At the Beeb (Queen album)

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At the Beeb
Live album by
Released4 December 1989 (Europe); 1995 (US)
Recorded5 February and 3 December 1973 at Langham 1
LabelBand of Joy ("by arrangement with BBC Records and Tapes and EMI Records Ltd") (UK)
Hollywood (US)
ProducerBernie Andrews
Queen chronology
The Miracle
At the Beeb
Hollywood Records cover
Hollywood Records Version
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[2]
The Times(?)[3]

At the Beeb is a live album by the British rock band Queen, released on vinyl, cassette tape, and CD in 1989. It was released by Hollywood Records in 1995 in the United States and Canada under the title At the BBC on CD and as limited edition picture disc vinyl.

The album comprises tracks recorded in two sessions for the BBC Radio 1 Sound of the 70s programme. The first four tracks were recorded on 5 February 1973; the rest were recorded on 3 December 1973.

All but one track appeared on the album Queen; the exception is "Ogre Battle" which appeared on Queen II. All these tracks would later be released on the 2016 album On Air along with other session recordings.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."My Fairy King"Freddie Mercury4:06
2."Keep Yourself Alive"Brian May3:48
3."Doing All Right"May, Tim Staffell4:11
5."Ogre Battle"Mercury3:57
6."Great King Rat"Mercury5:59
7."Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll"Roger Taylor2:00
8."Son and Daughter"May7:08
Total length:37:27

Chart performance[edit]

In 1989, At the Beeb debuted at #67 in the United Kingdom.[5]


  1. ^ "At the Beeb". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Queen: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Queen Interviews – Queen – 12-19-1989 – Queen At The BBC – The Times – Queen Archives: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Interviews, Articles, Reviews". Queen Archives. 19 December 1989. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Queen – on Air". Discogs. 2016.
  5. ^ "Queen full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 August 2020.