed sheer heart attack,can't listen to the studio version but I love the libe version
(also because of the show freddie puts on:-)


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

-Back Chat
-Staying Power
-Love of My Life
-Keep Yourself Alive


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Heart Attack, One Vision, Action This Day and Now I'm Here all have great energy when played live. Most of the Hot Space songs from Milton Keynes sound so much better than on the record, too.


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Posted: 05 Jun 05, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

White Queen, Doin' Alright, '39, Dragon Attack, Put Out the Fire


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spread Your Wings. Any live version (and the BBC session) craps all over the studio version


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely Action This Day, We Will Rock You and Sheer Heart Attack.

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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power
Back Chat
Calling Alkl Girls
Life Is Real
Put Out The Fire
Under Pressure
White Queen
Spread Your Wings
See what A Fool I've Been
Tear It Up
I Want To Break Free
Get Down Make Love
You Take My Breath Away
Dreamer's Ball
Need Your Loving Tonight
Crazy Little Thing called Love
Another one Bites The Dust
Is This The World We Created...?
Hammer To Fall

Most of them are better because on albums the production sucks (everything from 80s)- live those songs were suddenly "alive"- Staying Power or hammer to Fall are great examples. White Queen was truly magical, same goes for Life Is Real (love Roger's harmonies on that one)


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We Will Rock You


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Posted: 06 Jun 05, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

None. Possible exception for "Keep Yourself Alive" because of the swifter tempo.