L.A. FORUM 1977  2ND NIGHT

 2 CD

Label: Wardour 407
Country: Japan 
Released: February 2020 (In the last week).
Recorded: Live at The Forum, Inglewood, California  USA March 3rd 1977. 
Sound: Audience recording. 
Comments:  Queen – L.A. Forum 1977 2nd Night: Mike Millard Original Master Tapes (Wardour-407) is a 2CD set from The Forum, Inglewood, CA on March 3rd, 1977. This is the tape anticipated by relayer67 in his recent post. Queen – L.A. Forum 1977 2nd Night: Mike Millard Original Master Tapes (Wardour-407) is a 2CD set from The Forum, Inglewood, CA on March 3rd, 1977. This is the tape anticipated by relayer 67 in his recent post. 
Roots: Audience recorded tape. Taped by Mike Millard. 
Time: 49:09 / 57:27

Front cover
 CD 1
 01. Tie Your Mother Down
 02. Ogre Battle
 03. White Queen
 04. Somebody To Love
 05. Killer Queen
 06. The Millionaire Waltz
 07. You're My Best Friend
 08. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 09. Sweet Lady
 10. Brighton Rock
 11. '39




 CD 2
 01. You Take My Breath Away
 02. White Man
 03. The Prophet's Song
 04. Bohemian Rhapsody
 05. Stone Cold Crazy
 06. Keep Yourself Alive
 07. Liar
 08. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
 09. Now I'm Here
 10. Rock 'n' Roll Medley ~
       Big Spender ~
       Jailhouse Rock ~
       Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting ~
       Jailhouse Rock  (ending)
 11. God Save The Queen


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From Internet page.

 The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA 3rd March 1977 TRULY PERFECT SOUND

The world's mania shook! Pia's legendary taper “Mike Millard” is a completely unprecedented master of transcendence!
Not to mention LED ZEPPELIN's "LISTEN TO THIS EDDIE" as an example, the legend is a legend among the mirrored. The collection has produced a number of ultimate masterpieces for many bands / artists.
The design has become a legend of music records beyond official / unofficial, but the situation has changed drastically recently.

Millard himself died in 1994, but has been described as "the original master has been lost." According to one theory, "it was burned by the person before his birth" or "it was disposed of by a bereaved family of unknown value." But such a myth was wrong. Omoto masters of mirrored recordings were discovered one after another. The details are mentioned in the description of "LOS ANGELES 1975 4TH NIGHT: MIKE MILLARD ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES (Sigma 242)" released by PINK FLOYD the other day, but the contents are also overwhelming with Omoto sound. The ultimate sound of the ultimate recording is shook the mania of the whole world.

 [The first appearance of the mirrored collection is shook the whole world]
This work is a follow-up to such a new excavation, but it is even more shocking. What a mirrored collection that has never appeared before. It's not an upgrade, it's the first recording the world hears. As a matter of fact, whether Millard was recording QUEEN has always been controversial. "It must exist," "If it exists, it should have come out long ago," "Is it lost?" After 43 years, the discussion was finally settled. Millard was still recording. The whole picture was exposed under the sun at a stretch.

What was inspired by such a miracle master was the “March 3, 1977 Los Angeles Performance”. Audience recording about 3 months ago with "THE FORUM" same as "LISTEN TO THIS EDDIE". As I said earlier, "mirror recordings I hear for the first time," the show itself was actually unveiled worldwide. In the past, incomplete recordings and partial images that were called "1977 Los Angeles" also appeared, but they were separate performances. "THE FORUM" has two consecutive performances of "March 2" and "March 3", and the record known so far is "March 2". On the other hand, this work is the second performance "March 3".
 
Anyway, what kind of position was that show in QUEEN history? Speaking of 1977, "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR" and "NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR" intersect, so let's take a look at the schedule at that time and check it out.

● 1977
“A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR”
・ January 13-March 18: North America # 1 (40 performances)
・ May 8-June 7: Europe # 1 (19 performances)
 《October 28 “Dedicated to the World” Released》
“NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR”
・ November 11-December 22: North America # 2 (26 performances)
● 1978
・ April 12-May 13: Europe # 2 (20 performances)

QUEEN, who released the “A Day At The Races” at the end of 1976, started the tour from the beginning of the next year in 1977. The Los Angeles performance of this work was the 32nd performance of "North America # 1" which is the start dash.
This work that recorded such a show is "QUEEN's Eddy" that I dreamed of. The sound is ... I can't speak words anymore. I tried to write "Ultimate ...", "The thickness of the core ...", "The beauty of the sound ..." as usual, but it was empty for such words. Since there is no previous departure, it is not possible to compare, but even "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR" as a whole ... No, it may be No. 1 in the entire history of QUEEN. Currently, manias around the world are listening to them while they are in the middle of the battle, and detailed top competition is yet to come. So, I can't say for sure, but I want to make sure.
The performances and singing voices of the four members can be clearly felt to the finest possible extent, and the natural and beautiful sound is full of dignity. Guitar orchestration vibes, clear and wide cymbal work, thick chorus that doesn't mix well ... For example, if you're an official name board, you'll search each country's board for a master tape sound. The spine freezes and the thought stops because of too much beauty. Even if you want to say "sound board" in terms of quality, it's a sound that doesn't have such light words.

Although it is such a work, if it is slightly different from “LISTEN TO THIS EDDIE”, is it the breath of the audience? Cheers and applause are subtle. There is a reason for this. In fact, at the time, Millard and his friends were not going to the show, thinking of QUEEN as "the mess of ZEPPELIN". However, after hearing his reputation overturning his prejudice, he bought a ticket, but turned into row 15 which was a bit far from his usual sweet spot (row 5). However, at the venue of QUEEN, which was a popular eel climb, fans flooded at the start of the performance (because of that, "A Day At The Races Intro." Is not recorded in this work, and fade-in from "Tie Your Mother Down" To do). Millard and his friend in the wheelchair have returned to their seats, but the fuss has increased security, and security is next door!
If you were a regular mirrored, you would have asked the surrounding audience to grab the money and keep it quiet, but it may not have been possible to do so on this day. However, this is also an extremely high-level story. It must be a recording in which the performance and the singing voice play a prominent role, inconceivably in a normal audience recording.