City: Nishinomiya, Japan
Venue: Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
Date: October 24, 1982

Setlist:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


Nishinomiya is just outside Osaka, the city this show has been traditionally attributed to.

Somebody To Love is performed in place of Play The Game, like the first night in Fukuoka. In fact, tonight is the final time the gospel-inspired 1976 hit would be played in its entirety (during which Freddie makes a nod to Need Your Loving Tonight in the breakdown). It would be heard on the Works tour, but as part of a medley of older songs.

Brian's guitar intro to Now I'm Here strongly hints at the beginning of It's Late, the last time the song would ever be referenced on stage. Freddie's vocal improvs in the middle of the song are very creative with the delay. He then adlibs the words 'We Can Work It Out' (a Beatles reference?) and 'Shake Rattle and Roll' a few times before they begin Put Out The Fire. Their vocal harmonies in the song are exquisite, and a killer version of Dragon Attack follows. Overall, this is certainly the best Japanese '82 performance, although compared to the energy of the European shows earlier in the year, Queen sound very laid back and relaxed at times.

In the first of many improvisations on the night, Freddie ad libs "I feel wonderful" a few times, but at one point interrupts himself and quips, "I feel cold" and continues on.

Brian's solo in the improv section of Crazy Little Thing Called Love is fiery and creative.

Later in the show Freddie does a Spread Your Wings improv, longer than the one he did in Hamburg earlier in the year. He sings a few lines of the song, and after admitting "I don't know the chords" with a chuckle, he decides to lead the band into a short rendition of Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting (with the same chords he used for the Spread Your Wings segment at a slower tempo).

The middle section of Another One Bites The Dust becomes quite a jam. Freddie sings "Jump, jump, jump to it" a few times, referencing his favourite singer, Aretha Franklin (this is the chorus of the title track off "Jump To It," released just a couple months earlier). The band soon end up in an impromptu version of Jailhouse Rock (the only time it would be played this year) which results in a 12-bar-blues kind of jam that they hadn't done for years. A few minutes in, twice Freddie says "end it", when Brian and Roger are clearly trying to merge back into Dust. They are forced to comply.

It can now be said for certain that Teo Torriatte wasn't played at this show. We Will Rock You was missing from the only existing recording of the show for 20+ years, which prompted some fans to optimistically suggest that the A Day At The Races favourite was perhaps performed instead. A new audience source emerged in 2005 which put these thoughts to rest.

Despite the claims by the Rare Live video and Queen archivist Greg Brooks, this show was not filmed. Only the November 3 concert in Tokyo was filmed.


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Get Down" LP

   
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


The first version of this bootleg came out in 1983. This copy has a dark green LP.

We Will Rock You in the second encore is missing from this audience source, a great-sounding stereo recording. This copy runs a bit too slow (as do most other copies that are stemmed from this). With the tape speed corrected, this is the best-sounding audience recording from 1982. All later bootlegs using this audience source worsen the quality in some way.


Recording length: 83 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A / A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "This Is Not" LP
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Save Me, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions [cut]


The tape speed is correct on this version of the LP, but the quality degrades significantly on sides C and D (from Body Language onward).


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Get Down" LP

         
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


The 'Get Down' LP was re-released in 1992 with four different colours of vinyl (the front and back covers are identical).

Musically it's the same content as the original release, but the quality isn't nearly as good and the volume level is very low.


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Flesh Burn" LP

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


Overstock red and black copies of Get Down were released as "Flesh Burn."


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Tokyo Alive, Alive" LP

       
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


More overstock copies were released as "Tokyo Alive, Alive" in 1992. The bootleggers decided to call it a "Fuck Voigts Produktion" because Andreas Voigts warned collectors via the German fan club fanzine of all the cheap overstock bootlegs emerging after Freddie's death.


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Get Down" LP

   
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


In 1993 the bootleg LP was re-released again with a different cover.


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "The Heroes Of Osaka" LP

     
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


This is another re-issue of the Osaka LPs.


Recording length: 106 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Domo Arigato" (Aulicop) silvers

       
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here [cut], Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


This 1993 bootleg was the first CD release of the Osaka show, sourced from the original 'Get Down' LP. It has been degraded to mono sound.

The tape still runs too slowly, and many between-song segments are edited out (including Brian's guitar preamble to Now I'm Here), shaving a few minutes off the running time.


Recording length: 110 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Get Down" silvers

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen [cut]


The audience recording was released on CD in the late 90s, with a cardboard slipcase designed to mimic the original LP version.


Recording length: 114 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Stadium Rock" (Wardour) silvers

     
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This second audience source was released by Wardour in November 2005. According to them, it's a transfer of the audience master. A somewhat distant recording, it gets a bit muffled now and again. We Will Rock You at the end of the show is heard for the first time here.

There is only one cut (during Body Language) but it is patched up with the LP source.

This is actually a 4-disc bootleg, with discs 3 and 4 being one of the old versions (on the back cover they say it's from the "Lora Records" CD bootleg). On these discs (and for the Body Language splice on disc 2), they cleaned up all the LP ticks. On disc 4, they spliced in We Will Rock You from the new source to make that version complete as well. The LP source now runs at the correct speed. This release is a true labour of love on their part.


Recording length: 114 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Stadium Rock" (Wardour) silvers

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Somebody To Love, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Spread Your Wings (part), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


In December '05, Wardour released the new audience source on its own in a differently-packaged 2 disc version.




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