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Official release: Rare Live (VHS)

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It's called 'Rare Live' but among fans it's more known as 'Live Crap'. A random compilation of live performances from various places, the place and date is often wrong (in some cases intentionally)! Incredible shit, just a cash-in. Some so-called live songs include footage from videoclips and the "rehearsal" IS in fact just a videoclip! And the DoRos thought they could fool the fans...! Just to confirm my thoughts, here are a couple of comments taken from the QueenZone forum: "the worst edited tripe ever committed to celluloid (especially KYA)", "a brilliant idea on paper, but a wasted opportunity", "a disaster of gargantuan proportions... watch with sunglasses and headache pills...", "What did these DoRos think? That no-one notices the changing clothes, guitars, drums and everything?", "most of the Hammersmith pictures have been replaced with the old promo vid and it's really just a huge, disgusting mess" or "saying it's a rehearsal when it's quite clearly from Box Of Flix, is just lame." You got the point?

  • Vocal Improvisation (13.7.1985 London)
  • I Want It All (studio track, credits)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (3.11.1982 + 11.5.1985 Tokyo)1
  • Liar (mixture of two videoclips2 and 20.11.1974 Rainbow)
  • Another One Bites The Dust (1.3.1981 Buenos Aires7 and 12.5.1982 Vienna9)
  • Rock'n'roll Medley (24.12.1975 London)3
  • My Melancholy Blues (11.12.1977 Houston)
  • Hammer To Fall (12.7.1986 London)8
  • Killer Queen (7.6.1977 London)4
  • We Will Rock You (13.7.1985 London)
  • Somebody To Love (5.6.1982 Milton Keynes)
  • Tie Your Mother Down (1.3.1979 Paris11 and 11.1.1985 Rio De Janeiro and probably bits of 12.5.1982 Vienna)
  • Keep Yourself Alive (24.12.1975 London3 and 11.5.1985 Tokyo)
  • Love Of My Life (20.3.1981 Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Stone Cold Crazy (20.11.1974 London)
  • Radio Ga Ga (25.4.1985 Sydney5 and 9.8.1986 Knebworth)
  • You Take My Breath Away (6.6.1977 London, UK)
  • Sheer Heart Attack (11.12.1977 Houston)
  • We Are The Champions (9.8.1986 Knebworth and 12.5.1982 Vienna10)
  • God Save The Queen (12.5.1982 Vienna)9

Also excerpts from Tokyo 19.4.1975, Hyde Park 18.9.1976, Concert For Kampuchea (London 26.12.1979), Montreal 24.-25.11.19816, Newcastle 9.7.1986 (has anybody found any excerpt from this concert in Rare Live?), Budapest 27.7.1986.

Most noticeable mistakes:
1 cover says "Osaka 1982"
2 video claims "Rehearsal 9.7.1973"!!! What a rip-off!!!
3 cover says "London, 1974"
4 video claims "6.6.1977"
5 video claims "25.5.1985"
6 video claims "Montreal 1980"
7 video claims "8.3.1981"
8 video claims "11.7.1986"
9 video claims "13.5.1982"
10 video claims "28.4.1982 Frankfurt"
11 video claims "28.2.1979"

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