Live At The Brixton Academy

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Brian May 'Live At The Brixton Academy'

Released 7 February 1994.
Length 89 minutes.

1. The Dark
2. Back To The Light
3. Driven By You
4. Tie Your Mother Down
5. Love Token
6. Headlong
7. Love Token (reprise)
8. Love Of My Life
9. '39 / Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
10. Too Much Love Will Kill You
11. Spike Edney Keyboard Solo
12. Since You've Been Gone
13. Now I'm Here
14. Guitar Extravagance
15. Resurrection (including drum solo and 'Bohemian Rhapsody')
16. Band Introductions
17. Last Horizon
18. We Will Rock You
19. Hammer To Fall


Produced by Jim Beach
Directed by Gavin Taylor

Recorded at the Brixton Academy, London, on 15th June 1993.

This concert was also released as a live album, and full details of all tracks appear on the album page. The album edits many of the tracks, while the video contains the full length versions, and also adds a Spike Edney Keyboard Solo and Band Introductions. However, both the video and the album feature a much reduced version of 'Love Token', which originally included a colourful argument between Brian, Shelley Preston and Cathy Porter, and also a second Spike Edney solo which followed the 'false start' to 'Last Horizon'.

The start of the video features footage of fans queuing outside the venue, intercut with short clips from the concert, while an edited version of 'The Dark' plays. The credits at the end of the video appear over the final section of 'Hammer To Fall'.

Spike Edney Keyboard Solo

Only available on the video release, between 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' and 'Since You've Been Gone'. Length 3:08.
Details of this keyboard solo can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

Band Introductions

Only available on the video release, between 'Resurrection' and 'Last Horizon'. Length 3:27.
Brian: Well that's it, you want more? Right, well I think what I'll do is I'll introduce the band, you wanna hear the, about who the band is? This is an unbelievable band, of which I am immensely proud. On my left over here, with the hat, and the boots, (a shout from the audience), ladies and gentlemen, what was that? I wish I could hear you. Something about my flies, I think. Ladies and gentlemen, on guitar and vocals, Mr Jamie Moses. On impeccable bass guitar, Mr Neil Murray. On keyboards, and wit, and scriptwriting, and old friend of mine, an old friend of yours from the Queen days, Mr Spike Edney. Enough grovelling girls. Now to the beauty department. I like this bit. On vocals, from England, on hair, and lipstick, and various other amazing, inimitable parts of the anatomy, not to mention a very fine vocalist, Miss Shelley Preston. And on sweet talking, silken vocals, from the USA, Miss Cathy Porter. And on the drums, just in case you hadn't noticed, still the loudest and best stick swiper in the world, Mr Cozy Powell.

Spike Edney: And the man at the front, singing and playing and doing all the work, I give you Brian May