Queen

Magic Years, Vol. 3

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The final video of Magic Years, titled Crowned in Glory, covers Queen's show-stopping appearance at 1985's Live Aid up to their massive A Kind of Magic Euro-tour one year later. Although it's only a span of one year (the other videos cover the band's entire career), 1985-1986 would prove to be Queen's last year of playing live concerts, and turned out to be their biggest tour ever -- selling out huge football stadiums everywhere. Clips of Queen's Live Aid performance start things off, while the show's organizer, Bob Geldof, describes how the band was convinced to take part in the concert, even though they were unrehearsed and in the middle of recording an album. But the video's undeniable highlight is the behind the scenes footage of the band getting prepared for one of their biggest shows ever as headliners of England's gigantic Wembley Stadium (the same place Live Aid was held one year earlier). The viewer can actually feel the nervous tension building among bandmembers until the concert begins -- it turns out to be one of the more realistic and honest moments in all of rock filmmaking.