City: Liverpool, UK
Venue: Empire Theatre
Date: November 1, 1974

Presumed setlist:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Father To Son, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, In The Lap Of The Gods, Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Son And Daughter, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Liar, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Big Spender, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


   

On this UK tour, Freddie, Brian and Roger are all chatty between songs. By next year, Brian and Roger would introduce only one or two songs each.

There are technical problems at the start of the show. As the drum beats of Procession play through the house system, someone is heard shouting "Hold it, hold it," and the tape stops. An MC speaks (not heard on the recording, but transcribed in a newspaper review of the show), "We do apologize for the technical hitch. It's to do with the PA system, and we are sure the show will start in two, three or four minutes." A few minutes pass, and the house lights dim. The audience rush to the front, prompting a second stoppage. The MC returns, but this time a bright spotlight is shone into his eyes, forcing him to leave the stage. The show then begins as normal.

Freddie, after Now I'm Here: "The nasty Queenies are back. What do you think of that? We've been away so long we've missed you. Really now, we mean that." Perhaps, although he'd use these lines nearly every night on this tour.

Freddie, after Ogre Battle: "Lovely. Nice to see you're enjoying yourselves. That's what you're here for!" After a brief exchange with an audience member, the show continues. "We'd like to do something else from Queen II. Would you like that? This is a number that Brian wrote. It's a number called Father To Son."

Brian, after White Queen: "If any of you have got the single, which we're not going to play... well, no, yes we will. This is the side you don't usually hear. It's called Flick Of The Wrist."

Freddie, after Son And Daughter: "That featured Brian May on guitar. While we're talking about Brian, we'd like to do another number that he wrote in his teens! When he was a bit younger. This one's for all of you. Keep Yourself Alive!"

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Here are a couple reviews of the show: (1, 2)


Recording length: 54 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > Jonelle Standard C60 > Rotel RD-18F > Audacity > CDR (1)
Track listing:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Father To Son, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Son And Daughter, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye [cut], Big Spender [cut], Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll [cut]


This incomplete recording from 1974 isn't great quality, but the performance is excellent. The sound as a whole may be muffled, but every note of John Deacon's great bass work comes through.

This is an upgrade of the previous version that sounded much worse. It had been through countless (analog and digital) generations, and many songs were missing. Six more songs are heard for the first time here, and a couple others are slightly longer.




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