City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Ahoy Rotterdam
Date: April 20, 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, Liar, 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


             
                               

"Tonight's gonna be a completely different show," declares Freddie after the first song. Indeed, Queen were keen on giving audiences varied sets when playing multiple nights at the same venue on this tour (like in New York and London). But there is actually only one change in the setlist tonight.

Freddie, after Spread Your Wings: "This next song is from a long, long time ago. Our very first album, and a song entitled Liar." A mainstay in the set through 1977, Liar is now on rotation, and it replaces It's Late tonight.

Before Love Of My Life, Brian introduces the next song as being from A Day At The Races, and asks the audience, "Do you remember that?" Freddie corrects him, saying it's from A Night At The Opera. Brian retorts, "Might have been a different one!" Freddie laughs and then says, "You don't give up anyway!" A week ago in Copenhagen, Brian said the song was from Sheer Heart Attack, so it seems to be some kind of ongoing joke between the two of them. Brian gets the last word, saying, "It's one of those albums, anyway. This is Love Of My Life."

Freddie, after My Melancholy Blues: "It's different for Queen to do. I think we'll be writing some more like that. I think the last time we were here we said, or I said that we would come back with an orchestra. Do you remember?" They do. "Well, forget about it! Forget about it, we're not gonna do that. I think it's much better just the four of us. Yes, yes, I was wrong. For once in my life I was wrong!"

Here's a review (in Dutch) by someone who saw both shows (both Liar and It's Late are mentioned), tracked down and submitted by Raf Foubert. The claim that Good Company and Fight From The Inside were performed isn't actually true, as Queen never played those songs live.

The third picture is one of the best existing shots of the crown lighting rig. Pic 24 was submitted by Alessio Rizzitelli, and pic 25 by Tim de Scally.


Recording length: 123 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
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, Liar, 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 [cut], Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


This is a genuine (almost) complete recording of the second night.

The first 20 seconds of Sheer Heart Attack from the first night were spliced into the recording to make it appear as if it was complete (the edit was easily noticeable, as the tape speeds of the two recordings were different). But some collectors may have thereby wrongfully assumed that the second encores were entirely from the first night, which may account for their absense on higher generation copies that circulated through the years.


Recording length: 8 minutes, incomplete
Video quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: Super 8 silent master

       
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow) [cut], We Will Rock You (fast) [cut], Death On Two Legs [cut], The Millionaire Waltz [cut], Liar [cut], Now I'm Here [cut], '39 [cut], White Man [cut], guitar solo [cut], The Prophet's Song [cut], Stone Cold Crazy [cut]


A silent Super 8 film exists from this show. The 8-minute flick was filmed from various angles, including behind the stage, since the Ahoy was a circular-shaped venue also used for bicycle racing.




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