Queen And Adam Lambert have revealed they’ll release their first-ever live album together later this year.
It’s titled Live Around The World and it’ll launch on October 2 on CD, CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, vinyl and on digital and streaming platforms.
The inspiration behind the album came after Queen and Adam Lambert streamed their YouTube Watch Party back in June – a selection of highlights from previous concerts which followed the postponement of their Rhapsody tour.
Drummer Roger Taylor explains: “We hadn’t really watched those clips before, we were always too busy touring. We weren’t aware of how good the band sounded. So we thought, well, maybe there’s a live album of highlights of concerts that we’ve done over the last eight years with Adam Lambert to be made.”
Live Around The World will feature tracks that were personally selected by Taylor, Lambert and guitarist Brian May from more than 200 performances, and will include Freddie Mercury’s iconic ‘Ay-Ohs’ section.
May says: “As we all grapple with the challenge of creating live shows in a world dominated by a formidable viral enemy, it seemed the perfect time for us to create a collection of hand-picked live highlights from our Queen shows over the years with our brother Adam Lambert.
“As you watch and listen to these tracks, you’ll be journeying all around the world with us and experiencing a complete virtual live set.
“The collection climaxes in Sydney earlier this year when, in support Fire Fight Australia, we recreated the complete Queen Live Aid set. It was a historic event for a great cause – with perhaps the highest adrenaline level since the original Live Aid in 1985.
“It makes me particularly happy that we can now share this unique moment with the whole world.”
Lambert adds: “When we couldn’t tour this year we wanted to give the fans something in place of that, and a live album just felt right. It’s the first time we have released an album together and we have had a lot of fun putting it together, picking out favourite performances over the past seven years.”
The DVD and Blu-ray editions will also feature extra performance footage, including a drum battle between Taylor and his son Rufus Taylor – drummer with The Darkness – and May’s Last Horizon guitar solo.
Queen and Adam Lambert: Live Around The World
1. Tear It Up: The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018
2. Now I’m Here: Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
3. Another One Bites The Dust: Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
4. Fat Bottomed Girls ft. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: American Airlines Center, Dallas, USA, 2019
5. Don’t Stop Me Now: Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
6. I Want To Break Free: Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
7. Somebody To Love: Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016
8. Love Kills: The Ballad iHeart Radio Theater, Los Angeles, USA, 2014
9. I Was Born To Love You: Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
10. Under Pressure: Global Citizen Festival, New York, USA, 2019
11. Who Wants To Live Forever: Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016
12. The Show Must Go On: The O2, London, UK, 04/07/2018
13. Love Of My Life: The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018
14. Bohemian Rhapsody: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
15. Radio Ga Ga: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
16. Ay-Ohs: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
17. Hammer To Fall: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
19. We Will Rock You: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
20. We Are The Champions: Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Queen - Greatest Hits - Sealed - US - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.00, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 13:23)on January 28, 2023 at 7:05 pm
QUEEN Greatest Hits (Original 1981 US 14-track vinyl LP, the classic hits collection, housed in a picture sleeve. This copy has remained factory sealed from new and is therefore still mint and unplayed! 5E-564)
- Queen - Live Around The World - Black Vinyl + Booklet - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $49.59, €45.59 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 17:16)on January 28, 2023 at 7:05 pm
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Live Around The World (2020 UK/EU limited edition 20-track double album 2-LP pressed on Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring live performances from around the World, including the entire 'Live Aid' setlist performance from Fire Fight Australia. Gatefold picture sleeve with 12-page souvenir booklet and download voucher, hype sticker & factory sealed)
- Queen - Sheer Heart Attack - 1st + Inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $55.80, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2023 17:05)on January 28, 2023 at 7:05 pm
QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (1974 UK first issue 13-track vinyl LP, their marvellous third studio album including Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Killer Queen & Brighton Rock, fully laminated picture sleeve complete with the lyric inner which displays angle-cut corners and the trident on both sides with the 'G&L' credit printed below. The sleeve shows light wear with the vintage price sticker to the reverse and small gap to top of sleeve, the inner is split on all three sides and the vinyl is VG+ with a small scuff on Side 1 EMC3061)
- Queen - The Game - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.80, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2023 10:11)on January 28, 2023 at 7:05 pm
QUEEN The Game (1980 UK first press 10-track LP, including the hit singles Another One Bites The & Dust Crazy Little Thing Called Love, complete with illustrated lyric inner, silver metallicised picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some signs of wear, with light creases to corners/edges, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with minor signs of play. This is a difficult sleeve to photograph/scan & always looks much worse in the images than it actually is, so don't panic! EMA795)
- Queen - Hot Space - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2023 10:14)on January 28, 2023 at 7:05 pm
QUEEN Hot Space (1982 UK 11-track vinyl LP, including Under Pressure with David Bowie, Staying Power, Body Language & Las Palabras De Amor. The glossy picture sleeve displays just a little general wear but comes with its illustrated lyric inner and the vinyl remains in excellent condition EMA797)