City: Portland, ME, USA
Venue: Exposition Hall
Date: April 28, 1974

Setlist:
Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo


Queen's set is very well-received by the fans waiting for Mott The Hoople.

Tonight brings a rare appearance of See What A Fool I've Been in place of Great King Rat. However, Brian plays part of the Great King Rat solo in Liar.

Brian's guitar goes out of tune during Son And Daughter, and he doesn't correct it until the encore! He seems to lose time during his solo in Keep Yourself Alive, as he jumps into the chorus a couple beats early, forcing the others to catch up. That aside, the band are just simply on fire, as they have everything in the world to prove to each audience they are playing for at this point in their career. Roger drums up a storm in Liar and Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll.


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Analog Master (Sony TC-110) > Standalone CDR (0) > WAV (EAC) > FLAC Level 8
Track listing:
Queen: Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo

Mott The Hoople: The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll, Sucker, Roll Away The Stone / Sweet Jane, Rest In Peace, All The Way From Memphis, Born Late '58, One Of The Boys, Hymn For The Dudes, Marionette, Drivin' Sister / Crash Street Kids / Violence, All The Young Dudes, Walkin' With A Mountain


This is a great recording of Queen on their quest to conquer North America.

All previous copies of this Joe Maloney recording decreased in quality for the encore, but here on the master transfer (which emerged in early 2008), the entire show is presented in glorious quality, also without the speed problems of the old copies.

Mott The Hoople were taped as well, and it sounds equally good.


Recording length: 1 CDR, complete
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Early Battle" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo


Breakdown first bootlegged this show in 2006, using a high generation copy of the audience tape.


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 CDR, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "First American Tour" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo


Cashing in on free downloads, Breakdown was very quick (it took them less than a month) to bootleg the master transfer.


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Hail To Majesty" (Wardour) silver

 
Track listing:
Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo


Wardour bootlegged the master transfer as well. They tagged on a truncated copy of the pre-LP of the London '74 recording from earlier in the year for good measure. A DVD of the November Rainbow show is included as a bonus disc.

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


Recording length: 1 CDR, complete
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Portland Expo + Rainbow Theatre 1974" (EOW)

Track listing:
Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Loo


This CDR bootleg seems to be a direct copy of the Wardour silver.




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