City: Glasgow, UK
Venue: Apollo Theatre
Date: December 1, 1979

Presumed setlist:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Don't Stop Me Now, Spread Your Wings, Love Of My Life, '39, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Liar, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen



 

Freddie's voice is in phenomenal shape on this tour - perhaps his strongest tour ever. It's curious that they dropped It's Late for this tour, as he would have been far more able to do the song justice now than earlier in the year.

Roger messes up the words in the first verse of I'm In Love With My Car, which throws off everyone in the band. It takes them more than a few bars to recover. Freddie eventually rescues the song by helping out with a few words.

Liar is performed on this second night in Glasgow, as it was on the second night in Manchester.

Freddie nails Bohemian Rhapsody in its entirety, even eclipsing the studio version at a couple points.

Like in 1977, the Glasgow audience sings along with nearly every song.

Sharpening and colour correction on the picture was done by Nino Trovato.

There are a few more pics from this show at http://www.inthewilderness.com.


Recording length: 79 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Don't Stop Me Now [cut], Spread Your Wings, Crazy Little Thing Called Love [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


A few songs are missing after Spread Your Wings. Crazy Little Thing Called Love cuts out after half a minute.

The left channel is much quieter than the right, but the tape hiss in both channels is identical.


Recording length: 82 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Cassette (x) > ? > CDR (x) > WAV (GoldWave speed correction) > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Don't Stop Me Now [cut], Spread Your Wings, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions [cut], God Save The Queen


This copy sounds slightly better, but the quality decreases slightly after Now I'm Here. The first note of Don't Stop Me Now fades out, and the next minute of the song is missing (it fades back in at the exact same spot as on the copy listed above). The last few seconds of We Are The Champions are cut as well. However, it does include the unaltered Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Another 25 minutes of tape in the middle of the show were likely recorded, but have never circulated.

There are volume fluctuations throughout the recording that were very likely done as watermarks (like the cuts), and the transfer is a tad overblown for some of these segments. Additionally, sometimes the left channel decreases in volume while the tape hiss remains. All of these analog edits were done on purpose by the taper or someone close to them down the line, as indicated by the copy listed above that does not have these issues.




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