Live At Wembley Stadium


(2003 release)


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Queen 'Live At Wembley Stadium'

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Released 9 June 2003 as a double DVD set, and reached no 1 and at least 4 times Platinum status.
Length 111 minutes (disc 1) and 134 minutes (disc 2).

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


Disc Two Content:
1. A Beautiful Day Documentary
2. Friday Concert Highlights (7 tracks):
1. A Kind Of Magic
2. Freddie Singalong
3. Another One Bites The Dust
4. Tutti Frutti
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. We Are The Champions (finale) / God Save The Queen
3. Rehearsal Footage (8 tracks):
1. Tie Your Mother Down
2. Seven Seas Of Rhye
3. Tear It Up
4. A Kind Of Magic
5. Now I'm Here
6. I Want To Break Free
7. Piano Introduction
8. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Multi-Angle Feature (4 tracks):
1. One Vision
2. Under Pressure
3. Now I'm Here
4. We Are The Champions
5. Photo Gallery (with 'A Kind Of Magic')
6. Wembley Towers Demolition (with 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives')
7. Interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor
8. Interviews with Gavin Taylor and Gerry Stickells

 

Produced by Simon Lupton and Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer: Jim Beach
Directed by Gavin Taylor
Audio produced for DVD by Justin Shirley Smith
'It's A Beautiful Day' feature directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher

Recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 12 July 1986.



This DVD is an expanded reissue of the 'Live At Wembley' video, and was also released as a double album titled 'Live At Wembley 1986', reissued as 'Live At Wembley Stadium', while this DVD itself was reissued in 2011 also as 'Live At Wembley Stadium'. All of the lyrics to the main concert are found on the original album page.

As the menus load on both discs, there is an animation of the Queen Crest, with an excerpt of 'We Will Rock You'. It then features an excerpt of 'A Kind Of Magic' on the menu itself, which features footage shot from the middle of the stadium, with clips from the concert at the top of the screen.


Disc 1 features the full concert, the video footage seems identical to the original VHS version, and the audio content is virtually identical to the album. The DVD loses 7 seconds of audience noise between 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Radio Ga Ga', but adds about 7 seconds of additional audience noise between 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'We Will Rock You', aswell as additional audience noise between 'Now I'm Here' and 'Love Of My Life' (on the album, it fades out and back in to accommodate the break between discs).

The original video began with an edit of 'Brighton Rock', featured time lapse photography of the stadium being prepared, and also an animation sequence. The DVD loses 'Brighton Rock' (replacing it with the beginning of 'One Vision'), and also the animation. However, the time lapse photography is still present and it also features some additional footage.

The first DVD menu allows you to play the entire concert, select a song, or change audio. On the song selection screen, if you select a track, it plays a 25 second preview of it; if you select it again, the complete version is played. The audio is available in stereo or surround sound, for which the vocals are more prominent through the front speakers than the rear, but there do not seem to be any other changes. The audio selection screen plays an exceprt of 'I Want To Break Free'.


Disc 2 features interviews, a documentary, rehearsal footage, highlights from the Friday night's show, and alternate camera angles. The content is divided into three sub-menus:



The Road To Wembley:
(with footage of Roger and John, and an excerpt of 'Who Wants To Live Forever')
1. Brian & Roger (27 minutes)
this features new interviews with Brian and Roger, intercut with clips of various tracks from the concert, and backstage footage. Brian and Roger are interviewed separately, and discuss the Magic Tour, Wembley, and individual songs
2. Gavin & Gerry (8 minutes)
featuring interviews with Gavin Taylor (director) and Gerry Stickells (tour manager), talking about the techniques and difficulties of filming, with clips of the concert and music from the 'A Kind Of Magic' album
3. A Beautiful Day (28 minutes)
a documentary, featuring footage recorded on the day of the concert itself
4. Wembley Towers (3 minutes)
this features time-lapse photography of Wembley's 'Two Towers' being demolished, intercut with interview snippets with Brian and Roger, and an instrumental edit of 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives'
5. Subtitle Selection
a silent menu with a photograph of the audience, allowing you to select subtitles in French, German, Spanish or Italian.


Unseen Magic:
(with footage of Brian and an excerpt of 'Another One Bites The Dust')
1. Friday Concert (28 minutes)
this is footage from the Friday show on 11 July, which was filmed to rehearse the camera angles and directions. The entire show was released as part of the 2011 reissue.
2. Rehearsals (15 minutes)
this footage is of the band rehearsing a number of songs on a set in London, filmed with a single camera. Many of the songs are edited.
3. Gallery (4 minutes)
a selection of photographs of Wembley, Queen, the audience and memorabilia, featuring the full Highlander version of 'A Kind Of Magic'


Queen Cam
This section allows four songs to be viewed with various camera angles, each one following a different member of the band. The first screen is a menu to select a band member, which plays an excerpt of 'Friends Will Be Friends'. The second screen shows a large photo of whichever band member you selected, playing a different excerpt for each, and allows you to select which song to play, or play all. The four menu excerpts played are 'One Vision' for Brian, 'Under Pressure' for Freddie, 'Now I'm Here' for John and 'We Are The Champions' for Roger.


