Live Magic


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Queen 'Live Magic'

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Released 1 December 1986, reached no 3, on chart for 43 weeks, achieved Platinum status.
Album length 58:18.

Tracklisting:
1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Seven Seas Of Rhye
4. A Kind Of Magic
5. Under Pressure
6. Another One Bites The Dust
7. I Want To Break Free
8. Is This The World We Created?
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
10. Hammer To Fall
11. Radio Ga Ga
12. We Will Rock You
13. Friends Will Be Friends
14. We Are The Champions
15. God Save The Queen

 

Additional guitars, vocals and keyboards by Spike 'The Duke' Edney
Produced by Queen and James 'Trip' Khalaf
Engineered by John 'Teddy Bear' Brough
Recorded by Mack and David Richards on the Manor Mobile, Rolling Stones Mobile and Power Sound Mobile
Mixed at The Townhouse Studios
Mastered at The Townhouse Studios by Kevin Metcalfe


All tracks recorded at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, 9 August 1986 except:
'A Kind Of Magic' (parts) and 'Under Pressure', recorded at Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986
'Is This The World We Created?', recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, England, 11 July 1986
and 'Hammer To Fall' recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, England, 12 July 1986

The UK LP and cassette, and Japanese original and 1994 CD's all feature edited versions of three tracks, namely 'A Kind Of Magic', 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'Hammer To Fall'.


One Vision


Track 1. Track length 5:09, song length 5:08.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)
I
(undecipherable distorted lyrics)

Freddie: Hey, hey, hey - hello


One man, one goal
Hah, one mission
One heart, one soul
Hah, just one solution
One flash of light
Yeah one God one vision
One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One voice, one hope, one real decision
Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh, gimme one vision

No wrong and no right
I'm gonna tell you there's no black and no white
No blood and no stain
All we need is one world wide vision
One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One race, one hope, one real decision
Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh, yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

I had a dream when I was young
A dream of sweet illusion
A glimpse of hope and unity
And visions of one sweet union
But a cold wind blows
And a dark rain falls
And in my heart it shows
Look what they've done to my dream
Hey
One vision

Give me your hands
Give me your hearts
I'm ready
There's only one direction
One world and one nation
Yeah, one vision

No hate, no fight, just excitation
All through the night it's a celebration
Woh-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh, yeah

One, one, one, yeah

Hey
Woh, hoo

One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One voice, one hope, one real decision
Gimme one night (one night)
Gimme one hope (one hope)
Just gimme
One man (one man)
One night (one night)
One day (one day)
Hey, hey
Gimme, gimme, gimme fried chicken

Give it to me

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Tie Your Mother Down


Track 2. Track length 2:59, song length 2:55.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Alright
Get your party gown
Get your pigtail down
Get your heart beating baby
Got my timing right
I've got my act all tight
It's gotta be tonight my little schoolbabe
Mamma says you don't
Daddy says you won't
And I'm boiling up inside
Ain't no way I'm gonna lose out this time

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Lock your daddy out of doors
I don't need him nosing around
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight

Ain't no friend of mine
Hey, yeah, I like it, yes

Ooh, your mumma and your daddy gonna
Plague me till I die
They don't understand that
I'm just a peace loving guy

Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Big, big, big, big, big, big, daddy out of doors
Tie your mother down
Tie your mother down
Give me all your love tonight
All your love tonight
Hey, all your love tonight
Baby, all your love tonight
All your love tonight
Yes

Seven Seas Of Rhye


Track 3. Track length 1:21, song length 1:15.
This track segues into 'A Kind Of Magic'.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: Hello. This is what you wanted, this is what you're gonna get

Fear me you Lords and Lady preachers
I descend upon your Earth from the skies
I command your very souls you unbelievers
Bring before me what is mine
The seven seas of rhye
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Hear me you Lords and privy councillors
I stand before you naked to the eyes
I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust
Bring before me what is mine
The seven seas of rhye
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Sister, I live and lie for you
Mister, do and I'll die
You are mine I possess you
Belong to you forever, ever, ever

