City: New York, NY, USA
Venue: Beacon Theater
Date: February 6, 1976

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, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Freddie, after Sweet Lady: "I'd like to drink a little toast. Cheers, everybody. Cheers, New York! And may you all have shampers tonight. And this... listen to me." The audience are getting a bit rowdy. "You got to listen to this one. It's a delicate, tender little number. It's called White Queen."

Brian, after White Queen: "You've got loads of energy. That's good, you're gonna need it. A lot of energy. This a little song about... a man with dubious morals. It's called Flick Of The Wrist."

Freddie: "Thank you, my darlings. You're very welcome here, and we can see we're gonna have fun. We're now going to do a little medley for you. It comprises of about four pieces from all our albums, and we're gonna start off with a little special number. It's released in this country. It's a segment from a number called Bohemian Rhapsody."

Freddie, after Brighton Rock: "Thank you, Brian May on guitar. He might take a bow." Audience members are heard shouting for Liar. Someone calls out for "anything from Queen 1." Freddie continues, "We're now gonna do a number that's written by Brian from the new album, A Night At The Opera. It took ages to record and it's very tricky, but that... (Freddie's mic goes mute for a brief moment, where he likely speaks of 'adapting') .. this song for the stage. It's called The Prophet's Song."

Freddie sings a bit of Frère Jacques with the delay in his solo spot in The Prophet's Song, and it is well appreciated by the audience.

After a blistering version of Stone Cold Crazy, the same few audience members keep shouting out for songs from Queen 1. Freddie tries to introduce the next song but feels the need to address the audience more personally: "Thank you very much. We shall always remember New York. We're coming back here tomorrow and the day after. And now we'd like to do something from our very first album. Do you remember that one?" Freddie asks the audience for requests, and most people shout for Liar, which he acknowledges, like at most shows. One person shouts for Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, but the band won't play that one tonight. "Tell you what, here's a little surprise for you," says Freddie before he starts the piano intro of Doing All Right. "I like this song," states an audience member.


Recording length: 82 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
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, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon [cut], Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here


There are a lot of tape speed issues on this recording. The second encore is missing.




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