The DVD was reissued in 2011, retaining the full concert and rehearsal footage, losing the photo gallery and multi-angle feature, replacing the documentary and interviews, and including the full version of the Friday Night concert. Full details can be found on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2011 Reissue page.


Tie Your Mother Down

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 1:28.
This track is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Yeah, alright

Get your party gown
Get your pigtail down
Get your heart beating baby
Got my timing right
I 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

(Footage edited here)
All your love tonight

Yeah

Seven Seas Of Rhye

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 1:21.
This track segues into 'Tear It Up'. It is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen II' album page.

Lyrics:
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

Fear me you lords and privy councillors
I stand before you naked to the eyes
I command your very souls if you abuse my trust
Before me what is mine
The seven seas of rhye, 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

Tear It Up

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 2:16.
This track segues from 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'. It is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
Tear it up
Start it up
Shake it up, baby
Tear it up
Start it up
Shake it up as you go along
Tear it up
Shake it up
Shake it up - baby
Tear it up
Start it up
Make it up, and you can't go wrong

Give me your mind baby give me your body
Give me some time baby let's have a party
Ain't no time for sleeping baby
Soon it's round your street I'm creeping
You better be ready

Tear it up
Start it up
Shake it up, baby
Tear it up
Make it up
Make it up, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Tear it up
Shake it up, baby
Tear it up
Start it up
Make it up, ohh, oh

Oh yeah - baby, baby, baby
Are you ready for me (oh yeah)
Baby, baby, baby
Are you ready for love?
I love you so near, I love you so far
Come on little baby, you're driving me ga ga

A Kind Of Magic

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 1:52.
This excerpt features only the ending of the song. It is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
Hey
Yeah, yeah
Little bit of magic, hey
Yeah, yeah
Magic, magic, magic, magic
Yeah, it's a kind of magic

Little bit of magic
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
One more time, babe

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

Yeah
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic

Now I'm Here

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 1:53.
This track includes a break while the band discuss various elements of the show. The two parts of 'Now I'm Here' are 0:08 and 1:23, and include only the very start and end of the track.
This track is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics:
Here I stand, here I stand

(The band then stop, and discuss the rehearsal, some of it undecipherable, but Roger mentions that the lights are on him when he isn't playing)

(Footage edited here)


Down in the city just Hoople 'n' me

Yeah

Whatever comes of you and me
I love to leave my memory with you

I Want To Break Free

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 0:53.
This track is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
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
God knows, God knows I want to break free


(Footage edited here)

Strange but it's true, hey
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 be free
Oh how I want to break free, yeah

Bohemian Rhapsody

(rehearsal footage)


Recorded in London before the start of the tour, presumably in May or June 1986. Length 4:58.
This track features a piano introduction of approximately 16 seconds, which is not included in the above time.
This track is available on the 2003 DVD and 2011 reissue DVD.
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

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche will you do the fandango?
Thunderbolts and lightning - very, very frightening me
Gallileo, gallileo
Gallileo, gallileo
Gallileo, figaro - magnifico-o-o-o-oh
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go
Bismillah! No - we will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go, let me go
Will not let you go, let me go
Never, never, never, never, never (never let you go)
Never let me go-o-o-o-oh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh, mama mia, mama mia
Mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oooh, baby, can't do this to

(Footage edited here)
Here

Oooh yeah, oooh yeah

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows

A Beautiful Day


Disc 2, Title 3. Length 29 minutes.
Directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher.
This is a short documentary about both Wembley shows, with the content as follows:
  1. Interview comments from Rod Stewart, Brian, Harvey Goldsmith and Elton John
    Excerpt of 'It's A Beautiful Day', with footage of Wembley stadium, short clips of Queen, and interview excerpts with Brian, John, Roger and Freddie
    Interview with Edwin Shirley (logistics organiser)
    Excerpt of 'Another One Bites The Dust', footage of equipment being moved, and interview with Gerry Stickells, Roy Bennett (lighting designer)
  2. Excerpt of 'The Ring', interview with Harvey Goldsmith, and excerpt of 'Let Me Live' with footage of audiences arriving.
    Interview with Jim Callaghan (security manager), and excerpt of 'Bring Back That Leroy Brown' with further audience footage and the stadium being prepared.
    Interview with Freddie and excerpt of 'Fat Bottomed Girls'.
  3. Interviews with Elton John, Rod Stewart, and backstage footage (with excerpt of 'Procession' and 'Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon')
    Interviews with Mel Smith, Status Quo, further backstage footage (with excerpt of 'You Don't Fool Me'), and interview with Roger
    Footage from Harvey Goldsmith's office, footage of the stage being prepared and backstage
  4. Footage of Freddie and Roger 'Singalong' rehearsal, further stage preparations, and interviews with Brian, Roger and Freddie
    Footage of several concert tracks, and interviews with Brian, Freddie and John
  5. Continued concert footage, and interviews with John, Roger, Freddie and Brian
    Interview with John, further backstage footage, and excerpt of 'My Melancholy Blues'
  6. Continued excerpt of 'My Melancholy Blues' and backstage footage
    Interview with Brian, and excerpt of 'It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise)' with footage of Queen from the concert