City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue: Falkoner Theatre
Date: April 13, 1978

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, Spread Your Wings, It's Late, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), 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, God Save The Queen




                     

The entire crown reportedly couldn't fit in the venue, so only the bottom of the crown was used at this show (and also the following night in Hamburg).

Before the medley, Freddie says, "We have a lot of music for you tonight. That's why we don't have a support. I just wish there were a bit more of you."

During the "Take me with you and love me forever" line in The Millionaire Waltz, a single person in the audience shouts "forever" at the right moment, to which Freddie responds, "That's nice."

Freddie replies to the audience's rhythmic hand-clapping after the medley. "You're the only audience that does that... did you know that?... in the world. I mean, if you all clap together, I'll have you sing together too, right? Let's what you can do in this next song. We ended up with a song called You're My Best Friend. For those of you who didn't know, it was written by John Deacon, and we'd like to do another song written by John. This is our latest single release. This is called Spread Your Wings." What follows is perhaps Freddie's best live version of the song, delivered with complete conviction. His voice is in incredible shape tonight.

He once again responds to the hand-clapping. "Do you do this for everybody? Do you do this for Led Zeppelin?" (They haven't been in Denmark since 1971, but they would return in 1979 - to a few thousand hand-clap-happy fans.) It's Late then follows, another possible candidate for a best ever version, particularly due to the perfectly executed vocal harmonies.

Roger drums up a storm in Now I'm Here, especially in the first verse.

Brian, before Love Of My Life: "This is a song for Sheer Heart Attack which Freddie wrote, and it was written for piano and voice but we're gonna do it with guitar and voice tonight, so we'll see how it goes." Brian had forgotten which album it was on, and it seems to become an ongoing joke between he and Freddie (see 4-20-78).

The pictures were submitted by Per Baden. They are the earliest known shots of Roger's bass drum skin sporting the robot illustrated by award-winning American sci-fi artist Frank Kelly Freas, as seen on the News Of The World album cover. The band had used the crest designed by Freddie from 1973 to 1977.

Here are some pro pictures from this show.


Recording length: 31 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Lazing On A Night At The Galileo Opera" LP

     
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, It's Late, White Man, The Prophet's Song


A few songs from this show were included in this 1992 compilation bootleg. The tape plays much too slowly, and the first couple tracks are muffled. Also included on the bootleg is material from Glasgow '77, London '77, and New York '78.

The third scan is the outside of a 20-page booklet (the inside of which is black and white). The bootleg also includes a poster and artwork for a CD release that never materialized.


Recording length: 31 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "News Of The 77/78 World Tour" LP

           
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, It's Late, White Man, The Prophet's Song


The same bootleggers who produced "Lazing On A Night At The Galileo Opera" released two other titles around the same time with identical musical content: "News Of The 77/78 World Tour" and "By Overwhelming Popular Demand." There are 75 and 100 copies respectively.

The 75 copies of the former were pressed in three sets of 25 blue, red and yellow inserts. They all had the same back insert.


Recording length: 112 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Rock'n'Roll Night, Tonight, Okay!!" (Gypsy Eye) silvers

     
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, Spread Your Wings, It's Late, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), 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, God Save The Queen


This version has a prominent hum in the background, along with the signature Gypsy Eye crackling sound in the top end. It also has too much treble, making it rather ear-piercing at times.

The tape plays back a half-semitone too fast.


Recording length: 111 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
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, Spread Your Wings, It's Late, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), 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, God Save The Queen


This is the cleanest version of the Copenhagen audience recording. The tape runs a bit fast, though.


Recording length: 111 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Denmark News" (Wardour) silvers

   
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, Spread Your Wings, It's Late, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), 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, God Save The Queen


In 2007, Wardour bootlegged the above version that had been freely available for download a few years prior.

Here's a link to the always-reliable GS review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com


Recording length: 113 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Definitive Denmark News" (Wardour) silvers

 
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, Spread Your Wings, It's Late, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), 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, God Save The Queen


Wardour bootlegged the show again in 2013, very likely using the same source tape. It seems it has only been EQ'd to bring out the top end, and the tape's speed has been corrected.




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