City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue: Johanneshovs Isstadion
Date: May 8, 1977

Setlist:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen



This is the first of eight shows on Queen's second European tour, their first since late 1974. This leg of the A Day At The Races tour finds Freddie's voice in great shape.

Freddie, after Ogre Battle: "Thank you. Good evening, Stockholm! Are you ready for some rock and roll tonight? OK, we're gonna give it to you. I must say, it's really nice to be here after such a long time. This is our very first time and we'll have to come back here again. Thank you for the welcome. Tonight we're gonna do songs from all our albums that you've probably got and heard."

Freddie, after White Queen: "We'd like to carry on with a song from our latest album. You don't have singles around here, I mean, not real popular anyway. This used to be a single, and it was on the album anyway, a song called Somebody To Love."

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy is played live for the first time. It would never be performed completely, as the third verse would be skipped, always following Killer Queen in the medley.

After the medley, Freddie says, "That was our longest medley to date... a slightly different version of Bring Back That Leroy Brown." He then responds to requests being shouted from the audience. "We'd like... we're gonna do Liar, don't worry. Right now for you darlings, we'd like to do a number that we've never done on stage before. This is the first time ever, and I think it's nice to do it in Stockholm. Join in if you'd like. This is a song called Death on Two Legs." It replaces Sweet Lady tonight.

Before Brighton Rock, Freddie toasts the audience in Swedish. "Stockholm, cheers! Skål"

In a bit of early tour setlist experimentation, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited isn't performed for the first time since being introduced in late 1974, a curious omission as it's such an effective closing number for the band, both musically and visually. Or perhaps the dry ice machine failed to work? Either way, Now I'm Here closes the set proper tonight, Liar is the first encore (where it would remain for the rest of the tour), and the second encore is the usual cover songs.

For the bulk of the show, Freddie now wears a black and white checkered costume, replicating one worn by the ballet dancer Nijinsky. For the second encore, he introduces his flashy silver lurex leotard to the show, now performing Big Spender without the strip spectacle.

The picture was submitted by Sikke van der Veen.


Recording length: 94 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


The first few minutes of the recording are muffled, but near the end of Tie Your Mother Down it improves greatly and becomes quite listenable.

There's a cut not too far into Freddie's vocal solo merging White Man with The Prophet's Song.

For many years inferior copies circulated that were missing '39 and You Take My Breath Away.


Recording length: 2 CDR, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "White Night At The Races" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Breakdown bootlegged this tape in 2005.


Recording length: 96 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


This is another copy of the audience tape. The quality is more consistent, although there is much less bass.

There is still a cut in The Prophet's Song, but there are about two more minutes of tape.




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