Live in Ukraine

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Live in Ukraine
Live album by Queen + Paul Rodgers
Released June 15, 2009 (CD & DVD)
Recorded September 12, 2008 in Kharkiv
Genre Rock
Length 120:26
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (US)
Producer Joshua J Macrae
Justin Shirley Smith
Kris Fredriksson
Queen + Paul Rodgers chronology
The Cosmos Rocks
(2008)
Live in Ukraine
(2009)
Queen + Paul Rodgers video chronology
Super Live in Japan
(2006)
Live in Ukraine
(2009)

Live in Ukraine is a double live album and also last release by British rock collaboration Queen + Paul Rodgers. It was recorded in September 2008 during the Rock the Cosmos Tour at Freedom Square in Kharkiv, Ukraine and was released on June 15, 2009. A companion DVD was also released.

History[edit]

Just weeks ahead of the start of the Rock the Cosmos Tour the band were approached to help Ukraine’s Elena Pinchuk AntiAids Foundation reach out to the youth of the country with this message: ‘Don’t Let AIDS Ruin Your Life”.

The venue they played was Kharkiv’s historic Freedom Square, a place so big that during World War II it was used to land planes. For the band and crew it meant “Everyone had to run very fast, very suddenly, but then most of the great and worthwhile things in your life are a little dangerous.”

Over 350,000 Ukrainians came to see them play and more than 10,000,000 (by conservatives estimates) homes watched the show live on television. In all, more than 20,000,000 took part in what the band recall as “an unforgettable experience… one of those rare things in life you know you will never forget. A meeting in music, but also a coming together to fight a common enemy…”

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

Kharkiv's Freedom Square
  1. "One Vision" (John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor) - 4:03
  2. "Tie Your Mother Down" (May) - 2:29
  3. "The Show Must Go On" (Deacon, May, Mercury, Taylor) - 4:37
  4. "Fat Bottomed Girls" (May) - 5:00
  5. "Another One Bites the Dust" (Deacon) - 3:35
  6. "Hammer to Fall" (May) - 3:42
  7. "I Want It All" (Deacon, May, Mercury, Taylor) - 4:10
  8. "I Want to Break Free" (Deacon) - 3:55
  9. "Seagull" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs) - 4:50
  10. "Love of My Life" (Mercury) - 5:45
    • Lead vocals by May.
  11. "'39" (May) - 4:37
    • Lead vocals by May.
  12. "Drum Solo" (Taylor) - 5:00
  13. "I'm in Love with My Car" (Taylor) - 3:42
    • Lead vocals by Taylor.
  14. "Say It's Not True" (Taylor) - 4:02
    • Lead vocals by Taylor, May & Rodgers.

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Shooting Star" (Rodgers) - 6:21
  2. "Bad Company" (Simon Kirke, Rodgers) - 5:36
  3. "Guitar Solo" (May) - 3:58
  4. "Bijou" (Queen) - 2:07
    • Lead vocals by Mercury (via tape)
  5. "Last Horizon" (May) - 4:32
  6. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Mercury) - 4:04
  7. "C-lebrity" (Taylor) - 3:52
  8. "Feel Like Makin' Love" (Rodgers, Ralphs) - 6:45
  9. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Mercury) - 5:53
    • Pre-recorded vocals by Mercury, with lead vocals by Rodgers.
  10. "Cosmos Rockin'" (Taylor) - 4:28
  11. "All Right Now" (Andy Fraser, Rodgers) - 5:31
  12. "We Will Rock You" (May) - 2:19
  13. "We Are the Champions" (Mercury) - 2:59
  14. "God Save the Queen" (Traditional, arr. May) - 2:05

Digital Download bonus track[edit]

  1. "A Kind of Magic" (Taylor) - 5:43
  2. "Radio Ga Ga" (Taylor) - 6:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Spike Edney: Keyboards, percussion, vocals.
  • Jamie Moses: Guitars, vocals.
  • Danny Miranda: Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals.

Formats[edit]

  • DVD Amaray Box
  • Limited Edition (2CD Album + DVD)
  • Tin Box (2CD Album + DVD + T-shirt)
  • Digital Download (Audio only)

External links[edit]