Rare Live


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Queen 'Rare Live'

Released 21 August 1989.
Length 60 minutes.

Tracklisting:
1. Freddie Singalong
2. I Want It All
3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
4. Liar
5. Freddie Singalong ('Now I'm Here')
6. Another One Bites The Dust
7. Rock And Roll Medley
8. My Melancholy Blues
9. Hammer To Fall
10. Killer Queen
11. We Will Rock You
12. Somebody To Love
13. Tie Your Mother Down
14. Keep Yourself Alive
15. Love Of My Life
16. Stone Cold Crazy
17. Radio Ga Ga
18. You Take My Breath Away
19. Sheer Heart Attack
20. We Are The Champions
21. God Save The Queen

 

Directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher
Produced by Jim Beach

Recorded at various venues between 1973 and 1986.



This is a concert 'in time and space', and consists of tracks recorded at many different concerts from Queen's career. At the start of each track, a screen is shown, showing the date, venue, attendance, and song title. Audience noise from each track segues into the next to give the impression of it being a single concert. 'I Want It All' includes footage and details of all of the tracks on the video.

The video also includes additional excerpts of Tokyo (19 April 1975), Hyde Park (18 September 1976), Concert For Kampuchea (26 December 1979), Montreal (24/25 November 1981), Tokyo (11 May 1985), Newcastle (9 July 1986), and Budapest (27 July 1986), and features Fred Mandel (Osaka 1982), Morgan Fisher (Frankfurt 1982) and Spike Edney (Wembley 12 July 1986) on keyboards and/or guitar.

Unfortunately the video and sleeve have some very inaccurate notes about the source of each recording, but the notes below refer to the actual source of each track.


Freddie Singalong


Track 1. Length 0:28.
Recorded at Live Aid, at Wembley Stadium, London, on 13 July 1985.
This version edits out around 10 seconds from the middle of the track. The full version was later released on the 'Live Aid' DVD and the 'Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid' double DVD.
Details of other singalongs can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

I Want It All


Track 2. Length 2:11.
This is an edit of the album version, retaining the sections from 3:47 to 4:09, 0:10 to 1:22, and 3:57 to 4:35.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Miracle' album page.

Lyrics:
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now
I want it all (yeah, yeah, yeah), I want it all, I want it all and I want it now, oh, ooh, ooh

Adventure seeker, on an empty street
Just an alley creeper, light on his feet
A young fighter screaming, with no time for doubt
With the pain and anger, can't see a way out

It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say
Gotta find me a future, move out of my way
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now
I want it all (yeah, yeah, yeah), I want it all, I want it all and I want it now, oh, ooh, ooh
And I want it - now
I want it, I want it
Oooh, hot

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Track 3. Length 4:54.
Recorded at the Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, on 3 November 1982, with some additional shots from the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, on 11 May 1985. The track also appears on the 'Live In Japan' video, while the extra shots appear in the 'Final Concert Live In Japan' video.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Game' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: OK, ladies and gentlemen, let's just get crazy

A-this thing, yeah, called love, I just can't handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)
It cries (like a baby)
In a cradle all night
It swings (woo, woo)
It jives (woo, woo)
It shakes all over like a jelly fish
I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

There goes my baby
She knows how to rock 'n' roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
And she leaves me in a cool, cool sweat

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch hike
Take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready
Crazy little thing called love

Gotta be cool, relax, come on, get hip
And get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch hike
Take a long ride on my motorbike
Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

This thing called love I just can't handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love, mama
Crazy little thing called love, take it, take it, take it
Wooh

Yeah

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love, mama
Crazy little thing called love, yeah, yeah
Crazy little thing called love, yeah
Ah, crazy little thing called love, alright

Liar


Track 4. Length 4:28.
This video features clips from the two promo videos, and live footage recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, on 19 or 20 November 1974.
The live footage was later released on the 1992 'Live At The Rainbow' video, the 2011 'Queen' iTunes LP, and the 2014 'Live At The Rainbow '74' releases.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics:
I have sinned dear father
Father I have sinned
Try and help me father
Won't you let me in
Liar, oh nobody believes me
Liar, oh, why don't you leave me alone

Sire, I have stolen
Stolen many times
Raised my voice in anger
When I know I never should
Liar, oh everybody deceives me
Liar, oh, why don't you leave me alone

Liar, liar, liar, liar
Liar, that's what they call me
Liar, everyday and every night
Liar, all the time
Liar, woah, wow-wow-wow
They keep calling me liar
They know I'm a liar
That's the way it goes

