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I like it a lot and prefer this to Live at Wembley and even the recent On Fire, all of which are double sets.
Here's why - although it's edited - the performances are sterling. Versions of One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down and Radio Gaga are great.
No disagreements that Bohemian sounds butchered but the album moves along at a nice pace. It feels tighter. Worth getting for the songs unless you must have a complete double set of Queen in concert.
I will say that the definitive live Queen set is probably still in the vaults waiting to be released...
..... here are a few reasons why LIVE AT WEMBLEY is the wise purchase over LIVE MAGIC :::::
1 Every song on Live Magic is chopped into shorter versions (except for 3 songs).
2 The sound quality is not as good as LIVE AT WEMBLEY
3 LIVE AT WEMBLEY features several extra tracks, such as a fun little acoustic/50's section in the show. Also, the newest version of WEMBLEY contains Tavaski Szel Vizet Araszt - another emotional live moment in Queen's history. Where are the emotional moments on LIVE MAGIC? There are none.
4 The running times of these shortened versions are ridiculous.... "Friends will be Friends" is barely over a minute long. Same thing with "Is This The World We Created?".
5 Another query: Where in the blue hell is "Who Wants To Live Forever"?!??!...... as Freddie would say, "Darling, please!"
6 And most importantly.... there is NOTHING MAGIC about the live performances. Most shows take place on different nights - so the ebb and flow of a real rock show is lacking. So many issues....Read more ›
Queen is an example of the sum of the parts actually being greater than the whole. However, if you take each of the four members of Queen, they easily stand on their own as a top musician in their profession. Freddie Mercury is easily known to be the emotional and flamboyant lead vocalist of Queen who indeed has a legendary voice. Brian May is the legendary lead guitarist and probably the second most popular member of the band.Read more ›
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Sound quality wasn't right and under pressure was cut off. The track is defective.Published 23 months ago by Eddie V
Freddie such a so soulful/passionate performer. And the lead guitar player is one of the best. A great video. All performers are very good. Read morePublished on May 5, 2014 by C. A. Bergman
Queen Magic tour was amazing!
If you want a good live CD you should by the Wembley Live.
This cd was recorded in Budapest and the sound is not always good... Read more
I enjoyed this a lot. They seemed to have a lot of fun at their concerts and that's great!Published on May 14, 2009 by pippin
I prefer LIve Killers to this album but I prefer this album to Live At Wembley.
People have complained about the editing but it is still an excellent compilation, and does... Read more
this is the worst live album Queen ever released, believe me
I love Queen but this album was a total disappointment... Read more
The songs on Live Magic have been heavilly edited. Much better versions can be found on Live At Wembley the album to get instead of this one.Published on August 21, 2004 by Brian Ogilby
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