Return Of The Champions is a live album and DVD by Queen With Paul Rodgers.
It was recorded at Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield on 9th May 2005.
This was a tour and album that raised lots of difficult questions:
- Should Brian May and Roger Taylor call themselves Queen?
- Can anyone stand in the shoes of Freddie Mercury?
- Should they go for a different style of singer or a soundalike?
Well we know how the pair answered that last question in 2005. They tried a different approach and brought on board one of the greatest rock vocalists who has his own style and could never imitate Freddie.
This controversial album is admired by some as a brave new interpretation of the songs and loathed by others.
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Songs On Queen With Paul Rodgers Return Of The Champions
1. Reaching Out
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. I Want To Break Free
4. Fat Bottom Girls
5. Wishing Well
6. Another One Bites The Dust
7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
8. Say It’s Not True
10. Love Of My Life
11. Hammer To Fall
12. Feel Like Makin’ Love
13. Let There Be Drums
14. I’m In Love With My Car
15. Guitar Solo
16. Last Horizon
1. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
2. Radio Ga Ga
3. Can’t Get Enough
4. A Kind Of Magic
5. I Want It All
6. Bohemian Rhapsody
7. The Show Must Go On
8. All Right Now
9. We Will Rock You
10. We Are The Champions
11. God Save The Queen
Looking down the track-list you’ll see that the band also played some of Paul Rodgers’ classic songs like All Right Now, Wishing Well and Can’t Get Enough.
What we finish with is a hybrid that is interesting but non-essential. The simple truth is that if you want to hear Queen you’ll head off to albums like Live At Wembley. If you want Paul Rodgers, you’ll turn to his solo albums, Free Live or one of the Bad Company albums.
It’s a curiosity for most of us but, perhaps, a new souvenir for anyone who went to the concerts.
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