Queen

Live in Budapest

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Released in 1990, Live in Budapest is a 90-minute concert video, recorded live at Hungary's Nepstadium on the 1986 A Kind of Magic tour. Although it is out of print (replaced by the Live at Wembley '86 video), Budapest shows that Queen were still playing inspired concerts on their last-ever tour. Intercut with scenes of the band sight-seeing in Budapest (such as Freddie Mercury going antique shopping, Brian May taking a ride in a helium balloon, etc.), the concert features many highlights -- classics are thoroughly mixed in with latter-day Queen material. Kicking things off with the heavy "One Vision," the band continues with more of their hard rock compositions -- "Tie Your Mother Down," "Seven Seas of Rhye," and "Tear It Up." Also featured are several of their "epics" -- "A Kind of Magic," "Who Wants to Live Forever," and "Bohemian Rhapsody," as well as their hit singles -- "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and "Radio Ga Ga." For this concert only, Mercury and May performed a song in Hungarian, "Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt," which is played acoustically. Serious fans of Queen should definitely try to hunt down a copy of Live in Budapest.

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