Queen Rock Montreal

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This article is about the 2007 concert film/live album. For the DVD of the 1981 version of the same concert, see We Will Rock You (video).
Queen Rock Montreal
Live album by Queen
Released 29 October 2007
Recorded 24 November and 25 November 1981 in Montreal
Genre Rock
Length 47:15 (CD 1), 50:35 (CD 2)
Label Parlophone (UK)
Hollywood (US)
Producer Justin Shirley-Smith
Kris Fredriksson
Joshua J. Macrae
Queen chronology
Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl
(2004)
Queen Rock Montreal
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[2]

Queen Rock Montreal is a live album by English rock band Queen. It was released in October 2007 as a double CD / triple vinyl.

It was recorded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Montreal Forum on 24 November and 25 November 1981, ten years to the date before lead singer Freddie Mercury died of complications related to AIDS.[3] Allmusic described Queen's performance in Montreal as being "deliberately theatrical and often majestic".[1]

This marks the first official release of the film soundtrack to the concert film We Will Rock You on an audio-only format. Unlike the original video release of We Will Rock You, which has been re-released as Queen Rock Montreal, the album and CD features the full show (including "Flash" and "The Hero") fully remixed.[1][4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 1:59
  2. "We Will Rock You (Fast)" (Brian May) – 3:06
  3. "Let Me Entertain You" (Freddie Mercury) – 2:48
  4. "Play the Game" (Mercury) – 3:57
  5. "Somebody to Love" (Mercury) – 7:53
  6. "Killer Queen" (Mercury) – 1:59
  7. "I'm in Love with My Car" (Roger Taylor) – 2:03
  8. "Get Down, Make Love" (Mercury) – 4:45
  9. "Save Me" (May) – 4:14
  10. "Now I'm Here" (May) – 5:31
  11. "Dragon Attack" (May) – 3:11
  12. "Now I'm Here (Reprise)" (May) – 1:53
  13. "Love of My Life" (Mercury) – 3:56

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Under Pressure" (Queen, David Bowie) – 3:49
  2. "Keep Yourself Alive" (May) – 3:29
  3. "Drum and Tympani Solo" (Taylor) – 3:00
  4. "Guitar Solo" (May) – 5:11
  5. "Flash" (May) * – 2:11
  6. "The Hero" (May) * – 1:51
  7. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Mercury) – 4:15
  8. "Jailhouse Rock" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 2:32
  9. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Mercury) – 5:28
  10. "Tie Your Mother Down" (May) – 3:52
  11. "Another One Bites the Dust" (John Deacon) – 4:00
  12. "Sheer Heart Attack" (Taylor) – 3:53
  13. "We Will Rock You" (May) – 2:09
  14. "We Are the Champions" (Mercury) – 3:27
  15. "God Save the Queen" (tape) (arr. May) – 1:27

* previously unreleased

Personnel[edit]

  • Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", tambourine on "Keep Yourself Alive"
  • Brian May – guitars, vocals, piano on "Save Me" and "Flash", synthesiser on "Flash"
  • Roger Taylor – drums, percussion, vocals, lead vocal on "I'm In Love With My Car" and "Another One Bites The Dust"(chorus), synthesiser on "Intro"
  • John Deacon – bass guitar, vocals
  • Joshua J. Macrae - mix producer
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – mix producer
  • Kris Fredriksson – pro tools hd
  • Mack – recording engineer
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Richard Gray – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Top 75 Albums[5] 25
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[6] 84
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[7] 62
French Top 200 Albums[8] 111
German Albums Chart[9] 17
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[10] 54
Portuguese Top 30 Albums[11] 22
Spanish Top 100 Albums[12] 35
Swiss Top 100 Albums[13] 27
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Mexican Top 100 Albums[14] 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Queen Rock Montreal. Allmusic. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Queen: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ 1991: Giant of rock dies BBC. Retrieved 16 July 2011
  4. ^ Queen Rock Montreal Ultimate Queen. Retrieved 16 July 2011
  5. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Les Charts (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Queen / Longplay". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Portuguese Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Queen – Rock Montreal (Album)" (ASP). Mexican Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 

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