City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Nichidai Kodo
Date: April 4, 1976

Presumed 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 final show of Queen's second tour of Japan. The Sendai show was intended to be the last night, but this show in Tokyo was added due to ticket demand. The Budokan probably wasn't available, so another venue was found.

In Ogre Battle, the scream sample lifted from the album is played near the end of the instrumental section for one last time.

Freddie does a few interesting improvs at the end of Sweet Lady: "I'm gonna leave you baby; I'm gonna take you home; you're beautiful; just too much." He's clearly enjoying himself on the final night. After the song he says, "What a rowdy bunch."

Later, Mercury does some wonderful things with the echo in The Prophet's Song.


Recording length: 53 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Lazing On A Sunday Evening" LP

 
Track listing:
Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part), Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, The Prophet's Song, Stone Cold Crazy, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited


This bootleg was released in 1976. The recording is great quality, although a bit distant. All subsequent bootlegs of this audience source stem from this bootleg.


Recording length: 53 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Crowning Glory" LP

Track listing:
Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part), Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, The Prophet's Song, Stone Cold Crazy, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited


Not to be confused with the later Mannheim '86 bootleg CD of the same name, the Crowning Glory LP was released in 1978, using the same material in a bit worse quality.


Recording length: 53 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Geisha Boys" LP

     
Track listing:
Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part), Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, The Prophet's Song, Stone Cold Crazy, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited


The "Geisha Boys" LP also has a bit worse sound. The story on the 1979 US (green) artwork is very tongue-in-cheek. The brown one is the 1981 UK re-release.


Recording length: 1 LP, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Cardiac Arrest" LP

   
Track listing:
Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise)


This 1982 LP contained a few songs from this Tokyo show as well as common Rainbow Theatre material. Now I'm Here from Live Killers was added to side B for good measure.


Recording length: 53 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Lazing On A Sunday Evening" silver

Track listing:
Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part), Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Bring Back That Leroy Brown, The Prophet's Song, Stone Cold Crazy, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited


This bootleg from the late 90s is a straight copy of its LP namesake.


Recording length: 62 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Cassette (x) > ? > CDR (0) > WAV > FLAC
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 [cut], The Prophet's Song [cut], Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Doing All Right, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here [cut]


This alternate audience source emerged in 2016. Far from great sound quality and with plenty of cuts, it has a few songs missing on the LPs.

A third audience source from this show reportedly exists (apparently the complete show), but it has been said that it will never leave the taper's hands.




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