Album Name: Live Killers
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Queen Live Killers
Artist Name: Queen
Category: Rock
Country: England
Released Year: 1979
Description: Live Killers is a double vinyl and compact disc live album, a compilation from many 1979 Queen concerts. It spent 27 weeks in the UK charts in 1979. It was recorded live during the Jazz world tour and released on June 26, 1979. The album hit #16 on the US Billboard Pop Albums charts and was certified Double Platinum in the USA.

Recommended Songs : '39 (May), Tie Your Mother Down (May), Spread Your Wings (Deacon) , Love of My Life (Mercury)

Review

Live Albums are either loved or hated, and this is a particularly good one, especially for the era, when technology wasn't at its peak. Even Brian admitted that he was unsatisfied and that there were serious sound problems during the concerts. "There were concerts that we had sounded great but then when we listened to the tapes they sounded awful.", says Brian - which is why he dislikes the album. Apparently, there were about 20 concerts recorded but only 3 or 4 could be used on the final album. The Record Mirror said of Live Killers, 'It is a triumph ... it's not just filling the time before the next studio release. Listen to it ... you wont be disappointed."

Personally I enjoy the album, I find it takes a while to get started but the final 2/3 of the album is excellent. I like live albums, it gives you a chance to see how album songs are played without the opportunity to use multi-tracking techniques, and without the option of using a fade to end a song. Its no Queens best live album however, as production on live albums like 'Live Magic' and 'Webmley 86' is much better.

Lyrics Titles:
1) We Will Rock You 2) Let Me Entertain You 3) Death on Two Legs 4) Killer Queen 5) Bicycle Race 6) I'm in Love With My Car 7) Get Down, Make Love 8) You're My Best Friend 9) Now I'm Here May 10) Dreamer's Ball 11) Love of My Life 12) '39 May 13) Keep Yourself Alive 14) Don't Stop Me Now 15) Spread Your Wings 16) Brighton Rock 17) Bohemian Rhapsody 18) Tie Your Mother Down 19) Sheer Heart Attack 20) We Will Rock You 21) We Are the Champions 22) God Save the Queen



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