Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Prog Related

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Queen The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert album cover
3.29 | 22 ratings | 5 reviews | 23% 5 stars

Write a review

Buy QUEEN Music
from partners
DVD/Video, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1:
1. Tie Your Mother Down (with Joe Elliot)
2. I Want It All (with Roger Daltrey)
3. Las Palabras De Amor (with Zucchero)
4. Hammer to Fall (with Gary Cherone)
5. Stone Cold Crazy (with James Hetfield)
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (with Robert Plant)
7. Too Much Love Will Kill You (Brian May)
8. Radio Ga Ga (with Paul Young)
9. Who Wants to Live Forever (with Seal)
10. I Want to Break Free (with Lisa Stansfield)
11. Under Pressure (with David Bowie & Annie Lennox)
12. All the Young Dudes (with David Bowie, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson)
13. Heroes (with David Bowie & Mick Ronson)
14. 39 (with George Michael)
15. These Are the Days of Our Lives (with Lisa Stansfield, George Michael)
16. Somebody to Love (with George Michael)
17. Bohemian Rhapsody (with Elton John, Axl Rose)
18. The Show Must Go On (with Elton John)
19. We Will Rock You (with Axl Rose)
20. We Are the Champions (with Liza Minnelli)
Metallica (Tracks 21 to 23):
21. Enter Sandman
22. Sad But True
23. Nothing Else Matters
24. Queen Medley (Extreme)
25. Now I'm Here (Def Leppard)
"Too Much Love Will Kill You" (Brian May)
Guns N' Roses: "Paradise City" "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
Disc 2:
Additional Release Material:
Text/Photo Gallery:
Photo Gallery

DVD Rom Features:
Weblink - 1.

Line-up / Musicians

- Brian May / guitars
- John Deacon / bass
- Roger Taylor / drums

- Joe Elliott
- Roger Daltrey
- Zucchero
- Gary Cherone
- Robert Plant
- Paul Young
- Seal
- Lisa Stansfield
- David Bowie
- Annie Lennox
- Ian Hunter
- Mick Ronson
- George Michael
- Elton John
- Axl Rose
- Liza Minnelli
- Metallica / James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
- Extreme
- Def Leppard / Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell

Releases information

Movie description:
This sell-out concert took place last year before a crowd of 72,000 at Wembley Stadium, London as a tribute to Freddie Mercury from Queen who died in 1991. Some of the many artists include: Metallica, Extreme, Def Leppard, Guns n' Roses, Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, and many many others.

Cast: Queen and guest Rock Stars

Edition: 2-Disc Set

Artist royalties and label profits from the sale of The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert laserdisc will be donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust to benefit AIDS charities.
Recorded LIVE in 1992.

Thanks to PROGMAN for the addition
and to Fassbinder for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy QUEEN The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Music

More places to buy QUEEN music online

QUEEN The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

QUEEN The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Guillermo
2 stars I saw this concert because one cousin recorded the full T.V. broadcast in a videocassette in 1992 . It was a good concert, IMO, but some of the singers were not chosen very well. For example, Liza Minnelli is a very good singer, but I can`t see a reason to include her to sing songs like "We are the Champions" other than Freddie Mercury was a fan of her. She really looked out of place there.

The best choices as singers, IMO were Elton John, who sang "The Show Must Go On", and George Michael, the best of all the singers in this concert. He really could have been a very good substitute as new lead singer for Queen. In those years, there were rumours about him joining Queen for a tour. He also released an E.P. C.D. with the songs he sang with Queen in this concert. Maybe he had the right voice for Queen, but maybe not the same creative qualities as composer like Freddie Mercury to be a new member of Queen.

This concert really showed, IMO, how hard was/is for Queen to find a real substitute for Freddie Mercury as singer. He was a very good musician, and he was/is very hard to replace in Queen.

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars This is a very moving tribute to legendary Freddie Mercury, one of the most revered adored frontman in rock history. His impact on the industry is such that an enormous amount of artists contributed to this amazing concert. It starts with a raucous version of I Want It All featuring Roger Daltrey who gives it everything. The next song of note is Stone Cold Crazy with Mr Metallica James Hetfield, and of course its a moment to savour as te band had made it their own practically. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Robert Plant is a crowd pleaser and its great to see him on the big stage again. Perhaps one of the most powerful emotional performances is by Brian May with the ironic Too Much Love Will Kill You.

I think Radio Ga Ga sounded great by Paul Young but I could have done without Who Wants to Live Forever by Sea. I Want to Break Free is marvellous by Lisa Stansfield and a highlight is Under Pressure with David Bowie and Annie Lennox. They are absolutely dynamic together and it is a classic performance worth checking out. Bowie looks splendiferous in powder blue suit and Lennox is a sight in funereal Black dress and mask like makeup. The crowd sing a lot of the ad libs and seem to be having a blast.

All the Young Dudes with David Bowie, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson is a curio that seems to work. Heroes featuring Bowie and Ronson is very good too. Once the mini Bowie concert is over we get back to Queen with ) George Michael and Lisa Stanfield singing These Are the Days of Our Lives. Somebody to Love is by George Michael and the awesome Bohemian Rhapsody is deftly handled by Elton John and Axl Rose; a genuine show stopper. Elton in fiery red suit handles the first part and is helped by the enthusiastic crowd, and Brian May is stunning on guitar. The opera section is just the original screened on the large screen. Axl comes in on the heavy metal part as expected, the stage literally explodes, and he is a formidable presence burning up the stage. He wears a number 22 guernsey and black leather skirt. Elton and Axl finish the song arm in arm and the crowd are on their feet. The Show Must Go On continues with Elton John, and Axl returns for We Will Rock You. A low point for me is We Are the Champions with Liza Minnelli looking like a fish out of water but the end of the concert is a mini concert by Metallica with Enter Sandman, Sad But True, and Nothing Else Matters. Extreme do a rendition of a Queen Medley and Def Leppard belt out Now I'm Here.

It was a one night stand to remember. Not perfect, but this is defintely one to check out to see these rock legends pay tribute to Freddie Mercury.

Latest members reviews

4 stars The best send of any body could ever want. Freddie Mercury one of the best singers, songwriters and showman of all time. It is one of the bigest most watched concerts. The concert was in Wembley Stadium and was viewed by bimmilons of people on the television. The singers were amazing such as R ... (read more)

Report this review (#82531) | Posted by Ciaran K. | Monday, July 3, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Queen was and will be one of the greatest band in the all history of music.This live concert is the proof that their music will live forever.Some great musicians here and one of the greatest concerts I ever saw.This of course is not really in the prog genre(but sometimes it is maybe important to ... (read more)

Report this review (#80385) | Posted by petrica | Monday, June 5, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Watch this video for Gary Cherone. Not being a fan of Extreme I was surprised that he was far and away the very best singer to participate. I always liked Freddy but really didn't know how great he was until seeing all those other stars trying to do his stuff. Cherone was the only one who did ... (read more)

Report this review (#79793) | Posted by | Tuesday, May 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of QUEEN "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.