Live at Wembley '86

Performers Queen

Hollywood | October 24, 1994 | Compact Disc

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The posthumously released, two-disc Live at Wembley '86 proves once and for all that Queen was a superior live band, and like the Beatles, the Stones, etc., had far too many hits to fit into a two-hour show. Recorded in their native England at the gigantic Wembley Stadium on their A Kind of Magic tour, the group was at their peak of popularity back home. This would, unfortunately, turn out to be the band's last tour, and it showed the group including old rock & roll covers, classics, then-current songs, improv, and overlooked album tracks. Queen opens up the show with the near-heavy-metal roar of "One Vision," and adds lively renditions of the well-known "Tie Your Mother Down," the David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure," and their very first hit, "Seven Seas of Rhye." Also included on Disc One is the early forgotten show-closer "In the Lap of the Gods," the beautiful (and sadly prophetic) ballad "Who Wants to Live Forever," and a downright funky version of "Another One Bites the Dust." Disc Two opens with a pair of acoustic numbers including the perennial crowd fave "Love of My Life," but soon switches gear to some good old rock & roll covers. Spirited and fun versions of "You're so Square (Baby I Don't Care)" and "Tutti Frutti" expose Queen's roots, while their own "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" fits in perfectly with all the '50s hoopla. And even casual fans will recognize "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Radio Ga Ga," and "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions." Although most Queen fans prefer the unfairly criticized 1979 concert album Live Killers, Live at Wembley '86 does a good job of balancing the well-known, for the uninitiated, and the lesser-known, for the hardcore fan. Note that Live at Wembley '86 should not to be confused with the double album/single-disc Live Magic, which was released in 1986 in England and 1996 in the U.S.) ~ Greg Prato

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 24, 1994

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Originally Released: 1986

Label Name: Hollywood

UPC: 720616110428

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Live at Wembley '86

Performers Queen
Producer Queen
Engineer Mack

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 24, 1994

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Originally Released: 1986

Label Name: Hollywood

UPC: 720616110428


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Title Track Time
1.One Vision --
2.Tie Your Mother Down --
3.In The Lap Of The Gods --
4.Seven Seas Of Rhye --
5.Tear It Up --
6.A Kind Of Magic --
7.Under Pressure --
8.Another One Bites The Dust --
9.Who Wants To Live Forever --
10.I Want To Break Free --
11.Impromptu --
12.Brighton Rock Solo --
13.Now I'm Here --
1.Love Of My Life --
2.Is This The World We Created --
3.(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care --
4.Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) --
5.Tutti Frutti --
6.Gimme Some Lovin' --
7.Bohemian Rhapsody --
8.Hammer To Fall --
9.Crazy Little Thing Called Love --
10.Big Spender --
11.Radio Ga Ga --
12.We Will Rock You --
13.Friends Will Be Friends --
14.We Are The Champions --
15.God Save The Queen --

Editorial Notes

The posthumously released, two-disc Live at Wembley '86 proves once and for all that Queen was a superior live band, and like the Beatles, the Stones, etc., had far too many hits to fit into a two-hour show. Recorded in their native England at the gigantic Wembley Stadium on their A Kind of Magic tour, the group was at their peak of popularity back home. This would, unfortunately, turn out to be the band's last tour, and it showed the group including old rock & roll covers, classics, then-current songs, improv, and overlooked album tracks. Queen opens up the show with the near-heavy-metal roar of "One Vision," and adds lively renditions of the well-known "Tie Your Mother Down," the David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure," and their very first hit, "Seven Seas of Rhye." Also included on Disc One is the early forgotten show-closer "In the Lap of the Gods," the beautiful (and sadly prophetic) ballad "Who Wants to Live Forever," and a downright funky version of "Another One Bites the Dust." Disc Two opens with a pair of acoustic numbers including the perennial crowd fave "Love of My Life," but soon switches gear to some good old rock & roll covers. Spirited and fun versions of "You're so Square (Baby I Don't Care)" and "Tutti Frutti" expose Queen's roots, while their own "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" fits in perfectly with all the '50s hoopla. And even casual fans will recognize "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Radio Ga Ga," and "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions." Although most Queen fans prefer the unfairly criticized 1979 concert album Live Killers, Live at Wembley '86 does a good job of balancing the well-known, for the uninitiated, and the lesser-known, for the hardcore fan. Note that Live at Wembley '86 should not to be confused with the double album/single-disc Live Magic, which was released in 1986 in England and 1996 in the U.S.) ~ Greg Prato
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