Queen ‎– On Air

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This release is an anthology of all the six BBC sessions made by Queen between 1973 and 1977 and aired in "Sound Of The Seventies" radio programme:

- "My Fairy King", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Doing All Right" and "Liar" were recorded at BBC's Langham 1 Studio in London on 5 February 1973 (aired on 15 February 1973);
- "See What A Fool I've Been", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Liar" and "Son And Daughter" were recorded at BBC's Langham 1 Studio in London on 25 July 1973 (aired on 13 August and 24 September 1973);
- "Ogre Battle", "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll", "Great King Rat" and "Son And Daughter" were recorded at BBC's Langham 1 Studio in London on 3 December 1973 (aired on 6 December 1973);
- "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll", "Nevermore" and "White Queen" were recorded at BBC's Langham 1 Studio in London on 3 April 1974 (aired on 15 April 1974);
- "Now I'm Here", "Stone Cold Crazy", "Flick Of The Wrist" and "Tenement Funster" were recorded at BBC's Maida Vale Studio 4 in London on 16 October 1974 (aired on 4 November 1974);
- "We Will Rock You", "We Will Rock You (Fast)", "Spread Your Wings", "It's Late" and "My Melancholy Blues" were recorded at BBC's Maida Vale Studio 4 in London on 28 October 1977 (aired on 14 November 1977).

Tracklist

Session 1: February 1973
My Fairy King 4:06
Keep Yourself Alive 3:47
Doing Alright 4:11
Liar 6:28
Session 2: July 1973
See What A Fool I've Been 4:15
Keep Yourself Alive 3:45
Liar 6:25
Son And Daughter 5:55
Session 3: December 1973
Ogre Battle 4:41
Modern Times Rock'n Roll 2:00
Great King Rat 5:57
Son And Daughter 7:08
Session 4: April 1974
Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll 2:45
Nevermore 1:30
White Queen 5:00
Session 5: October 1974
Now I’m Here 4:15
Stone Cold Crazy 2:10
Flick Of The Wrist 3:25
Tenement Funster 2:55
Session 6: October 1977
We Will Rock You 1:36
We Will Rock You (Fast) 2:45
Spread Your Wings 5:25
It's Late 6:35
My Melancholy Blues 3:05

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0602557082289 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album, RM) Virgin EMI Records 0602557082289 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Queen On Air(24xFile, AIFF, Album, 24-) Virgin EMI Records none 2016
none Queen On Air(24xFile, MP3, Album) Virgin EMI Records none UK & Europe 2016
D002424002 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album) Hollywood Records, BBC D002424002 US 2016 Sell This Version
D002424002 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album) Hollywood Records, BBC D002424002 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
5708228 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album) Virgin EMI Records 5708228 Argentina 2016 Sell This Version
060255708228 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album, RM) Virgin EMI Records 060255708228 Brazil 2016 Sell This Version
UICY-15584/5 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album, RM, SHM) Virgin EMI Records UICY-15584/5 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
0602557082289 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Virgin EMI Records (2) 0602557082289 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
UICY-77923/8 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album, SHM + 4xCD, SHM + Box, Dlx, Ltd) Virgin EMI Records UICY-77923/8 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
0602557082227, D002456801 Queen On Air(3xLP, Album) Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records 0602557082227, D002456801 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
0602557082319 Queen On Air(Box, Dlx + 2xCD, Album, RM + 4xCD) Virgin EMI Records 0602557082319 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
D002424002, 4607147921296 Queen On Air(2xCD, Album, Unofficial, Dig) Hollywood Records (5), Hollywood Records (5), BBC (2), BBC (2) D002424002, 4607147921296 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
19SC0083 Queen On Air(2xCD) Virgin EMI Records 19SC0083 Italy 2019 Sell This Version
none Queen On Air(3xLP, Album, RE) Virgin EMI Records none Italy 2019 Sell This Version
none, 25 Queen On Air(3xLP, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Group, DeAGOSTINI Japan none, 25 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
none Queen On Air(3xLP, Album, RE) Virgin EMI Records none Spain 2021 Sell This Version

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zakbowen

zakbowen

June 12, 2020
referencing On Air, 3xLP, Album, 0602557082227, D002456801
Whoever is in charge of quality control at the pressing plant that made this record should be fired immediately. Sounds like a second hand record and there are muddy marks on the B side of each disc.
DarreLP

DarreLP

November 19, 2019
referencing On Air, 3xLP, Album, 0602557082227, D002456801
The version of "It's Late" on here is worth the price of admission. That said, not the greatest pressing. Ordered two brand new copies and both times the records arrived in some of the filthiest conditions I've ever seen. I feel sorry for the factory workers. One set had to be returned due to bits of paper being embedded into the record. Replacement was maybe a VG+ at best with a handful of tiny scratches likely caused from the filth in the sleeves during transit.
mcorba

mcorba

October 19, 2019
referencing On Air, 2xCD, Album, RM, 0602557082289
Where is the japan version 2019 that I already have??
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

February 16, 2017
referencing On Air, 2xCD, Album, D002424002
25 years after the death of Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury is without prejudice to popular. Archive releases of the British Quartet still sell well. There is also still plenty in the vault, because the rockers worked between 1970 and 1991 rock hard. Especially in the beginning of their careers. That proves On Air, a collector with radio sessions for the BBC. Five of the six sessions come from the period 1973-1974, when the band released its first three albums. The Group also appeared more than 100 times in that period. Time and time again with the same songs, because as far as there was not yet on the repertoire. This release also contains a lot of double versions which hardly differ from each other. However, On Air is indeed something interesting to offer. Queen could on the radio less generous. There was no time to the vocals and the guitars several times. The sound is so a lot less bombastic than on studio albums. Also called fun!
bemarcelek

bemarcelek

November 11, 2016
referencing On Air, 2xCD, Album, RM, 0602557082289
I just heard an error on track 2-04 Now I'm Here: at 0:47 there is a dropout. Anyone having the same issue?