This week’s episode of Queen The Greatest live takes fans back in time to Queen’s 1986 Wembley Stadium performance.
This would be the band’s final tour as a four and the last for Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, and John Deacon, who ended up retiring.
In this epic footage, the singer leads a 72,000 strong audience in a rendition of A Kind of Magic, the title track of their latest album at the time.
Brian May originally found the original A Kind of Magic “lugubrious and heavy” with its pulsing synth-rock.
That was before Freddie developed the song into a funkier and lighter treatment that would be re-recorded with producer David Richards.
Roger recalled: “Originally, A Kind Of Magic was used at the end of the movie [Highlander], over the closing credits. It was a grander concept with a much more broken-up tempo. Freddie really believed in this song and we reworked it as a single.
“It became very popular onstage. And when we did it on the 1986 Magic Tour, which was our last ever tour, it used to go down incredibly well.”