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3.98 | 142 ratings | 5 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1
1. One Vision (5:50)
2. Tie Your Mother Down (3:52)
3. In The Lap Of The Gods...revisited (2:14)
4. Seven Seas Of Rhye (1:19)
5. Tear It Up (2:12)
6. A Kind Of Magic (8:41)
7. Under Pressure (3:41)
8. Another One Bites The Dust (4:54)
9. Who Wants To Live Forever (5:16)
10. I Want To Break Free (3:34)
11. Impromptu 2:55)
12. Brighton Rock Solo (9:11)
13. Now I'm Here (6:19)

Disc 2
14. Love Of My Life 4:47)
15. Is This The World We Created? (2:59)
16. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (1:34)
17. Hello Mary Lou Goodbye Heart (1:24)
18. Tutti Frutti (3:23)
19. Gimme Some Lovin' (0:55)
20. Bohemian Rhapsody (5:50)
21. Hammer To Fall (5:36)
22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (6:27)
23. Big Spender (1:07)
24. Radio Ga Ga (5:57)
25. We Will Rock You (2:46)
26. Friends Will Be Friends (2:08)
27. We Are The Champions (4:05)
28. God Save The Queen (1:27)

Line-up / Musicians

- Freddie Mercury / vocals, keyboards
- John Deacon / bass
- Brian May / guitars, vocals
- Roger Taylor / drums, vocals

Releases information

Recorded at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11/12 1986

Reissue with the title "Live At Wembley Stadium" (companion to the 2003 DVD) features four bonus tracks tacked on to disc 2:

Live at Wembley Stadium on Friday, July 11th:
29. A Kind Of Magic
30. Another One Bites The Dust
31. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Live at Nepstadion, Budapest on Sunday, July 27th:
32. Tavaski Szel Vizet Araszt

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QUEEN Live At Wembley '86 ratings distribution

(142 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

QUEEN Live At Wembley '86 reviews

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Review by clarke2001
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars After an excellent live document from the 70s ("Live Killers") and forgettable live-patchwork from 1986 ("Live Magic"), this one is a real refreshment, actually the first proper official issue of QUEEN concert in the 80's (I'm not counting video publications such are "Live In Rio" and Live Budapest").

Thia is a good one, undoubtedly. The overall sound is very raw (despite the omnipresent sound of keyboards played by Spike Edney, QUEEN's "fifth member"). The songs are unpolished and "naked" - although the overall sound quality is on a very high level. Despite the stigma of the 80's sound, QUEEN still rocks on this one.

The interesting thing about this live issue is inclusion of 50s and 60s rock and soul hits such are "Big Spender", "Tutti Frutti", "Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)", "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "(You're So Square) Baby I don't Care"...showing as the origins of QUEEN taste.

"In The Lap Of The Gods" (from "Sheer Heart Attack" album) and "Tear It Up" (from "The Works") are the two tracks that are not so usual in QUEEN's live catalogue, both on hard-rock edge, the last one utilising zeppelinesque, almost heavy metal intro: a real refreshment among all the common hits. By the way, musicianship is top-notch, and one of the best things about this CD is the atmosphere itself. The live documents that are able to represent the feel of the show and how audience felt are not very common. This is the reason why this CD is ranking higher than most of the live records around.

From progressive rock purist's point of vie there's not much appealing here. Of course, here's unavoidable "Bohemian Rhapsody". "Brighton Rock Solo" is excellent us usual, and it's well worth giving a spin. "Impromptu" is nice two-minute improvisation with slight jazzy overtones, and that's about it.

This document is more than very good; it's excellent. However, there is no prog, so I will go for three stars.

Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars Of course that 5 star rating. But when comparing this to normal prog, the situation would be very different (3-4). But when rating "related" things, I tend to rate them simply as "rock music", nothing more.

And as rock, this is one of the best examples. I always admired British classical rock bands and amongst them, Queen is probably my most favourite. I remember, when I was 13 years old and discovered them, I used to play "the best of" CD over and over again, endlessly. And because I still feel that these songs (which are mostly here, after all, it's spectacular live). The problem is that with these well known songs. I know them so much that others (those I know "just" for about 2-3 years aren't so good. But they are, one simply can't be so pricky). This is rocking album and Queen surely rocks. And here, this is their best live album my opinion.

5(-), you know, these certain songs.

Review by Starhammer
3 stars An iconic album from an iconic band...

Recorded in 1986 on their final tour as a band before Freddie Mercury passed away. The tour was in support of studio album number twelve, A Kind of Magic, and features tracks from all of their previous releases excluding Jazz, Flash Gordon, and the self-titled debut. It also features a handful of cover versions of rock 'n' roll standards from the '50s and '60s, a clear reference to early musical influences. Despite showcasing some of their own earlier material, the set-list does read very much like a greatest hits, and so many of Queen's more progressive works are overlooked.

Having never watched the accompanying DVD I have often wondered if I'm missing much in the visual department as my preference for DVD or CD varies from concert to concert, but I also think this allows me to make a more balanced evaluation of the audio alone. The performance throughout is spot-on, and the production strikes a nice balance between raw energy and clarity. Highlights would have to be the opening riff of One Vision, and the largely improvised Impromptu / Brighton Rock Solo culminating in Now I'm Here, which is a personal favourite of mine.

The Verdict: An excellent addition to any classic rock music collection.

Latest members reviews

4 stars I don't like Queen but I must admitt this album is one of the greatest live ever (with Live at Leeds by the Who and Made in Japan by Deep Purple). The band plays all his famous songs and in facts it could also be a "Greatest Live hits". Nothing 'proggy' in this work, whole songs are rock and pop one ... (read more)

Report this review (#66993) | Posted by Kord | Friday, January 27, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars O.K., the starting of this album it's very good because they don't introduce themselves when starting the show, you can here a pre-recorded intro and they just start playing One vision.Them there are some hits of their old albums, then a mix of the old hits and new songs.This was an incredible ... (read more)

Report this review (#55094) | Posted by | Monday, November 7, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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