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Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody - Live in Budapest '86 (1987)

Varázslat - A Queen Budapesten (original title)
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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János Zsombolyai
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Freddie Mercury ... Himself
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Roger Taylor ... Himself
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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. Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest is a concert film of the British rock band Queen's performance in Budapest on 27 July 1986. It was part of the band's final tour with original lead singer Freddie Mercury, The Magic Tour. Queen were one of the few bands from Western Europe to perform in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. The film had a limited release in theatres worldwide on 20 September 2012. The concert was released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 5 November 2012 worldwide, except in the United States where it was released a day later. The concert title is a play on the Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt and one of Queen's most celebrated hits, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Written by Neville C. Bardoli OBE

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1 January 1987 (Hungary) See more »

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Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen ao Vivo em Budapest '86 See more »

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Nep Stadium, Budapest, Hungary

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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 Prismark10See all my reviews

This concert film is less known. 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.

It's 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 state at that time, so you might expect things to be more sedate.

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


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