Live at the Brixton Academy
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Live At The Brixton Academy (2LP/CD/music-video)
Recorded at Brixton Academy, London, June 15th 1993

LP (UK): Parlophone PCSD 150
CD (UK): Parlophone CDPCSD 150

release date: 07/02/1994
highest chart position: no.14 (UK)

We made an eleventh hour decision to record our first London show, Brixton Academy, and this is it. There's no knowing what the gig would have been like if we HADN'T been filming, but in the circumstances we think it came out not too bad. This is how it was on the night edited down a little for various reasons, those reasons being:

     There's only so much running time you can put on a CD or a commercial video
     We lost one song for copyright reasons
     You didn't REALLY want to hear all that crappy stuff where we couldn't get the guitars to work did you?.....

The Brian May band worked its ass off touring in 1993, and came of age. We kicked ourselves into shape the only way you ultimately can, by doing it. We took chances. Sometimes it was dazzling, sometimes it was dodgy. It was challenging, sometimes it was tough. But it was FUN. This recording shows us at a mid-way stage, making our first appearance in our home city. Enjoy, and come with us to the future.

P.S. By the way if you were there, THANKS! You're on this record, and without you, folks, there's no show.


album track-list:

The Dark
Back To The Light
Driven By You
Tie Your Mother Down
Love Token
Love Of My Life
Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Since You've Been Gone
Now I'm Here
Guitar Extravagance
Bohemian Rhapsody
Last Horizon
We Will Rock You (slow)
We Will Rock You (fast)
Hammer To Fall

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