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  'QUEEN ON AIR' WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY: RELEASE DATE AND CONTENTS RIGHT HERE
Johnny Main
30th September 2016



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Between February 1973 and October 1977, Queen recorded six radio sessions exclusively for the BBC and these twenty four recordings of those landmark sessions produced are now to be released as 'Queen On Air' on November 4th by Virgin EMI. North America through Hollywood Records.

Included in the collection are alternate versions of the debut single, unique takes of classic album tracks and even a radically reworked reimagining of one of their best known anthems that has never previously appeared on any Queen studio release.

'Queen On Air' will be available as a 2-CD set and a 3-LP vinyl edition, plus a Deluxe 6-disc edition featuring a CD of live broadcasts and 3 CDs of radio interviews. This one is for Queen connoisseurs and it's available for pre-order at Amazon right here. The vinyl edition is available to pre-order right here.

  

All six BBC sessions have been meticulously restored by Queen engineer Kris Fredriksson and mastered by Grammy Award winner Adam Ayan.

The 6-CD Deluxe Edition includes 'Queen Live On Air', a single disc featuring highlights of three live concert broadcasts: Queen live at the Golders Green Hippodrome (September 1973), their first concert to be transmitted on radio anywhere in the world.

Also included are the band performing in Brazil at Sao Paulo's gigantic Morumbi stadium to a record-setting audience of 131,000. This performance was originally relayed live on radio and TV in March 1981 during the band's infamous South America Bites The Dust tour.

Finally, Queen's penultimate live concert radio broadcast – aired less than four weeks before their last show with Freddie, from the show in Mannheim Germany, in June 1986 during the mighty Magic Tour.

There's over three-and-a-half hours of revealing encounters recorded for the BBC and Capital Radio in London between 1976-1992.

Interviewers include Tommy Vance, Richard Skinner, Simon Bates, Johnnie Walker, Mike Read, John Peel and Kenny Everett, who helped push 'Bohemian Rhapsody' up the charts.

The Deluxe Edition of Queen On Air also comes with a meticulously assembled booklet containing rare photographs and sleeve notes lovingly compiled by band archivist Greg Brooks, featuring memories from the band and BBC producers Jeff Griffin and Bernie Andrews, plus comments from legendary Radio 1 DJs John Peel and Bob Harris from the time of the original broadcasts.

Queen + Adam Lambert play Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi, Bangkok in around four hours time. Much more on what is sure to be a spectacular performance on MetalTalk to follow...

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Queen On Air – 2-CD Edition
CD One:
My Fairy King
Keep Yourself Alive
Doing All Right
Liar
See What A Fool I've Been
Keep Yourself Alive
Liar
Son And Daughter
Ogre Battle
Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
Great King Rat
Son And Daughter

CD Two:
Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
Nevermore
White Queen (As It Began)
Now I'm Here
Stone Cold Crazy
Flick Of The Wrist
Tenement Funster
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You (Fast)
Spread Your Wings
It's Late
My Melancholy Blues

Queen On Air Deluxe 6-CD Edition
CD One:
My Fairy King
Keep Yourself Alive
Doing All Right
Liar
See What A Fool I've Been
Keep Yourself Alive
Liar
Son And Daughter
Ogre Battle
Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
Great King Rat
Son And Daughter

CD Two:
Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
Nevermore
White Queen (As It Began)
Now I'm Here
Stone Cold Crazy
Flick Of The Wrist
Tenement Funster
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You (Fast)
Spread Your Wings
It's Late
My Melancholy Blues

CD Three:
Procession (Intro Tape)*
Father To Son*
Son And Daughter*
Guitar Solo*
Son And Daughter (Reprise)*
Ogre Battle*
Liar*
Jailhouse Rock*

Intro**
We Will Rock You (Fast)**
Let Me Entertain You**
I'm In Love With My Car**
Alright Alright**
Dragon Attack**
Now I'm Here**
Love Of My Life**

A Kind Of Magic***
Vocal Improvisation***
Under Pressure***
Is This The World We Created***
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care***
Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)***
Crazy Little Thing Called Love***
God Save The Queen***

* - Live from Golders Green Hippodrome (13/09/1973)
** - Live from Estádio Do Morumbi, São Paulo (20/03/1981)
*** - Live from Maimmarktgelände, Mannheim (21/06/1986)

CD Four – The Interviews (1976-1980):
Freddie Mercury With Kenny Everett (November 1976)
Queen with Tom Browne (Christmas 1977)
Roger Taylor with Richard Skinner (June 1979)
Roger Taylor with Tommy Vance (December 1980)
Roy Thomas Baker 'The Record Producers'

CD Five – The Interviews (1981-1986):
John Deacon, South American tour (March 1981)
Brian May 'Rock On' with John Tobler (June 1982)
Brian May 'Saturday Live' with Richard Skinner and Andy Foster (March 1984)
Freddie Mercury 'Newsbeat' (August 1984)
Brian May 'Newsbeat' (September 1984)
Freddie Mercury 'Saturday Live' (September 1984)
Freddie Mercury with Simon Bates (April 1985)
Brian May 'The Way It Is' with David 'Kid' Jensen (July 1986)

CD Six – The Interviews (1986-1992):
Roger Taylor 'My Top Ten' with Andy Peebles (May 1986)
'Queen For An Hour' with Mike Read (May 1989)
Brian May 'Freddie And Too Much Love Will Kill You' with Simon Bates (August 1982)
Brian May 'Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' with Johnnie Walker (October 1992)



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