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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure it's not a new topic but I am curious to see what people say is their favorite Queen concert. With so many bootlegs out there it would be nice to hear some testimony on which ones would be worth getting over others.

My favorite Queen concerts:
1. Earl's Court '77
2. Montreal '81(we will rock you dvd)
3. Houston '77
4. Rainbow '74
5. Chicago '80
6. Milton Keynes '82(on fire at the bowl)
7. Budapest '86
8. Hammersmith Odeon Xmas '75

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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only one I've ever seen all the way through is Wembley '86, so I guess it would have to be that, I really do want to see Houston '77 and Hyde Park tho, any1 know where I can get the videos?


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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NJQueenFan wrote:

The only one I've ever seen all the way through is Wembley '86, so I guess it would have to be that, I really do want to see Houston '77 and Hyde Park tho, any1 know where I can get the videos?



1. wembely 86 was fucking shite...freddie's voice was shafted - bigtime!!! - the show was great - but his voice suffered
2. the threadstarter - try using search button before starting a 'new thread' thta's been done a thousand times...
3. as you insist the best gigs
(soundwise- earls ct77 was great, but band were nervous)
hammy 75
hammy79
glasgow 77
manchester 75
houston 77
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other personal faves...the (other) gigs i attended - brum 79, brum 84, knebworth 86

...and as for MK82 - i wouldn;t touch it with a bargepole - okay so after various 'touchups' it sounds great...but I WAS THERE, and it was NOTHING special. Apparently the gig to see queen on during the HS tour was Leeds (Elland Rd)


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 03:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Omaha '80 was actually better than Chicago '80, but unfortunately there's no boot around to prove that ;)

Queen's best show is most likely something not available on boots...well at least they were all recorded...somewhere....


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Milwaukee 1975 is a favourite of mine


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know it is fun to do this topic but you guys must listen to more shows before you can say it. And this is always depending on what we like for kind of setlist,and which member do you think of most, is it always freddie's performance that is the thing you think of. so this is a topic can go on forever...


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

NJQueenFan wrote:

The only one I've ever seen all the way through is Wembley '86, so I guess it would have to be that, I really do want to see Houston '77 and Hyde Park tho, any1 know where I can get the videos?



1. wembely 86 was fucking shite...freddie's voice was shafted - bigtime!!! - the show was great - but his voice suffered
2. the threadstarter - try using search button before starting a 'new thread' thta's been done a thousand times...
3. as you insist the best gigs
(soundwise- earls ct77 was great, but band were nervous)
hammy 75
hammy79
glasgow 77
manchester 75
houston 77
gg73


other personal faves...the (other) gigs i attended - brum 79, brum 84, knebworth 86

...and as for MK82 - i wouldn;t touch it with a bargepole - okay so after various 'touchups' it sounds great...but I WAS THERE, and it was NOTHING special. Apparently the gig to see queen on during the HS tour was Leeds (Elland Rd)


Manchester '75 hasn't got very good sound at all IMO. Wembley Arena in 1980 has great sound.


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1)Houston 1977(no question, I loved the My Melancholy Blues and Brian's solo spot here and the rest of the show just kicked ass)
2)Montreal 1981(great show on the We Will Rock You DVD unfortunate the French Canadian speaking audiences were more reserved than the US or English or English Canadian audiences here)
3)Earls Court 1977(the Queen II stuff rocked as did Brighton Rock here)
4)Milton Keynes 1982
5)Zurich 1978
6)Wembley Arena 1980
7)Rainbow Theatre November, 1974
8)Hammersmith 1975
9)Japan 1985
9)Wembley Stadium 1986


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Blackadder wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

NJQueenFan wrote:


Manchester '75 hasn't got very good sound at all IMO. Wembley Arena in 1980 has great sound.

where does the thread ask about sound quality? he/she asks what is the best concert? and the atmosphere at manchester 75 was great - listen to it. the band played a fuller set than hammy xmas, and the band/audience interaction was good


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You guys kill me! You take this shit so seriously and rip each other apart when someone wants to start a new thread that has been done before. If you don't like the fact that they have started another thread that was done 5 days ago, well fucking ignore it then. Maybe they didn't have the time to go through and search every time they have a question or a thought and just want to ask it anyway. I see this all the DAMN time were you guys get pissed because someone starts a thread and others think they shouldn't or they should search first or add on somewhere else. Get a life!

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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And this isn't in particular to this thread, just a pattern I have noticed up here alot with people bitching at each other saying, "before you post a thread that's been done before, research it and search for it first". Blah, blah, blah, don't take this shit so seriously and take a chill pill. By the way, I like the Osaka show in 1976.

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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 15:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think wembley is amazing. they played perfect! freddies voice...incredible! a fantastic performence from all queenmemberd!


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I appreciate all of the feedback on this so far. One this is for sure... I need to check out the Hammersmith '79 show.

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes,hammersmith'79 is great.Especially crazy little thing called love:the audience that starts the song again and also after sheer heart attack:Queen are the chmpions:-)freddie is in great voice and the others are brilliant aswell!I'd like this as e dvd!!!


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like these ones as follows:

Hammy'79
Houston '77(though they didn't play "It's Late")
Glasgow'77
Earls Court'77
Chicago '78( I prefer this to Montreal'78 from the Jazz tour)
Manchester'75
Tokyo May'75
Hammy '75
Wembley'86
Live Aid '85(it's not Queen's concert, but their performance at that time was one of the best ones)
Milton Keynes'82
Rainbow Nov,'74

and many many more...


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What truly baffles the hell out of me is why Queen won't do with Houston '77 or Earl's Court '77 what they did with the Milton Keynes show. Not only would it be a better show, it would represent the pre-Jazz period that they have no official live releases for. I think their greatest songs got taken away a little with the News tour and a whole lot with Jazz.

We need great, crisp versions of White Queen, Prophet Song, Liar, In The Lap Revisited, Ogre Battle, Millionare Waltz, etc.



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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. wembely 86 was fucking shite...freddie's voice was shafted - bigtime!!! - the show was great - but his voice suffered

FINALLY SOMEONE AGREES WITH ME!
The best? Hammersmith'79 was awesome, Sao Paulo'81 was a great one as well, I love Osaka'76, I have a spot for Golders Green, Glasgow'77... From MAGIC TOUR Budapest and Knebworth were definitely the best ones... Add Tokyo'75 (1st of may) or 31st of March 1976, maybe even Milton Keynes (excellent Freddie's performance) and you've got the best ones IMO...

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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree as well. Wembley '86 blows(for Queen's standards). Budapest is way better in my opinion.

Everyone was right, Hammersmith '79 is totally incredible! I love this Bittorent thing!

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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I havnt seen that many live concert performances by Queen. I always thought the Wembley 86 concert was amazing until I watched Live At The Bowl DVD.Freddies voice in this performance was alot better. His voice seemed more relaxed. In the Wembley concert he seemed to be forcing his voice alot. He still was great though.


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for me the best one ever is queen 20/01/1981 at sao paulo, morumbi stadium, its my favorite, from all times...