Listen
Now you gonna listen, yeah
Mama I'm gonna be your slave (all day long)
Mama I'm gonna try behave (all day long)
Mama I'm gonna be your slave (all day long)
Mama I'm gonna be your slave (all day long)
I'm gonna love you till your dying day (all day long)
I'm gonna kneel down by your side and pray (all day long)
I'm gonna love you till your dying day (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
All day long (all day long)
I'm gonna pray (all day long)
I'm gonna kneel down
I'm gonna kneel down by your side
I'm gonna pray
I'm gonna pray

All day long, all day long, all day long

Freddie Singalong

(Now I'm Here)


Track 5. Length 2:25.
Recorded at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, on 1 March 1981.
This is the singalong from 'Now I'm Here', so features accompaniment by the rest of the group. It segues into 'Another One Bites The Dust'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page, while details of other singalongs can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in italics are repeated by the audience)
Alright
Alright
Alright
Alright
Alright
OK
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah

Alright
Alright
Alright
Alright
Alright
Freddie: Oh, too much. Cantan muy bien


Come on
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Yeah, yeah

I said a yeah, yeah
Alright, alright
Alright, alright

I said a alright, alright
I said a alright, alright, alright, alright, take it, wo, ha, come on
Yeah, yeah
Ooh
Come on keep up

(Ad-libbed vocals)
Yeah

Another One Bites The Dust


Track 6. Length 2:36.
This track segues from the singalong.
Recorded at Velez Sarsfield, Beunos Aires, on 1 March 1981, and at the Stadthalle, Vienna, on 12 May 1982.
The footage from Vienna was later released, in it's entirety, on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Game' album page.

Lyrics:
Steve walks wearily down the street
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, hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, sing it

Another one bites the dust, alright
Another one bites the dust
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

Alright
Shoot out

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, hey, hey, hey, hey

Another one bites the dust, yes, ah, what do you say?
Another one bites the dust, ahh
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

Come on, shoot up, shoot up, hey
Ahh, take it
Bite the dust, yeah
Oh, yeah

There's plenty of ways that 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
Another one bites the dust
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

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Shoot up
Yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

Rock And Roll Medley


Track 7. Length 3:32.
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 24 December 1975.
The medley comprises 'Big Spender', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Stupid Cupid', 'Be Bop A Lula' and 'Jailhouse Rock' (reprise). It is a severely edited version of the track, which loses some extra verses from 'Jailhouse Rock', and some instrumental sections. The full version was later released on the 'A Night At The Odeon' album, DVD and Blu-ray in 2015.
Details of 'Big Spender' and the rest of the medley can be found on the Live Only Songs page.

Lyrics:
Roger: Alright, merry Christmas and thanks for a fab year. We're gonna do some rock 'n' roll

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a girl of distinction
A real big spender
Good looking - so refined
Wouldn't you like to know what's going on in my mind

So let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork for every one I see
Hey, big spender
Spend a little time with me

The warden threw a party in the county jail
Prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
You should've heard them knocked out jailbirds sing
Let's rock, everybody, let's rock and roll tonight
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancin' to the jailhouse rock

Number forty-seven said to number three
'You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see'
'Sure would be delighted with your company'
'Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me'
Let's rock, c'mon, everybody, let's rock and roll tonight
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancin' to the jailhouse rock
One more time

Stupid cupid you're a living doll
Ooh, and you can fly
Oooh, it's a crying shame
Stupid cupid, stop playing that game
Hey, hey, set me free
Stupid cupid stop a picking on

Be bop a lula - you're shooting my baby
Be bop a lula - she's driving me crazy
Be bop a lula - I know what you're saying
Be bop a lula - don't a play that game
Ah rock and roll, rock and roll, everybody, oh, oh, oh
Alright, OK, oh

Keep dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Oh yeah
Everybody in the whole cell block
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Dancing to the jailhouse rock
Yeah, yeah, oh, ah, oh, yeah, nice
We're dancing to the jailhouse rock

My Melancholy Blues


Track 8. Length 2:48.
Recorded at The Summit, Houston, Texas, on 11 December 1977.
This is an edited version of the track, the full version was released as an extra track on 'The Miracle' 12" and CD singles, as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release, and as a bonus video on the 'News Of The World' 2011 iTunes LP.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: OK, um, we'd like to try out something very different right now. This is from the new album, er, the news, the 'News Of The World'. Have you got it yet, the album that is? OK, you might just a, just about recognise this one, this is called 'My Melancholy Blues'

Another party's over
And I'm left cold sober
My baby left me for somebody new, oooh, oooh
I don't wanna talk about it
Want to forget about it
I'm intoxicated with that special brew

So come and get me
Let me
Get in that sinking feeling
That says my heart is on an all time low, so
Don't expect me
To behave perfectly
And wear that sunny smile
My guess is I'm in for a cloudy and overcast
Don't try and stop me
'Cos I'm heading for that stormy weather soon

I'm causing a mild sensation
With this new occupation
I'm in the news
I'm just getting used to my new exposure
So come into my enclosure
And meet my
Melancholy blues

Hammer To Fall


Track 9. Length 5:14.
Recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 12 July 1986, and also available on the 'Live Magic' album and 'Live At Wembley' album, video and DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Works' album page.

