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Queen On Air [2 CD]

Queen On Air [2 CD]

by Queen Queen
Queen On Air [2 CD]

Queen On Air [2 CD]

by Queen Queen


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Back in 1989 -- or 1995, if you're an American -- Queen released a collection called At the Beeb, which featured two BBC sessions recorded in February and December, 1973. The 2016 compilation Queen on Air trumps this by adding a July 1973 session along with two sessions from 1974 and one from 1977, all adding up to the band's complete appearances on the BBC. Comprehensiveness is a feather in the cap for Queen on Air for collectors, but the additional material reveals that Queen got better as they stuck around. Those early 1973 performances have a couple of classic songs -- namely, two different versions of "Keep Yourself Alive," and maybe "Great King Rat" -- but these sound thin and tentative compared to the recordings from 1974 and 1977 on disc two, where the band feels bigger and bolder, recognizing the value in space. Queen can still wander into amorphous territory -- "It's Late" descends into echoing mush -- but their muscle seems defined, as does their camp: by ending the set with "My Melancholy Blues," there's no question that Queen is arch, delivering each of their tunes with a wink. Such revelations are interesting, but the relatively limpness of Queen on Air does mean it's an archival release designed only for fans.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2016
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0050087348113
catalogNumber: 002424002
Rank: 2759


Disc 1

  1. My Fairy King
  2. Keep Yourself Alive
  3. Doing All Right
  4. Liar
  5. See What A Fool I've Been
  6. Keep Yourself Alive
  7. Liar
  8. Son And Daughter
  9. Ogre Battle
  10. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
  11. Great King Rat
  12. Son And Daughter

Disc 2

  1. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
  2. Nevermore
  3. White Queen (As It Began)
  4. Now I'm Here
  5. Stone Cold Crazy
  6. Flick Of The Wrist
  7. Tenement Funster
  8. We Will Rock You
  9. We Will Rock You
  10. Spread Your Wings
  11. It's Late
  12. My Melancholy Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen   Primary Artist
Freddie Mercury   Group Member
Brian May   Guitar,Group Member
Roger Taylor   Drums,Group Member
John Deacon   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Kris Fredriksson   Completion
Freddie Bulsara   Vocals
Sorm Deacon   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Freddie Mercury   Composer
Queen   Composer
Brian May   Composer,Executive Producer
Roger Taylor   Composer,Executive Producer
John Deacon   Composer
Jeff Griffin   Producer
Nick Griffiths   Engineer
Chris Lycett   Engineer
Pete Ritzema   Producer
Mike Robinson   Engineer
Tim Staffell   Composer
Bernie Andrews   Producer
Richard Gray   Design Consultant
Mike Franks   Engineer
Joú Sparrow   Engineer
Joú Etchells   Engineer
Bermie Andrews   Producer

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