City: Manchester, UK
Venue: Maine Road
Date: July 16, 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


                               
             
                   

The first verse of In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited is very loose and drawn out.

Freddie tries to introduce Who Wants To Live Forever, but stops when audience members are singing a football song. "This is not a picnic!" He then asks his fellow bandmembers, "Are we gonna do it or not?" Skipping the ballad in front of a lively audience isn't always a bad choice, but they play it anyway. Like he did in Munich, he reverses the first two lines of the song.

Nicci Gable, a backing singer for one of the opening acts, Belouis Some, joins the band on stage for Tutti Frutti.

After Hammer To Fall, someone with a blowhorn in the audience belts out a rhythm usually heard at sporting events. John responds to it by playing it back to them on his bass, but part way through it Freddie begins playing the intro to Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

A fan recalls how the band had to finish by 10pm, and that the volume had to be kept to a reasonable minimum.

This show was properly recorded by the band.

The complete show was filmed from the audience. Like the Newcastle video, it's pretty distant.

A few weeks later the Manchester Evening News reported in a piece entitled "Friends of the Fans" that Queen awarded a plaque to Manchester City football club and its fans to recognize the concert.

The first set of pics were taken by Paul Nicholson, and the last set by Zodiacal_light (the first two of which are of Status Quo, one of the opening bands). The rest were submitted by Alessio Rizzitelli, Fabio Minero and Janneman.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > WAV > CDR (x) > WAV (pitch/speed correction, volume level raised) > CDR (0)
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, 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 [cut]


This recording is almost complete. It's one of those distant, dry-sounding outdoor recordings.


Recording length: 103 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: Sony mic > Sony D6c > Unidexter - FUJI FR METAL 60s > NAK CR-7A (manual az) > PCM R500 > WAV > FLAC
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisisted, 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


This previously uncirculated alternate source, taped by "Rubble," emerged in October 2006. It has a great, lively sound to it.


Recording length: 4 CD + DVD, incomplete
Quality: B/B+/B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Trick Master" (Trial)

Track listing:
Source 1: 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 [cut]

Source 2: 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

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, 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


A mere month after the second audience source was freely shared online, Trial bootlegged both audience sources and the video.


Recording length: 101 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisisted, 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 third audience source is nearly complete - only Brian May's solo spot is cut for a tape flip.




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