Live Killers


Live Killers

Infobox Album


Name = Live Killers
Released = June 26, 1979
Type = Live album
Recorded = January – March 1979 in Europe
Genre = Rock
Length = 90:08
Label = EMI, Parlophone (Europe) Elektra, Hollywood Records (US)
Producer = Queen
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:qnr9kezt7q7m~T1 link]
*"Record Mirror" – [http://www.queencuttings.com/dblog/articolo.asp?articolo=66 link (QueenCuttings] )
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|2|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/queen/albums/album/195404/review/5942451/live_killers link]
*Rate Your Music Rating|4|5 [http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/queen/live_killers/ link]
Artist = Queen
Last album = "Jazz" (1978)
This album = " Live Killers" (1979)
Next album = "The Game" (1980)
Misc = Singles
Name = Live Killers
Type = live
single 1 = Love of My Life (Live)
single 1 date = June 29, 1979
single 2 = We Will Rock You (Live)
single 2 date = August, 1979 (US, Japan)

Live Killers is a double vinyl and compact disc live album by English rock band Queen. It was released on June 26, 1979.

It 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 album to be mixed at their own studios, Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland.

Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor revealed on the US radio show "In the Studio with Redbeard" (which spotlighted the making of 1980's "The Game") that the band was not happy with the album's final mix as the band mixed the album themselves.

Despite May and Taylor's unhappiness with the album, "Live Killers" hit #16 on the US Billboard Pop Albums charts and was certified Double Platinum in the US.

In the territories outside of the United States, Europe and Canada, Elektra Records re-released a shorter, edited version of the album in 1985 titled "Queen Live".

Track listing

ide 1

# "We Will Rock You" (fast version) - 3:18
# "Let Me Entertain You" - 3:15
# "Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To...)" - 3:31
# "Killer Queen" - 1:59
# "Bicycle Race" - 1:28
# "I'm in Love with My Car" - 2:08
# "Get Down, Make Love" - 4:31
# "You're My Best Friend" - 2:08

ide 2

# "Now I'm Here" - 8:42
# "Dreamer's Ball" - 3:44
# "Love of My Life" - 4:57
# "'39" - 3:26
# "Keep Yourself Alive" - 4:02

ide 3

# "Don't Stop Me Now" - 4:28
# "Spread Your Wings" - 5:17
# "Brighton Rock" - 12:13

ide 4

# "Bohemian Rhapsody" (intro: "Mustapha") - 6:02
# "Tie Your Mother Down" - 3:40
# "Sheer Heart Attack" - 3:35
# "We Will Rock You" - 2:48
# "We Are the Champions" - 3:27
# "God Save the Queen" - 1:31

ingles

*"Love of My Life" (Live)/"Now I'm Here" (Live)
*"We Will Rock You (Fast Version) (Live)"/"Let Me Entertain You (Live)" – Elektra E46532; released August, 1979

DVD version

A DVD version of the album was released. It was called "Live Killers: Through the Time and Space". It features video clips from Japan '79 and Munich '79 from the Jazz Tour, and Hammersmith Odeon '79 from the Crazy Tour.

Japan 1979

#We Will Rock You (fast)
#Let Me Entertain You
#Killer Queen
#Bicycle Race
#I'm In Love with My Car
#Teo Torriatte
#Keep Yourself Alive
#Don't Stop Me Now
#Bohemian Rhapsody
#We Will Rock You
#We Are the Champions
#God Save The Queen (recording)

Hammersmith Odeon 1979

#We Will Rock You (Fast)
#Let Me Entertain You
#Somebody to Love
#Death on Two Legs
#Killer Queen
#I’m In Love with My Car
#Get Down, Make Love
#Save Me
#Now I'm Here
#Don't Stop Me Now
#Love of My Life
#'39
#Crazy Little Thing Called Love
#Tie Your Mother Down
#Sheer Heart Attack
#We Will Rock You
#We Are the Champions
#God Save the Queen (recording)

Munich 1979

#Stage preparation
#Soundcheck (Fat Bottomed Girls)
#Interview
#We Will Rock You (fast)
#Let Me Entertain You
#Now I'm Here
#Bohemian Rhapsody
#Sheer Heart Attack
#We Will Rock You
#We Are the Champions
#God Save The Queen (recording)

Charts

External links

* [http://www.queenlive.ca Queenlive.ca: "Live Killers" Analysis] – an analysis of the edits and overdubs on the album


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