City: London, UK
Venue: Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Date: June 7, 1977

Presumed setlist:
Procession, 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, Sweet Lady, Doing All Right, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


The band most likely use Procession as the intro music as they did last night. If this is the case, it would be the final time it would be heard at a Queen concert.

Sweet Lady was performed at this show, according to someone who attended it. It was dropped a few nights ago in favour of Doing All Right, but perhaps they played both, which wouldn't have been unusual, as Queen tended to perform everything they could on the final show of a tour.

A clip from before Killer Queen is shown on "The Magic Years" VHS documentary from 1987, where Brian asks the audience, "Do you like the gimmicks?" The song itself was included on the official "Rare Live" video compilation in 1989. The most complete video of Killer Queen and the preceding banter emerged in November 2009, as the band posted some concert videos from the 70s on their website in conjunction with the release of their compilation "Absolute Greatest."

A mish-mash of footage from both nights at Earls Court was done for Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy on the 1992 US Greatest Hits VHS release (why they didn't use the superior Top Of The Pops performance is anyone's guess). The footage was synced to the studio version. From the second night, there are shots of Freddie singing and playing piano on the first two verses of the song, as well as a snippet of him doing his champagne toast to the audience.

At the beginning of the acoustic set, Brian plays a brief but pretty improvised piece on his twelve string, after which he states, "This has nothing to do with the next song which is called '39." Heard for the first time since the concert, '39 from the second night was released as a bonus track on the 2011 remaster of A Night At The Opera. The song was also seen on video at the "Stormtrooper in Stilettoes" Queen exhibition in London in early 2011, although the audio was synced to video from the first night.

The last minute of You Take My Breath Away from this show is seen in the Champions Of The World documentary. Kudos to Manny Juanilla for catching this one.

Just before Roger kicks into the drum beat to begin Lucille, he shouts, "Eat your neighbour; rock and roll!" The band then launch into the Rock 'n' Roll medley (also including Jailhouse Rock, Stupid Cupid, and Be Bop A Lula). Freddie is once again in his sparkly silver leotard to end the show, and is in great voice. They don't perform the Elton John cover as they did the night before, but rather an extended improvisation that has some fantastic moments. High quality snippets of the encore can be seen on "The Magic Years." The entire medley and God Save The Queen have unofficially leaked on video, although it is an average quality copy that fluctuates between colour and black/white.

At the end of the show (after Roger trashes his drum kit), Freddie says: "Thank you, god bless you. Sweet dreams, you load of tarts. Goodbye!"

This is the final show of the tour. After this, their show would go through some major changes, both visually and stylistically. Tonight would be the final performances of Bring Back That Leroy Brown and You Take My Breath Away. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited is also dropped after this show, and would be revived in a slightly different form for the Magic tour in 1986.

Tonight is the final performance of the full Death On Two Legs. For the next few years, it would be a shortened version as part of a medley, always leading into Killer Queen. It would be heard at every show from the News Of The World tour through Japan 1981, and infrequently throughout the rest of that year.

Here is a review of the second night: http://www.queenarchives.com

A second review of the show from the June 18 Record Mirror, submitted by Mike Tremaglio, confirms that the band used the video screens at Earls Court like Led Zeppelin did in 1975. The reviewer mixes up songs as he refers to You Take My Breath Away as a rocker, and incorrectly states that half of Bohemian Rhapsody is on tape, when it's just the opera section.

Pro footage of Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, and Lucille was shown at the 2012 and 2013 UK fan club conventions.


Recording length: 11 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Video
Lineage: "Make Me Feel Like A Millionaire" LP

   
Track listing:
Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


These tracks on this 1995 bootleg LP are basically the same as on the A Night At The Court release.

There are 75 numbered copies of this bootleg. The two discs are white and black respectively, perhaps as a nod to Queen II being sides white and black rather than the more conventional A and B.

The pictures on the inside of the artwork are screenshots from the video, and are likely exactly as they appeared on the video - early copies of the video were in black and white. A 12-page booklet is also included.


Recording length: 11 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Video
Lineage: "Make Me Feel Like A Millionaire" LP

           
Track listing:
Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


The LPs were also released in a gorgeous boxed set including a book, a pin made of real silver, a VHS copy of the video, two cassettes, a t-shirt, certificate, and a couple stickers.

A similar second box was later released, of which only ten copies exist.


Recording length: 11 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Video
Lineage: "Make Me Feel Like A Millionair" LP

 
Track listing:
Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


The seven advance copies of the LP had the title misspelled. The white vinyl has some black spots on it.


Recording length: 11 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Video
Lineage: "Make Me Feel Like A Millionaire" LP

     
Track listing:
Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Overstock copies had the added text "no news" and "good news" on the front and back covers. The former was pressed on white vinyl.


Recording length: 11 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Video
Lineage: "A Night At The Court" (Tarantula) silvers

     
Track listing:
Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Only the second encore tracks on these 1994 silvers are actually from the second night. This is still the best copy of these songs currently circulating (aside from clips seen in documentaries).

There are two versions of the bootleg, the second of which has a gray background on the inside of the artwork. It is this artwork that an Italian bootleg label used in their re-release of this title three years later.


Recording length: 11 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Video
Lineage: "A Night At The Court" (Spank) silvers

     
Track listing:
Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Only the second encore tracks on these 1994 silvers are actually from the second night. This is still the best copy of these songs currently circulating (aside from clips seen in documentaries).


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Video
Lineage: "Carnival At The Court" (Masterstroke) silvers

 
Track listing:
Killer Queen, Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


This 2011 bootleg package (two CDs and a DVD) included nearly all of the publicly available (at the time) audio and video from the two Earls Court shows.

The complete first night is included, as well as a few tracks from the second night.




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