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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been listening a lot to this show lately and I'm really impressed. This is certainly the best Works-tour gig and it is in my list of legendary shows!!
Freddie's voice is in such a great shape ,amazing! The rest of the band are thrilled to hear that ,I think ,because they play with such guts and power and sheer perfection. There's a lot of improvisation in that show which I truly adore.
Freddie's intro to STL is nothing less than sensational. He nails every single song with many creative moments aswell like the best 'Impromptu' ever in my opinion with some great falsetto's.
'Keep yourself alive' and 'Liar' sound unique aswell. I also love the banter between the songs and the audience is totally involved. I also love the way the songs segue into each other.Like STL and Killer Queen and Dragon attack and NIH. The acoustic songs are great aswell. I espacially love ITTWWC! And the list goes on because the show is amazing from beginning to end.
HTF for example sounds great aswell.IWTBF too,simply everything!

What are your opinions about this show,let me know!







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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font type="verdana">_Tatterdemalion_ wrote:

I totally agree. That and Birmingham 31.08.1984 are the best ones from The Works tour.


Hmm, I'll add Brussels 24.8.1984 to that list. Simply the best version of I Want To Break Free ever! Freddie's voice is in a brilliant shape!


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with you both though I still think Tokyo is better than these 2 other shows.

I agree about IWTBF in Brussels:best ever version.He sings it as good as the record version.
Great stuff ,these 3 shows:birmingham ,brussels , Tokyo.
Tokyo has the best soundquality.That makes it even better.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But the synths were appallingly high in the mix throughout the tour.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Asterik wrote:

But the synths were appallingly high in the mix throughout the tour.


They're barely noticeable on this Tokyo audience recording, though.

Agreed, Brussels 8-24-84, Birmingham 8-31-84, and Tokyo 5-9-85 are the best Works tour shows!

On Tokyo 5-9-85, during ITTWWC (or maybe it was during the intro of it), you can hear a couple girls crying in the audience.



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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there any tape from the Tokyo 5-9-85 gig, with excellent sound?, I mean, from soundboard recording around?


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Panza Pedraza - FER wrote:

Is there any tape from the Tokyo 5-9-85 gig, with excellent sound?, I mean, from soundboard recording around?


No... but for this concert, why would you want it? Sometimes an audience recording in excellent quality with great atmosphere is much better than a dry soundboard recording.


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Posted: 01 May 06, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Panza Pedraza - FER wrote:

Is there any tape from the Tokyo 5-9-85 gig, with excellent sound?, I mean, from soundboard recording around?


Saludos


Offcourse there is a soundboard recording of this show. It's in the archives.


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Posted: 01 May 06, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And "hard Live" is amazing too in Tokyo. Great performance!!- He hits all the high notes.

Take care