Queen: Live At The Rainbow '74 To Be Released

The release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen will come in CD, Vinyl and standard DVD or SD Blu-ray formats available as standard releases as well as special limited edition sets and digital.

Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will be released on September 9, 2014. Among the unique material contained in this release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album, according to Hollywood Records.

Although the group now had a first hit single under its belt, and second album Queen II had just been released to critical acclaim, many felt that playing The Rainbow was overambitious.

It was the premier London venue of the time, on a par with L.A.'s Palladium and New York's Fillmore East.

Queen's performance was spectacular from the second that Freddie Mercury strutted onto the stage in his white "eagle suit," says PRNewswire. "He pranced and posed, capturing the audience in seconds with his extraordinary voice and stage presence, while Brian May provided the counterpoint with his remarkable groundbreaking guitar playing.

The powerful "engine room" of drummer Roger Taylor and bass player John Deacon completed a sound unlike anything British audiences had previously heard. The show was recorded by Roy Thomas Baker, co-producer of Queen's first four studio albums.

Queen, Hollywood Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce that Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will be released on September 9th 2014 in a variety of formats all newly mixed and mastered to the highest contemporary standard. These include a standard two CD package, a gate-fold double vinyl (including an updated to current audio standards original live album), and a super deluxe collector's edition.

This comprehensive and fascinating package includes two CDs, a DVD and Blu-ray, a 60 page hardback book containing many rare photographs, and various items of memorabilia such as reproductions of the tickets, show souvenir program and poster, as well as material from the band members' personal archives.

Eagle Rock Entertainment will also be releasing DVD and SD Blu-ray editions in North America.

Queen will be touring North America, Asia and Australia this summer with virtuoso vocalist Adam Lambert. The tour kicks off June 19th at Chicago's United Center. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at queenonline.com.

QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74 - formats
(Hollywood Records)
o Two CD digi-pack, with one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
o Two disc vinyl, limited edition gate-fold double vinyl package, with one LP featuring an audio reproduction of the original March show live album and the other LP featuring highlights from the November show.
o Super Deluxe Box - limited edition Super Deluxe lidded box set package containing:
1. Two CDs, one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
2. A DVD and SD Blu-ray of the November show with four "bonus" tracks from March
3. A 60 page hardback book containing lots of previously unseen photographs, and (among other items), reproductions of two reviews, one from The Times and one from Disc and Music Echo.

A series of four articles from the latter publication is also included.
4. Reproductions of two tickets from the March concert (those actually used by Brian's parents)
5. A reproduction of the tour itinerary folder for the March concert from promoter Mel Bush, including a letter instructing the band not to trash the hotel room or there will be dire consequences!
6. A reproduction of the 8 page show souvenir brochure
7. Two button badges - reproductions of items available at the concert
8. A reproduction of the purple and gold March concert poster
9. A reproduction of a fashion shoot in The Telegraph Magazine, featuring the band with fashion models.
10. A reproduction of the sticker stage pass from the March concert
(Eagle Rock Entertainment)
o DVD or SD Blu-ray of the November show with four "bonus" tracks from March
o SD Blu-ray & CD combo pack
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will also be available as a two volume digital release.
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - track listings:
Two CD digi-pack

CD 1
QUEEN II TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, March '74
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)"
"Stupid Cupid (Medley)"
"Be Bop A Lula (Medley)"
16. "Liar"
17. "See What A Fool I've Been"

CD 2
SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November '74
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"

Standard DVD and SD Blu-ray:
SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November '74
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"

BONUS TRACKS
QUEEN II TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, March '74
1. "Son And Daughter"
2. "Guitar Solo"
3. "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
4. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"

Double Vinyl LP Package:
QUEEN II TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, March '74
1. "Procession"
2. "Father To Son"
3. "Ogre Battle"
4. "Son And Daughter"
5. "Guitar Solo"
6. "Son And Daughter (Reprise)"
7. "Keep Yourself Alive"
8. "Drum Solo"
9. "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
10. "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
11. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"
12. "Liar"

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November '74
1. "Procession"
2. "Now I'm Here"
3. "White Queen (As It Began)"
4. "Flick Of The Wrist"
5. "In The Lap Of The Gods"
6. "Killer Queen"
7. "The March Of The Black Queen"
8. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown"
9. "Stone Cold Crazy"
10. "In The Lap Of The Gods...

Revisited"

Photo Courtesy of PRNewswire.com and Hollywood Records