City: Osaka, Japan
Venue: Festival Hall
Date: April 19, 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, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen



This picture was taken from the "Ultimate Dreamer" bootleg listed below. There are a few hundred copies of the bootleg, and each one has a random few pictures out of dozens that were taken at the Osaka shows.

The first night in Osaka is another great early tour show. Freddie, although his range is limited, continues to sing with much passion. Somebody To Love is a great version.

Before Fat Bottomed Girls, Freddie says, "This is all about you little girls with great big tits." He receives no reaction, and then continues, "I'm sure you know what I mean. You're just not reacting." While he says that, a male audience member obnoxiously shouts out, "Ohhhh yeah!" Freddie, clearly pleased, says, "Yeeeeeees, you do."

In the middle section of Don't Stop Me Now, Brian accidentally hits a B chord when it's supposed to be in C, so he constucts a riff for a few bars, making it sound as fluid as possible, eventually returning to the B chord, as if he meant to play it that way all along. The band soon makes their way into the usual guitar solo, and it's a very tasty one.


Recording length: 124 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Zoom 1979" (LLX) silvers

 
Track listing:
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, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This tape used for this 1994 bootleg runs about a semitone slow.

The sound itself is nearly excellent, but the mix gets a bit muddy at times, especially when the audience is about as loud as the band. The best sound quality is during Get Down Make Love, Love Of My Life, Brighton Rock, and any other moment when the audience is calm. That said, these recordings from the two nights in Osaka are amongst the best live recordings of Queen available.

The taper or someone close to him coughs now and again, and unfortunately it's usually clearly heard. He taped the following night's show as well, and his coughing is even more prominent on that recording.


Recording length: 118 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Ultimate Dreamer" (Wardour) silvers

     
Track listing:
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, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is probably sourced from the Zoom bootleg, as the only difference is that it now runs at the correct speed. Like Zoom, it's a 4 CD set of both nights in Osaka.

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




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