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Reviews > Queen Music Reviews > 12-19-1989 - Queen at the BBC - The Times


All eight of the tracks here, including "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Liar", subsequently turned up on Queen's first two albums, but were first recorded at the BBC and broadcast on the Radio One show Sounds of the 70s. The under-resourced production is barely able to cope with the group's wildly ambitious, progressive rock arrangements. The sleeve notes, which are almost as far over the top as Freddie Mercury's grand designs, declare this to be "a major milestone in the annals of rock". It is in fact an amusing curiosity, likely to be of some interest to dedicated fans of an archivist bent.