City: Zürich, Switzerland
Venue: Hallenstadion
Date: April 30, 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


Tonight Brian May's We Will Rock You guitar solo is almost identical to the recorded version, in terms of tone and precision. Towards the end of the instrumental section of the fast We Will Rock You that follows, Brian thinks the rest of the band are hitting the chorus again, but nobody else does! A few bars later, Roger guides them into it as planned. Most, if not all, of the audience don't notice this little miscue.

The audience chants Freddie's name after Somebody To Love, and he responds with, "I'm not gonna go away!"

He teases the audience on the piano at the beginning of The Millionaire Waltz, pauses, then jumps into the main theme after announcing, "Alright, here we go!" His adlibs during the extended rock section of the song are great.

After the medley, he does his usual toast. While on previous tours he'd say some variation of "May you all have champagne for breakfast tomorrow," tonight he says, "May you buy all our records tomorrow, if you haven't got 'em already."

After Spread Your Wings, as Freddie begins to introduce the next song, he ends up letting the crowd sing what seems to be a standard football chant, which prompts him to say to the lighting guy, "Give 'em the lights! On the farther spots, come on, give 'em the lights!" As it dies down, he says, "It's beautiful. That's tremendous. Okay, save some for later. Right now we would like to do a song from the News Of The World. This is a song called It's Late." Brian was already diddling a bit during Freddie's speech, so he decides to cut out the first few bars and jump right into the main heavy riff. It's a very strong version of the song tonight, particularly from Freddie.

The vocal/guitar solo section after White Man is quite interesting tonight.


Recording length: 108 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > [(2) Audiogramm C60] Master Cassettes > WAV > FLAC Level 8 > WAV (GoldWave pitch/speed correction)
(transfer: Nakamichi CR-7E -> Mytek Stereo96 ADC -> S/PDIF -> HD)
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock [cut], 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 [cut], The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, It's Late [cut], Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues [cut], White Man [cut], The Prophet's Song, Guitar Solo [cut], 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 [cut], Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock [cut]


This source, taped by Marino Voltolini, is the better-sounding of the two sources from this show. Still, it's pretty distant and slightly muffled at times. Voices of audience members often drown out the music, so this isn't the most enjoyable of recordings overall.

In addition to the cuts listed above, many songs are slightly cut at the beginning, as the taper was trying to preserve his two hours of tape.

A bit of the house music (Freddie's choice of classical music) before the show was taped.


Recording length: 110 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, It's Late [cut], Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39 [cut], My Melancholy Blues [cut], White Man, The Prophet's Song, Guitar Solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Stone Cold Crazy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive [cut], Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


This alternate source is much inferior, but it includes many bits missing from the better source. A fair chunk of '39 and My Melancholy Blues are missing for a tape change.


Recording length: 106 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > 2 TDK SA-90 Cassettes > WAV > FLAC Level 8
(transfer: Nakamichi CR-7E -> Mytek Stereo96 ADC -> S/PDIF -> HD)
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 [cut], Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39 [cut], My Melancholy Blues [cut], White Man, The Prophet's Song, Guitar Solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Stone Cold Crazy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive [cut], Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is a slightly better version of the inferior source, but it is missing the second encore - although it includes God Save The Queen.


Recording length: 4 CDR, incomplete
Quality: B / B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Zurich News" (Trial)

 
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

We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock [cut], 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 [cut], The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, It's Late [cut], Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues [cut], White Man [cut], The Prophet's Song, Guitar Solo [cut], 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 [cut], Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock [cut]


Discs 1 and 2 are the inferior source, running a half-semitone too slow. Discs 3 and 4 are the better source. Both sources are slightly worse transfers than above, with a bit more tape hiss.




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