13.07.1985    London, England

Queen at Live Aid

Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
Running Time
: 13.07.1975
: Wembley Stadium
: London
: England
: B+
: 20 minutes


Tracklisting:

01. Introduction   00:29
02. Bohemian Rhapsody   02:14
03. Radio Ga Ga   04:11
04. Vocal Improvisation   00:43
05. Hammer To Fall   04:21
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love   04:05
07. We Will Rock You   01:18
08. We Are The Champions   03:51        

 

 

Comment:

An audience recording of Queen's legendary performance at Live Aid 1985. This audience recording captures the powerful atmosphere and energy during that day. Every band had precisely 20 minutes to perform on the big stage. So, for Queen to make the best use of those 20 minutes, their decision was to play as many hits as possible, which results in shortened versions of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and We Will Rock You. Queen played fantastic and it was beyond believe that it was going so well. Even today (30 years later), it is said that Queen's performance at Live Aid is still one of the best live acts of all time. Just like Bob Geldof said about Queen's performance that they were the best band of the day: ''They played the best, had the best sound, used their time to the full. They understood the idea exactly, that it was a global jukebox. They just went and smashed one hit after another. It was the perfect stage for Freddie: the whole world".
The audience recording is complete, without cuts. It's only missing Brian and Freddie's performance of Is This The World We Created? But that song was performed later that night and wasn't part of the main set. The overall sound quality is very enjoyable and clear, but it lacks some bass and sounds a bit distant. This version comes from a bootleg label called ''Wardour''. Great release. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master tape > ? > ''Queen at Live Aid'' (Wardour) silver > EAC > WAV > FLAC > WAV


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