.... in the early 70's Queen were a consumate heavy rock band and were the equal of most around,history shows that the band moved on,so we should cherish this small nugget,a timepiece from the heavy rock days,it quite glorious,had it been released in the 70's it would be as revered as many other classic 70's live albums.
2 superb recordings from 1974,the main disc, for me, is disc 1 concentrating on the ist 2 albums,listen to Brian Mays guitar ,that tone,that sound accompanied by the unheralded,at the time,rythmn section, Deacon & Taylor, underpinning the guitar,while Freddie does his thing,slightly restrained compared to future years. Magnificent versions of 'Father To Son' 'Ogre Battle','Great King Rat & 'Liar',i could go on,its excellent.
I could have died happy with that,disc 2 is a welcome bonus... Late '74 with,'Now Im Here ' continuing the rock theme while '....Leroy Brown'. indicating future directions.
Both discs include the dreaded rock n roll cover versions although they're done with gusto and actually enjoyable.
Sound quality is excellent given its 40 yrs old,,the deluxe edition comes in digi pak with excellent booklet,a truly superb release