City: Cologne, Germany
Venue: Müngersdorfer Stadion
Date: July 19, 1986

Setlist:
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, '39 (intro), Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, 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 nine pictures were taken by Christoph Könen, pics 10-13 were submitted by Janneman, pics 24-25 were snapped by Dany Keutgen, and pic 26 is from the collection of Denis O'Regan, the band's official photographer from 1977 through 1986.

As seen in the first picture, Brian May joins support act Marillion part way through the last song of their set, Market Square Heroes (a recording of their whole set exists). In turn, Marillion's lead singer, Fish, joins Queen to sing Tutti Frutti, as he had done about a month ago in Mannheim. Freddie campily says, "Oh, Mrs. Fish is coming on."

It's Brian's 39th birthday today, and the audience sing him happy birthday a few times. Freddie responds to it after Under Pressure. "That's right. He's 45 years old today!"

Brian plays a great guitar solo, and tonight's version of Now I'm Here is stellar.

Now that he's 39, Brian plays a bit of '39 before Love Of My Life, after jokingly admitting that people take up rock guitar because they can't grow up! "That's me. So I'm nine years old today, alright?" He adds that it's the biggest birthday party he's ever had.

They play a great version of Another One Bites The Dust. No two versions from this tour are alike, as Freddie is creative in his improv with the audience every night. After the song, he does his usual speech about the break-up rumours, using a bit of German: "Many people are talking about the fact that Queen are gonna... kaputt. That's not true, okay?"

Before Bohemian Rhapsody, the band play Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting for the last time (perhaps because it's actually a Saturday night?), a song they had covered periodically over the last ten years.

Freddie is in a great mood tonight, and in great voice, delivering an excellent performance.

Part way through the first verse of Radio Ga Ga, Freddie accidentally sings the second verse's lyrics, so he mumbles the next couple lines before he gets back on track.

Like in Mannheim, the complete show was filmed as a rehearsal for the upcoming Budapest extravaganza, but the footage was allegedly taped over after it was deemed "unimportant" by the person in charge of the operation.


Recording length: 107 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > 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, Now I'm Here, '39 (intro), Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, 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]


Only the God Save The Queen tape is cut on this average quality recording.


Recording length: 85 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master > 1st Gen Cassette > WAV > 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 [cut], Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I'm Here, '39 (intro), Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall


This second audience source was taped close to the stage, and sounds much clearer.

Another One Bites The Dust is missing about 25 seconds for a tape flip.


Recording length: 3 CD, incomplete
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Køln Open Air 86" (Uxbridge)

 
Track listing:
Garden Party, Freaks, Assassing, Pseudo Silk Kimono, Kayleigh, Lavender, Bitter Suite, Heart Of Lothian, Waterhole (Expresso Bongo), Lords of the Backstage, Blind Curve, Childhoods End?, White Feather, Forgotten Sons, Market Square Heroes/Twist again/Market square heroes (reprise)

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, '39 (intro), Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, 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 three-disc package released in August 2009 is a combination of Queen's set and Marillion's opening set. The Queen portion uses both sources 1 and 2 to create a best possible version.


Recording length: 96 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
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, Now I'm Here, '39 (intro), Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love [cut], Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This third audience source is in reasonably good quality.

The tape runs fast, and most of Crazy Little Thing Called Love is missing.




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