City: Seattle, WA, USA
Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum
Date: March 13, 1977

Setlist:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stone Cold Crazy, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, God Save The Queen


"Thank you for listening patiently through that song," says Freddie after White Queen, as if the audience seems a bit restless.

Brian, after Somebody To Love: "I hope you're all sitting comfortably, because we'll have a lot of different things for you. Thank you for making that one a hit up here. We appreciate that. Ok, we're gonna have some fun. We're gonna do a medley of some things which we hope you'll recognize. It begins like this." Freddie then starts the piano intro of Killer Queen.

After the medley, which Freddie says ended with a "slightly instrumental version" of Bring Back That Leroy Brown, he does his usual toast, pouring champagne on audience members at the front. "Take it easy; pass it around. May you all drink champagne for breakfast tomorrow."

Sweet Lady is dropped for this show, perhaps because Freddie's voice is starting to show some strain at the end of the tour.

Before '39, Brian says how bringing the band to the front of the stage is "unheard of" [for them]. After the song, Freddie makes note that "the onstage monitors have cracked up, and I think you're getting the sound. I hope so." He continues, "That was '39. As you can gather, we like to try out the acoustic stuff and all the different styles that you hear on the albums. I just hope you don't mind. I know we started off with rock and roll, but I think we've matured since then. Ok, this is just me on the piano. I just hope it works. This is a song called You Take My Breath Away."

After the White Man / The Prophet's Song vocal extravaganza, Freddie quips, "Ooh, that requires a lot of energy. You should try it some time, I tell you. It's quite interesting."

Roger's drumming during the Bohemian Rhapsody guitar solo is exquisite.

Brian, after Liar: "That brings back memories for us. I hope for you too. We'd like to finish with a song which we've become accustomed to finish with. We'd like to leave you In The Lap Of The Gods."

Here's a glowing review of the show from the next day's Seattle Times.

A (what looks like a bootleg) CD released by the Imtrat label in 1992 in Germany was briefly an official release, as explained below.


Recording length: 43 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "P.N.W." LP

       
Track listing:
Ogre Battle, White Queen, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, White Man, The Prophet's Song


This is one of Queen's most bootlegged concerts from the 70s.

This bootleg was first released in 1977, with later pressings up to early 1978. Musically they are all identical, but the inserts have varied versions of the track listing, no doubt as an effort to lure buyers into purchasing multiple copies.

Although mono, the recording is very well-balanced and near excellent quality. Most of the speeches between songs are edited out.


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Duck Soup" LP
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, You Take My Breath Away, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited [cut], Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Liar


         
   

Released in 1978, the "Duck Soup" LP was named after another Marx Brothers movie, like A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races. This and the P.N.W. LP would be the sources of quite a few of LP and CD bootlegs.

The first four tracks play too slowly on this LP, and that is how they would remain on most subsequent bootlegs. Bohemian Rhapsody and In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited are slightly cut from the beginning.

The "Admission Ticket" and "Somebody To Love" bootlegs are overstock copies of Duck Soup. These are definitely not as valuable as often claimed. The latter's claim that it was taped with a Sony tape recorder is incorrect - it was done on a Tandberg Model 11 reel-to-reel.

The P.N.W. and Duck Soup bootlegs would lead to countless reissues. These two bootlegs combined consist of all but three tracks from the show.


Recording length: 1 LP, incomplete
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "No News Is Good News" LP

         
Track listing:
White Man, The Prophet's Song, Brighton Rock


Side A of this 1978 bootleg contains the first appearance of the four 1977 BBC tracks (recorded on October 28) with the fake audience added. These tracks were broadcast on the "King Biscuit Flower Hour" on US radio. The radio show was an hour long, so the remaining time was likely filled in with material from the well-bootlegged Hammersmith Odeon '75 concert.

Side B is from the P.N.W. LP.

"No News Good News" and "No News/Good News" are re-releases in slightly worse sound quality. Overstock copies were released as "Bohemian Raspberry."

Despite claims to the contrary on the covers, all of these LPs were produced in the US.


Recording length: 43 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Mania" LP

   
Track listing:
Ogre Battle, White Queen, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, White Man, The Prophet's Song


This is a 1980 re-release of the P.N.W. LP.


Recording length: 46 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Live USA" (Imtrat) silver

 
Track listing:
White Queen, Ogre Battle, Brighton Rock, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Calling All Girls, '39, You Take My Breath Away


This disc was actually an official release in 1992. The Imtrat label discovered a loophole in German copyright law at the time, stating that live recordings of foreign artists recorded in foreign countries were not protected. In addition to this CD, discs with material from Fukuoka '82 and Wembley '86 also came out. Imtrat released about 70 discs by dozens of artists in the early 90s.

