Queen at Earls Court, Forty Years On

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Queen at Earls Court, June 1977

Drifting in on the adulation of the 1977 A Day at the Races tour, its most successful yet, Queen closed out a six month jaunt with a pair of June dates at London’s Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. Replete with a crown-shaped stage setup, augmented pyrotechnics and lighting, and video screens on either side of the stage (a […]


Spotlight on Live Albums

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer In Concert

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s In Concert (1979): Overshadowed by 1974’s Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends…Ladies and Gentlemen and recent releases of Cal Jam (1974) and Nassau Coliseum (1978) shows, the abridged In Concert favorably documents ELP‘s ill-fated 1977-78 tour with orchestral accompaniment. The standout opener, Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn Theme” epitomizes […]