Live at Wembley Stadium [Bonus Tracks]

Live at Wembley Stadium [Bonus Tracks]

by QueenQueen


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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 Rolling Stones, and others, had far too many hits to fit into a two-hour show. Recorded in the band's native England at the gigantic Wembley Stadium on the 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 the band's 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 gears 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 the band's own "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" fits in perfectly with all the '50s hoopla. 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 hard-core fan. 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. [The album was also released with four bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2003
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616242228
catalogNumber: 162422
Rank: 6091

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen   Primary Artist
Freddie Mercury   Group Member
Brian May   Group Member
Roger Taylor   Group Member
Henry Crallan   Staging
John Deacon   Group Member
Spike Edney   Keyboards
Grant Fleming   Staging

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Little Richard   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Gene Pitney   Composer
Queen   Composer,Producer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Brian May   Arranger,Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
John Miles   Stage Design
Roger Taylor   Composer
John Brough   Engineer
John Deacon   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mack   Engineer
Peter Mew   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Muff Winwood   Composer
Justin Shirley-Smith   Engineer
Spencer Davis   Composer
Alfonso Cayetano   Composer
Peter Hince   Bass Technician
Trip Khalaf   Engineer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Dorothy LaBostrie   Composer
Joe Lubin   Composer
Roger Chiasson   Illustrations
Kris Fredriksson   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
John Collins   Bass Technician
Brian Zellis   Guitar Techician
Jim Devenny   Monitor Engineer
John McGraw   Stage Design
Diana Moseley   Costume Design
Mike Wiesman   Production Stage Manager
Simon Tutchner   Lighting Director

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