1 CD

Label: Wardour 456
Country: Japan.
Released: January 2021.
Recorded: Live at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, UK 9th August 1986.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  From the last QUEEN concert. Wardour has released this concert before. This should be the best sounded one. If you looking for a record with this last concert, this 'Wardour' might be the best choice.
A bonus DVD-R is enclosed separately with the first orders. 'A Night Of Summer Magic' which has the known pro-film of the evening, and added more than less a complete audience film of the concert.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 60:11 / 54:24

Front cover
 CD 1
 1. Pre-Show
 2. Intro.
 3. One Vision
 4. Tie Your Mother Down
 5. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
 6. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 7. Tear It Up
 8. A Kind Of Magic
 9. Vocal Improvisation
 10. Under Pressure
 11. Another One Bites The Dust
 12. Who Wants to Live Forever
 13. I Want To Break Free
 14. Impromptu
 15. Guitar Solo
 16. Now I'm Here
 CD 2
 1. Love Of My Life
 2. Is This The World We Created?
 3. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
 4. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
 5. Tutti Frutti
 6. Bohemian Rhapsody
 7. Hammer To Fall
 8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 9. Radio Ga Ga
 10. We Will Rock You
 11. Friends Will Be Friends
 12. We Are The Champions
 13. God Save The Queen
 14. Harvey Goldsmith Farewell Announcement


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The fateful “August 9, 1986 Knebworth performance” was the last night of the original QUEEN. The legendary recording that has handed down the whole picture has been brushed up and decided to be permanently preserved.
There are many people who have this date burned into their minds. The highlight that mobilized 300,000 people on the final day of “THE MAGIC TOUR”. And, after all, it was the last show where “the four people” including Freddie were gathered, and QUEEN … No, the scene that anyone who loves rock wanted to witness. This work is a superb audience recording where you can experience the final full show.
As you may know if you can pay attention to this article, this show has been loved as a standard for many years because it is known that a famous recording was left. Recorded by the well-known historical master “Crazy S.” in our shop, it is a famous recording that boasts sound quality that has long been said to be “one of the top five recordings of all QUEEN audiences”. This work is the latest and highest peak update board. If you are an old collector, you may remember the Amsterdam label “ELECTRIC MAGIC”, but this work is basically the same recording, but the contents are very different. While the Amsterdam board was awakened by the trade master of Gene Ochi, the source of this work is borrowing the master cassette from the recorded “Crazy S.” himself, and re-in 2019 Digitized “DEFINITIVE KNEBWORTH 1986 (Wardour-320)”. It is a brush-up board that has been re-polished from that super-famous board that was sold out and out of print in a blink of an eye.

The sound is just the finest. It is not mistaken for a sound board because it has a vivid on-site feeling, but in terms of quality, it is not defeated by FM broadcasting. Since it was counted as “five fingers” from the time of “ELECTRIC MAGIC”, the core is on, there is no sense of distance, and the details are tremendous. There are no walls or ceilings that reflect sound only in the outdoor venue set up in Nebworth Park, and the sound emitted by the PA is directly picked up with zero echo. Of course, if you are far from the PA or if the sound is blown by the wind, you will not have any children, but the master “Crazy S.” cannot make such a mistake. Furthermore, the freshness digitized directly from the Omoto cassette is incomparable to “ELECTRIC MAGIC”.

I suddenly lined up compliments, but this is just the story of the previous edition “DEFINITIVE KNEBWORTH 1986”. This work is an upgraded version that has been further refined. Of course, even though it’s a remaster, it doesn’t do anything like a blunt sound pressure earner. While making the most of the natural feeling of the original sound, we have improved the degree of perfection as a musical work.
Specifically, the goodness of the street. By arranging the sound of each range from high to deep bass, it gives a good feeling of clogging that was felt at the peak, and along with that, the stereo feeling is wide and vividly transformed. Furthermore, the goodness of the vocal street. In the original sound, distortion was felt at the peak of the vocal Sa line (Sa Si Su Se So) due to the relationship with the on-site PA. This is a phenomenon that occurs in any language, whether in Japanese or English, and is especially common in sound output until the 1980s. It’s also real in the field, but in this work it’s closer to “Freddie’s live voice”.

