City: Nagoya, Japan
Venue: Aichi Taikukan
Date: April 22, 1975

Presumed setlist:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Father To Son, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Doing All Right, 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, Stone Cold Crazy, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Big Spender, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Jailhouse Rock, See What A Fool I've Been, God Save The Queen


Brian May's rhythm guitar playing in In The Lap Of The Gods is gorgeous, as are a few moments in his Son And Daughter solo spot (even if it is pretty long). When Mercury introduces the latter song, just like the first night in Tokyo he realizes that most of the audience don't speak English. "Would number would you like now? What would you like us to play? No requests."

Freddie, after his band intro: "Now then, we'd like you all to join in for this next number." An audience member shouts "Liar!" Freddie responds, "No, it's not Liar. This is a number, we'd like you to sing along if you know the words. You can stand up and clap your hands. Keep Yourself Alive!" Near the end of the song, the band take an extra couple bars to get into the "Do you think you're better every day" part.

Mercury pleads with the people down front before Liar: "I don't know how you're gonna get back to your seats, but take it easy. Don't fight. You can stand up, but don't push." And then during the breakdown of the song, he needs to address the issue again: "Listen, you gotta stop all this fighting. All you gotta do is clap your hands and you'll be left alone. You don't have to fight." Mercury goes on a bit of a tangent to re-enter the song, and the band end up in the key of D instead of E, and Mercury clues in pretty quickly. "Wrong key!" he declares slightly away from the mic, and then the band resume the song as normal, with Brian and Roger taking quite a few liberties from there onward.

Before the last song of the set proper, even Brian addresses the issue: "Thank you, you've been very kind. I just hope nobody gets hurt. I really hope you have a good time, where nobody goes too far, okay? This features Freddie again. It's called In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited." Mercury is clearly thrown off his rhythm for a few moments, as he messes up a few piano and vocal parts, but then he is very strong and assertive in the Hey Jude part at the end.


Recording length: 18 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: TC-1020 > Cassette > DAT > PCM-D50 > Samplitude > FLAC
Track listing:
Son And Daughter [cut], Keep Yourself Alive


This recording emerged in September 2010. It is a bit distant and distorted, and it runs a tad fast.

More was allegedly taped, but this is all that survived.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B / B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Sheer Heart Attack Tour In Japan" (Wardour) silvers

 
Track listing:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Father To Son, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Doing All Right, 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, Stone Cold Crazy, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Big Spender, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Jailhouse Rock


This second source emerged on a Wardour bootleg in 2017. The sound is very good (although it is bass heavy), and improves considerably part way through Keep Yourself Alive to the end of the show. The bass distortion disappears, and the sound opens up. About five minutes of Brian May's long guitar solo in Son And Daughter are cut out during a tape flip (there is a cross-fade at 5:26 of the track).

The recording begins with 17 minutes of Eric Clapton tunes played as the house music before Queen come on. As Procession starts, an audience member (in Japanese) mentions Pink Floyd, as the bass drum off the top of the taped intro may have reminded him of the heartbeats in Speak To Me.

It's kind of unfortunate that it seems the taper recorded the house music and 7 minutes of cheering between encores, but didn't get the last song.




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