Live at the Rainbow '74

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Live at the Rainbow '74
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Live album by Queen
Released 8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)
Recorded 31 March and 19–20 November 1974 in London
Genre Hard rock
Label Virgin EMI, Hollywood
Producer Justin Shirley-Smith
Josh Macrae
Kris Fredriksson
Queen chronology
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest
(2012)
Live at the Rainbow '74
(2014)
A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975
(2015)

Live at the Rainbow '74 is a live album by the British rock band Queen. It was released in September 2014 in single CD, double CD, DVD, SD Blu-ray and quadruple vinyl formats, as well as a deluxe box set including reproduction tour memorabilia. The single disc and video editions contain a concert from the band's Sheer Heart Attack Tour, recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 19 & 20 November 1974, while the double CD and vinyl releases include this material plus a concert recorded at the Rainbow earlier in the year, on 31 March, as part of the Queen II Tour. The DVD and Blu-ray also include four bonus tracks from the earlier Queen II concert.

The footage was previously released as Live at the Rainbow, a half-hour film containing footage from both November shows. It was shown in cinemas in the 1970s and 1980s as an opener to films, including longer concert films by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, as well as the release of Jaws 2 in British cinemas.[1] More footage from the November shows was later released on VHS as part of the Box of Tricks box set in 1992.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Classic Rock 8/10[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
PopMatters 9/10[4]

Track listing[edit]

Single CD/DVD/SD Blu-ray (November concert)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Procession"   Brian May 1:18
2. "Now I'm Here"   May 5:00
3. "Ogre Battle"   Freddie Mercury 5:31
4. "Father to Son"   May 5:55
5. "White Queen (As It Began)"   May 5:34
6. "Flick of the Wrist"   Mercury 4:07
7. "In the Lap of the Gods"   Mercury 3:20
8. "Killer Queen"   Mercury 1:26
9. "The March of the Black Queen"   Mercury 1:36
10. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"   Mercury 1:41
11. "Son and Daughter"   May 3:45
12. "Guitar Solo"   May 4:41
13. "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"   May 2:14
14. "Keep Yourself Alive"   May 2:23
15. "Drum Solo"   Roger Taylor 0:51
16. "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"   May 1:23
17. "Seven Seas of Rhye"   Mercury 3:30
18. "Stone Cold Crazy"   Mercury, May, Taylor, John Deacon 2:40
19. "Liar"   Mercury 8:39
20. "In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited"   Mercury 4:10
21. "Big Spender"   Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields 1:31
22. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"   Taylor 3:12
23. "Jailhouse Rock"   Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 4:10
24. "God Save the Queen"   Traditional, arr. May 1:18

DVD/SD Blu-ray Bonus (March concert)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Son and Daughter"   3:31
2. "Guitar Solo"   2:25
3. "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"   2:02
4. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"   2:41

Double CD/Quadruple vinyl[edit]

Disc one (Queen II tour)[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Procession"   May 1:15
2. "Father to Son"   May 6:08
3. "Ogre Battle"   Mercury 5:27
4. "Son and Daughter"   May 3:31
5. "Guitar Solo"   May 2:25
6. "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"   May 2:02
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "White Queen (As It Began)"   May 5:49
8. "Great King Rat"   Mercury 7:05
9. "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke"   Mercury 2:53
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Keep Yourself Alive"   May 2:10
11. "Drum Solo"   Taylor 0:28
12. "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"   May 1:24
13. "Seven Seas of Rhye"   Mercury 3:10
14. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"   Taylor 2:41
15. "Jailhouse Rock"/"Stupid Cupid"/"Be Bop A Lula"   Leiber, Stoller/Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka/Gene Vincent, Donald Graves, Bill "Sheriff Tex" Davis 4:32
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
16. "Liar"   Mercury 8:28
17. "See What a Fool I've Been"   May 4:59

Disc two (Sheer Heart Attack tour)[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Procession"   May 1:17
2. "Now I'm Here"   May 4:57
3. "Ogre Battle"   Mercury 5:30
4. "Father to Son"   May 5:54
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "White Queen (As It Began)"   May 5:33
6. "Flick of the Wrist"   Mercury 4:05
7. "In the Lap of the Gods"   Mercury 3:17
8. "Killer Queen"   Mercury 1:25
9. "The March of the Black Queen"   Mercury 1:35
10. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"   Mercury 1:39
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Son and Daughter"   May 3:44
12. "Guitar Solo"   May 4:41
13. "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"   May 2:14
14. "Keep Yourself Alive"   May 2:22
15. "Drum Solo"   Taylor 0:51
16. "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"   May 1:24
17. "Seven Seas of Rhye"   Mercury 3:28
18. "Stone Cold Crazy"   Mercury, May, Taylor, Deacon 2:39
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
19. "Liar"   Mercury 8:39
20. "In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited"   Mercury 4:09
21. "Big Spender"   Coleman, Fields 1:31
22. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"   Taylor 3:11
23. "Jailhouse Rock"   Leiber, Stoller 4:07
24. "God Save the Queen"   Trad., arr. May 1:16

2-LP Vinyl Edition[edit]

LP 1 (Queen II tour)

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Procession"   May 1:15
2. "Father to Son"   May 6:08
3. "Ogre Battle"   Mercury 5:27
4. "Son and Daughter"   May 3:30
5. "Guitar Solo"   May 2:25
6. "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"   May 2:02
7. "Keep Yourself Alive"   May 2:10
8. "Drum Solo"   Taylor 0:28
9. "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"   May 1:24
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Seven Seas of Rhye"   Mercury 3:10
11. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"   Taylor 2:41
12. "Liar"   Mercury 8:28

LP 2 (Sheer Heart Attack tour)

Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Procession"   May 1:18
14. "Now I'm Here"   May 4:47
15. "White Queen (As It Began)"   May 5:34
16. "Flick of the Wrist"   Mercury 4:06
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
17. "In the Lap of the Gods"   Mercury 3:17
18. "Killer Queen"   Mercury 1:25
19. "The March of the Black Queen"   Mercury 1:35
20. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"   Mercury 1:40
21. "Stone Cold Crazy"   Mercury, May, Taylor, Deacon 2:40
22. "In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited"   Mercury 4:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, piano, janglebox on "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke"
  • Brian May – guitar, vocals, ukulele on "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"
  • Roger Taylor – drums, percussion, vocals
  • John Deacon – bass guitar, triangle on "Killer Queen"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 12
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 13
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 7
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 9
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[11] 34
Italian Albums (FIMI)[12] 15
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[13] 31
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[14] 22
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[15] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 11
US Billboard 200[18] 66
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[19] 5
US Billboard Music Video Sales 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom 8 September 2014 Virgin EMI
Canada 9 September 2014 Hollywood
United States

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Everley, Dave (October 2014). "Queen Live At The Rainbow '74". Classic Rock. p. 99. 
  3. ^ Blake, Mark (October 2014). "Queen Live At The Rainbow '74". Mojo. p. 103. 
  4. ^ Sweeney, Joe (20 October 2014). "Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74". PopMatters. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Queen – Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Queen – Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Queen – Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Queen – Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Queen: Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2014. 38. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Artisti - Classifica settimanale WK 37 (dal 08-09-2014 al 14-09-2014)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Queen – Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Queen – Live At Rainbow '74 - Sold Out". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Queen | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Queen – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Queen. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Queen – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Queen. Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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