CD Review – QUEEN “On Air”

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Queen "On Air"Legendary British rock band QUEEN have once again purged their vaults to release the ultimate holy grail collection… “On Air.

This 2 CD set collects 24 tracks recorded LIVE for the BBC from 1973 – 1977.  Songs such as “Doing All Right,” “Keep Yourself Alive” and the fast version of “We Will Rock You” serve to remind rock fans that there has never been a more versatile or powerful vocalist than Freddie Mercury.

These recordings are spectacular and it is hard to believe that they remained unreleased for so long. Brian May’s unique guitar tone and Roger Taylor’s powerful drumming and soulful backing vocals make these songs sound as fresh today as they did 40 years ago.

If 24 tracks isn’t enough for you then check out the 6 Disc set that includes radio interviews and even more songs. Whichever set you choose “On Air” serves as a testament to one of the most innovative rock bands of our time.

Long Live QUEEN!

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