Live Magic is a live compilation album by British rock band Queen. It was recorded at various live shows during the Magic Tour (1986) and was released on 1 December 1986. However, it was not released in the United States until August 1996. It received strong criticism from fans, due to the heavy editing of many songs. For example, the opera section was removed from "Bohemian Rhapsody", the second verse was removed from "Tie Your Mother Down", and both "Is This the World We Created...?" and "We Are the Champions" were reduced to one verse and chorus. In July 2004,Q magazine listed Live Magic as one of the top five disappointing live albums from usually great acts.[4]

Most of the performances were recorded at Knebworth Park on 9 August 1986, which marks the band's final concert with its original line-up.


 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

Side 1
  1. "One Vision (Knebworth)" (Queen) – 5:09
  2. "Tie Your Mother Down (Knebworth)" (May) – 2:59
  3. "Seven Seas of Rhye (Knebworth)" (Mercury) – 1:21
  4. "A Kind of Magic (Edit)" (Budapest) (Taylor) – 4:47
  5. "Under Pressure" (Budapest) (Queen, Bowie) – 3:49
  6. "Another One Bites the Dust (Edit)" (Knebworth) (Deacon) – 5:16
Side 2
  1. "I Want to Break Free" (Knebworth) (Deacon) – 2:40
  2. "Is This the World We Created...?" (Wembley) (Mercury/May) – 1:30
  3. "Bohemian Rhapsody (Edit)" (Knebworth) (Mercury) – 4:42
  4. "Hammer to Fall (Edit)" (Wembley) (May) – 4:22
  5. "Radio Ga Ga" (Knebworth) (Edit) (Taylor) – 4:27
  6. "We Will Rock You" (Knebworth) (May) – 1:33
  7. "Friends Will Be Friends" (Knebworth) (Mercury/Deacon) – 1:09
  8. "We Are the Champions" (Knebworth) (Mercury) – 2:01
  9. "God Save the Queen" (Knebworth) (Trad. arr. May) – 1:19

Release history[edit]Edit

Country Release Date
Worldwide 1 December 1986
United States August 1996

Chart positions and sales[edit]Edit

Country Charts Sales
Peak position Weeks Certification Sales
United Kingdom 3[5] 44[5] Platinum[6] 1.000.000
Austria 13 6 Gold 100.000
Germany 15 Gold 300.000
Netherlands 17 100.000
Italy 22 100.000
Switzerland 26 Platinum 100.000
Japan 49 100.000
Sweden 50
Argentina Gold[7] 40.000
United States 500.000


Additional Musicians

  • Spike Edney - keyboards, piano, guitar, backing vocals

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