Queen - Rock in Rio CD


Queen headlined two nights of the 10-day Rock In Rio festival in 1985, the biggest music festival in history. Also headlining both nights were AC/DC, Yes, and Rod Stewart. Queen played on January 11 and 18, but they hit the stage around 2am each night, technically dating the performances 12th and 19th respectively. The band also set a record for paying attendances, playing to at least 250,000 people each night - the biggest audiences they would ever play for. Some sources suggest up to 350,000 attended on the first night. After the show, EMI threw a party in Queen's honour at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. On the beach outside the hotel, some fans had gathered for a candle-lighting vigil, where 1,500 candles spelled out the word 'Queen'. Brian May, who was coming out of the hotel when this event was taking place, was apparently very touched by the gesture and after he lit the last few candles, he stayed around to sign autographs. A 60-minute compilation of both nights of Queen In Rio would be transmitted live on local radio, and from this recording comes this exceptional CD containing the best of Queen In Rio 1985, released here for the first time.

Track Listing

Tie Your Mother Down
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Keep Yourself Alive
It's A Hard Life
Now I'm Here
Is This The World We Created...'
Love Of My Life

Brighton Rock
Hammer To Fall
Bohemian Rhapsody
Radio Ga Ga
I Want To Break Free
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen

Release date 02.7.2020


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