This disc is a compilation of various LP sources, and they are slightly better transfers than the all the other silvers (with less of the LP crackle).

Freddie's speech after Ogre Battle is cut, as is Brian's speech before '39. The cover lists Tie Your Mother Down, but the track isn't present. Perhaps this was done purposely to trick people into buying the CD, believing they were getting the "lost song" that wasn't on the old Seattle LPs.

Calling All Girls (not Action This Day, as the cover claims) is from Fukuoka '82, so it isn't included in the CD length; with this track the complete disc is 50 minutes long.

The italicized songs are medleys merged into single tracks.


Recording length: 3 CD, incomplete
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Live USA" (Imtrat) silvers

 
Track listing:
White Queen, Ogre Battle, Brighton Rock, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Calling All Girls, '39, You Take My Breath Away


The final Imtrat release of the Queen material was a 3-disc set containing Live USA, Live USA Vol. 2 and Live USA Vol. 3. Disc 1 contains the Seattle material, while the rest of it is from the two nights in Fukuoka '82.


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Duck Soup" (SLA) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, You Take My Breath Away, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited [cut], Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Liar


 

This is a knock-off of the LP of the same name. Once again, the italicized songs are a medley merged into a single track.


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "In The Lap Of The Queen" (Chapter One) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, You Take My Breath Away, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited [cut], Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Liar


   

The Queen/Bowie version of Cool Cat is tagged onto the end of this 1991 bootleg, which isn't included in the CD length (with this track it's 48 minutes long).


Recording length: 45 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Live In USA 1977" (Headliner) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, You Take My Breath Away, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited [cut], Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Liar


 

This 1993 bootleg is a straight knock-off of "In The Lap Of The Queen." The title is only seen on the spine.


Recording length: 28 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "The Mercury Is Rising" (ARC) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, You Take My Breath Away, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting


   

This is yet another bootleg using material sourced from a Seattle LP. The disc also contains common material from Golders Green '73, Rainbow '74, and Santa Monica '75.


Recording length: 38 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" (Buy or Die) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], Liar, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Be Bop A Lula


   

The Seattle material on this 1991 disc sounds much worse than the other bootlegs. It also contains material from London 73/74.


Recording length: 38 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "No More Heroes" (POET) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], Liar, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Be Bop A Lula


   

This 1992 release seems to be a straight copy of "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" bootleg.


Recording length: 38 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Regina Versus Freddie And The Boys" (OTR) silver
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, '39, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], Liar, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Be Bop A Lula


     

This is a two-disc compilation bootleg from 1994, also including material from other common recordings. The back cover is mislabeled - disc 1 is patched up with London 73/74 material (undoubtedly a copy of one of the above releases), and disc 2 is from Tokyo '85.


Recording length: 5 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "By Request: The Ultimate Collection Volume Two" silvers

 
Track listing:
Bohemian Rhapsody


Released in 1995, this is one of those compilation bootlegs that consisted almost entirely of either officially released material or songs taken from older bootlegs. It includes one Seattle track sourced from one of the old LPs, mislabeled as London 1977.


Recording length: 43 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "P.N.W." LP

   
Track listing:
Ogre Battle, White Queen, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, White Man, The Prophet's Song


This 1996 German bootleg is just about identical to the versions from the 70s, except the cover has a front and back instead of just the front insert. The LP itself is multicoloured.


Recording length: 43 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "P.N.W." silver

 
Track listing:
Ogre Battle, White Queen, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, White Man, The Prophet's Song


This 1996 bootleg CD is a straight knock-off of its LP namesake released around this time, listed above.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: Master Reel @ full track mono (Tandberg Model 11) > Wavelab (wav24/96 1ch mono) > Flac
Taping Gear: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck, Sony ECM-22P mic
Track listing:
Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak, Massacre, Emerald, Still In Love With You, Warriors, Don't Believe A Word, Cowboy Song, The Boys Are Back In Town [cut]

Queen: A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stone Cold Crazy, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting


The pre-LP master emerged in June 2009. Only God Save The Queen is missing. A copy scaled down to 16-bit/44khz was the first to emerge, but in July the uncompressed 24/96 version was spread.

Thin Lizzy was also taped. One reel was set aside for the opening band, hence the cut in their last song.


Recording length: 2 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "A Day At The...Master Reel" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stone Cold Crazy, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting


Breakdown was quick to bootleg this recording. Less than a week after it was shared online for free, the pending release of this CDR bootleg was announced.


Recording length: 2 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "A Day At Seattle" (Wardour) silvers

 
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stone Cold Crazy, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting


Wardour also released a version of their own.




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