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Queen at the Beeb

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At The Beeb consists of two BBC sessions Queen recorded for producer Bernie Andrews to be broadcast on the Sounds of the 70's TV show. The eight songs, recorded Feb. 5th and Dec. 3rd, 1973, are nearly identical to the versions found on Queen and Queen II. The exception is "Son and Daughter." Here, the composition is expanded to over twice the length of the album version, extended by instrumental flourishes from Brian May and Roger Taylor which hint at what would later become "Brighton Rock" and "Now I'm Here." This alone makes the CD worthwhile. The recordings are of exceptional sound quality, and the performances are fresh and crisp.