City: Mannheim, Germany
Venue: Maimarktgelände
Date: June 21, 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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 show (as well as Marillion's opening set) is broadcast live on the German radio station "SWR 3." As a result, this would be one of Queen's most bootlegged shows.

Freddie's voice is starting to weaken a bit, but he still has plenty of great moments tonight. Overall it's a great performance, as usual on this tour.

Freddie embellishes a lyric in Under Pressure: "Sat on a fence, but it didn't fuckin' work!"

He starts a vocal exchange with the audience (perhaps even to his surprise) during Another One Bites The Dust. He would continue to do this throughout the tour.

Brian tosses in the riff of The Beatles' I Feel Fine after the impromptu, after which the band try out Gimme Some Lovin' as they did in Leiden.

Towards the end of his solo spot, Brian plays bits of the melody from Golden Days, a song he wrote for Japanese pop sensation Minako Honda and would produce in 1987.

Brian, before he starts to play Love Of My Life: "Freddie wrote a magical song. It goes like this."

Fish (from Marillion, one of the acts who opened for Queen) joins the band for Tutti Frutti, as seen in pic 22. After the song, Freddie tells the audience, "We love ya. What a corny, shitty thing to say, I know. But we love you anyway."

Freddie cracks yet another Crazy joke: "This is called a guitar, and I can never play it. But I'll get away with murder; just watch!"

The show was broadcast on the radio in the US later in the year. It was named "Done Under Pressure" by the folks at Off The Record.

We Are The Champions was broadcast on TV not long after the show by ZDF. This is apparently all that exists, according to one of the presenters as heard (in German) before the concert footage begins: "We would love, of course, to show you more footage of the show, but the air time is limited and I have to tell you also that it's also the band's management's fault, because they allowed us to film only 3 minutes, but I believe that 3 minutes are enough for this great band."

Some footage from before this show is seen on the Magic Years documentary, and a few seconds of concert footage have been seen in many documentaries - an aerial shot, and Freddie kicking a ball into the audience. It's currently unknown precisely how much footage exists from this show.

Another video of the Mannheim show may exist, filmed as a tester for the upcoming Budapest film. The director filmed this concert with a camcorder, just to give a basic idea of the show to the Hungarian film crew in July. The footage may still exist, but the director says it may have been taped over.

Part of this concert was officially released as part of the "On Air" box set in 2016, containing Queen's complete BBC sessions for the first time, as well as live material and interviews. The sound quality of the Mannheim material is about identical to the best bootlegs available. The tracks included are:

A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, God Save The Queen

While many of the photos were submitted by LukᚠBosík, Claudio Tassone, Alessio Rizzitelli, Janneman, and Fabio Tosti, the majority of them were taken by Christian Wißing.

The last one could be from any of the German gigs on this tour (Mannheim, Berlin, Munich, or Cologne).


Recording length: 2 LP
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Done Under Pressure" LP

       
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 bootleg LP was released in Germany soon after the show, in August 1986.

It was re-released in Italy in 1987 with the same artwork, in very limited quantities. The LP itself had a different label, and the matrix number on the cover is "Q 501/2/3/4."


Recording length: 2 LP, incomplete
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Queen Reigns The World" LP

     
Track listing:
One Vision [cut], 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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 bootleg LP also came out in 1986. It is from the same broadcast but recorded from the airwaves by another taper. The quality is spectacular - about as good as the Wembley official releases.

Another 200 copies were released with green vinyl.


Recording length: 2 LP
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Reigns The World" LP

Track listing:
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 an overstock copy of the second LP of "Queen Reigns The World."


Recording length: 2 LP
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Royal Celebration" LP

Track listing:
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 another overstock copy, musically identical to the LP listed above.


Recording length: 2 LP
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Radio Broadcast" LP

     
Track listing:
One Vision [cut], 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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 bootleg is a knock-off of "Queen Reigns The World," in a bit worse sound quality. The second LP is red vinyl.

The back cover claims there are only 100 copies, but there are actually well over 500.


Recording length: 10 minutes
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" 7"

 
Track listing:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Hammer To Fall


This 7" bootleg was released in 1987, sourced from "Queen Reigns The World."


Recording length: 9 minutes
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Rock 'N' Roll" 7"

 
Track listing:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Tutti Frutti


This is another bootleg 45 from 1987.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Queen Reigns The World" (Three Cole Cats) silvers

     
Track listing:
One Vision [cut], 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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 a 1991 re-issue of the 1986 LP of the same name, with the same gorgeous Rodney Matthews artwork.

The sound quality is still excellent, but not quite as crisp as the LP.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "18 Greatest Hits Live From Queen" (STEN) silvers

 
Track listing:
Under Pressure, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free


Three tracks on this compilation bootleg are from Mannheim (despite the back cover's claim that the tracks are from only from Zurich).


