I enjoyed listening to concerts which are opened with One Vision. As far as I can see this are only a few on the recent tour. Does anybody know why, or which concerts in 2008 Queen opened with One Vision?
well not exactly true...
first four shows opened with cosmos rocks intro tape-one vision
next few shows opened with cosmos rocks intro tape into surfs up
then from then onwards it was cosmos rocks/surfs up intro tape into hammer to fall/tie your mother down
I don't count intro tapes as 'openers'. ;-)
Oh, btw... your reply is the one that is 'not exactly true'.
You forgot the time that t was cosmos rocks intro tape - surf's up intro tape - TYMD! :-P
I'd imagine the guys opened with One Vision for a while because they'd been rehearsing it for the 46664 show, and they knew that they could pull it off while they cleaned up the Surf's Up intro that they tried next.
With all due respect to Roger, he wouldnt have been able to play Now Im Here I reckon, in fact, I'd bet they considered it at some point and decided against it for that reason.
He comments on it on the Wembley DVD documentary I think - basically saying the bit where they drums kick off good style at the beginning after "Im just a......" was knackering to play - if he found that knackering in '86 I cant see him being able to handle it these days - particularly given his slightly....more ample frame.
I remember there being a bit during the Brixton gig in '05 where he looked like he was going to die - I think Spike actually was like "you alright Rog?" cos he was gasping, lol. Sure, he's got back some match fitness since then, but I dont see Now Im Here ever getting rolled out again in any future live appearances.