very first Queen + Adam Lambert release came out on December 20,
2016 and it's a Japanese exclusive. "Live
In Japan" is available to purchase through Ward Records
(under license from Eagle Rock and Universal). The release is available
in a variety of formats including stand-alone DVD, stand-alone Blu-Ray,
DVD/CD combo, Blu-Ray/CD combo, Blu-Ray/CD/T-shirt combo, DVD/CD/T-shirt
combo, Super Deluxe DVD (2 vinyl, DVD, CD, T-shirt, book, tote bag),
and Super Deluxe Blu-Ray (2 vinyl, DVD, CD, T-shirt, book, tote
bag). This release chronicles their full performance at the August
2014 Summer Sonic festival. The concert is somewhat shorter than
their usual 2 hour concert since this was a festival slot. There
is no word on what further Queen + Adam Lambert release may be forthcoming.
"On Air" was released November 4, 2016 in all territories. The two CD set and three vinyl set features all of Queen's peformances from the 6 BBC radio sessions. The sessions are featured here in their entirety for the first time. Ogre Battle, from Session 3, still does not feature the full guitar intro, but does restore part of it. The March Of The Black Queen from Session 4 was not included because Radio 1 simply played the album version that evening. The deluxe 6 CD version restores some of the DJ banter at the end of most tracks. This is a nice addition, giving the listener the feel of hearing the broadcast. Disc 3 of the set features selected tracks from Queen concerts that were broadcast on various stations. These concert selections are not new mixes, rather they are the original stereo mixes that were broadcast at the time. Discs 4, 5, and 6 all feature various radio interviews spanning Queen's career.
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