Live at Wembley Stadium [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616242228
  • Catalog Number: 162422
  • Sales rank: 21,979

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
Kevin Metcalfe Remastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rocked my world

    This concert was definetly the highlight of Queen's career. I loved the performances of "One Vision", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and "Love of my Life". This concert I bought on DVD a few months ago, and when I first saw it, it totally rocked my world!

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