On Air (Queen album)

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On Air
Queen On Air.jpg
Live album by Queen
Released 4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)
Recorded Various
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 105:00 (2CD Edition)
398:28 (6CD Deluxe Edition)
Label
Producer Justin Shirley-Smith
Josh Macrae
Kris Fredriksson
Queen chronology
A Night at the Odeon – Hammersmith 1975
(2015)A Night at the Odeon – Hammersmith 19752015
On Air
(2016)

On Air is a live album by the British rock band Queen. It was released in November 2016 in a two disc format, a six disc deluxe format and a 3LP vinyl release. The two disc format features the complete BBC Sessions, the six disc format features the complete BBC Sessions, as well as a disc featuring several songs from three concerts spanning between 1973 and 1986 and three discs featuring various interviews broadcast on Capital Radio and BBC Radio 1.

Track listing[edit]

2-Disc Edition: The Complete BBC Sessions[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Fairy King" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)Freddie Mercury4:08
2."Keep Yourself Alive" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)Brian May3:49
3."Doing All Right" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)May, Tim Staffell4:13
4."Liar" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)Mercury6:30
5."See What a Fool I've Been" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)May4:21
6."Keep Yourself Alive" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)May3:50
7."Liar" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)Mercury6:29
8."Son and Daughter" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)May6:03
9."Ogre Battle" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)Mercury4:40
10."Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)Roger Taylor2:02
11."Great King Rat" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)Mercury5:57
12."Son and Daughter" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)May7:08
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll" (Session 4: 3 April 1974)Taylor2:46
2."Nevermore" (Session 4: 3 April 1974)Mercury1:29
3."White Queen (As It Began)" (Session 4: 3 April 1974)May4:54
4."Now I'm Here" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)May4:18
5."Stone Cold Crazy" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)Queen2:17
6."Flick of the Wrist" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)Mercury3:26
7."Tenement Funster" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)Taylor3:00
8."We Will Rock You" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)May1:35
9."We Will Rock You (fast)" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)May2:46
10."Spread Your Wings" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)John Deacon5:24
11."It's Late" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)May6:36
12."My Melancholy Blues" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)Mercury3:11

6CD Deluxe Edition[edit]

Note: even though Disc One and Disc Two has the same track listing as the two-disc format; it features DJ chatter after songs which is omitted in the two disc format.

Disc one: The BBC Sessions
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Fairy King" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)Freddie Mercury4:17
2."Keep Yourself Alive" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)Brian May3:53
3."Doing All Right" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)May, Tim Staffell4:17
4."Liar" (Session 1: 5 February 1973)Mercury6:38
5."See What a Fool I've Been" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)May4:28
6."Keep Yourself Alive" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)May3:56
7."Liar" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)Mercury6:37
8."Son and Daughter" (Session 2: 25 July 1973)May6:14
9."Ogre Battle" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)Mercury4:48
10."Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)Roger Taylor2:06
11."Great King Rat" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)Mercury5:57
12."Son and Daughter" (Session 3: 3 December 1973)May7:17
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll" (Session 4: 3 April 1974)Taylor2:53
2."Nevermore" (Session 4: 3 April 1974)Mercury1:30
3."White Queen (As It Began)" (Session 4: 3 April 1974)May5:00
4."Now I'm Here" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)May4:25
5."Stone Cold Crazy" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)Queen2:18
6."Flick of the Wrist" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)Mercury3:31
7."Tenement Funster" (Session 5: 16 October 1974)Taylor3:16
8."We Will Rock You" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)May1:35
9."We Will Rock You (fast)" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)May2:51
10."Spread Your Wings" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)John Deacon5:32
11."It's Late" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)May6:37
12."My Melancholy Blues" (Session 6: 28 October 1977)Mercury3:15
Disc three: Queen Live on Air
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Procession" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)May1:41
2."Father to Son" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)May5:29
3."Son and Daughter" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)May3:44
4."Guitar Solo" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)May1:25
5."Son and Daughter (Reprise)" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)May2:08
6."Ogre Battle" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)Mercury5:22
7."Liar" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)Mercury7:27
8."Jailhouse Rock" (Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England, 13 September 1973)Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller1:07
9."Intro" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)Taylor0:26
10."We Will Rock You (fast)" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)May3:02
11."Let Me Entertain You" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)Mercury3:26
12."I'm in Love With My Car" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)Taylor2:09
13."Alright Alright" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)Queen2:39
14."Dragon Attack" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)May3:27
15."Now I'm Here (Reprise)" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)May1:50
16."Love of My Life" (Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20 March 1981)Mercury4:39
17."A Kind of Magic" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Taylor6:25
18."Vocal Improvisation" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Mercury1:03
19."Under Pressure" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Queen, David Bowie3:38
20."Is This the World We Created...?" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Mercury, May2:49
21."(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Leiber, Stoller1:27
22."Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Gene Pitney1:39
23."Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Mercury4:55
24."God Save the Queen" (Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21 June 1986)Trad. arr, May1:21
Disc four: Queen on Air: The Interviews (1976–1980)
No.TitleLength
1."Freddie with Kenny Everett, ‘A Day at the Races’ album, November 1976" (Broadcast on Capital Radio)15:57
2."Queen Interview with Tom Browne, ‘News of the World’ album, Christmas 1977" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)40:34
3."Roger with Richard Skinner, ‘Live Killers’ album, June 1979" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)4:32
4."Roger with Tommy Vance, ‘Flash Gordon’ album and film, December 1980" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)5:53
5."Roy Thomas Baker ‘The Record Producers’" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)10:36
Disc five: Queen on Air: The Interviews (1980–1986)
No.TitleLength
1."John interview, South American tour, March 1981" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)2:26
2."Brian on ‘Rock On’ with John Tobler, ‘Hot Space’ album, June 1982" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)11:08
3."Brian on ‘Saturday Live’ with Richard Skinner and Andy Foster, ‘The Works’ album, March 1984" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)11:46
4."Freddie on ‘Newsbeat’, The Works Tour, August 1984" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)2:34
5."Brian on ‘Newsbeat’, ‘The Works’ album, September 1984" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)2:47
6."Freddie on ‘Saturday Live’ with Graham Neale, ‘The Works’ album, September 1984" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)5:14
7."Freddie with Simon Bates, April 1985" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)28:51
8."Brian on ‘The Way It Is’ with David ‘Kid’ Jensen. Wembley Stadium, London, July 1986" (Broadcast on Capital Radio)4:39
Disc six: Queen on Air: The Interviews (1986–1992)
No.TitleLength
1."Roger interview, ‘My Top Ten’ with Andy Peebles, May 1986" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)24:46
2."‘Queen for an Hour’ interview with Mike Read, ‘The Miracle’ album, May 1989" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)41:18
3."Brian with Simon Bates, ‘Freddie and Too Much Love Will Kill You’, August 1992" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)5:54
4."Brian with Johnnie Walker, ‘Freddie and the Tribute Concert’, October 1992" (Broadcast on BBC Radio 1)2:51

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[1] 60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[2] 65
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[3] 52
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 47
French Albums (SNEP)[5] 123
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 28
Italian Albums (FIMI)[7] 73
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[8] 27
Scottish Albums (OCC)[9] 20
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[10] 32
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 84
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 25

References[edit]

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