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Varázslat - Queen Budapesten (1987)

On 27th July 1986, British stadium rock band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain.

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On 27th July 1986, British stadium rock band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain.

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The concert title "Hungarian Rhapsody" is a play on the Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt and the fact that one of Queen's most celebrated hits was "Bohemian Rhapsody". See more »

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Live Queen
2 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This concert film is less known and broadcast that the Wembley shows. It is the continuation of their 1986 world tour, a year after their great Live Aid performance and the release of the 'It's a kind of magic' album.

Its Queen with their best hits and you get to see Freddie Mercury in his pomp, driving the audience crazy straight off the bat.

There are some overlong snippets with the band in Budapest and you also have to remind yourself that Hungary was still a communist country at that time, so you might expect things to be more sedate.

Also the costumes now look rather 1980s but it may not be as good as the Wembley show which had extra fizzle with the band in front of its home crowd but still a great show with classic songs.


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