To conclude the Magic Tour uploads (Knebworth will be posted when I run out of upgrades and new uploads), I am going to post two different sources of Queen's "famous" concert at Wembley Stadium. I will first post this new audience source from the bootleg label Wardour, then I will post a radio broadcast of the show! This new source is a HUGE upgrade to the previous audience source (this one is in excellent quality--while the original was average quality), and it's 99% complete (there's a tape flip that cuts out a few seconds of Brian's guitar solo)!
This concert is arguably Queen's most famous concert (it's been well-documented, and even causal music listeners are familiar with it), but like many comments that I've seen on Youtube--it doesn't that it's the best (or only) concert available from Queen. After looking through all the concerts on the Magic Tour, this is actually one of the weaker shows overall (though it's not a BAD show as some people like to say) from the tour: There is a degree of nervousness throughout the show (since this show was being filmed to be seen by millions), which manifests itself in some of the performances (such as Brian omitting parts of the guitar solos on "One Vision" and "Hammer To Fall"). Freddie also sounds pretty rough at the show (he probably blew out his voice after the 1st show and partied hard), and there's several instances of his voice giving out, or cracking (which explains why there's so many vocal overdubs done for the official releases of this show). Unlike what most people say ("Freddie's bad at Wembley," "He doesn't have good performances," etc), Freddie DOES pull off the songs pretty well (despite his voice being semi-shot), and has some good vocal performances! Now, onto the song explanations!
"One Vision" sounds alright--but there's far better versions on the tour (both vocally and musically), "Tie Your Mother Down" is one of the weaker versions from the tour, but still sounds better than the versions from the Works Tour, "In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited" has Freddie delivering the song very well, and is one of the best performances on the show, "Seven Seas Of Rhye" is probably the worst version from the tour (Freddie cracks towards the end of the song), "Tear It Up" has Freddie still going for the A4s--but his voice starts giving out towards the end of the song (plus John's bass goes out of tune), "A Kind Of Magic" is OK, "Under Pressure" has some rough spots throughout, "Another One Bites The Dust" sounds great, and Freddie still nails the B4s (despite his rough voice), "Who Wants To Live Forever" is a good performance, "I Want To Break Free" has Freddie struggling on the verses (barking and cracking), but still sounds better than half of the Works Tour versions, "Now I'm Here" is good, "Love Of My Life" has a nice vocal delivery by Freddie (despite a couple rough spots), "Is This The World We Created" isn't the best version--but Freddie gets through the song, and the oldies section is solid (Freddie's stage banter before Tutti Frutti is hilarious as well).
"Bohemian Rhapsody" isn't anything too special--but the ending is brilliant, "Hammer To Fall" has some rough moments, but Freddie does deliver the song well, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is a good version--but there's better versions on the tour, "Radio Ga Ga" doesn't sound too hot at this show (Freddie struggles on parts, makes bad note choices, and sounds really tired at this point), "We Will Rock You" has Freddie being conservative on the first verse--but pulls off the song fine, "Friends Will Be Friends" has Freddie giving all he's got left, and "We Are The Champions" isn't Freddie's finest hour (his voice disintegrates before the second chorus and he cracks/breaks throughout the song)!
Note: The band try out "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "Big Spender" at this show!
Note 2: Unlike the first night, this concert has NUMEROUS overdubs/fixes compared with the bootleg recordings. See if you can spot them all (and not all of them are Freddie)!