City: Leiden, Netherlands
Venue: Groenoordhallen
Date: September 20, 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, Mustapha (intro), Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, '39, Love Of My Life, 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, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


                                       
     
 
                                                                                         
                       

Two nights in Leiden, September 19 and 20, were originally planned (as seen on tour t-shirts, in the fan club magazine, and in the tour programme), but for some reason only this date remained.

The support act from now through the end of the European tour is a band called Air Race, whose drummer is Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham.

This is one of those great shows where the audience are an enthusiastic bunch and sing most of the songs along with the band. They clearly propel the band to turn in a much stronger than average performance. Freddie's voice is in pretty good shape and sounds very powerful throughout, although he is now at the point in the tour where he can't nail the beginning of It's A Hard Life anymore.

"You always give us a great welcome in the Netherlands. Our fortunes in the rest of the world sometimes go up and down but it seems like in Holland we always have friends," admits Brian before Is This The World We Created. The audience even sing this one word for word, and Freddie stops the festivities half way through. "You're the first audience to sing the song, really. You fuckers can do anything, I just know." While it seems to the average person in the audience that he's stopping purely to let them sing the higher part of the chorus, he's doing it because he can't hit the notes. Regardless of the reason, it is a wonderful sound heard on this night.

Referring to his 12-string, Brian says, "You can do anything with this, you know," and then he starts playing '39. "You know the words," Freddie says. And they do - the audience sing a verse and chorus perfectly all on their own, while Freddie throws in the odd few words he hasn't forgotten (he hadn't sung the song on stage in nearly five years). Half way through the first verse he remembers, "And the night followed day," and he very quickly adds, "And something else happens." This is the last time the song would be played on stage, although Brian would play the guitar theme on his 39th birthday in Cologne a couple years later.

The first 21 pictures were taken by John Goedendorp, pic 22 was taken by Martin de Jong, and pics 23 through 25 were taken by Jan Ermers. Pics 30 and 31 were submitted by Raf Foubert, 32 through 77 are from Alessio Rizzitelli, and 78 through 90 were taken by 'Bobby The Cat'.


Recording length: 108 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > 2nd Gen Cassette > WAV > 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, Mustapha (intro), Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, '39, Love Of My Life, 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, 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 is an upgrade to previous multi-gen copies that circulated for years.


Recording length: 2 CDR, complete
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Leiden 1984" (Black Pearl)

 
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, Mustapha (intro), Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, '39, Love Of My Life, 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, 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 show was bootlegged for the first time in 2012 by a CDR label. Despite the claims on the cover, it uses a high gen copy of the complete audience source.


Recording length: 66 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Sony Walkman (w/ stereo mic) > Master Cassette > Reel To Reel Tape > MiniDisc (w/ EQ) > WAV > CDR (0) > WAV > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
Is This The World We Created?, '39, Love Of My Life, 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, 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 alternate source has a slight bit of distortion, but is still the superior recording of the two.

The first half of the show is missing simply because the taper forgot to press record, and noticed half way through!




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