City: Sapporo, Japan
Venue: Hokkaidouritsu Sangyou Kyoushin Kaijyou
Date: October 29, 1982

Setlist:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Teo Torriatte, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is one of only two times Queen would perform Teo Torriatte in its entirety (with Brian switching to his guitar for the "When I'm gone" part), at the expense of Save Me tonight. This version would definitely be the better of the two.

After Love Of My Life, Freddie gets the audience to clap rhythmically while he does some vocal improv. When he's done, they're not: "Now I can't fucking stop 'em! Stop!" he shouts. And they quickly do, probably a bit startled by his demand.

Towards the end of Fat Bottomed Girls, Freddie adlibs "Bicycle, bicycle", surely the last reference to Bicycle Race on stage.

As he had done a few times earlier in the year, Freddie plays the intro to Death On Two Legs before Bohemian Rhapsody. It would be heard only one more time, in 1985. Tonight he sings the verses of Bohemian Rhapsody almost identically to the studio version, although his voice is struggling a bit on the higher notes. Still, as always, he gives his all.

Freddie does a lot of vocal improv at the beginning of We Will Rock You. He then sings the second verse with a very different and interesting melody line.

Tonight would be the final performance of Rock It.

Many thanks to Sikke van der Veen and Masahiko for confirming the venue of this show.


Recording length: 92 minutes (2 LP, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Live In Japan" LP

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Teo Torriatte, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This LP is one of the most valuable Queen bootlegs, having been known to sell for up to $1000. It sounds pretty good, although it has some distortion. It plays a semitone fast.

Although the cover states it was pressed in Austria, it is Japanese-made.


Recording length: 74 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Live In Japan 1982.10.29" (BGS) silver

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Teo Torriatte, guitar solo, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This early 90s bootleg CD uses the same audience source as above, but it's from a pre-LP tape - perhaps the master tape, as the sound quality is so good and clear (there is a bit of bass distortion, but the recording is still nearly excellent).

There are about 40 seconds more tape before Crazy Little Thing Called Love than on the LP, and an additional 30 seconds before Another One Bites The Dust - although a minute and a half at the beginning of the show is cut. For whatever reason the bootleg label wanted to squeeze the show onto a single disc, and five songs are missing as a result.

Some copies of this silver were erronously pressed with a Rainbow '74 video rip instead, naturally leading people to believe all copies were fakes. Those who managed to get their hands on a genuine copy, however, got to hear one the best Queen bootlegs of all. It took about 15 years for a digital copy to finally spread amongst Queen fans.


Recording length: 96 minutes (2 CDR, incomplete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Hot Space In Cold Place" (Breakdown)

Track listing:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Teo Torriatte, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is a transfer of the LP, with the speed corrected (although it now runs very slightly too slow).

The gap before Crazy Little Thing Called Love was filled in with the incomplete silver bootleg listed above, although in the wrong place (there is a two-second segment that later repeats). And they didn't use all the tape they could have used in that spot, as 15 seconds are still missing.


Recording length: 2 CDR
Quality: A- / B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Got The Power" (Uxbridge)

     
Track listing:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Teo Torriatte, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This CDR bootleg released in May 2010 is a 2-source merge with a bit of EQ applied. They most likely used the Breakdown bootleg for the inferior parts, as it plays at the same slow speed during those spots.


Recording length: 2 CDR
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "North Calling"

 
Track listing:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Teo Torriatte, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs (intro), Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


Another bootleg of this show from an unknown label turned up in late 2011.




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