The Works Tour 84-85 thread

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The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:05 pm

This thread is dedicated to The Works Tour 84-85

The lack of a proper recording/DVD release from this tour, made me curious.. This tour featured their best looking stage/lighting rig ever, and also their best and most varied setlist of songs.

Too bad we have only the poor Rio dvd. :-|

Did some of you go to see a Works Tour concert ? Please share memories, photos or something from this tour. :cool:


To remind you of how great the stage-setup really was, you have to watch the Hammer To Fall video:

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Re: The Works Tour special

Postby TheHero » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:13 pm





I think I will begin with this pretty awesome soundclip from Birmingham concert.

This is a soundcheck recording.

Songs:

Its A Hard Life instrumental. John Deacon practicing Stone Cold Crazy a moment etc.

 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85

Postby TheHero » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:22 pm

They even played Dead On TIme, according to the setlist:

http://www.setlist.fm/stats/queen-43d6e ... Works+Tour
 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85

Postby TheHero » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:39 pm

Pretty rare.

This is really interesting:

Stone Cold Crazy, followed by Great King Rat and a very special keyboard solo.. (the solo reminds me of Pink Floyd, actually I like it, it is not like anything I have ever heard.. )



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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby Action This Day » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:50 pm

I love the Works tour, especially the earlier shows where Freddie was still in great voice. The band had a point to prove after the Hot Space debacle and with the chart success of the first three Works singles they wanted to show they were still the kings of live rock.

The Works setlist was fabulous and it was no surprise that they resurrected so much early stuff - it was what the fans wanted to hear. The Hot Space tour setlist contained very little early material and only one song from the first 3 albums. Indeed the Works setlist marked the only time post-1977 that they would play at least one song from every album they had released up to that point.

It is a real shame that there aren't many filmed shows from that era, Rio, Sydney and Tokyo seem to be all. My uncle saw Queen on both the Works and Magic tours in Ireland and says the Works show though smaller was far better in terms of atmosphere and setlist.

Dead on Time was never played live in full by Queen, only a few parts from the Dead On Time guitar solo were played by Brian during his solo spot at the Wembley Arena show.
 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Action This Day wrote:

It is a real shame that there aren't many filmed shows from that era, Rio, Sydney and Tokyo seem to be all. My uncle saw Queen on both the Works and Magic tours in Ireland and says the Works show though smaller was far better in terms of atmosphere and setlist.

Dead on Time was never played live in full by Queen, only a few parts from the Dead On Time guitar solo were played by Brian during his solo spot at the Wembley Arena show.



Did they film a Sydney concert ? :) Is it complete ?
 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:55 pm

Ah, it must be this one. Audience recording, but it is actually quite good. Nice to finally see the complete opening of a Works Tour concert. :)

 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Good intro :cool:
 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:29 pm

The Works interview:

john
'coming up next i think we have U2'

roger:
'yeah, another great band, even though they're from ireland'


:lol: :lol:


An then Brian introducing: Nik Kershaw:

- Here is Nik Kershaws new single: "Wide Boy" (showing wide with his arms) :lol:



 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby mikespit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:30 pm

My first and only Queen concert - front row seats A21- centre stage - Sat 20th April 1985 at 8.00pm - Ticket price $22.00

AMAZING SHOW - The single moment in my life when I became an obsessed Queen fan.
 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:44 pm

Not from the actual tour, but a rare occasion, where Queen did a playback performance in San Remo:

 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:45 pm

mikespit wrote:My first and only Queen concert - front row seats A21- centre stage - Sat 20th April 1985 at 8.00pm - Ticket price $22.00

AMAZING SHOW - The single moment in my life when I became an obsessed Queen fan.



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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby mikespit » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:05 am

The Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre! :)

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mikespit wrote:My first and only Queen concert - front row seats A21- centre stage - Sat 20th April 1985 at 8.00pm - Ticket price $22.00

AMAZING SHOW - The single moment in my life when I became an obsessed Queen fan.



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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby TheHero » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:08 am

This clip is quite good, seems sort of professional..

It really gives an impression of how it must have been, standing in the front rows of a Works Tour concert

Queen - Live in Milan, Italy 1984 - Tear It Up

 
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Re: The Works Tour 84-85 thread

Postby eiricd » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:34 am

3 concerts were filmed

Rio x 2
Tokyo

it's been a while since I listened to bootlegs, but as far as I remember; the first Rio night has Freddie in good voice? dunno what they can do about the video quality - the official Rio video (a mix of the two nights..) certainly looks bad...

Tokyo looks better, but it's not one of Freddie's best nights...having said that; an official release with a good remasterted soundtrack would be superb.
 
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