Live 1979 to 1982

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maidenpriest
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Live 1979 to 1982

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Hello All,

I have been listening to Queen concerts from 1973 to 1986 and I can not believe the drop in quality between 1981 to 1982, maybe it is because I have just not got good enough examples due to lack of Official and Soundboards etc, but compare Hammy 1979 and Montreal 1981 to Milton Keynes 1982 it is night and Day IMO, in 1982 they sound sluggish... I wonder why this was maybe a lack of Rehearsals ? Band Dynamics... IMO they bring in an extra player and it makes them sound worse, these three examples help illustrate my thoughts:










Thoughts please ?

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Has anyone got an opinion about this ??

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Drugs and a wild party lifestyle ? In 1979 Mercury moved to Munic and his wild days began.
From the special scene of people surrounding him only one was alive in 2016, leading to that report:

https://www.tz.de/stars/spurensuche-ueb ... 62037.html

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Re: Live 1979 to 1982

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I was at this show



'sluggish' is not what comes to my mind.

maidenpriest
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ogre t raylot wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:19 pm I was at this show



'sluggish' is not what comes to my mind.
Great :) I wish we had that in better sound !! :)

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I certainly believe they lost something live with the addition of the auxiliary member. I think they became a bit lazier, Freddie certainly. It was around this time that Freddie & John stopped doing their own soundchecks.

I watched live in Rio recently for the first time in years and I was shocked at how sloppy they were, all of them. Brian making mistakes all over the place and Roger too, Freddie messing up lyrics etc. They had tightened things up again by Live Aid and the Magic tour.

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Old Man wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:59 pm Drugs and a wild party lifestyle ? In 1979 Mercury moved to Munic and his wild days began.
From the special scene of people surrounding him only one was alive in 2016, leading to that report:

https://www.tz.de/stars/spurensuche-ueb ... 62037.html
I'm not sure of the line "from the people surrounding him, only one was alive in 2016". I can instantly think of three, and I'm not talking about the rest of Queen.

Mary Austin, Peter Jones & Peter Freestone.

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I think both Peters were out there with. It was out in Munich where Peter Jones lost his international driving licence.

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...at least two of whom didn't move to Munich.

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Save me at MK just sounds awful. Freddie shouting his way through the song and most of the concert.
A big part of the show for me was Freddie interacting with the piano. This part of the act was sadly reduced to just a few songs in the act in the 80's.

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