City: Yokohama, Japan
Venue: Yokohama Bunka Taikukan
Date: April 30, 1975

Setlist:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Great King Rat, 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


After the first song, Freddie greets everyone on hand in Japanese, as has become usual. After he recites his one decent piece of Japanese to the approval of the audience, he coyly says under his breath, "I've got that over with." He then introduces Ogre Battle. Brian doesn't do his usual guitar feedback intro tonight, instead beginning the song with the main riff.

Freddie, after Ogre Battle: "Thank you very much, you're very kind. It looks like you're going to be a very special audience tonight. It's very nice. I'd like to say, it's very nice to be in Yokohama. And this now is a number about a dirty old man. This is a number from our first album, Queen One. This is called Great King Rat." They play an excellent version of the debut album rocker, a song that was rarely heard on stage (and hadn't been played in about a year). It replaces Father To Son for the last couple shows of the tour. Freddie is noticeably hesitant singing some of the religious lyrics in the bridge that likely no longer resonate with him.

After White Queen, Brian May introduces the next song. "This features Freddie Mercury, who's over there. It's called Flick Of The Wrist."

After a great version of Doing All Right, Freddie introduces the medley. "We'd like to do about four songs right now, a kind of a medley - three songs from our new album Sheer Heart Attack, which I know you all have got. And we'll also do a special little number called Killer Queen." The song is a major hit in Japan at the moment, so its mention receives a rapturous applause. During its performance, Freddie stops singing part way through the second chorus as on the studio version, momentarily forgetting that their live arrangement completes the second chorus before a truncated guitar solo. They play the last few bars of the chorus instrumentally and carry on as normal. Brian's ensuing solo is very playful, and they finish the medley as per usual.

Freddie introduces the next song as "a number that I know you know, 'cause you've seen it on television [very likely the Rainbow '74 version]. I think you all have. This is called Son And Daughter."

During an extended version of Liar, Freddie does a vocal exchange with the audience. Part way through he professes, "I'm gonna teach you some English words." For some reason, "shag out" is his selection of language, and he soon jumps into the "Mama I'm gonna be your slave" part to finish the song.

Brian responds to the frantic audience. "I don't know what to make of that. We quite don't know what to make of all it. We're a little bewildered up here. This is called In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited. Thanks a lot."


Recording length: 76 minutes, incomplete
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > ? > YouTube
Track listing:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Great King Rat, 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 [cut], Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Stone Cold Crazy, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited


This reasonably good-sounding audience tape made its way onto YouTube in 2010, a few tracks at a time. While the sound itself is pretty clear, it has some bass distortion. The encores are missing (the taper says he can't find them).


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "First Yokohama Night" silver

 
Track listing:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Great King Rat, 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 [cut], Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Stone Cold Crazy, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited


The recording was bootlegged in 2011 by an unknown label.


Recording length: 106 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "In Hama" (Tarantura) silvers

 
Track listing:
Procession, Now I'm Here, Ogre Battle, Great King Rat, 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 [cut], Big Spender, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, Jailhouse Rock, See What A Fool I've Been, God Save The Queen


Tarantura released a far superior source in May 2012, taped by Mr. Peach. It is an excellent recording, but as usual with Tarantura, compression has been added after the fact.




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