Live at Wembley '86

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For the video, see Queen at Wembley.
Live at Wembley '86
Live album by Queen
Released 26 May 1992 (1992-05-26)
Recorded 12 July 1986, Wembley Stadium - London, England
Genre Rock
Length 110:00
Label Parlophone, Hollywood (US)
Producer Queen
Queen chronology
Live Magic
(1986)
Live at Wembley '86
(1992)
At the Beeb
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars [2]
VideoVista 9/10 stars [3]

Live at Wembley '86 is a double live album by English rock band Queen. It was recorded live on 12 July 1986 during The Magic Tour at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The video was released on 26 May 1992, with a companion DVD released in June 2003.

The album was remastered and re-released with bonus tracks in August 2003 in the US as Live at Wembley Stadium after the companion DVD. This name has also been used on subsequent releases elsewhere, although they lack the bonus tracks included with the US version.

A remastered special edition DVD was released on 5 September 2011 in the UK (what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday), and for the first time included the Friday evening concert in addition to the Saturday night show. Snippets of the Friday show were included on earlier DVDs, but the remastered release marked the first time that the concert has been presented in full. A Deluxe Edition also included the Saturday concert in remastered CD form.

During the introduction to "Who Wants to Live Forever", Mercury addressed the rumours at the time of a Queen breakup by pointing to his posterior and saying, "They're talking from here!". He went on to say "So forget those rumours, we're gonna stay together until we fucking well die, I'm sure of it."

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "One Vision" (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor & John Deacon) – 5:50
  2. "Tie Your Mother Down" (Brian May) – 3:52
  3. "In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited"[4] (Freddie Mercury) – 2:44
  4. "Seven Seas of Rhye" (Mercury) – 1:19
  5. "Tear It Up" (May) – 2:12
  6. "A Kind of Magic" (Taylor) – 8:41
  7. "Under Pressure" (Queen, David Bowie) – 3:41
  8. "Another One Bites the Dust" (John Deacon) – 4:54
  9. "Who Wants to Live Forever" (May) – 5:16
  10. "I Want to Break Free" (Deacon) – 3:34
  11. "Impromptu" (Queen) – 2:55
  12. "Brighton Rock Solo" (May) – 9:11
  13. "Now I'm Here" (May) – 6:19

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Love of My Life" (Mercury) – 4:47
  2. "Is This the World We Created...?" (Mercury, May) – 2:59
  3. "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 1:34
  4. "Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)" (Gene Pitney) – 1:24
  5. "Tutti Frutti" (Little Richard) – 3:23[5]
  6. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood) – 0:55
  7. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Mercury) – 5:50
  8. "Hammer to Fall" (May) – 5:36
  9. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Mercury) – 6:27
  10. "Big Spender" (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman) – 1:07
  11. "Radio Ga Ga" (Taylor) – 5:57
  12. "We Will Rock You" (May) – 2:46
  13. "Friends Will Be Friends" (Mercury, Deacon) – 2:08
  14. "We Are the Champions" (Mercury) – 4:05
  15. "God Save the Queen" (arr. May) – 1:27

Bonus tracks on 2003 Hollywood Records remaster[edit]

  1. "A Kind of Magic (Live 11 July 1986 at Wembley Stadium, London)"
  2. "Another One Bites the Dust (Live 11 July 1986 at Wembley Stadium, London)"
  3. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live 11 July 1986 at Wembley Stadium, London)"
  4. "Tavaszi szél vízet áraszt (Live 27 July 1986 at Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary)"

The original Friday concert[edit]

The original Friday concert started at 4.00pm with tickets costing £14.50. Four bands performed in the following order:

  1. INXS
  2. The Alarm
  3. Status Quo
  4. Queen

Chart positions and sales[edit]

Country Charts Sales
Peak position Weeks Certification Sales
Belgium 1 100.000
Italy 1 Platinum (5x) 500.000
France 2 Platinum 600.000
United Kingdom 2[6] 15[6] Platinum[7] 700.000
Austria 6 16 Gold 35.000
Switzerland 6 13 Gold 50.000
Netherlands 9 100.000
Germany 20 Gold 300.000
Sweden 29 4 15.000
United States 53[6] 1[6] Platinum[8] 500.000
Japan 81 100.000
Mexico Platinum[9] 250.000
Brazil Gold 150.000
Canada 80.000
Spain 300.000

Personnel[edit]

Additional Musicians

  • Spike Edney - keyboards, piano, guitar, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live at Wembley '86 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Queen: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  3. ^ "queen: live at wembley stadium - review at". Videovista.net. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  4. ^ It is listed incorrectly as "In the Lap of the Gods".
  5. ^ On the original 1992 release, this song missed the reprise. However, on the 2003 re-release on Hollywood Records the reprise was included.
  6. ^ a b c d Queenonline.com. Live at Wembley '86.
  7. ^ BPI Certified Awards.
  8. ^ RIAA. Gold & Platinum.
  9. ^ Live at Wembley '86.

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