LONDON 02 ARENA 2018  2nd night


Label: Uxbridge 873
Country: Japan
Released: August 2018
Recorded: Live at The O2 Arena, London, UK,  July 4th. 2018
Sound: Excellent audience recording
Comments:  Japanese label Uxbridge released the bands last, of two shows at the O2 Arena show in London on this European tour. Complete show.
Roots: Audience recording
Time: 71:54 / 61:57

Front cover

 1. Intro
 2. Tear It Up
 3. Seven Seas of Rhye
 4. Tie Your Mother Down
 5. Play the Game
 6. Fat Bottomed Girls
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Adam MC
 9. Don’t Stop Me Now
 10. Bicycle Race
 11. I’m in Love With My Car
 12. Another One Bites the Dust
 13. Lucy  (Adam song)
 14. Voice & Guitar Intro
 15. I Want It All
 16. Brian MC
 17. Love of My Life
 18. Brian Selfie and MC
 19. Somebody to Love

 1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 2. Drum Battle
Member Introduction
 4. Under Pressure
 5. I Want to Break Free
 6. You Take My Breath Away 
(intro on tape)
 7. Who Wants to Live Forever
 8. Last Horizon
 9. Guitar Solo
 10. The Show Must Go On
 11. Radio Ga Ga
 12. Bohemian Rhapsody
- - - - encore - - - -
 13. Day-Oh
 14. We Will Rock You
 15. We Are the Champions
 16. God Save the Queen

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  Review from a Japanese page.

Queen showing booming movie Bohemian Rhapsody. A masterpiece original recording that recorded their latest show appeared. It was the Japanese recording person who recorded this work. It is one of the business which converted the original master directly transferred from himself / herself to the CD in the wandering record by a master who dominated the masterpiece domestically.
Such a Japanese master sucked in “London performance on July 4, 2018”. QUEEN + Adam finished Europe tour with Dublin the other day and is now about 2 months off. In the meaning of knowing such a situation, let’s first confirm the show from the whole world tour.

· June 23 – August 5: North America (26 performances)
· November 1 – December 16: Europe # 1 (26 performances)
· February 17 – March 6: Oceania (10 performances)
· June 7 – July 8: Europe # 2 (16 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· September 1 – 22: Las Vegas (10 performances)

This is the whole picture of the tour which has been continuing since last year. In September, unprecedented Las Vegas 10 consecutive performances are waiting, but this work is the 14th performances of ‘European # 2’ which is the final stage of the main tour which precedes it. Queen’s hometown London has three consecutive performances (Wembley × 1 times + THE O 2 × 2 times), and it is the final day concert.
This work which inhaled such a show is really neat audience recording. Although it is the master of only this work which has not been circulated on the net, there is no doubt that it will be a topic even if it is made public on the net. The slightly dressed venue acoustics will make you feel the spectacle of London ‘s largest THE O2 arena, but there is no “distance” to say. The sound directs only “gloss” of the performance sound and “elongation” of the singing voice, the core is very on and detail is vivid. That’s supposed to be, the position the Japanese recordingist caught was ‘the first floor center 5th row’. As the stage is near, the PA’s output sound jumps straight and the echo feeling extends toward the back of the head. Such a three-dimensional feeling is even beautiful.
What’s more delicious is the enthusiasm unique to the convention. Of course, this work is not covered with screams. Only in the front seat, huge enthusiasm and encouragement are behind the recording man. It is a type that carries huge cheers from behind and the music itself is extremely beautiful no matter how exciting it is. With such a balance the waves of the great chorus of the home country which made it a kitchen up to one word of lyrics will rush.
Also, (Is it Japanese sensitivity?) Very neat tone is also tasty. As a matter of fact, the bass of power is likely to distort, but I stretch on the verge of it, the grain of the sound is fine and bright. When it comes to overseas recording, there are many types that compete as to how to approach the sound board, but this work does not dare to that ring. Because we are an audience, we are keen on how beautiful and powerful core is drawn while treating the feeling of the field spreading. It is a recording of the inscription sticking to “the beauty that is the only because it is an advertisement”.
The show drawn with such sound is brilliant and powerful show. In our shop we reported the latest tour with masterpiece “BERLIN 2018 (Uxbridge 854)”, but this set is the same as the set. Starting from “Tear It Up” since 1986 NBW that became Freddie’s last performance, we will continue delicious songs with “Seven Seas of Rhye”, “Tie Your Mother Down” and “Play the Game” one after another. “Lucy” co-starred with Brian May in the latest work of Adam “THE ORIGINAL HIGH”, “I’m In Love With My Car” sung by Roger Taylor, Tyler Warren, who was appointed on behalf of Rufus Taylor Tribute band QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA drummer) and Roger’s drum and battle can also experience a real scene unique to the latest tour.

It was so wonderful that it will be nearly two years since my arrival in Japan in 2016. It may be impossible for you to visit Japan “TOUR 2017-2018” which changed your taste, but what if you realized what kind of live album … …. This work is a fine-grained Japanese recording that makes us actually listen to such “if”. Original sound of only this work that is just right to call stocks, please enjoy it to your heart’s content.