||29th. March 2021.
||Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo May
11th, 1985. (Pro-rec).
||Excellent professional recording . This
concert was also filmed.
||Picture Disc vinyl
This is actually 3 single picture disc vinyl LP's.
copies of each will be released on March 29th. 2021.
Also sold as a
triple picture disc set for UK £ 50,- for pre-order.
Have in mind, that this concert is
officially released in Japan on VHS video, laser disc, DVD &
So far, NO cd or vinyl record has been released
officially, but is heavily out on bootlegs in all
I have listed the track list as a 3lp, but as mention,
the disc's are actually released separate.
||Well, I'm not sure which source the
producer has used. Probably from DVD or Blu-Ray.
| SIDE 1
1. Tear It Up
Your Mother Down
3. Under Pressure
4. Somebody To
5. Killer Queen
1. Seven Seas Of Rhye
Keep Yourself Alive
5. It's A Hard Life
1. Dragon Attack
2. Now I'm Here
Is This The World We Created ?
4. Love Of My Life
1. Another One Bites The Dust
Hammer To Fall
3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
| SIDE 5
2. Radio Ga Ga
3. I Want To
1. Jailhouse Rock
2. We Will
3. We Are The Champions
4. God Save The
1. Jailhouse Rock
2. We Will Rock You 3.
We Are The Champions 4. God Save The Queen
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TRIPLE PICTURE DISC SET Limited To Just 500 Numbered Editions!
This is the powerful record of the legendary broadcast by
Queen performing in concert on 11th May 1985 at the Yoyogi
National Gymnasium, Japan split across three limited edition
picture discs presented in a deluxe collector's edition slipcase.
The concert took place in the final run of Queen shows during the
worldwide tour in support of the album The Works.
- Documentary Film: One Vision
QUEEN THE WORKS IN CONCERT The Works is the eleventh
studio album by Queen. It was released on 27 February 1984. After
the synth-heavy Hot Space (1982), the album saw the re-emergence
of Brian May and Roger Taylor's rock sound, while still
incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electronic music
tinge, favored by Freddie Mercury, and the New York funk scene
influences favored by John Deacon.
Recorded at the Record
Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California and Musicland Studios in
Munich, Germany from August 1983 to January 1984, the album's
title comes from a comment Roger Taylor made as recording began –
"Let's give them the works!" Roger’s grand plan for the music was
appreciated by many critics Rolling Stone's Parke Puterbaugh
described The Works as their "first real album in some time" and
"a royal feast of hard rock".
In response to the ban of the
music video for I Want to Break Free in the United States, the
band decided not to tour in North America and thereby lost the
opportunity for another tilt at the top spot in US sales charts.
However, Queen did travel to Japan to perform for their wildly
enthusiastic fanbase. This is the powerful record of the live
broadcast from the only night Queen played at the Yoyogi National
Gymnasium in 1985. The show was performed towards the end of The
Works Tour. The set from this tour involved multiple levels based
on a scene from Fritz Lang's Metropolis with huge rotating cogs
backed by a brightly lit cityscape.
As a result of this
extensive touring activity sales around the world (especially
Europe) were very strong indeed. Despite failing to reach #1, it
spent 94 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, the longest for a Queen
studio album. The Works has since sold over 6 million copies
Radio Ga Ga is the opener on The Works album, it
was written and composed at the keyboard by Roger Taylor after he
heard his 3-year-old son Felix say "radio ca ca".
concert tour set Queen decided to include the third track from The
Works, that song was It's a Hard Life which was written by Freddie
Mercury. Brian May and Roger Taylor have acclaimed the track as
one of their favorite songs composed by Freddie Mercury, although
Taylor admitted his vast displeasure with the video. Brian May
contributed with some of the lyrics, and the intro was based on
Ruggiero Leoncavallo's "Vesti la giubba", an aria from his opera
Pagliacci. Freddie Mercury played piano and performed most of the
vocals, he also requested the scales Brian should use for the
solo, described by Brian May in the guitar program Star Licks as
very "Bohemian Rhapsody-esque”.
Also featured in the live
concert set was the sixth track from the album was I Want To Break
Free which was written by John Deacon. This pop song is best known
because of its video, featuring all four Queen members
cross-dressed as women, in a parody of the British soap opera
Coronation Street. The idea for the clip was Taylor's. Mercury
commented that 'Everybody ran into their frocks'. Deacon, the
song's author, insisted he didn't want a guitar solo on the track
so a synth solo was played by Mandel – live, however, May played
the solo on guitar.
Hammer to Fall, was the third track
from the new album to be included in the set and is another of
Brian May's rock songs. The song harks back to Queen's old sound,
with a song being built around a hard angular and muscular riff.
As you will notice Live versions were performed at a considerably
faster tempo than the studio version. Most of vocal harmonies on
the album were recorded by May himself, particularly in the
bridge, except for the lyric "oh no" which is Taylor. The song
features Mercury on lead vocals, doing a call and response with
May who sings the chorus. Hammer to Fall quickly became a concert
favorite, and was the third song the band performed at Live Aid
Single LP releasing's.
Photo from facebook: Queen Unofficial Live Vinyl.