City: Toronto, ON, Canada
Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens
Date: November 21, 1977

Setlist:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, It's Late, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, Liar, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen



       
       
                                                         

This is a great early tour show. Brian May has a small hiccup in Brighton Rock, but otherwise plays with fluidity and poise. The only exception is where he plays the first note of his solo in The Millionaire Waltz in the wrong key, stops, regroups for a brief moment, and resumes. I know many people who attended the show, one of whom saw this as one of those illusion-shattering moments of youth when he realized his heroes, these seemingly infallible musicians, were human after all.

Freddie, after the medley: "We'd like to do another new tune. We've got to do these, you see, because I mean we have quite a lot of albums out and we like to plug the new one. This is a song written by John Deacon and we'd like to do it right now. It's called Spread Your Wings." The song almost seems to end prematurely as they clearly thoroughly enjoy playing the ending at double tempo like the BBC version.

Brian, after Liar: "We're going to do something a little unusual, for us at least, which is to play this little acoustic song for you. This is a song off A Night At The Opera which a lot of people would have liked us do last time I think and asked for it, and we finally figured out a way to do it and this is it. This is called Love Of My Life." His guitar part is a bit reticent early in the tour, but Mercury delivers the song with ease.

Freddie, after My Melancholy Blues: "Every time I do this I try and put on my Ella Fitzgerald voice. One day it'll happen. Did you like it?" They absolutely do. "Okay, we'll keep it in the show. Right now we'd like to do something in total contrast, how about that? From black to white, or from white to black. This is a song called White Man."

After the show audience members en masse walked down Yonge Street singing We Will Rock You.

Here are two reviews of the show, from the next day's Toronto Sun and Toronto Star.

The first pic was taken (seemingly during the We Will Rock You guitar solo) by Craig McCracken. The next three photo sets were taken by Rod Sein, Andy Maas, and Stephen Greenaway respectively.


Recording length: 118 minutes (incomplete)
Quality: B / B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > Master Cassette > Mackie Pro Mixer FX8v2 > Audacity > WAV > Audacity (speed-correction, EQ) > FLAC (level 8)
Track listing:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, It's Late, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, Liar, Love Of My Life, '39 [cut], White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Keep Yourself Alive [cut], Stone Cold Crazy [cut], Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


This recording emerged in 2021. It is one of three sources to exist from this show, but the first to circulate.

Most of '39 and all of My Melancholy Blues are missing while the taper changes tapes, and the quality greatly improves for the rest of the show. He often stopped taping between songs to save tape, chopping off a few songs slightly at the beginning, but most of the banter is still captured - a wise decision as Queen's shows were rarely longer than they regularly were on this tour.




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