Lyrics:
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
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
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

Killer Queen


Track 10. Length 2:05.
Recorded at Earl's Court, London, on either 6 or 7 June 1977.
This track segues into 'We Will Rock You'.
This is a slight edit of the track, which loses some of the drum intro, and has slightly different introductory dialogue from Brian and Freddie. The full version of the track was released as a bonus streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release in 2009, and lasts 2:10.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

'Absolute Greatest' Introductory Dialogue:
Brian: OK, we're gonna have a little fun, we're gonna do something which we call a medley, we hope this is gonna bring back some memories for you. It begins thus. Like this.
Freddie: Are you gonna start the beat off? Come on.

'Rare Live' Introductory Dialogue:
Brian: Do you like the gimmicks? OK, we're gonna have a little fun, we're gonna do something which we call a medley, we hope this is gonna bring back some memories for you. It begins thus
Lyrics:
She keeps a Moet Et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation you can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

Avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a killer queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

We Will Rock You


Track 11. Length 1:15.
Recorded at Live Aid, at Wembley Stadium, London, on 13 July 1985.
This track segues from 'Killer Queen'. It was later released on the 'Live Aid' DVD and the 'Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid' double DVD.
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


Audience: We will, we will, rock you
Yeah, do it
Audience: We will, we will, rock you
I like it, sing it again
We will, we will, rock you
One more time

Audience: We will
We will rock you

Somebody To Love


Track 12. Length 4:32.
Recorded at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, on 5 June 1982.
Freddie performs a lengthy improvised vocal and piano intro to the song.
This track is severely edited and segues into 'Tie Your Mother Down'. An excerpt also appears on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert', while it was released in it's entirety on 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl', as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release, and as an audio track on the 'A Day At The Races' 2011 double disc reissue.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Can
Can you find me
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody to love
Can you find me somebody to love


Freddie: Are you ready?
Freddie: Huh, are you ready brothers and sisters?


Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
I just can't get no relief, Lord
Somebody (somebody), somebody (somebody)
Anybody find me somebody to love

I work hard (he works hard) every day of my bloody life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end (at the end of the day)
I take home my hard earned pay all on my own (goes home on his own)
I go down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes, Lord

I've just gotta be free
Free I tell you

Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love

Somebody (somebody)
Somebody (somebody)
Somebody find me
Somebody find me somebody to love
Anybody find me

Can you find me
Can
Can you find me
Some
Some
Somebody
Somebody to love, yeah

Yeah, somebody
Ooh, oooooh (love, yeah), somebody to love

Tie Your Mother Down


Track 13. Length 2:19.
This track segues from 'Somebody To Love'.
Recorded at the Pavilion De Paris, France, on 1 March 1979, at the Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, on 28 April 1982, and at the Rock In Rio Festival, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on 12 January 1985. The footage from Rio was previously released on the 'Live In Rio' video.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Oooh, yeah
Come on

Get your party gown
Get your pigtail down
Get your heart beating, baby
Got your timing right
Got your 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, yeah, come on

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
She ain't no friend tonight

You're such a dirty louse
Go get out of my house
That's all I ever get from you
And your family ties, in fact I never heard
A single little civil word from you guys
But you know I don't give a light
I'm gonna make out all right
Got a sweetheart hand
Put a stop to all that
Let me hear it

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
Give it to me, over here
All your love tonight
Everybody
All your love tonight
Hey

Keep Yourself Alive


Track 14. Length 2:55.
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 24 December 1975 and at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, 11 May 1985. The two tracks are edited together to compare the audio and visual footage. Both performances have since been officially released, on the 'A Night At The Odeon' and 'Final Concert Live In Japan' releases respectively.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Queen' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: Thank you very much. Featuring Brian May on the guitar. OK, now, now it's time to join in, everybody, and you can sing along on the choruses. Give us a helping hand you can take all your clothes off.

