City: New York, NY, USA
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Date: December 2, 1977

Setlist:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Doing All Right, Liar, Love Of My Life, '39, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, God Save The Queen



 


The second night was added in the second week of November, as the first night sold out very quickly.

Freddie, after the first song: "Thank you and good evening everybody! Are you ready to rock and roll with Queen? Yes, it was a really good show last night. Thank you for giving us such a beautiful welcome. Thank you, New York. This is Brighton Rock."

Before the medley, he takes a sip of champagne. "Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. While I take my medicine, we'd like to do something that we did last night." He then introduces the medley, and adds, "we hate calling it a medley, anyway. This is something a bit better than that."

Freddie responds to an audience member after the medley. "What do you want? What's your request? Flick Of the Wrist? You got it." This definitely isn't the case. However, they do have a surprise in store for anyone who wasn't at the Garden last night. Intending to give a different show on the second night, Queen omit It's Late, Spread Your Wings, and My Melancholy Blues from the set (it's odd how they would drop three new songs when trying to promote their latest album), but they do revive something they dropped from the setlist on the last US tour. He continues, "Ok, on with the show. We'd like to take you back to the very first album of ours, for all you fanatics. We'd like to do a couple numbers from that, and to start off with a song written by Brian May. This is called Doing All Right." The song is heard on stage seemingly for the last time. A stellar version of Liar follows, and Keep Yourself Alive is done later in the show, as always. But generally Queen's first two albums would feature less often in the show from now onward.

Before White Man, Freddie says: "This next song is a real bitch to sing. It really requires a lot of my voice, but we're gonna do it anyway, because I have masochistic pleasure in doing it for you, my little darlings."

During the Jailhouse Rock medley, they cover Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" much to the delight of the audience. This is the last known instance of Freddie doing the Stupid Cupid into Be Bop A Lula bit.

"Thank you, god bless you; it was a pleasure doing business with you tonight," declares Freddie at the end of the show.

Here's a pretty negative review of the show.


Recording length: 113 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > 1st Gen Cassette > WAV > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Doing All Right, Liar [cut], Love Of My Life, '39, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, God Save The Queen


The recording has a very warm stereo sound to it. There are two cuts for tape flips.

Previous versions used a mono unconfirmed gen copy for the first three songs, but here they come from a new transfer of the tape. Unfortunately the tape did not survive the test of time and the transfer isn't perfect in a few spots.

At the tail end of the first heavy section of Doing All Right, a fan near the taper simply says "wow," marvelling at the vocal harmonies of the record being replicated live.


Recording length: 4 CDR, incomplete
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Rocks New York" (Trial)

     
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, It's Late, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, Liar, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock (cut)

We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Doing All Right, Liar [cut], Love Of My Life, '39, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, God Save The Queen


Trial bootlegged both nights in a 4-disc package. For the second night, they used the copy of the audience tape that had circulated for years - the old first generation transfer with the inferior mono copy for the first three songs.


Recording length: 4 CDR, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "MSG Two Nights" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, It's Late, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, Liar, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock (cut)

We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Doing All Right, Liar [cut], Love Of My Life, '39, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, God Save The Queen


Breakdown bootlegged this show in 2012 as part of a 4-disc set consisting of both nights at the Garden. It is unlikely that there is any new material here.


Recording length: 3 minutes, incomplete
Video/Audio quality: B- / B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Super 8 master > VHS > DVD > youtube

       
Track listing:
Love Of My Life [cut], '39 [cut], White Man [cut], The Prophet's Song [cut]


A single reel of Super 8 footage exists from this show, filmed from pretty far away with a zoom. It is currently the only available 8mm footage from this tour.




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