City: Glasgow, UK
Venue: Apollo Theatre
Date: December 15, 1975

Setlist:
Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part), Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, Son And Daughter, The Prophet's Song, Stone Cold Crazy, Doing All Right, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Brian has a bit of trouble getting his guitar into the drop-D tuning during the opening moments of what ends up being a great version of The Prophet's Song. In the middle section Freddie does a bit of Frère Jacques, which works quite well with the delay. He would do this on some nights throughout the next few months.

Freddie, after Stone Cold Crazy: "We're gonna do some rock and roll in a minute, real rock and roll. But right now we'd like to do something from our very first album. Which one would you like?" Most people shout for Liar. "Liar, we'll do that." He also acknowledges people shouting for Keep Yourself Alive, but then he says, "Right now, let me see if you recognize this little number," after which he starts to play the piano intro of Doing All Right.

A fan who attended (and taped) the show recalls at one point (perhaps in Liar) Freddie was "doing arm and leg dramatics in sync with the chords and fell off the drum platform right in front of Roger Taylor. Momentary embarrassment! But he looked up, being on the floor of the Apollo, and just grinned a big cheeser as if to say 'well, the roof caved in there, eh?'"

In 2011 during a TV interview, Brian and Roger expressed fond memories of their gigs at the Apollo. Roger Taylor added, "Can the guy who pinched my cymbals about 35 years ago please give them back?"


Recording length: 93 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C / C-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
intro tape [cut], Ogre Battle [cut], Sweet Lady, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, Son And Daughter, The Prophet's Song [cut], Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Doing All Right, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here [cut], Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock


This copy is also pretty well unlistenable, and a few bits that are patched in from a higher generation copy that are even worse. The speed sometimes fluctuates after the taper paused the tape recorder, and the speed is different on the two copies. There's a bit more tape at the beginning of Ogre Battle.


Recording length: 77 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Cassette (x) > ? > CDR (x) > WAV (GoldWave pitch/speed correction, edits smoothened) > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
Ogre Battle [cut], Sweet Lady, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, The Prophet's Song [cut], Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Doing All Right, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Liar [cut], In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here [cut]


This copy is purported to be from the master tape and sounds slightly better, but that lineage is questionable as Son And Daughter and the last half of Liar are present on the higher generation copies but are omitted here (the latter even fades out, which is surely not the case on any master tape).

Keep Yourself Alive and Seven Seas Of Rhye are horribly distorted due to being transferred to hot (almost certainly on purpose). The copy above runs too fast, and this one ran too slow (speed correction shaves eight minutes off the recording). In addition to the larger cuts listed, there are plenty of small cuts throughout the recording, which may or may not have been made after the fact. This is one of those cases of a taper (or someone not far down the line) purposely degrading a recording to keep a better version for themselves, but considering how bad this recording sounds, one can only wonder why.




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