City: Osaka, Japan
Venue: Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
Date: March 29, 1976 - early 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, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Queen play two shows today (notably the last time they would have a two-show day). This is the early show, at 2pm.

After a couple days' rest, Mercury sounds pretty strong overall.

A Night At The Opera was (not so arguably) Queen's creative peak, and this ensuing tour may have seen them at their musical best on stage. Their vocal harmonies particularly stand out this afternoon. Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady and Now I'm Here are flawlessly executed, both musically and vocally.

Brian speaks after Liar: "To finish off, we'd like to do something from Sheer Heart Attack. Thank you for being really nice. This has been a good afternoon performance, I think. Ok, this is In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited."

The band omit Big Spender, effectively combining Now I'm Here and Jailhouse Rock into a single encore. Perhaps they always did this on double show days, as the same thing happened in Manchester last year. Freddie throws a verse of Jerry Lee Lewis' Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On into Jailhouse Rock.


Recording length: 86 minutes (2 LP, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Zoom" LP

   
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, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Released around 1980, only about 20 copies of this LP exist (most of the 200 were destroyed), each worth close to $2000 - probably the most valuable Queen bootleg of them all. As a result, some counterfeits are out there.

This show must have been taped very close to the stage, as all voices and instruments are heard very clearly and the stage volume ensures the screaming girls are barely heard. There is some occasional slight bass distortion, but the quality is still excellent overall, and in stereo sound.


Recording length: 7 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Absolutely Rare" LP

Track listing:
Doing All Right, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon


This compilation bootleg released on vinyl in 1992 included two songs from the 'Zoom' LP.


Recording length: 7 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Absolutely Rare" silver

     
Track listing:
Doing All Right, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon


This is a 1992 CD re-release of a vinyl title released earlier in the year, but with a different cover. It is musically identical.


Recording length: 13 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Queentessence" (Live Life) silver

   
Track listing:
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Jailhouse Rock


This compilation bootleg also came out in 1992, containing three more songs from the 'Zoom' LP (wrongly labeled as Tokyo).


Recording length: 2 CD, complete
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Operatic Afternoon" (Wardour) 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, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Wardour's version is sourced from a transfer of the 'Zoom' LP to cassette.

Here's a link to the always-reliable GS review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com




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