City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Nippon Budokan
Date: May 8, 1985

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, impromptu, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, guitar solo, 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


     
       

These five shows would turn out to be Queen's final tour of Japan. Compared to the April shows, the band offer relatively more enthusiastic performances in Japan, a nation that embraced the band from the very beginning.

A bit of Tear It Up from this concert was shown on Japanese TV.

Freddie's voice is in fantastic shape for the first couple nights in Tokyo, and both audiences are very enthusiastic.

Brian breaks a string in the instrumental section in Now I'm Here. Once he has hastily retrieved a Red Special copy, Roger queues him in with a quick snare fill to make his entrance sound as natural as possible. True pros.

Some sources report that this show took place on May 7, but it was on the 8th. It was very expensive to rent the Budokan, so it would have been impractical to rent it for three days and only use it on two of them.

The first picture was taken backstage by Koh Hasebe at one of these Japanese shows just before the band went on. The second set of pics were taken by Dave Matkin.


Recording length: 101 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
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, impromptu, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, guitar solo, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall [cut], Crazy Little Thing Called Love [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free [cut], Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


The first tape runs out after 90 minutes (part way through I Want To Break Free), and the quality of the second tape decreases.


Recording length: 53 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > WAV > CDR (x)
Track listing:
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, impromptu, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life [cut]


This alternate source that emerged in 2008 is far superior to the other audience source.

The Billy Joel song at the beginning of the disc is the last song of the house music. Minus this bit, the Queen portion of the recording is 50 minutes long. The taper alleges that he lost the other tape.


Recording length: 53 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Final Budokan Nights" (Uxbridge)

     
Track listing:
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, impromptu, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life [cut]

Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, impromptu, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, guitar solo, 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


In early 2009, Uxbridge bootlegged the above audience source as well as an alternate source from the following night, both from the same taper.




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