City: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Festhalle
Date: February 2, 1979

Setlist:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, Fat Bottomed Girls, 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, Don't Stop Me Now, Spread Your Wings, Dreamers Ball, Love Of My Life, '39, It's Late, Brighton Rock, Keep Yourself Alive, Mustapha (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


                                                   

This concert features prominently on the Live Killers album, and it's not hard to see why, as the show is a hot one. Tonight's versions of Killer Queen, Bicycle Race, Love Of My Life, '39, the Mustapha intro, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, and We Will Rock You would end up on the live album, as well as bits of Get Down Make Love, Now I'm Here, and Brighton Rock. See my Live Killers Analysis for more details.

Before Somebody To Love, Brian May tells the audience that they're the biggest crowd the band have ever played to in Europe, but this may not be true. The Festhalle holds about 15,000 people, while the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund (where the band played on January 21) holds 16,500. This is, of course, assuming the Dortmund show didn't sell out and this one did.

Now I'm Here contains some great vocal improv by Freddie, as heard on Live Killers.

The classic band intro heard on the live album is also from this show (although it was slightly edited for the release). "Um, I'd like to welcome back to the stage the rest of the Queen group. On drums and tiger skin trousers, Mr. Roger Meddows-Taylor. And on dazzling tie and bass guitar, Mr. John Deacon! And on maracas and sometimes vocals, Mr. Freddie Mercury." He jokingly adds, to Freddie, "Follow that!"

The band receive an ovation after It's Late, and some audience members shout out for Mustapha. "You want Mustapha? We'll think about it," he responds. After a great extended version of Keep Yourself Alive, the song request becomes a chant, and Freddie finally relents. He sings the intro to the song from the piano before he starts to play Bohemian Rhapsody.

The first photo set was taken by Werner H. Klee (many thanks to Wolfgang Trabitzsch for locating them). The last picture was submitted by Gizmo.


Recording length: 111 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A- / C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Somebody To Love [cut], Fat Bottomed Girls, 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, Don't Stop Me Now, Spread Your Wings [cut], Dreamers Ball, Love Of My Life, '39, It's Late, Brighton Rock, Keep Yourself Alive, Mustapha (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is the best-sounding audience recording from the European tour, until the quality drops massively for the last seven songs. The recording begins part way through Freddie's intro of Somebody To Love.

During Love Of My Life, whatever was recorded over can still be faintly heard in the background.


Recording length: 111 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Somebody To Love, Fat Bottomed Girls, 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, Don't Stop Me Now, Spread Your Wings [cut], Dreamers Ball, Love Of My Life, '39, It's Late, Brighton Rock, Keep Yourself Alive, Mustapha (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This version sounds very rough, but it definitely is the same audience source as above - although several tape generations worse than even the inferior part.

Its only redeeming quality is that it's about 30 seconds longer at the beginning of the tape, including some of Brian's speech before Somebody To Love.




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