The sound that was reborn in this way is the last brave figure of the original QUEEN and the last Freddie. This show was also adopted in the official version “LIVE MAGIC”, but the rare version of that century is a mixture with other performances. Even the songs that were adopted were shredded by editing. On the other hand, this work is a piercing audience recording without a mixture. You can fully experience the most important show in QUEEN history. It feels like it’s all about a special show, but it’s also a good opportunity, so let’s organize the contents of the show.

● 70’s
・ Queen II: Seven Seas Of Rhye
・ Sheer Heart Attack: In The Lap Of The Gods … Revisited / Now I’m Here
・ A Night at the Opera: Love Of My Life / Bohemian Rhapsody
・ A Day at the Races: Tie Your Mother Down
・ News of the World: We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions

● 80’s
・ The Game: Another One Bites The Dust / Crazy Little Thing Called Love
・ Hot space: Under Pressure
・ The Works: Tear It Up / I Want To Break Free / Is This The World We Created? / Hammer To Fall / Radio Ga Ga
・ Kind Of Magic: One Vision / A Kind Of Magic / Who Wants to Live Forever / Friends Will Be Friends
・ Others: Impromptu / (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care / Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) / Tutti Frutti

… And this is the last full set of QUEEN. Instead of omitting “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “Big Spender” from “LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM”, the show is tighter and has a better flow. And the performance is wonderful. I can’t say for sure that “this day is the last” because the testimonies of the members vary from time to time about Freddie’s medical condition, but a genuine entertainer cannot be burned in front of a huge crowd of 300,000 people. It’s a great performance even if it’s the “last” emotion, and probably because there was a four-day break just before, it’s one of the most enthusiastic performances of “MAGIC TOUR” as a whole.

Freddie tweeted “I thank you all” in “We Are The Champions”, and the audience returned “Thank you all”, closing the curtain. It’s the last concert that will touch your heart no matter how many times you listen to it. From that time on, the full official live version of the night has been desired, and 35 years have passed before I knew it. However, even if that wish comes true, the soundboard will not give you the feeling of being “at the scene” or “having Freddie in front of you.” This recording has continued to fulfill such an “ultimate dream” with superb sound. This work is the highest peak update version of such a dream album.

“Dream Crystal” revived with a new sound over 35 years. Please enjoy it until your soul is unraveled with the permanent preservation press 2CD.

★ Original QUEEN Last night “August 9, 1986 Knebworth performance” best audience recording. The latest / meticulous brush-up of the masterpiece that was directly digitized from the original cassette of the legendary recording by the master “Crazy S.”. Originally it was a super-name recording that was said to be “one of the five fingers in QUEEN”, but this time the sound passage has improved dramatically. The feeling of clogging that was felt at the peak creates a good feeling of lacking, and along with that, the stereo feeling is wide and vividly transformed. In addition, the distortion felt in the vocal sa line has been alleviated, making it closer to Freddie’s real voice. QUEEN It is a “dream crystal” where you can fully experience the last big performance on site.

(Remaster memo)

★ The sound quality is high, but the impression is that it is packed, so it has been improved. With a finish that does not have an equalized feel, the stereo feel when listening through headphones has also increased.
★ The vocal “Sashisuseso” sound has eased the tightness.
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Review of the DVDR enclosed separate.

The main press 2CD is a live album that depicts the final stage of “the four people” with a miracle sound. It is the highest peak update board suitable for celebrating the 35th anniversary of the historic decision board. However, I still want to witness Freddie’s last brave figure in the video. Therefore, we will attach a bonus video collection that is a compilation of the video of the same last show as much as possible.
The images contained in this work are roughly divided into two. Let’s introduce each one individually.

