Dec. 26th, 2014

swordznsorcery: (queen)
[personal profile] swordznsorcery
Thirty-five years ago tonight, Queen rounded off their 1979 tour with a performance at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, in aid of the recently liberated Cambodia. And some kind soul has put a very nice version of it up on YouTube! It's not the full thing - Bohemian Rhapsody is missing, and looks like one or two other songs as well, plus Mustapha is present just in montage form - but it's the closest I've seen so far. This is highly recommended; one of the best filmed concerts I've seen from the band. Excellent camera work, the boys seem to be having a great time, and Freddie and Roger are in particularly fine voice. There's something of an end-of-term vibe, perhaps because of it being the last stop of the tour: Freddie seems to forget to sing the opening verse of Don't Stop Me Now for instance! It rather adds to the fun. Sterling rendition of Sheer Heart Attack as well, with some very gleeful "punk" behaviour from Freddie!

It's in four parts, so there are some breaks, but the playlist autoplay ought to take you through it smoothly enough. Very much worth a watch. :)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfSOH-QDcC5tpdUbnVrD3XcNqKHEfJO9C

One hour eleven minutes in total.