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Queen News Round-Up: BBC Sessions, New VR Project

On the heels of the release of Led Zeppelin’s The Complete BBC Sessions, Queen have announced that they, too, will be releasing their entire BBC recordings from the vaults.

Queen On Air:  The Complete BBC Sessions will come out November 4 and be available in four different formats, 2CD, 3LP, Digital and as a deluxe 6CD box set in which three of the CDs will contain various interviews with the members of Queen from 1976-1992.  (See track listing for the deluxe box set below.)

All Queen On Air sets are currently available for pre-order at QueenOnAir.com.

In other Queen news:  The band recently launched the virtual reality project “The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience” with Google Play.  The video provides a 360 degree experience of the iconic Queen song and features special animation and video of Queen performing live. It’s available on both Google Play and the App Store, and best part of all, it’s free!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of the making of “The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience.”

Behind the Scenes: The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience

Take a behind the scenes look at a virtual reality experiment from Google Play and Queen. The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience offers a journey through Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's subconscious mind and recreates the sensation of being onstage with the band, with visual and audio elements that respond to your movements.

Queen On Air: The Complete BBC Sessions – Track Listing (Deluxe Edition)

Disc One

“My Fairy King”
“Keep Yourself Alive”
“Doing All Right”
“Liar”
“See What A Fool I’ve Been”
“Keep Yourself Alive”
“Liar”
“Son and Daughter”
“Ogre Battle”
“Modern Times Rock’n’Roll”
“Great King Rat”
“Son and Daughter”


Disc Two

“Modern Times Rock’n’Roll”
“Nevermore”
“White Queen (As It Began)”
“Now I’m Here”
“Stone Cold Crazy”
“Flick of the Wrist”
“Tenement Funster”
“We Will Rock You”
“We Will Rock You” (Fast)
“Spread Your Wings”
“It’s Late”
“My Melancholy Blues”


Disc Three

Golders Green Hippodrome, London, 13th September 1973
“Procession” (Intro Tape)
“Father to Son”
“Son and Daughter”
Guitar Solo
“Son and Daughter” (Reprise)
“Ogre Battle”
“Liar”
“Jailhouse Rock”

Estádio Do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, 20th March 1981
Intro
“We Will Rock You” (Fast)
“Let Me Entertain You”
“I’m in Love with My Car”
“Alright Alright”
“Dragon Attack”
“Now I’m Here”
“Love of My Life”

Maimmarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, 21st June 1986
“A Kind Of Magic”
Vocal Improvisation
“Under Pressure”
“Is This the World We Created”
“(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care”
“Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“God Save the Queen”


Disc Four: Interviews

Freddie Mercury With Kenny Everett (November 1976)
Queen with Tom Browne (Christmas 1977)
Roger Taylor with Richard Skinner (June 1979)
Roger Taylor with Tommy Vance (December 1980)
Roy Thomas Baker The Record Producers


Disc Five: Interviews

John Deacon, South American tour (March 1981)
Brian May Rock On with John Tobler (June 1982)
Brian May Saturday Live with Richard Skinner and Andy Foster (March 1984)
Freddie Mercury Newsbeat (August 1984)
Brian May Newsbeat (September 1984)
Freddie Mercury Saturday Live (September 1984)
Freddie Mercury with Simon Bates (April 1985)
Brian May The Way It Is with David ‘Kid’ Jensen (July 1986)


Disc Six: Interviews

Roger Taylor My Top Ten with Andy Peebles (May 1986)
Queen for an Hour with Mike Read (May 1989)
Brian May Freddie and Too Much Love Will Kill You with Simon Bates (August 1982)
Brian May Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert with Johnnie Walker (October 1992)

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.