Sunday 31st March 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the multi format release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by a then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world’s best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show.
Among the unique material contained in this release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album.
Now, a remarkable 40 years later, Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 has finally surfaced from the archives, providing an invaluable record of emerging superstars demonstrating their talent.
Queen and Virgin Records are proud to announce that Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 will be released on 8th September 2014 in a variety of formats all newly mixed and mastered to the highest contemporary standard.
Limited edition Super Deluxe lidded boxed set package contains:
- Two CDs, one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
- DVD and SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four "bonus" tracks from March
- 60 page hardback book containing lots of previously unseen photographs, and (among other items), reproductions of two reviews, one from The Times and one from Disc and Music Echo. A series of four articles from the latter publication is also included
- Reproductions of two tickets from the March concert (those actually used by Brian’s parents)
- Reproduction of the tour itinerary folder for the March concert from promoter Mel Bush, including a letter instructing the band not to trash the hotel room or there will be dire consequences!
- Reproduction of the 8 page show souvenir brochure
- Two button badges – reproductions of items available at the concert
- Reproduction of the purple and gold March concert poster
- Reproduction of a fashion shoot in The Telegraph Magazine, featuring the band with fashion models
- Reproduction of the sticker stage pass from the March concert