Opening with a rousing, pretty much note-for-note â€œOne Visionâ€ into â€œTie Your Mother Down,â€ then slowing down the live dynamic as only Queen ever could on the anthem â€œIn The Lap Of The Gods,â€ itâ€™s apparent that a Queen concert in the mid-80â€™s (specifically from Budapest in 1986) Â was not to be missed.
Lead singer/best frontman ever Freddie Mercury trills on â€œLooks Like Its Gonna Be A Good Night,” with the band roll jamming behind him. Then we are into Brian Mayâ€™s echo-brilliant guitar solo battle, followed by a Roger Taylor-led â€œNow Iâ€™m Here.â€
â€œUnder Pressureâ€ is a good, solid effort, not an easy song to reproduce live as is â€œWho Wants To Live Foreverâ€ (one of my personal Queen favorites — could Freddyâ€™s voice be any more expressive?). This one also showcases the backing vocals of Brian and Roger. Brian and Freddie get nice and quiet on the 3-song acoustic set ofÂ â€œLove Of My Life,â€ an airing of the old Jewish-Hungarian â€œTavaszi Szel Vizet Arasztâ€ (the audience singing along not surprisingly seeing where the band is here!) into â€œIs This The World We Created?â€
Though the end of this 27-song set does get silly with the medley â€œ(Youâ€™re So Square) Baby I Donâ€™t Careâ€/â€œHello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)â€/ “Tutti Frutti,â€ Queen brings it all home with â€œBohemian Rhapsody,â€ a blistering â€œHammer To Fall,â€ Brian Mayâ€™s wailing, single-cutting note opening of â€œFriends Will Be Friendsâ€ and Freddyâ€™s strutting, cape-and-crown moment on the usual concert end-erÂ â€œGod Save The Queen.â€