According to, the band Queen made a special surprise in Budapest on July 27, 1986. Freddie Mercury sang a wonderful folk song with the audience. The song was a huge success and ever since.

The Live in Budapest is the concert film of the British band Queen, in which you can see their Hungarian concert on July 27, 1986. The full record of the concert, which was a stop of the 1986 Magic Tour in front of  70 thousand people in Nepstadion, was made more colorful by scenes made in Budapest (eg. they arrive from Vienna to Budapest by hydrofoil). The best-known moment of the concert was when Freddie Mercury sang the Hungarian folk song called Spring wind floods water to the audience.

The full-length concert film was shot by Mafilm at the expense of the Hungarian state and it was directed by Janos Zsombolyai. The premiere of the film was in Budapest in December 1986, the video was released on VHS in the next year. Some songs of the Budapest concert were also added to the Live Magic concert album as well.

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