City: Osaka, Japan
Venue: Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
Date: March 29, 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


This is the evening show, at 6pm.

Freddie's voice isn't in the greatest shape tonight, after having already sung the afternoon show followed by a party between the gigs. He forgets a few words in the first verse of Bohemian Rhapsody, and barely manages to mumble his way through it. But he settles down by The Prophet's Song, where he throws a bit of Frère Jacques into the a cappella section, much to the delight of the audience. The vocal harmonies in the song sound great.

Brian has some tuning problems a few minutes into his solo spot in Brighton Rock, but he does manage to fix it up (with the added bonus of having the delay on). Later, he crafts some very nifty sounds in the Stone Cold Crazy solo.

The ever-underrated John Deacon's bass work is brilliant in Flick Of The Wrist and Doing All Right.

The band have a bit of trouble getting into the first verse of Keep Yourself Alive. A few bars after they fall apart, Freddie cues everyone together by shouting, "Now!"

Brian, near the end of the set: "Thank you for being a really nice audience. We'd like to finish up with something from Sheer Heart Attack. This is a song by Freddie, who'll be tinkling ivories. This is In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited."


Recording length: 92 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Zoom" (LLX) 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


The recording of the 6pm show is a few minutes longer than the afternoon show because of the inclusion of Big Spender and the wait for the second encore.

There is an irritating noise in the left channel for the first few minutes of the show, but it cleans up part way through Ogre Battle, but then sounds a bit distant in its mono sound for a little while. The taper fiddles back and forth between mono and stereo for a bit, and thankfully he decides on stereo, as it sounds excellent from then onward.

The original releases of the Zoom bootleg were Japanese, in 1994 and 1996. The second version was pressed on gold discs.


Recording length: 92 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Zoom" (LLX) silvers (Dutch re-release)

     
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 Dutch re-release of Zoom has no divisions between tracks, leaving each disc as one long track. This is because it was taken from a cassette copy of the original Zoom CDRs (resulting in a bit worse sound quality), and the bootleggers didn't bother to insert track breaks.


Recording length: 2 CD, complete
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Expert Sky Cabinet" (Gypsy Eye) 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


Gypsy Eye's version has added their usual crackling sound. To their credit, however, they did manage to locate a well-transferred copy with less tape hiss, but it seems to be a higher generation copy as the sound really isn't as clear as on the Zoom bootlegs. It runs at the correct speed here (the Zoom bootlegs run a tad fast).

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


Recording length: 2 CDR, complete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Evening Falls"

 
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


An unknown label released a bootleg of this show in January 2010. For some reason they slowed down the playback speed and swapped the left and right channels.




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