A Kind Of Magic


Track 4. Track length 5:29, song length 5:24.
This track contains elements from both the Budapest and Knebworth shows, on 27 July and 9 August 1986, and segues from 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'.
The UK LP, UK cassette and Japanese original and 1994 CD's all have an edited version, losing the section from 3:50 to 4:33, reducing the length to 4:41.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
It's a kind of magic
A kind of magic

One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal
One golden glance of what should be
It's a kind of magic
One flash of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time

The waiting seems eternity, yeah
The day will dawn of sanity
Is this a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
There can be only one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done

This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies
It's a kind of magic
The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
I told you

Everybody, hey
Hey

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be gone

This is a kind of magic
There can be only one, one, one, one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done
Done

Hey
Everybody
Magic, magic, magic, magic

This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be, will soon be, will soon be, will soon be
Will soon be done
Will soon be done
Yeah

Under Pressure


Track 5. Track length 3:49, song length 3:27.
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, on 27 July 1986. It also appears on the 'Live In Budapest' and 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Hot Space' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: This is 'Under Pressure'

Um, bah, bah
Um, boom, bah, bay
Dum, dum, da-dah, doo-dah

Pressure pushing down on me
Pushing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

Um, bah, bah, bay
Um, bah, bah, bay
Eh, day, dah
Eh, day, dah
That's OK

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends screaming
Let me out
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets

Day, day, dah
Bay, bay, bay, be-bay
OK

Chipping around - kick my brains around the floor
These are the days, it never rains but it pours
Eh, doh, day-dep
Eh, ba, ba, bop
Eh, doh, doh
Day, dop

People on streets
Eh, dah, dee, dah, day
People on streets
Eh, dah, dee, dah, dee, dah, dee, dah

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends screaming
Let me out
Pray tomorrow
Higher, higher, higher

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up in love but it's so slashed and torn
Why - why?
Ooohhh
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking

Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Why can't we give love, give love, give love
Give love, give love, give love, give love, give love
Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to
Care for the people on the
Edge of the night
And love dares you to
Change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves

Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

Another One Bites The Dust


Track 6. Track length 5:50, song length 4:11.
The remaining time of this track is taken up by a Freddie Singalong of length 0:51.
The UK LP, UK cassette and Japanese original and 1994 CD's all have an edited version, losing the sections from 1:48 to 2:12, 2:41 to 2:45 and 2:49 to 2:54, reducing the length to 3:36.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Game' album page.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are edited out of the LP and cassette versions)
Freddie: OK. This next song calls for a boogie, I mean - so - Another One Bites The Dust

Hey

Hey
Steve walks wearily down the street
With his brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go
Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
Are you standing on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Sing it


Audience: Another one bites the dust
Thank you, and again
Audience: Another one bites the dust
Hey, and another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna' get you too
Another one bites the dust
I told you I was gonna get you

How do you think I'm gonna get along
Without you when you're gone
You took me for everything that I had
And kicked me out on my own
Are you happy, are you satisfied
How long can you stand the heat
Out of the door way the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah


Audience: Another one bites the dust
Again, do it for me
Audience: Another one bites the dust
Hey, and another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna' get you too
Another one bites the dust


(Ad-libbed section)
Woh

Another one bites the dust, yeah, yeah
Audience: Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, yeah, yeah
Audience: Another one bites the dust, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah
Gimme yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah

Another one bites the dust, yeah
Audience: Another one bites the dust, yeah
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Audience: Another one bites the dust, yeah

Bites the dust
Audience: Bites the dust
Bites the dust
Audience: Bites the dust

Yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah
Gimme yeah, yeah
Audience: Yeah, yeah

Bites the dust, bites the dust
Bites the dust, bites the dust, yeah
Yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down, yeah
But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Another one bites the dust

Audience: Another one bites the dust
Hey, and another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna' get you too
Another one bites the dust

Wow, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah


Freddie: This is an enormous place, it looks beautiful from up here, let me tell you. It's frightening, I tell you, it looks beautiful

(Typical Freddie Singalong)

Freddie: Fuck as I could, I tell you

I Want To Break Free


Track 7. Track length 2:41, song length 2:35.
This track begins with the crowd singing a-capella.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied I don't need you
I want to break free, hey
God knows, God knows I want to break free

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
This time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

It's strange but it's true, yeah
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh how I want to be free, baby
Oh how I want to break free
Oh how I want to break free

But life still goes on
I can't get used to living without
Living without, living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone, yeah
God knows, got to make it on my own
So baby can't you see, yeah

God knows I want to
God knows I want to
God knows I want to break free, yeah

Is This The World We Created...?


