Live Killers

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By 1979, Queen was considered among rock's elite class, and rightfully so. With a string of hit albums, singles, and sold-out tours to their credit, the group was about to enter a new musical phase of its career with 1980's mega-hit The Game. And since bootleg copies of their concerts were fetching exorbitant prices among their fans, what better way to close phase one but with their first official live double album, Live Killers. For reasons unknown, the record was criticized harshly when it was first released, but listening to it today, it is an excellent document of Queen at the height of their '70s arena rock powers. Including selections from their debut, 1973's Queen, up...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By 1979, Queen was considered among rock's elite class, and rightfully so. With a string of hit albums, singles, and sold-out tours to their credit, the group was about to enter a new musical phase of its career with 1980's mega-hit The Game. And since bootleg copies of their concerts were fetching exorbitant prices among their fans, what better way to close phase one but with their first official live double album, Live Killers. For reasons unknown, the record was criticized harshly when it was first released, but listening to it today, it is an excellent document of Queen at the height of their '70s arena rock powers. Including selections from their debut, 1973's Queen, up until 1978's Jazz, the album is a solid mix of early hits and forgotten album tracks, all given new life in the concert setting while the zealous crowd often sings along. A different, more up-tempo version of "We Will Rock You" opens the album, starting things off in grand style. Other hard rock highlights soon follow, such as "Keep Yourself Alive," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Now I'm Here," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Spread Your Wings," "Brighton Rock" complete with an outstanding Brian May guitar solo, and a medley that contains such tracks as "Killer Queen" and "Bicycle Race," among others. The band also shows its softer side with such material as "Dreamer's Ball," "Love of My Life," and "'39," while ending things on a triumphant note with "We Will Rock You"/"We Are the Champions."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1991
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616106629
  • Catalog Number: 161066
  • Sales rank: 9,587

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queen Primary Artist
Freddie Mercury Piano, Vocals
Brian May Banjo, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Roger Taylor Drums, Vocals
John Deacon Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Freddie Mercury Composer, Contributor
Queen Composer, Producer, Concept
Brian May Arranger, Composer, Contributor
Roger Taylor Composer, Contributor
John Deacon Composer, Contributor
John Etchells Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Jule Styne Composer
Chris Taylor Stage Crew
Peter Greenslade Engineer
Peter Hince Stage Crew
Brian Spencer Stage Crew
Traditional Composer
Jim DeVenney Sound Man
Brian Zellis Stage Crew
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mercurial and better!

    This live recording does justice to the talents of Queen. Highly recommended for anyone loving Queen or 70's music. Only thing I didn't like was the bleeping out of Freddie Mercury commenting on "Death on Two Legs". It was involved in some sort of legal action against the band, so the listener is left to wonder at what happed to their cd player just then. Queen may be in love with their car, but they're obviously in love with their audience, which makes for a terrific cd.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    70's Queen!!!

    Love it!

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