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Queen detail 1974 DVDs

Live At The Rainbow includes show from their first headlining tour

Two Queen concerts from 1974 are to be released on DVD in September, it's been confirmed.

The first show, on March 31, took place in London's Rainbow Theatre during Freddie Mercury and co's first-ever headlining tour, soon after they'd turned heads as a support act for Mott The Hoople. The second show was recorded in November the same year, at the same venue.

Roy Thomas Baker, who produced Queen's first four albums, created the March recording with the intention of released them as live albums – but the band were in such a creative space that they decided to keep going with new music. The result was Sheer Heart Attack, which scored them their first number one hit, Killer Queen. Their London show in November was recorded for a TV broadcast.

Live At The Rainbow 74 will be available in a deluxe box set containing replica tour itinerary, tour programme, ticket, button badges, poster and pass, plus a 60-page hardback book.

Brian May and Roger Taylor are gearing up to tour the US with Adam Lambert, who they recently said was a better match for their music than Paul Rodgers had been. May also hinted it could be their last time on the road.

Tracklist

Disc 1: Queen II tour, March 1974

  1. Procession
  2. Father To Son
  3. Ogre Battle
  4. Son And Daughter
  5. Guitar solo
  6. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
  7. White Queen (As It Began)
  8. Great King Rat
  9. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
  10. Keep Yourself Alive
  11. Drum solo
  12. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
  13. Seven Seas Of Rhye
  14. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
  15. Jailhouse Rock (Medley)
  16. Stupid Cupid (Medley)
  17. Be Bop A Lula (Medley)
  18. Liar
  19. See What A Fool I've Been

Disc 2: Sheer Heart Attack tour, November 1974

  1. Procession
  2. Now I'm Here
  3. Ogre Battle
  4. Father To Son
  5. White Queen (As It Began)
  6. Flick Of The Wrist
  7. In The Lap Of The Gods
  8. Killer Queen
  9. The March Of The Black Queen
  10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  11. Son And Daughter
  12. Guitar solo
  13. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
  14. Keep Yourself Alive
  15. Drum solo
  16. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
  17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
  18. Stone Cold Crazy
  19. Liar
  20. In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited
  21. Big Spender
  22. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
  23. Jailhouse Rock
  24. God Save The Queen

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