Queen (its current members) have announced a compilation album “Live Around the World” featuring tracks recorded with vocalist Adam Lambert. The compositions were chosen by guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Lambert himself. Despite the fact that the album is presented by the group as a full-fledged live work, the Queen + Adam Lambert project should not be perceived as the “new Queen”. Brian May has said this many times. Lambert did not replace Mercury – he just collaborated with the group (for several years now) to please fans. May and Taylor have done this before: in the 2000s, there was a project Queen + Paul Rodgers (vocalist of Bad Company).
Album “Live Around the World” is the result of over 200 shows with Lambert. The tracklist consists of tracks recorded during various Queen + Adam Lambert performances. Among other things, the album includes recordings made at the Fire Fight Australia Benefit Concert, which was held in February this year. Note that “Live Around the World” will be available not only on CD and vinyl, but also on DVD / Blu- ray (clips, live footage from concert venues) “When you watch and listen to these tracks, you’ll be traveling with us around the world. This is a virtual concert”, – explained Brian May. – “In Sydney, we played the entire Live Aid program. It was a historic moment – there hasn’t been so much adrenaline since Live Aid itself in 1985”.
“We couldn’t continue our tour this year, so we decided to give the fans something. The live album seemed like the right decision”, added Lambert. Live Around the World will begin sales on October 2. The pre-order is already open. For the European market, the cost of one CD was 16 euros, CD and Blu-ray – 28 euro, double vinyl – 35 euro. Various advanced kits are also offered. For example, for CD, Blu-ray and T-shirt they asked for 54 euro.