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Live At The Rainbow

Queen Audio CD
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English rock band Queen were one of the most popular bands in the world, and have sold an estimated 300 million records internationally. Known for their theatrical style, and the flamboyant showmanship of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the band built a reputation through the 1970s with million-selling albums and emphatic live performances.

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  • Audio CD (8 Sep 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00KYT44O0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Procession
2. Father To Son
3. Ogre Battle
4. Son And Daughter
5. Guitar Solo
6. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
7. White Queen (As It Began)
8. Great King Rat
9. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
10. Keep Yourself Alive
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Procession
2. Now I'm Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Father To Son
5. White Queen (As It Began)
6. Flick Of The Wrist
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Killer Queen
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

"Queen dazzled their audiences in 1974 with an unforgettable show at legendary London venue The Rainbow, delivered with a skill and confidence which belied their youth. The tape machines were rolling, capturing the highly electric performances. Now, to mark the 40th anniversary of these legendary shows, here, finally, is Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 - lovingly restored, edited, mixed and digitally mastered, and including much footage never previously seen."

Product Description

DELUXE EDITION : (2CD) Official 2014 issue of 2 previously unreleased complete 1974 performances at London's Rainbow Theatre. Includes both March & November shows in their entirety over 41 tracks + a 16-page booklet!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful live sets from early Queen 15 Sep 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE VINYL EDITION (4LP BOX).

THE MUSIC.
If you love Queen, this is possibly one of their finest hours. It's 1974 so they're playing music from the first two albums (March concert, LPs 1&2), as well as introducing songs from Sheer Heart Attack (November concert, LPs 3&4), and a few covers.
The music is thunderous, relentless and breathtaking. By this time the band was already an extremely well-oiled unit, they're firing on all cylinders and they know it (re: Freddy Mercury calling a halt to Ogre Battle after the first verse and asking the audience "What do you think of the show so far?"...). They're possibly rocking harder than on the studio albums. In short, if you love Queen, you'll love this.

SOUND / MASTERING
The sound is quite satisfying for a live recording of this period. There's not a huge stereo separation but the sound is detailed, full, and with great dynamics. Credits to the vinyl edition read: "half speed vinyl mastering by Miles Showell ad Abbey Road Studios" (while mastering of original tapes was made, as per the CD version, at Metropolis Mastering).
The vinyl sounds wonderful, possibly even a bit warmer and fuller than the CD version I had the chance to compare it to.

ARTWORK
The four LPs are housed in a sturdy box; each disc housed in a sleeve with a picture of a band member and an inner sleeve with pictures and liner notes not included in the standard 2CD version (which as far as liner notes are concerned features just the credits).

FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
In the LP box there's a card for the digital download of the entire album in mp3 files.

All considered, a must for any Queen fan, in my opinion. The music, the sound and the packaging are all equally beautiful. A high quality live document for a great band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Queen 28 Sep 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's amazing a concert over 40 years can sound so incredible is beyond belief, Talk about "Killer Queen" this would have to be one of the best sounding rock concerts i have ever heard, who ever put this extravaganza should run for President, i guess that's going a bit too far but gee this is one a barnstorming record from start to finish, each member more than excels, Massive, huge, you can use
any term you like, this is a real real gem.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Ben30
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm a big QUEEN fan so i bought this the minute it was available to buy off amazon uk
i Love the early QUEEN sound more than the late commercial rubbish
this RAINBOW November concert has been around as a bootleg cd for years on end
and finally the wait is over and now is officially released on cd

there's 2 versions of this CD, the Single Disc release which only has the November show
and the 2 Disc Deluxe edition which has both March and November concerts at the Rainbow theatre
of course i bought the Deluxe edition Disc 1 has the march concert, Disc 2 has the November concert
included is a 16page booklet that has rare photos of QUEEN from 1974
all packaged in a Digi-pak

the March concert in my opinion sounds Thin with not much bass mix with the Drums
the thick sound is more around the Guitar and vocals
so the Bass Drum sounds weak, maybe that's just how it was recorded back in '74
or the Mixer for this CD release was at fault, it's anybody's guess
but i think the mix is average on the March concert
plus the track Keep yourself alive is Dived by the Drum solo which only goes for 50secs
which the mixer for this cd decided to seperate the Drum solo from the song
for a solo that goes for only 50secs, it's pointless to seperate it i think.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Queen 15 Sep 2014
By Lee
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For those of you who think Queen were at their very best in their earlier years, this live album is for you.

CD 1 covers tracks from the first two albums, Queen and Queen II and CD 2 covers the first three albums including Sheer Heart Attack. This is Queen not only at their very best, but probably at their heaviest. Freddie's voice is magnificent throughout, the guitars are loud and the drumming crisp, a well produced live album which sounds better in the smaller Rainbow venue than it probably would do in a stadium setting.

The early hits are all there, 'Keep Yourself Alive', 'Now I'm Here', 'Killer Queen' and magnificent and underrated 'Flick Of The Wrist' which as Freddie reminds us was never played on the Tony Blackburn show! Who? Keen Queen fans will note the excellent Brian May solo on 'Son and Daughter' is the same one which would be used on the 'Brighton Rock' track on the Sheer Heart Attack album. I had also forgotten how good a pianist Freddie was but he reminds us all on 'White Queen' on disc 2.

I highlight of both the sets is classic 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'. Just turn it up loud and listen to one of the most powerful introductions to any song ever- sheer class.

Worth every penny of the 17 quid I paid for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
and what is in the vaults?come on rodger and brian wind the band up, and get releasing rare stuff.
Published 13 hours ago by Mark Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic set and a band so on the up you ...
Queen at their rockiest. I was 14 when I saw the show at the Glasgow Apollo. The following week this was recorded, fantastic set and a band so on the up you can feel it. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Gordon Sim
5.0 out of 5 stars I prefer queen's early work compared to the 80s era music and this is...
5* queen, no more is needed to be said, I prefer queen's early work compared to the 80s era music and this is perfect !
Published 10 days ago by Mr D
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the purchase
Good quality reproduction of early rocking queen
Published 10 days ago by slackhotdog
5.0 out of 5 stars truly amazing.
had to get this, truly amazing.
Published 12 days ago by Mr. James S. Edmondson
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnifico!
Sheer Heart Attack has been in my top three albums of all-time since time began. At 54 years of age I'd completely forgotten what it feels like to get so EXCITED about a new... Read more
Published 13 days ago by David Mansfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Where Is The Sixth Star? This needs a sixth star!
This is from a time when Rock'n'Roll really was Rawk'n'Roll. I have had the great pleasure of seeing the mighty Queen and this is from the period when they really knew how to rock. Read more
Published 14 days ago by The Alpsman
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one cracking album 10/10
What a fantastic album, I saw Queen in 1974 and it just brought back great memories, "Happy days"
A must buy album for any Queen fan.
Thank you Freddie.
Published 15 days ago by Tapper
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's best era live.
It was Live Killers that got me into live music and live albums back when I was a wee kid. What I love about Queen live is that their live versions of songs sound very much... Read more
Published 17 days ago by M. J. Holroyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Good show. Vince
Queen get live at the rainbow 74. They really rock. Good show. Vince.
Published 18 days ago by Vince J Deitrich
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