City: Uniondale, NY, USA
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
Date: November 19, 1978

Setlist:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, If You Can't Beat Them, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Bicycle Race, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Now I'm Here, Spread Your Wings, Dreamers Ball, Love Of My Life, '39, It's Late, Brighton Rock, Fat Bottomed Girls, Keep Yourself Alive, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


 


Freddie's voice isn't quite as strong as it was at the Garden shows.

Before If You Can't Beat Them, he says, "We have a new album called Jazz. It's been in the shelves the last couple days, so buy it!"

Brian has already started playing the acoustic guitar intro to Dreamers Ball, yet Freddie invites the audience to "Start up a beat and we'll follow you." This is a fine example of how the band always wanted the audience to feel like they were part of the show. After a lukewarm audience response to the song, Brian says, "It's alright, Queen will be back in a minute."

After a particularly nice version of Love Of My Life, Brian quips, "Freddie's singing that in his bath tonight. I'm sure of that."

There seems to be a problem with the lights after Brighton Rock, prompting Freddie to shout to Joe Trovato, the man in charge of lighting, "Come on, let's have some fucking lights!" He adds, "Your day is gonna be murder tomorrow." He then starts to introduce Fat Bottomed Girls, but talks to the audience for a bit. "You want a request? What is it?" He lets them shout for a bit, and then he replies to someone. "Jesus? That's from the first album. We've forgotten that. We wanna do something new!" So much for the all-request portion of the evening...

After the show, tour manager Gerry Stickells sternly told Freddie off backstage for blasting the crew, telling him to never do that on stage again. He never did.


Recording length: 114 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: C
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > 1st Gen Cassette > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, If You Can't Beat Them, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Bicycle Race, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Now I'm Here, Spread Your Wings, Dreamers Ball, Love Of My Life, '39, It's Late, Brighton Rock, Fat Bottomed Girls, Keep Yourself Alive, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This show at the Nassau Coliseum was recorded with too high of a volume, and the result is very distorted bass throughout. The quieter moments often sound good, but as soon as Roger and John kick in, their volume overblows the tape.

Audience members keep calling out for Liar throughout the show. Along with the request for Jesus tonight and the shouting for Flick Of The Wrist and Ogre Battle two nights ago, the audience recordings make it pretty evident which era of Queen's material the hardcore fans were most keen on. Unfortunately for them, Queen would never play such songs again, except for Liar, which would never be heard in this neck of the woods.




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