City: Paris, France
Venue: Hippodrome de Vincennes
Date: June 14, 1986

Setlist:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


     

As in all the early Magic tour shows, Freddie is in superb voice.

For the first time on the tour, the band exit the breakdown of A Kind Of Magic completely cleanly (on the video, Freddie and Brian are seen talking to ensure they do!), and Freddie is clearly thrilled about it. After the song, he asks, "Where is this? Is this Paris? I just forgot for one minute."

Brian, before Love Of My Life: "Thank you for coming. I know some of you have come a long way. We appreciate it." Someone in the audience with a British accent says, "Fucking right there. Play '39 or I'll kill ya!"

Freddie forgot a line during the second verse of Hello Mary Lou two nights ago in Leiden, and tonight at that point he quickly and cheerfully admits, "I don't know the fucking words, and I don't care!" Brian would sing the next couple lines of the song for the remainder of the tour, with Freddie happily queuing him in at the first few shows.

Freddie does his customary vocal exchange with the audience after Tutti Frutti. Like the last show, at the end of it he says "Fuck you", but tonight he adds, "You're supposed to say fuck you back!"

Only half of Friends Will Be Friends is performed for the remainder of the tour. The band probably thought the song dragged on for too long, and thus they decided that playing part of the song served its purpose in the second encore.

As a truly majestic gesture, at every show on the tour from here onward (minus only the show in Ireland), Freddie Mercury comes out at the end of the show dressed up as the Queen of England, complete with the robe and crown - as seen in the fourth picture above. At some shows he and the others in the band would toss the crown amongst each other.

A couple minutes of soundcheck footage exist (One Vision and Tie Your Mother Down), but unfortunately most of the audio has been replaced by the studio versions.

About a minute of One Vision from the show was aired on French TV a few hours before Queen took to the stage in Frejus.

Another minute and a half of footage was shown on French TV the day after Freddie Mercury passed away. The clips are of Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, and I Want To Break Free (with a bit of Tear It Up superimposed on top of it at one point). In 1993, more footage from this concert (Tear It Up, this time with the correct audio) was shown as part of a report about Brian May's solo album and tour. So it is at least possible that the first 40 minutes of the concert were filmed professionally.

Nearly the complete show was filmed from the audience close to the stage, but the footage is very shaky, and there are some major audio issues in the first few songs.

The first three pictures were taken by Manuel Angelini, and the last two were submitted by Alessio Rizzitelli. Freddie clearly enjoyed the new end-of-show gag, as he is pictured wearing the crown and robe in his room at the Royal Monceau Hotel after the show.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > 1st Gen Cassette > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo [cut], Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is a great early tour recording overall, although there is some occasional distortion. Since it was a big stadium show, there is often an echo heard. The tape hiss "breathes" in and out throughout, but it's only really noticable in the quieter moments.

Another audience source exists from this show, but no details on it are currently available.


Recording length: 93 minutes (1 DVD, incomplete)
Video/Audio quality: A- / B
Source: Audience
Lineage: audience video > ? > DVD-R (x)
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust [cut], Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is great quality footage filmed pretty close to the stage, although shaky at times. The speed fluctuates in the early going. Another One Bites The Dust is almost completely missing.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Spectacular" (Wardour) silvers

   
Track listing:
CDs: One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo [cut], Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

DVD: One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust [cut], Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


Wardour bootlegged two of the audience sources (audio and video) in 2006.

Here's a link to the always-reliable GS review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com




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