City: London, UK
Venue: Wembley Arena
Date: September 7, 1984

Setlist:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life / Lullaby, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


           

As evidenced by these clippings (1, 2) the third and fourth nights in London were added due to ticket demand.

Roger's Under Pressure entrance is a few bars early.

Freddie partied hard on his birthday, and likely as a result his voice is not in great shape tonight. He completely flubs the intro to It's A Hard Life, and even sings the amended lines in the Bohemian Rhapsody verses like he did in Japan 76/79. The strength of his voice would fluctuate for the remainder of the year.

"Where the fuck are we? Oh yes, this is a song from our Hot Space album, which really sold fucking dreadfully. I can be honest, but that doesn't mean we don't do the songs. This is one of my songs, and it's called Staying Power."

Brian, before Love Of My Life: "We don't usually make dedications, as those of you who see us every night know, but we'd like to dedicate this just once to all of you who have sweated long and hard to get here and see us. I hope it's worth it." He then acknowledges his daughter who is on hand to see the band for the first time. "I'd like to dedicate this to someone else too. It's a little lady with very big eyes and blonde hair and only three years old. Louisa May, this is for you." Brian plays a bit of Brahms' Lullaby for her during the interlude.

Freddie makes his usual speech in response to the rumours in the press about how the band may break up, and he adds, "In fact, we hate each other so much we gotta keep together." There was probably some truth in that statement.

He addresses his drummer before jumping into Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting. "Do you wanna do it Rog, or not?"

Rick Parfitt from Status Quo is seen in most of the pictures above, as he joined the band for Jailhouse Rock. The first picture was taken by Harry Moriarty, and the last by Joyce Brown.

Here are a few more pics from the September 7 show, taken by Chris Phillips.


Recording length: 108 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life / Lullaby, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This recording is pretty sharp in the top end.


Recording length: 107 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette (TDK D120) > DAT (0) > WAV > FLAC level 8
transfer: Nakamichi Dragon>Tascam DA-20 Mk2>Coax Cable>M-Audio Audiophile 24/96>Cool Edit Pro 2.0>CD Wave
Track listing:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life / Lullaby, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock [cut]


This alternate source, taped by 'Tummell', emerged in 2006. It is a somewhat distant recording, giving it a genuine concert hall sound with all that natural reverb. It plays a half-semitone too slow.

A second cassette with the rest of the show exists, but has not yet been digitized. His master was lost, but luckily it was backed up to a first gen tape.


Recording length: 2 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Trust In One Another" (Trial)

 
Track listing:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life / Lullaby, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock [cut]


Tummell's recordings of these two Wembley Arena shows were bootlegged by Trial.


Recording length: 2 CD, incomplete
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Sanyo MG-4 > Master Cassette > 1st Gen Cassette (TDK D90) > Audacity > FLAC Level 8
Track listing:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life / Lullaby, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody [cut], Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This third source is very good quality. Most of Bohemian Rhapsody is missing.




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