"We Will Rock You (Fast Live)" Released: August 1979 (US, Japan)
Live Killers is a live album by the British rock band Queen, originally released on 22 June 1979. It received strongly negative reviews from critics on release. In a retrospective appraisal, Greg Prato of AllMusic found the initial reaction inexplicable, calling the album "an excellent document of Queen at the height of their '70s arena rock powers".
The album was recorded live during the European leg of Queen's Jazz world tour, between January and March 1979.
The album was self-produced by the band and was their first to be mixed at their own studios, Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland.
Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor later revealed on the US radio show In the Studio with Redbeard (which spotlighted the making of 1980's The Game) that the band had mixed Live Killers themselves and were unhappy with the final mix.
The 1994 issue released as part of the Digital Master Series by EMI Records did not improve upon the quality of the previous release. It was later remastered and restored in better quality by Peter Mew in 2001.