City: Fukuoka, Japan
Venue: Kyuden Kinen Taikukan
Date: March 26, 1976 - late show

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



Queen play two shows today, and this listing highlights the evening show.

It's a pretty rough night for Freddie, as the two-show day leaves his voice sounding pretty strained.

Freddie speaks to the audience in Japanese after Sweet Lady, a moment which always receives a cheer wherever they play in the country. He says to himself, "Ah, I love how that works." Great versions of White Queen and Flick Of The Wrist follow. Brian introduces the latter as "a dirty little number."

Freddie: "We'd like to do a medley for you, about four songs from.. I think you've heard most of these before, except for the first one, and it's gonna be a slightly different version. Anyway, this is a song.. we're gonna start off with a song called Bohemian Rhapsody."

Freddie, after Son And Daughter: "Now, let's have some more fun, eh? We're going to do a new number from our album A Night At The Opera. That's the album, which you've all got by now, and this is a song that's written by Brian May. It took about six minutes I think, or nine minutes, a song called... a number called The Prophet's Song." He corrects himself, as he feels the formal classification of "number" is more appropriate for this epic piece of work.

After Stone Cold Crazy, he says, "Ahh, they're all sitting down. They must know what's coming next." He drinks his usual champagne toast to the audience with "Kampai!" which is cheers in Japanese. He adds, "That's the one that gets them every time." He then introduces Doing All Right. Freddie is careful with the higher notes, but he still delivers the song very effectively. Their vocal harmonies are exquisite.

Freddie nails the piano intro to Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, although Brian messes up the solo at the end of the short song. Both Freddie and Roger are audibly amused.

Roger Taylor's drum solo in Keep Yourself Alive is simply manic.

Brian: "From Liar to something which was on Sheer Heart Attack. Something very near the end, as this is. This is In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited. Thanks a lot."


Recording length: 61 minutes (1 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, Keep Yourself Alive [cut]


On some copies, extra tracks are fraudulently tagged on from a very high gen copy of the Osaka evening show. On most copies, the tail end of Keep Yourself Alive from Osaka has been tagged on (the genuine Fukuoka recording cuts out during the first verse of the song).


Recording length: 96 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "A Night At Q-Den" (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


 

This second audience source was a highly anticipated 2010 bootleg release. Taped by Mr Peach, the quality is excellent, paralleling his recording from two nights earlier.

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




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