Queen

Live in Japan

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The home video Live In Japan is a Japanese-only release, capturing Queen on one of their last true worldwide tours (for 1982's dance-flavored Hot Space). Japan was the first country to truly embrace the band and make them superstars in the early-70's, and as evidenced by Live In Japan, Queen was still a Japanese favorite nearly ten years later. Recorded on the very last night of the tour on November 3, 1982 at Seibu Lions Stadium, the setlist contains only two tracks from Hot Space - the hard rockers "Put Out the Fire" and "Under Pressure" - signaling the band's dissatisfaction with their dance experiment. To make up for the lack of new material, Queen dusts off the rarely performed "Teo Torriatte," which contains lyrics in both English and Japanese, while opening the concert with the soaring "Flash 's Theme," from the 1980 motion picture Flash Gordon. Also featured are such trusty stand-by's as "Now I'm Here," "Love of my Life," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Will Rock You," and "We Are the Champions." Although Live In Japan has a high price due to its availability as an import, hardcore Queen fans will want a copy due to its uncommon songs.