Come on, alright
Ooh yeah, everybody
Yes
What about you on the balcony? Are you with us?
Everybody at home?
Yeah

Keep yourself alive
Keep yourself alive
Yeah, let's go

I was told a million times of all the troubles in my way
Might he grow a little wiser, little better every day
But if I crossed a million rivers, rode a million miles
Still be where I started, bread and butter for a smile
Sold a million mirrors in a shop in alley way
But I never saw my face in any window any day
They say your folks are telling you be a superstar
Tell you just be satisfied, stay right where you are

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive

Come on
Let me see you

Well I loved a million women in a belladonic haze
And I ate a million dinners brought to me on silver trays
Give me everything I need to feed my body and my soul
Grow a little bigger, maybe that can be my goal
Told a million times of all the people in my way
How I'd have to keep on trying and get better every day
If I crossed a million rivers, rode a million miles
Still be where I started, same as when I started

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive

Keep yourself alive, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive

Love Of My Life


Track 15. Length 3:01.
Recorded at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, on 20 March 1981.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics:
Brian: (Speaks in Portuguese)

Love of my life - don't leave me
You've stolen my love, you now desert me

Audience: Love of my life, can't you see
Audience: Bring it back, bring it back
Audience: Don't take it away from me, because you don't know
Audience: What it means to me


You will remember
When this is blown over
And everything's all by the way

Audience: When I grow older
Audience: I will be there at your side to remind you
Audience: How I still love you

I still love you
I still love you
I still love you

Oh, hurry back, hurry back
Don't take it away from me, because

Audience: You don't know what it means to me
Audience: Love of my life
Audience: Love of my life

Oooh, yeah

Stone Cold Crazy


Track 16. Length 2:15.
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, on 19 or 20 November 1974.
This track was later released on the 1992 'Live At The Rainbow' video, the 'Sheer Heart Attack' 2011 iTunes LP, the 2014 'Live At The Rainbow '74' album, DVD and Blu-ray, and on 'The Miracle' singles. It segues into 'Radio Ga Ga'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: Do you like my claws? They're real diamonds. It's a present from the devil himself. You don't believe me, they don't believe me. Right, now, we'd like to do some rock 'n' roll, a la Queen. Tell you what, this is a number from the Sheer Heart Attack album, 'Stone Cold Crazy'.

Sleeping very soundly on a Saturday morning I was dreaming I was Al Capone
There's a rumour going round, gotta clear outta town
Yeah, I'm smelling like a dry fish bone
Here come the law, gonna break down the door, gonna carry me away once more
Never, I never, I never get it any more
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know

Ow

Rainy afternoon I gotta blow a typhoon and I'm playing on my slide trombone
Anymore, anymore, cannot take it anymore
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know
Watch-a

Walking down the street, shooting people that I meet
With my rubber tommy water gun
Here come the deputy, he's gonna come and getta me
I gotta get me get up and run
They got the sirens loose
I ran right outta juice
They're gonna put me in a cell, if you can't go to heaven
Will they let me go to hell
Crazy
Stone cold crazy, you know

Radio Ga Ga


Track 17. Length 2:45.
Recorded at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, on 25 April 1985, and at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England, on 9 August 1986.
The full performance of the track from Knebworth was also released on 'Live Magic'. It segues from 'Stone Cold Crazy'.
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
Had your time, you 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 goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio ga ga
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you
Loves you

You Take My Breath Away


Track 18. Length 1:30.
Recorded at Earl's Court, London, on 6 June 1977.
This is an edited version of the track, partly because an amplifier explodes towards the end. The full version of the track was released as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release and as a bonus video on the 'A Day At The Races' 2011 iTunes LP, while an excerpt also appears as an insert on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: OK, before we ah, tease you with a bit of, sort of, heavy rock and roll things towards the end, ah, I'd just like to slip in a little a, well I'd like you to listen carefully to a simple little song this, is me on the piano, it's called 'You Take My Breath Away'

Look into my eyes and you'll see
I am the only one
You've captured my heart
Stolen my love
Changed my life

Everytime you make a move
You destroy my mind
And the way you touch
I lose control and shiver deep inside
You take my breath away

You can reduce me to tears
With a single sigh
Every breath that you take
Any sound that you make
Is a whisper in my ear

Sheer Heart Attack


Track 19. Length 2:25.
Recorded at The Summit, Houston, Texas, on 11 December 1977, with excerpts from other concerts.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: OK, you ready to rock and roll?

Well, you're just 17 all you wanna do is disappear
What I mean there's a lot of space between our ears
The way that you touch means to nothing to
(unknown lyric)
Hey, hey, hey, hey, it was the D.N.A
Hey, hey, hey, hey, that made me this way
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Do you know, do you know, do you know just how I feel
Sheer heart attack
Sheer heart attack
Real cardiac
Real cardiac

I feel so inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar
Inar-inar-inar-inar-ticulate-ticulate

We Are The Champions


Track 20. Length 1:53.
Recorded at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, on 9 August 1986, and at the Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria, on 12 May 1982.
The full performance of the track from Knebworth was also released on 'Live Magic'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You've brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it, I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose
On, on, on, 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 21. Length 1:13.
Recorded at the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, on 12 May 1982.
The video credits run over this track. The footage was later released on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Dialogue:
Freddie: Thank you, thank you, goodnight everybody. Thank you for being a superb audience, thank you very much, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.