Live at Wembley '86

Live at Wembley '86 is a double live album by the British rock band Queen. It was recorded live on Saturday 12 July 1986 during the Magic Tour at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The album was released on 26 May 1992, with a companion DVD released in June 2003.

Live at Wembley '86
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Live album by
Released26 May 1992 (1992-05-26)
Recorded12 July 1986
VenueWembley Stadium, London, England
GenreRock
Length110:00
LabelEMI/Parlophone, Hollywood (US)
ProducerQueen
Queen chronology
At the Beeb
(1989)
Live at Wembley '86
(1992)
Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[2]
VideoVista9/10 stars[3]

The album was remastered and re-released with bonus tracks in August 2003 in the US as Live at Wembley Stadium after the companion DVD. This name has also been used on subsequent releases elsewhere, although they lack the bonus tracks included with the US version.

A remastered special edition DVD was released on 5 September 2011 in the UK (what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday), and for the first time included the Friday evening concert in addition to the Saturday night show. Snippets of the Friday show were included on earlier DVDs, but the remastered release marked the first time that the concert has been presented in full. A Deluxe Edition also included the Saturday concert in remastered CD form.

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."One Vision"Queen5:50
2."Tie Your Mother Down"Brian May3:52
3."In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited"Freddie Mercury2:44
4."Seven Seas of Rhye"Mercury1:19
5."Tear It Up" (With Liar Intro)May (Liar Intro Written by Mercury)2:12
6."A Kind of Magic"Roger Taylor8:41
7."Under Pressure"Queen, David Bowie3:41
8."Another One Bites the Dust"John Deacon4:54
9."Who Wants to Live Forever"May5:16
10."I Want to Break Free"Deacon3:34
11."Impromptu"Queen2:55
12."Brighton Rock" (Guitar Solo)May9:11
13."Now I'm Here"May6:19
Total length:1:00:28

Disc twoEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love of My Life"Mercury4:47
2."Is This the World We Created...?"Mercury , May2:59
3."(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller1:34
4."Hello Mary Lou"Gene Pitney1:24
5."Tutti Frutti"Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie3:23
6."Gimme Some Lovin"Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood0:55
7."Bohemian Rhapsody"Mercury5:50
8."Hammer to Fall"May5:36
9."Crazy Little Thing Called Love"Mercury6:27
10."Big Spender"Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman1:07
11."Radio Ga Ga"Taylor5:57
12."We Will Rock You"May2:46
13."Friends Will Be Friends"Mercury, Deacon2:08
14."We Are the Champions"Mercury4:05
15."God Save the Queen"arr. May1:27
Total length:50:25

Bonus tracks on 2003 Hollywood Records remasterEdit

  1. "A Kind of Magic (Live 11 July 1986 at Wembley Stadium, London)"
  2. "Another One Bites the Dust (Live 11 July 1986 at Wembley Stadium, London)"
  3. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live 11 July 1986 at Wembley Stadium, London)"
  4. "Tavaszi szél vízet áraszt (Live 27 July 1986 at Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary)"

The original Friday concertEdit

The original Friday concert started at 4.00pm with tickets costing £14.50. Four bands performed in the following order:

  1. INXS
  2. The Alarm
  3. Status Quo
  4. Queen

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[4]
video
2× Platinum 30,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[5]
video
Gold 5,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[6] Gold 100,000*
France (SNEP)[7] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[8]
video
4× Platinum 200,000^
Germany (BVMI)[9] Gold 250,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[10]
video
Platinum 20,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[11] Gold 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[13] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[15]
video
5× Platinum 500,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

PersonnelEdit

Additional Musicians

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Live at Wembley '86 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Queen: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ "queen: live at wembley stadium - review at". Videovista.net. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2019 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Austrian video certifications – Queen – Live at Wembley" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Queen – Live at Wembley" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 27 November 2019. (select "Queen" from drop-down list)
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Queen; 'Live at Wembley')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Queen; 'Live at Wembley')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 27 November 2019. Type Queen in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Live at Wembley in the box under TÍTULO
  11. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Queen – Live at Wembley" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 27 November 2019. Enter Live at Wembley in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  12. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  13. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Queen; 'Live at Wembley')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Queen – Live at Wembley". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 November 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Live at Wembley in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ "American video certifications – Queen – Live at Wembley". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 November 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Queen – Live at Wembley". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 November 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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