City: Vienna, Austria
Venue: Stadthalle
Date: July 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, Mustapha (intro), 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 the first of two nights at the Stadthalle in Vienna, a venue Queen had regularly played since 1978.

Instead of giving his usual speech about the Queen breakup rumours, Freddie sings the intro to Mustapha tonight.

Freddie sings 'Get Down Make Love' a few times during the impromptu - the last time he'd reference the raunchy News Of The World track on stage.

Although the footage is a bit dark at times, nearly the complete show was filmed from the audience from the twelfth row. During the extended instrumental break of Now I'm Here, Brian is seen dropping his six-pence, but he continues to play improvised lead parts with his fingers. He then makes his way over to his mic stand, grabs a spare six-pence attached to it, and continues to let it rip without missing a beat.

Before Love Of My Life, someone shouts "Happy Birthday" to Brian, and he thanks them with a chuckle. The audience then sing Happy Birthday to him, to which he replies, "That's enough, thank you very much. It's my birthday morgen." [which is German for "tomorrow", although his birthday was two days ago] "I like birthdays!" he concludes.

Freddie messes up the lyrics to Radio Ga Ga in the same place he did at the last gig in Cologne.

A heartwarming scene closes out the show. Freddie, as usual on this tour, comes out for the final bow with his robe and crown. He throws the crown to Roger, insisting "Pass it on!" Roger then throws it to John, and John tosses it (underhand, and of course with both hands) to Spike Edney. They all leave the stage with smiles on their faces.

The first picture was taken by Dave Matkin. The other two could be from either night in Vienna, the first of which was submitted by Janneman.


Recording length: 105 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > WAV > CDR (1)
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, Mustapha (intro), 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


Not only does this recording sound so great because it was taped close to the stage with supremely good gear, but also because the Stadthalle in Vienna was one of the few indoor venues on the tour. It's free of that dry-sounding outdoor sound, and full of natural reverb, beautifully capturing Queen's bigger-than-ever 1986 sound. Freddie's voice and the band's vocal harmonies sound especially gorgeous in Who Wants To Live Forever.


Recording length: 2 CD, complete
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Live In Vienna, Austria, July 21, 1986" (SRS) 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, Mustapha (intro), 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 bootleg label simply burned mp3s to silvers.

Thanks to Nebojsa Bjeletic for the scans.


Recording length: 3 CDR, complete
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Two Magic Nights" (Breakdown)

 
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, Mustapha (intro), 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

One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, 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, Mustapha (intro), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


Breakdown processed the recordings of both nights horribly.

At least they were efficient and squeezed both nights onto three discs.


Recording length: 4 CD
Quality: A
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Vienna Magic" (Wardour)

 
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, Mustapha (intro), 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

One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, 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, Mustapha (intro), 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 released both shows in early 2010. They also included a DVD of the film of the first night.

The transfer of the master was probably used, and it has been EQ'd to bring out more treble.




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