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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi People!

What in your opinion was the best live vocal performance Freddie ever gave? For me personally, I would say :-

- Somebody To Love - Live At The Bowl

A close second would be :-

- Radio Ga Ga - Live Aid

Now I have not listened to all the Queen concerts out there, so I will certainly be interested to know what other people think.


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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always like "White Man" from Earls Court '77...

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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Milton Keynes- Somebody To Love- brilliant technical performance
Wembley- Tie Your Mother Down- I just love the way he barks the words out.
Hammersmith '79- Let Me Entertain You- such agression in the dleivery.


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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have to say; BoRhap, Newcastle 4-12-79. Some body I don´t know-but-is-one-of-my-best-friends-anyway uploaded that one some time ago, after a discussion about the best borhapperformance. It´s not only the best borhap, it´s the best FM did, I think. Magnificent!

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"Lap of the gods" wembley 86. It was so easy...

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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

save me at milton keynes was very good and also white queen from the rainbow 1974.

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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

back chat mk 1982

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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HOW CAN I GO ON LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thats the best!!!

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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

now im here from Hammy 1979


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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your welcome buddy! Though personally I think that the best live vocal performance by Freddie has got to be We Are The Champions at Live Aid. He belts it out, hitting all the notes too when he sings "We Are The Champions!" (whereas in every other concert he took the low end and Roger did the high stuff)

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I would have to say; BoRhap, Newcastle 4-12-79. Some body I don´t know-but-is-one-of-my-best-friends-anyway uploaded that one some time ago, after a discussion about the best borhapperformance. It´s not only the best borhap, it´s the best FM did, I think. Magnificent!


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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Incidentally I think that this has the potential to be an awesome thread!

Somebody To Love at MK is NOT as good as Sao Paulo 20/3/1981. He's much better on that one. The only thing missing is the 'wooooaahhhh' that he often pulls out at the end. And as proof to back up my opinion he actually hits the note (i.e. like on the record) when he sings 'but EVERYbody is trying to put me down' at Sao Paulo whereas every other performance he takes it an octave lower.

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi rwon041!

I agree that Sao Paulo, 1981 was an excellent version of 'Somebody To Love' but there are one or two 'cracks' in his voice so to speak. Very picky I know but Milton Keynes wins it for me.

Saying that, though, if Freddie hit the high note for 'EVERYbody puts me down...', like in Sao Paulo, in the Live At The Bowl rendition of 'Somebody To Love', then it would have been the ultimate version!


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMPROPTU LIVE AT WEMBLEY, SOMEBODY TO LOVE MONTREAL 1981, ACTION THIS DAY 1982 MILTON KEYNES AND A KIND OF MAGIC LIVE AT BUDAPEST WHEN HE SAID I TOLD YOU =)

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Radio Ga Ga at Live Aid was superb as was we are the champs.

Play the game at montreal 81 was superb.

Under pressure MK was excellent

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's late:Copenhagen '78:incredible version

Somebody to love:Milton keynes way better than Sao Paulo:his voice cracks several times in Sao Paulo!

Save me and Bohemian and Liar: Newcastle 4/12/79

Spread your Wings:also Copenhagen '78

I want to break free:Brussels 24/8/1984

One vision:Budapest

In the lap of the gods:I rfeally like that version from Hammy 75

Now I'm here:Hammy'79

Back Chat:milton keynes:great version

Melancholy blues:Houston;-)




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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tie Your Mother Down (Wembley '86)


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely Radio Ga Ga from Live Aid
You Take My Breath Away - Hyde Park
Back Chat - MK
There's so many to choose from. It would be cool to create a "Greatest Freddie Live" CD and post it.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Somebody to love:Milton keynes way better than Sao Paulo:his voice cracks several times in Sao Paulo!

Yep- but he's on the other hand more adventorous on that one!

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have listened to the Sao Paulo-gig from 1981 and altough I think it's a great gig it isn't freddie's best.His voice cracks during several songs.Save me,SOmebody to love are good examples.In my opinion this show is a bit overrated.I do like the intro to Keep yourself alive and great versions of AOBTD and Fat bottomed Girls but some other songs were better at other gigs


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I understand what you mean and I agree with you,Fenderek.He did indeed do some very exciting adlibs during STL in Sao Paulo.That's very important.The emotion and expression in his voice are great aswell.


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