City: Leiden, Netherlands
Venue: Groenoordhallen
Date: November 27, 1980

Setlist:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Need Your Loving Tonight, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen




                       
                                               
                 
                                               

Queen's gigs in The Netherlands would now be played at the Groenoordhallen in Leiden. Bands often made this transition when engineers determined that their lighting rigs grew beyond what the Ahoy in Rotterdam could handle.

Before Mustapha, Freddie notices some bicycle bells in the audience and comments on it. But unfortunately for these ambitious audience members, Queen aren't playing Bicycle Race on this tour, nor will they ever again.

At the end of the second chorus of Need Your Loving Tonight, Freddie adds a not so quaint "fuck me" before Brian jumps into the guitar solo.

Brian, after Now I'm Here: "Good evening, folks of Holland. You know you sing.. so beautifully. You know, you sang on our live album. Did you know that? Good, good. We'd like you to do a special bit of singing for us. Will you do that?" The audience knows exactly what's coming next. "This is called Love Of My Life." The audience sing every word to perfection, to which Mercury calls "the best singing I've heard in ages."

At the end of the show, Freddie says, "You've been a truly fabulous audience tonight!" That's definitely not something he said every night. It must have been a fantastic atmosphere, as the audience sang along with nearly every song.

Here is a review of the show from the next day's paper.

The first picture was taken by Martin de Jong, and the second one was snapped by Tim de Scally shortly after the show ended (who also submitted the fifth photo set). The fourth set was submitted by Sikke van der Veen, and the sixth set was taken by Peter Koks.


Recording length: 55 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Another 15000 Bite The Dust" LP

                                                   
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Need Your Loving Tonight, Save Me, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack [cut], Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Dragon Attack [cut], Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, I'm In Love With My Car, God Save The Queen


About 500 vinyl bootlegs containing a Leiden audience tape were released in 1993. There were plenty of titles with various colours of vinyl. Between 5 and 50 copies of each title exist.

"Come On Baby It's Alright To Rock N Roll On A Thursday Night" and "We Will Entertain You" were later released as "We Will We Will Rock You" and "Prime Jive" after a fan decided to print his own covers. These are highly collectible.

Plenty of songs are missing from this audience recording. A few tracks are out of order as a means to evenly distribute the material onto both sides of the LP. Some versions are worse quality, but musically the content is the same on all of these LPs (despite a couple variations in track listings). The source tape ran a bit slow.


Recording length: 55 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Gamemania" LP

                           
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Need Your Loving Tonight, Save Me, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack [cut], Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Dragon Attack [cut], Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, I'm In Love With My Car, God Save The Queen


The "Gamemania" inserts use various shots from the Crazy Little Thing Called Love promo video.


Recording length: 55 minutes (1 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Recorded Live At The Groenoordhallen" LP

         
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Need Your Loving Tonight, Save Me, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack [cut], Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Dragon Attack [cut], Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, I'm In Love With My Car, God Save The Queen


These picture discs were the last of the Leiden bootleg LPs to come out. They are the best audio quality available from this show.


Recording length: 92 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x) > WAV (GoldWave speed correction) > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Need Your Loving Tonight, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack [cut], Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions [cut]


This is from the same source used for the LP, but technically it's not a pre-LP as it sounds much worse.

Dragon Attack is cut, and the Now I'm Here reprise is missing. However, Dragon Attack is over a minute shorter than the LP, which means there was some careless tape dubbing somewhere down the line. God Save The Queen is missing as well, as it, too, is on the LP.


Recording length: 96 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x) > WAV > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Need Your Loving Tonight [cut], Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here [reprise], Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is another copy of the same audience source in a bit better quality, but for some reason there's a small cut in Need Your Loving Tonight. Otherwise this is the longest copy of the show.


Recording length: 88 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x) > WAV (GoldWave speed correction) > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Need Your Loving Tonight, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise) [cut], Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Brighton Rock (ending), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions [cut]


This is an alternate source, missing bits at the beginning and end of the show.




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