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3 stars A good live album, with a great setlist. The production is a bit lacking, with the music a bit in the back. The album does succeed in bringing the live atmosphere to life, and of course the build-up of songs helps to get you involved.

By this time Queen had their live show pretty much worked out, starting with some heavy openers (We Will Rock You/Let Me Entertain You/Death On Two Legs) After that it's Play The Hits time, with songs like Bicicle Race, Killer Queen, You're My Best Friend, it all builds up to again some heavy material in which Freddie plays a bit with the audience and Brian can showcase his guitar abbility on Now I'm Here.

Room is created for a bit more relaxing with some accoustic guitar tracks, especially '39 works out great in this set, and of course Love Of My Life is one of the favourites, though I am still looking for a live version with piano. the first album ends with a great version of Keep Yourself Alive, one of my favourite tracks of this album.

The second disc starts with two piano driven songs Don't Stop Me Now and Spread Your Wings, both are very good versions, better than the album versions IMO, especially Spread Your Wings works out great. Brighton Rock set's us back into rocking mood, with an extended guitar solo from Brian, he started playing this solo in the Smile Days and he does so ever still, great moments.

Bohemian Rhapsody can be played live as Queen proofs here, in earlier years they skipped the Opera mid-section, but soon they just went off-stage and let a tape run and have the audience listen and participate with that returning on stage again for the grand metal final. After that two heavy songs are played to rock out for the audience, very good really.

The show ends as it should, with the fabulous and suited We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions final, ended with he national Anthemn, for the band to receive their applause.

This album is not an integral live show, but a collection from different shows, and with the not too great sound production I can't really recomend it, but since it's the only official live album to come from the 70's it's certainly worth it for the fans.

Good music, Great show, but lacking in production.

tuxon | 3/5 |


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