[Multi-camera professional shot collection] The first to appear is a collection of multi-camera pro shots that appeared from Freddie’s last show. This show was the last special performance of “MAGIC TOUR” and was not considered to be Freddie’s last performance at that time, but the huge highlight performance that gathers 150,000 people is more than special. It was also shot in a professional shot to record the opportunity. And the scene of the historical spectacle has been used in various documentaries. This video is a collection of such fragmentary professional shots by overseas enthusiasts.
However, it is wonderful that it is not just a collection of broken images. Each scene is carefully connected, the mood of the show is edited, and the arrangement is in chronological order. The mood is gradually raised with the crowd gradually gathering from the venue setup, the members entering the venue with a helicopter, and Freddie and Brian warming up in the dressing room. And even after the performance, the professional shots for 5 songs are spelled out in the order of the actual show. Although each song is incomplete, the flow of the day is felt in the digest, and it is like a 9-minute video clip with the theme of the Knebworth performance.

[Screenshot of full show] No matter how good a professional shot is, a 9-minute digest cannot be enough. That’s where the second video comes in. This is a full audience shot of the last concert.
This video was also loved as part of the sold-out press DVD title “KNEBWORTH 1986 (Wardour-153)”, and is truly a memorial masterpiece. The point is the angle. It’s a screenshot that keeps staring at the huge screen of the scene even before the performance starts, and it looks almost like a professional shot. Of course, handy cameras are finally becoming widespread, and the on-site screen itself is not as beautiful as it is today. There is a checkerboard pattern that looks like it is projected on a block wall, but you can still see the full show captured by the shooting staff at the site with a multi-camera. Moreover, the view is superb. There may be an arm that the front passenger swings up, but that is just “not zero”. Almost no spectators can be seen just by looking up, and in most scenes only Freddie’s last brave figure is visible.
The video alone was incredible, but this work also has the best audio. The miraculous audience recording by Mr. “Crazy S.”, which is the same as the main press 2CD, is synchronized (the recording is about 7 minutes longer than the video, so the screen goes dark in part). However, the audio version is different, using a digitized version a few years ago rather than the latest 2021 remaster. However, since he is the master of “Crazy S.”, it is the best without remastering. After all, it is a master direct of super-famous recording that was said to be “one of the top five in all audience recordings of QUEEN”, and although it is slightly less than the main press 2CD, it stands on the top of the mountain or on the top It depends on whether you stand on one of the highest rocks.

Moreover, the scene of this recording and the screenshot fits perfectly. In the case of a multi-camera in which the scene changes from various angles, if the sound has a strong sense of distance and direction, a sense of discomfort may occur for each cut. However, Mr. “Crazy S.” Master has a feeling of close contact that the recording position is unknown. Therefore, regardless of whether the image is a do-up or a long-distance spectacle, the distance and direction do not matter. It amplifies the professional shot feeling of the image many times.
It is the last show of QUEEN that is drawn with such visual beauty and audio. The enthusiasm was conveyed in the main press 2CD, but the persuasive power accompanied by the scene is another dimension. Far from being one song at a time, Freddie’s every move, his smile and his sincere expression are all “last”. Freddie boiled the venue with “Tutti Frutti”, took off his jacket and played “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The feeling of breathing with a sip of water … You can experience all of this with the sound of the sound board and the images of the multi-camera.

This is the last site of QUEEN where fans from all over the world wanted to be present. This is a video work that is a compilation of professional shots left from the one and only stage and full screenshots. One piece that grants a complete experience of the memorial show that can not be realized even with the main press 2CD. Please enjoy it with the main press CD.

A Night Of Summer Magic (Pro-shot Compilation)

1. Princes of the Universe (Intro)
2. One Vision
3. Is This The World We Created?
4. Radio Ga Ga
5. We Are The Champions
6. God Save The Queen

Audience Video

1. Intro
2. One Vision
3. Tie Your Mother Down
4. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
5. Seven Seas Of Rhye
6. Tear It Up
7. A Kind Of Magic
8. Vocal Improvisation
9. Under Pressure
10. Another One Bites The Dust
11. MC
12. Who Wants to Live Forever
13. I Want To Break Free
14. Impromptu
15. Guitar Solo
16. Now I’m Here
17. Love Of My Life
18. Is This The World We Created?
19. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
20. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
21. Tutti Frutti
22. Bohemian Rhapsody
23. Hammer To Fall
24. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
25. Radio Ga Ga
26. We Will Rock You
27. Friends Will Be Friends
28. We Are The Champions
29. God Save The Queen
30. Harvey Goldsmith Farewell Announcement