City: Himeji, Japan
Venue: Kosei Kaikan
Date: March 24, 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


Roger Taylor's day at the office gets off to a tough start, as he flubs a couple backing vocals in Ogre Battle.

Brian, after White Queen: "We'd like to continue with a particularly vicious song by Freddie Mercury. This is Flick Of The Wrist."

Freddie isn't in his strongest voice early in the Japanese tour, but the end of Bohemian Rhapsody is gorgeous tonight.

Brian plays his Bring Back That Leroy Brown banjo solo in the wrong key - the only time he'd mess this bit up in the song's three years on stage. He soon makes up for it by offering a very tasteful Brighton Rock solo with many musically wonderful moments.

Freddie's middle section of The Prophet's Song is excellent tonight. Even with his limited vocal range, he manages to craft some very interesting vocal lines.

For the first verse of Doing All Right, Freddie uses his voice to the best of his ability to give a unique delivery of the debut album song. Afterward, "This is one minute six seconds of a song called Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon," followed by a huge roar from the audience.

Brian May is on fire in the improv section of Liar.

Freddie is a bit disoriented in In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited. He sings the first verse again in place of the second verse, and treats the second chorus like the first, singing "I can see what you want me to be" instead of continuing with the "Wo wo la la la" part, but he quickly corrects himself. But he was aware that it was the second chorus, because just before it he notes, "Here it comes again," possibly suggesting he isn't particularly looking forward to the chorus, as it is a challenge for him when his voice isn't in its best shape.


Recording length: 90 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master > 2nd Gen Cassette > ? > 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 [cut], 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 [cut]


This recording is hissy and a bit distorted. Apparently a first generation copy exists with a few songs missing.

Despite only having a 90 minute tape, the taper recorded the cheering between both encores - only for the tape to run out during Jailhouse Rock.


Recording length: 99 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 [cut], 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


This alternate source sounds better. It plays a half-semitone too slow.


Recording length: 98 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Princess Road" (Tarantura) silvers

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


A third audience source was released by Tarantura in October 2010. Taped by Mr. Peach, the quality is excellent.

The first tape flip happens at the expense of some of Freddie's band intro after Son And Daughter. The second tape flip occurs after Liar, so Brian's speech and Freddie's first few piano notes of In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisisted are missing.

There is some overlap between the two discs, as the band intro and the first bit of The Prophet's Song close out disc 1 (with a fade-out) before being heard again at the beginning of disc 2.

Like the other Tarantura releases of Queen tapes, their compression saturates some of the subtleties in the sound.




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