Monday, October 12, 2015

Queen to release 1975 concert A Night At The Odeon

Queen will release “A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975” in multiple formats on November 20.

The package captures the band’s Christmas Eve concert at the famed London venue – the Hammersmith Odeon (now known as the Eventim Apollo) – a month after the release of their fourth album, “A Night At The Opera.”

After playing five shows at Hammersmith earlier in the month, Queen returned for the finale of a 26-date fall UK tour that was broadcast live on BBC2-TV and BBC Radio 1.

“This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV … the Christmas Show,” says guitarist Brian May. “The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully.”

The concert took place while the album’s lead single, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, was in the middle of its record-breaking 9-week run at Number One in the UK charts.

“A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975” will be available on CD, DVD, SD Blu-Ray, 2 LP vinyl, Super Deluxe Box Set and digitally.

Since the TV cameras were turned off before Queen returned for their second encore, no video footage exists of “Seven Seas Of Rhye” and “See What A Fool I’ve Been” – but audio of the two tracks does appear on the CD and LP formats since tape was running until the end of the full show.

The DVD and SD Blu-Ray versions feature a documentary, “Looking Back At The Odeon”, which includes a previously unseen interview with May and Roger Taylor by Old Grey Whistle Test presenter Bob Harris about the Hammersmith show - plus the rarely seen “Live At The Budokan – Japan 1975” footage featuring three songs (“Now I'm Here”, “Killer Queen” and “In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited”) recorded during their tour of the Far East.

The Super Deluxe Box Set also includes a never-before-heard recording from the pre-show soundcheck – something that no one outside of the band themselves knew existed until now.

“A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975”

Release date: November 20

Full Tracklisting (CD/Vinyl/Digital)

01. Now I'm Here
02. Ogre Battle
03. White Queen (As It Began)
04. Bohemian Rhapsody
05. Killer Queen
06. The March Of The Black Queen
07. Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
08. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
09. Brighton Rock
10. Guitar Solo
11. Son And Daughter
12. Keep Yourself Alive
13. Liar
14. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
15. Big Spender
16. Jailhouse Rock Medley
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. See What A Fool I've Been
19. God Save The Queen

*DVD and SD Blu-ray formats do not include Seven Seas Of Rhye or See What A Fool I've Been.

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