City: New York, NY, USA
Venue: Beacon Theater
Date: February 5, 1976


 

   

These pictures from the encore could be from any of the four consecutive nights (February 5-8) at the Beacon Theater. The second one is from Patrice Ackerson.

As indicated by this Village Voice ad, only three nights were originally planned, but ticket demand made a fourth night necessary. In fact, this review of the first night was written without the knowledge that a fourth night had been tagged on.

Some pro pictures from one (or more) of the four nights can be found at:

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Queen are seen with Elton John in the backstage pic.

Elektra Records threw a party for the band after the show. Attendees include Billie Jean King, Todd Rundgren, David Johansen, Ian Hunter, and Ahmet Ertegun.


Recording length: 3 minutes, incomplete
Video/Audio quality: C+ / B
Source: Pro video
Lineage: Pro > TV > ? > VHS (?) > DVD-R

       
Track listing:
Now I'm Here [cut]


A few minutes of video footage exist from the soundcheck of one of the four nights at the Beacon Theater (although for some reason, people were quick to insist it was from the first night). Bits and pieces of Now I'm Here were shown on US TV, along with an interview with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon with local NBC reporter Bruce Morrow.

Some of this interview was seen in a 2015 BBC documentary called "From Rags To Rhapsody."


Recording length: 2 minutes, incomplete
Video/Audio quality: A / A
Source: Pro video
Lineage: Pro > ? > NBC website

       
Track listing:
Now I'm Here [cut]


In 2013 a far superior version of some of the footage was made available on the NBC website.




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