Recording length: 2 LP, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Done Under Pressure" LP

 
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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


The LPs were re-released by the Leopard label in 1992. This version runs a half-semitone too fast.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Done Under Pressure" (Leopard) silvers

 
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 the same as the above LP, with a different back cover.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Done Under Pressure" (Leopard) silvers

   
   
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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


Another version was released in a fatboy case with an 8-page booklet containing the same write-up and pictures as the original LP.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A+
Source: Soundboard?
Lineage: "Crowning Glory" (Kiss The Stone) silver

     
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, 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, Gimme Some Lovin' Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions


This 1992 bootleg is incomplete, but rivals Queen Reigns The World in sound quality.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Noblesse Oblige" (Living Legend) silvers

 
Track listing:
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, Gimme Some Lovin', guitar solo, Now I'm Here, One Vision, Under Pressure, Is This The World We Created?, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


Yet another early 90s bootleg. This one has a mangled track listing.

The first two tracks are from the 1977 BBC session and Hammersmith '75 respectively.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Bohemian Rhapsody (Vol.2)" (Banana) silver

 
Track listing:
One Vision [cut], 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, Gimme Some Lovin', guitar solo, Now I'm Here


This 1993 Australian bootleg uses disc 1 of "Queen Reigns The World." Volume 1 is from Buenos Aires '81.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Bohemian Rhapsody (Vol.3)" (Banana) silver

   
Track listing:
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 1993 Australian bootleg uses disc 2 of "Queen Reigns The World." The last scan revealing an OBI strip is likely a Japanese version.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A-
Source: Radio
Lineage: "The Carriage Of Mystery" (Rex Discs) silvers

 
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, Love Of My Life, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Hammer To Fall, God Save The Queen


This 1993 bootleg is yet another copy of a radio broadcast. This is one of the poorer copies.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Queen" (PR Records) silvers

       
Track listing:
One Vision, In The Lap Of The Gods (revisited), Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, Friends Will Be Friends, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Hammer To Fall


This box was likely released in the early 90s.

Disc 1 is from a Mannheim radio broadcast, not Wembley as some sources report. Discs 2 and 3 are from Fukuoka '82.


Recording length: 41 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A+
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Live USA" (Imtrat) silver

Track listing:
One Vision, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, Friends Will Be Friends, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Hammer To Fall


In addition to the Imtrat label's semi-official releases called "Live USA" from 1992 containing material from the Seattle '77 and Fukuoka '82 shows, they released a CD of the same name containing Mannheim material the following year. These discs were entitled Live USA because the Imtrat label found a loophole in German copyright law stating that live recordings of foreign bands recorded in foreign countries were not protected.


Recording length: 74 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: ?
Source: Radio
Lineage: "We Still Rock You" (ROLA) silver

 
Track listing:
Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created, You're So Square, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is yet another Mannheim bootleg, released in 1993.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Greatest Hits Live" (Chartbuster) silver

 
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions


This 1994 bootleg contains tracks from Mannheim and Tokyo '85.


Recording length: 106 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Soundboard?/Radio
Lineage: "Done Under Pressure In Germany" (Gypsy Eye) silvers

     
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 2000 bootleg includes the MC's speech at the end of the show.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Play The Game" silvers

 
Track listing:
One Vision, In The Lap Of The Gods (revisited), Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, Friends Will Be Friends, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Hammer To Fall


In 2001, there were three 3-disc releases with this title. This was the first, in a double-gatefold sleeve.

Musically they are all identical. The three discs are a straight copy of the "Queen" box listed above, with the same Mannheim and Fukuoka material.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Play The Game" (Black Panther) silvers

 
Track listing:
One Vision, In The Lap Of The Gods (revisited), Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, Friends Will Be Friends, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Hammer To Fall


This is the second "Play The Game" release, supposedly by a label called Black Panther. The given release date of 1991 is incorrect.


Recording length: 1 CD, incomplete
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Play The Game" silvers

Track listing:
One Vision, In The Lap Of The Gods (revisited), Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, Friends Will Be Friends, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Hammer To Fall


The third "Play The Game" release was a plastic bag containing the three discs.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: FM > Cassette (1) > WAV > FLAC level 8
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 pre-bootleg recording of the original radio broadcast of the complete show emerged in March 2008.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CDR, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Monnem Magic" (Trial)

 
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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


Released in June 2008, Trial quickly bootlegged the newly-emerged cassette from radio only three months after it was shared on the internet by the taper for free.


Recording length: 104 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Radio
Lineage: "Definitive Mannheim" (Wardour) silvers

 
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, Gimme Some Lovin', 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 the show in 2012. It seems to be from a slightly different source tape.




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