RELEASE
September 13, 2005
LABEL
EMI Music Distribution
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Album Rock, Arena Rock

Album Review

Although this double-length live set includes only two of three surviving Queen members (guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, with Free/Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers providing lead vocals), Return of the Champions offers some sharply executed renditions of Queen hits, as well as a few gems from Rodgers' former bands. Rodgers, wisely, doesn't attempt to replicate the flamboyant charm of Freddie Mercury. Instead, he applies his gritty, hard rock-honed vocals to the group's heavier tunes, most notably the riff-happy "Tie Your Mother Down" and the automotive power ballad "I'm in Love with My Car." May is in top form here, particularly on his seven-minute solo, proving that he's still capable of the six-string pyrotechnics that made him a guitar hero.
Eric Schneider, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Reaching Outhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Reaching Outhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Tie Your Mother Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Tie Your Mother Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. I Want to Break Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. I Want to Break Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Fat Bottomed Girlshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Fat Bottomed Girlshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Wishing Wellhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Wishing Wellhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Another One Bites the Dusthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Another One Bites the Dusthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Crazy Little Thing Called Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Crazy Little Thing Called Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Say It's Not Truehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Say It's Not Truehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. '39http://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. '39http://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Love of My Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Love of My Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Hammer to Fallhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Hammer to Fallhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Feel Like Makin' Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Feel Like Makin' Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Let There Be Drumshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Let There Be Genehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. I'm in Love with My Carhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. I'm in Love with My Carhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Guitar Solohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Guitar Solohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Last Horizonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Last Horizonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. These Are the Days of Our Liveshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. These Are the Days of Our Liveshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Radio Ga Gahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Radio Ga Gahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Can't Get Enoughhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Can't Get Enoughhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. A Kind of Magichttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. A Kind of Magichttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. I Want It Allhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. I Want It Allhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Bohemian Rhapsodyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. Bohemian Rhapsodyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. The Show Must Go Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. The Show Must Go Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. All Right Nowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. All Right Nowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. We Will Rock Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. We Will Rock Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  51. We Are the Championshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  52. We Are the Championshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  53. God Save the Queenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  54. God Save the Queenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/return-of-the-champions-live/id214404781?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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