Track 8. Track length 1:31, song length 1:28.
Recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on the first night, 11 July 1986.
This is an edit of the track, which retains only two of the four verses. The full track was later released on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2011 DVD reissue.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
Just look at all those hungry mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need

Is this the world we created, we made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated, right to the bone
If there's a God up in the sky looking down
What must he think of what we've done
To the world that he created

Bohemian Rhapsody


Track 9. Track length 4:41, song length 4:05.
This version has the opera section edited out.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics:
Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger now he's dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away

Mama, oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody, I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

Mama, oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Ooh, baby, can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

Ooh yeah, oooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me
Nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows

Hammer To Fall


Track 10. Track length 5:20, song length 5:14.
Recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on the second night, 12 July 1986.
This track also appears on the 'Live At Wembley' album and 'Rare Live' video.
The UK LP, UK cassette and Japanese original and 1994 CD's all have an edited version, losing the sections from 0:31 to 1:07, 2:07 to 2:14, and 4:11 to 4:25, reducing the length to 4:18.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics: (the LP and cassette lose the second and third verses)
Freddie: Hammer To Fall
Hey

Here we stand, here we fall
History don't care at all
Make the bed, light the light
Lady Mercy won't be home tonight

You don't waste no time at all
Don't hear the bell but you answer the call
It comes to you as to us all
Then it's time for the hammer to fall

Every night, every day
A little piece of you is falling away
But lift your face, the western way, baby
Build your muscles till your body decays

Toe your line and play their game
Till the anaesthetic covers it all
Till one day they call your name
Then it's time for the hammer to fall

Rich or poor or famous for
Your truth it's all the same (oh no) oh no (oh no)
Lock your door 'cos rain is pouring
Through your window pane (oh no)
Baby now your struggle's all in vain

Yeah, yeah

He who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the mushroom cloud
Convinced our voices can't be heard
We just want to scream it louder and louder and louder

What the hell we fighting for?
Just surrender and it won't hurt at all
Just got time to say your prayers
Then it's time for the hammer to, hammer to fall
Yeah, yeah
Oooh, ooohh, oh

Yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Hot, hot
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Waiting for the hammer to, hammer to, hammer to fall

Give it to me one more time

Radio Ga Ga


Track 11. Track length 4:27, song length 4:17.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Excerpts of this track also appears on the 'Rare Live' video.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio
(Radio)

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds, invaded by Mars
You made 'em laugh, you made 'em cry
You made us feel like we could fly
(Radio)

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You've had your time, you've had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you

We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
Our music changes through the years
(Radio)

Let's hope you'll never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around 'cos we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual
You've had your time, you've had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)

All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you

Loves
You

We Will Rock You


Track 12. Track length 1:33, song length 1:32.
This track segues into 'Friends Will Be Friends'.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
Buddy you're a boy, make a big noise
Playing in the street, gonna be a big man some day
Mud on your face
Big disgrace
Kicking your can all over the place
Singing

We will, we will, rock you, yeah
We will, we will, rock you
Oh, we will, we will, rock you, one more time
We will, we rill, rock you


Roger: Three -

Friends Will Be Friends


Track 13. Track length 1:09, song length 1:07.
This track segues from 'We Will Rock You'.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: - Four

It's a beautiful day
The postman delivered a letter from your lover
Only a phone call away
Tried to track him down but somebody stole his number
As a matter of fact
You're getting used to life without him in your way
It's so easy now, cos' you got friends you can trust

Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand, friends will be friends
Right till the end

We Are The Champions


Track 14. Track length 2:01, song length 1:56.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Some video footage of the track appears on the 'Rare Live' video.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through
We can go on and on and on and on

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
Oh, we are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cos we are the champions of the world

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cos we are the champions
Of the world

God Save The Queen


Track 15. Track length 1:19, song length 1:06.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Dialogue:
Freddie: Thank you, you beautiful people. You've been a tremendous, you've been a really special audience. Thank you very much, goodnight, sweet dreams, we love you