Even though I know it's been discussed many times, I still like this topic a lot.
And here are my fav. ones in many ways including overall vibes, set list, band condition, etc...
4.Sheer Heart Attack tour
Here is my list
1. hot space
I dont know whats wrong with the magic tour...I think his voice his pretty good at that tour!
And the overall show was way better in 86 than in the early seventy's!!!
Serry... wrote: Amazing? Especially in I Want To Break Free, right?
I'd say - all tours in 1976-1981
His vocals were good, Serry. I prefer them to the Bowl actually, though they were rougher, they were more agressive. Fred's going through the motions at the Bowl, too perfect, too polished, not enough heart.
My fave tour has to be 1979 killers/ crazy tour followed by adatr tour 1976/77 both great sounding tours.
Worst for me the works sounds shit freddie's vocals are ripped to shreds awful!!! only saving grace was introducing KYA SCC GKR into the setlist.
His vocals were good, Serry. I prefer them to the Bowl actually, though they were rougher, they were more agressive.
C'mon, he shout I Want To Break Free line by line, not singing... It's obvious.
Well I never liked the song live anyway- you get the impression they only did it because they had to, Serry. His operatic roars on Who Wants To Live Forever and Under Pressure are hugely entertaining. On that tour, his voice generally is rough yes, but full of passion and at times ferociously powerful. TYMD suits being barked out. All of the songs covered by both On Fire and At Wembley are better in the latter- Under Pressure at Wembley completely blows the eighties version out of the water because of Freddie's barking vocal performance.
In the Magic tour Freddie became better as a showman than a singer. His voice on Wembley is not very good but I think that some of the first nights were better. Either way, I'd prefer something between 1979 and 1982. I think The Works tour had a good setlist but Freddie's voice was overall bad and the synths were crap... and those electronic drums Roger plays on AOBTD?? Don't get me started on that. What was he thinking?!
I like the tours with better music. I don't care about the dancing or the air guitar antics. Thus, of course I prefer the pre-keyboardist era, and the times when Fred's voice was better. That is, all tours from Sheer Heart Attack to Crazy.