QUEEN 'SUN CITY 1984' 2 CD Set (7th August 2020)
RELEASED 7th August 2020
DYNAMIC SOUTH AFRICAN SHOW FROM THE 1984 WORKS TOUR
In February 1984, Queen released their eleventh studio album, The Works, which included the successful singles Radio Ga Ga , Hammer to Fall and I Want to Break Free . Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the US, where the cross-dressing video for I Want to Break Free a parody of the British soap opera Coronation Street proved controversial and was, ludicrously, banned by MTV, while in the UK the release went triple platinum and remained on the albums chart for two years. That year, Queen began The Works Tour , the first to feature keyboardist Spike Edney as an extra live musician. The tour featured nine sold-out dates in October in Bophuthatswana, South Africa, at the arena in Sun City. Upon returning to England, the band were the subject of criticism, having played in South Africa during the height of apartheid and in violation of worldwide divestment efforts and a United Nations cultural boycott. The band responded to the critics by stating that they were playing music for fans in SA, and they also stressed that the concerts were played before integrated audiences. Queen donated to a school for the deaf and blind as a philanthropic gesture but were fined by the British Musicians' Union nevertheless. Despite the politics involved in Queen s decision to play in the republic, the shows performed were nothing if not dynamic and potent. Previously unreleased, the group s concert at Sun City on 19th October - recorded for both TV and FM Radio Broadcast - was generally considered their finest of the SA dates, and possibly the best of the entire tour. Now available in its entirety on this superb new 2 CD Set, the event can be re-lived for the extraordinary music and performance involved. The rest is of course up to the fans own personal views, convictions and politics which every human being on the planet has the right to decide fully for themselves.
DISC ONE 1 Machines Intro 1:42 2 Tear It Up 1:43 3 Tie your Mother Down 3:46 4 Under Pressure 3:36 5 Somebody To Love 3:39 6 The March Of The Black Queen 0:27 7 My Fairy King 0:38 8 Killer Queen 2:03 9 Seven Seas Of Rhye 1:17 10 Keep Yourself Alive 2:15 11 Liar 2:36 12 Impromptu 5:02 13 It s A Hard Life 4:53 14 Dragon Attack 4:53 15 Now I m Here 5:41
DISC TWO 1 Is This The World We Created? 3:26 2 Love Of My Life 1:52 3 Another One Bites The Dust 4:29 4 We Will Rock You 0:36 5 Hammer To Fall 5:32 6 Crazy Little Thing Called Love 5:43 7 Bohemian Rhapsody 5:35 8 Radio Ga Ga 5:52 9 I Want To Break Free 3:14 10 Jailhouse Rock 2:46 11 We Will Rock You 2:28 12 We Are The Champsions 3:15 13 Interview with Brian and Roger 17:36