City: Fréjus, France
Venue: Amphithéâtre
Date: July 30, 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



       
           

This concert was originally supposed to be in Nice. Freddie actually didn't find out the venue had been changed until the day of the show, refusing to show up to soundcheck. Having realized the contract couldn't be broken, he finally arrived late to the gig. "Let's fucking do this," he shouted as he got out of his car and headed to the stage.

With a capacity of 15,000, this is one of the smaller venues Queen would play on the tour. Freddie comments on it when introducing Another One Bites The Dust: "It's nice to be here tonight in this little bedroom. Now that we're in this bedroom, let's do a little boogie, huh?" Just prior to this, Roger had done a snare fill in the break after Under Pressure to which Freddie replies, "I know you're bored, Roger. Hang on." His drumming is enthusiastic in many spots tonight.

Before he does his Queen breakup rumour speech, Freddie asks, "Everybody understands a little English, yes? I can't speak French. I'm trying, but I mean... it's useless." He then introduces Who Wants To Live Forever. "This is a new song. It's written by Brian. It's on... It's a very new... What do you think it is?" Someone in the audience then shouts for We Will Rock You!

Freddie sings the third verse of Another One Bites The Dust very similarly to the album version, and he later offers a great rendition of Is This The World We Created. He also sings the first verse of Bohemian Rhapsody closer to the record version than ever before on stage.

He references an iconic French singer before Crazy Little Thing Called Love: "This is a song that Édith Piaf would've sung if she was alive." It was probably more of a joke as she was best known for her renditions of ballads.

During the breakdown of Radio Ga Ga after the second chorus, Freddie says, "It smells like a hamburger."

Instead of singing "I thank you all" in the second verse of We Are The Champions, Freddie quips, "Party and all." It throws him off his game, and he messes up the next few bars of piano - and audience members definitely notice. He was wearing some kind of hat, and perhaps it fell off or somehow got in the way. In the next chorus, he makes up for this flounder by singing "We'll keep on fighting" like the album, with his masterfully powerful vibratto.

Pics 2 through 6 were taken by Fredo, pics 7-12 were submitted by Alessio Rizzitelli, and the last one is from Juan Gabriel.

There is no known video footage of this show. Any footage purported to be from Frejus is extremely likely to be the TV footage of the Paris show.


Recording length: 112 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...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


This recording of Queen's last show in France is average quality. Disc 2 plays a bit slow.


Recording length: 2 CDR
Quality: B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Bonsoir! Magic in Frejus" (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, 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


Breakdown bootlegged the recording in February 2011. It is identical to the version that has circulated for years.


Recording length: 48 minutes (1 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > 1st Gen Cassette > ? > FLAC level 8
Track listing:
Love Of My Life [cut], 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 alternate source is pretty bad quality.


Recording length: 110 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...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 third audience source exists in average quality, with plenty of tape hiss.


Recording length: 107 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master cassettes > 2nd gen cassettes > Technics RS-B66W > Edirol R-09 > 16 bit/48 kHz > xAct > 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 [cut], 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 fourth source is by far the best of the bunch. However, oddly, in spots where the audience is responsive, the recording sounds more distant.

There is a very small cut during the intro of I Want To Break Free.

It's amusing to listen to the fellow in the right channel singing along to some of the songs without knowing any of the words.


Recording length: 2 CD
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Au Poil!" (Godfather) 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 [cut], 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


Godfather bootlegged the fourth source shortly after it came out.


Recording length: 2 CD
Quality: ?
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Frejus Magic" (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 [cut], 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 did the same.




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