City: Liverpool, UK
Venue: Stadium
Date: November 17, 1973

Presumed setlist:
Procession, Father To Son, Son And Daughter, Ogre Battle, Hangman, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Jailhouse Rock medley, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo


   

During the Procession intro, Freddie is heard shouting "wankers!" for some reason. The front of house guy turns down Freddie in the mains in case he shouts something else, but forgets to turn him back up for the first song. As a result, he isn't heard for the first 10 seconds of Father To Son until the sound man finally clues in. What follows is a great version of the song.

Freddie is visibly nervous during his speech after the first song, as he is speaking a bit quickly and unclearly: "This one's from our first album, just entitled Queen. It's called Son And Daughter." However, the audience warms up to him after the song when he mentions a Liverpool soccer player: "I see Kevin Keegan did very well today."

The first three photos were taken by Ed Prytherch.


Recording length: 32 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Roadie
Lineage: Ken Testi's Master > WAV > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Procession, Father To Son, Son And Daughter, Ogre Battle, Hangman, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar [cut]


This is a short recording of Queen's mere fifth gig supporting Mott The Hoople. It was taped by one of Queen's roadies, Ken Testi, assumingly on a 60-minute tape. Perhaps Ken only recorded half an hour of the show because he was saving side B of the tape for Mott's set.

This is certainly the best-sounding recording from Queen's first tour, revealing a hungry band ready to conquer the world - or at least, a small part of it.


Recording length: 32 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Roadie (Ken Testi)
Lineage: "Pop Spectacular" (Wardour)

     
Track listing:
Procession, Father To Son, Son And Daughter, Ogre Battle, Hangman, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar [cut]


Wardour bootlegged the master tape. Also on the disc is the best-sounding version of the Golders Green '73 recording, and a bonus disc of the Milwaukee '75 audience recording is included as well.

Here's a link to the always-reliable GS review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com




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