City: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Festhalle
Date: April 28, 1982

Setlist:
Flash (tape), The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Liar, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


             

The couple minutes of improvisation at the end of Action This Day are outstanding.

Before Staying Power, Freddie asks the audience if they want to hear songs off the newly-recorded album. "The damn thing, you wanna hear it? You're gonna hear it." There is a mixed reaction, and Freddie replies, "If you don't wanna hear it, fuckin' go home!" This classic speech inspired the title of a bootleg of the show.

This is the last known performance of Liar in its entirety (although a fan alleges it was performed at a US show in August). The band decided to focus closely on their more recent material, as they had brought Back Chat into the set, and would soon introduce Body Language as well. Part of Liar would be resurrected for the Works tour as part of a medley of older songs.

Contrary to what some sources may report, there was no second night in Frankfurt on April 29. If there was, the first picture most likely would have read "28 & 29.4" instead of 28.4 alone. That said, the second night was listed on an early tour itinerary.

The first picture is a screenshot from a TV special on the band called "Musik Scene", as the first few songs of this show were shot on film by a single camera. Flash, The Hero, and the last half of Tie Your Mother Down were aired. After his first line of The Hero, Freddie is seen throwing a giant hat back into the audience. Part of We Are The Champions from the May 12 concert in Vienna was also shown on this special.

Some of the first half of Tie Your Mother Down was seen on the 1989 "Rare Live" VHS release.

The second and third pictures were taken by Thomas Steffan.


Recording length: 27 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Her Majesty's Secret Service" LP

     
Track listing:
Play The Game, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions


This 1990 box set bootleg is a 2 LP compilation. This was the first time the Glasgow 77, Berlin 78, and Frankfurt 82 shows were bootlegged, with sides 1 through 3 containing about a half hour from each audience recording.

Side 4 contains tracks previously released on LP bootlegs. See http://queenonstage.com for the exact details.


Recording length: 27 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "No More Secrets" LP

     
Track listing:
Play The Game, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions


This 1995 German bootleg is a straight knock-off of "Her Majesty's Secret Service."


Recording length: 27 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "No More Secrets" LP

           
Track listing:
Play The Game, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions


No More Secrets also came out as a boxed set, including a video and t-shirt. The four sides of vinyl were different colours. 25 copies were produced.


Recording length: 2 LP, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "The Way Time Goes By" LP

 
Track listing:
Play The Game, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions


This is apparently a knock-off of sides C and D of either "Her Majesty's Secret Service" or "No More Secrets". Thanks to Erwin Sijbrands for the scans.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "When You Don't Wanna Hear It..." (Hard Working Sisyphus) silvers

     
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Liar, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack [cut], Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is a great-sounding recording, but it has some speed issues. Like the LP, it plays a semitone too fast from the beginning, and is about a whole tone too fast by Liar. Only Dragon Attack is cut for a tape flip.

A few bonus tracks are tagged on from various 1982 shows. The tracks labelled as Los Angeles are from Fukuoka, as always. The 99-minute length doesn't include these bonus tracks.

The artwork incorrectly states that Jason Bonham's band "Airrace" took over the opening slot from "Bow Wow Wow" (Bonham was only 15 years old at the time). It was "After The Fire" who got the job. Jason's band would get their first big gig opening for Jimmy Page's band "The Firm" in 1985.


Recording length: 2 CDR, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Dominates Germany" (Trial)

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Liar, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack [cut], Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


Trial's CDR bootleg is rooted from the above silvers.


Recording length: 2 CDR, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Hot Frankfurt Space" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Liar, Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Back Chat (improvisation), Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack [cut], Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This September 2009 CDR release is taken from the same source as well.




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