2 CD

Label: Wardour 404
Country: Japan.
Released: February 2020.
Recorded: Live at Nagoya Dome, Nagoya, Japan 30th January 2020.
Sound: Excellent stereo audience recording. Master recording.
Comments:  The last show on this Japan 2020 tour. Wardour label have released all four Japan show on silver pressed cd's. See more info below.
Roots: Audience recording, from master source.
Time: 64:56 / 75:30

Front cover

 1. Intro
 2. Innuendo 
(opening part on tape)
 3. Now I’m Here
 4. Seven Seas of Rhye
 5. Keep Yourself Alive
 6. Hammer to Fall
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Don’t Stop Me Now
 9. Somebody to Love
 10. In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited
 11. I’m in Love With My Car
 12. Bicycle Race
 13. Another One Bites the Dust
 14. I Want It All
 15. Brian MC
 16. Teo Torriatte
 17. Love of My Life
 18. ’39
 19. Doing All Right 
(first part only)

 1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 2. Under Pressure
 3. Band Introductions
 4. Dragon Attack
 5. I Was Born To Love You
 6. I Want to Break Free
 7. You Take My Breath Away  (chorus part only, on tape) ~
 8. Who Wants to Live Forever 
 9. Guitar Solo
 10. Tie Your Mother Down
 11. The Show Must Go On
 12. Radio Ga Ga
 13. Bohemian Rhapsody
 - - - - - - encore - - - - - - -
 14. Ay-Oh
 (Freddie on screen, live '86)
 15. We Will Rock You
 16. We Are the Champions
 17. God Save The Queen

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Back cover

From Internet page

The “THE RHAPSODY TOUR” tour that attracts attention from all over Japan will be performed in Japan. The vertex collection has finally been completed. The best original recording that will be the last piece is a permanent preservation decision.
What is engraved on this work is “January 30, 2020: Nagoya Dome” performance. It is the best audience recording. Following last week’s press CD “SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2020 1ST NIGHT (Wardour-401)” and “2ND NIGHT (Wardour-402)”, this week’s second half of the tour, “Western Japan Edition” is also permanently saved. All four performances were available. First, let’s organize the ultimate collection by date.

・ January 28 “OSAKA 2020”
・ January 30: “NAGOYA 2020” Nagoya Dome ← ★ This work ★
* Note: Only representative press albums are available on each day.

[Large upgrade sound that has changed to the position] This is the Shitenno of the 2020 Japan Tour. This work is a live album on the last day. This work is a refined mastering of the original master of “NAGOYA DOME 2020 (Uxbridge 1210)” which was a preliminary release. This tour reflects the unprecedented popularity, and a number of famous recordings appeared immediately after the show and were offered to our shop. We released the best ones in the bulletin, but in Nagoya there were no masters who exceeded the bulletin record.
Of course, it’s not the same as the Uxbridge version …. It’s a big upgrade that has been reborn to the level of “another thing”. The transformation sounds different even up to the recording position. To tell the truth, this recording was taken from a stand seat with the stage looking straight ahead. The original sound of the Uxbridge board was a clear recording that cut through a space without obstructions, but this work has a much higher core density, and it is more on and powerful. If the Uxbridge board sounds like a real stand, it sounds like a balance, as if it were a drone, skipped and recorded from mid-air. It was possible to brush up that much because the original sound had a certain amount of extension. Remastering any recording does not always make it better, and it is not unusual for things to change depending on personality or to become unnatural enough to be poor. However, this recording is a type that can adjust the beautiful sound and the core individually, and it was possible to reduce the sense of distance while keeping the natural texture and beauty of the original sound as it is. This is a major upgrade that was realized only because the original recording was excellent.

While it was premised on “NAGOYA DOME 2020”, if you do not know the Uxbridge version, this recording is a masterpiece used to a huge venue. He has worked on a number of classics, and has recently become familiar with the latest recordings by Huey Lewis, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, and others. In particular, Celine Dion and Tetailer Swift / Charlie XCX caught a great sound in spite of the Tokyo Dome, and received a very good reputation as “Really Dome !?” Particularly good is the extension of the treble. Adam’s high note stretched comfortably and the width and sway of the fine vibrato were clear. On top of that, the resounding spectacle is added, and even majestic. Singing up, of course, is even more wonderful, as in the first half of “Killer Queen”. Not only can you hear the rich sound and the subtleties of the voice that can be changed like an actor, but you can clearly see that the work is dominating the venue. It is a live album that has refined the original sound that draws the world of beauty because it is a great audience recording, and has a direct feeling like a sound board.

[Full show in Nagoya surrounded by enthusiasm for the first time in 15 years] の It is the last day of the Japan tour that has been heated throughout Japan drawn with such a reborn sound. As mentioned in the commentary on other works, this performance in Japan is almost common among the four performances in Tomeisaka. So, here, let’s organize the set based on successive Nagoya performances.

Song played in the last Nagoya (QUEEN + Paul in 2005)
・ Hammer to Fall / I’m in Love With My Car / I Want It All / Love of My Life / ’39 / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Want to Break Free / Tie Your Mother Down / The Show Must Go On / Radio Ga Ga / Bohemian Rhapsody / We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions
・ Limited to Japan: Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) / I Was Born to Love You

A song since QUEEN in Nagoya
・ Since 1985: Now I’m Here / Seven Seas of Rhye / Keep Yourself Alive / Killer Queen / Somebody to Love / Another One Bites the Dust / Under Pressure / Dragon Attack
・ Since 1979: Don’t Stop Me Now / Bicycle Race
・ Since 1976: In the Lap of the Gods … Revisited / Doing All Right
● Nagoya’s first song
・ Who Wants to Live Forever (Original Queen 1976 recording, opening chorus part only, on tape)

and it looks like this. This is QUEEN + Adam’s first performance in Nagoya, and last time is QUEEN + Paul Rogers. There was also a solo performance by Brian in 1998, but most of the songs played there were also featured on QUEEN + Paul. Before that, we go back to Freddie’s last “THE WORKS TOUR”. “Who Wants to Live Forever,” which did not play during the Paul era, was premiered in Nagoya.
And this work is also wonderful in Nagoya’s enthusiasm for the first time in 15 years since the pole era. There is only stand recording, and you can feel the enthusiasm of the arena burning the performance from below, which further heats the stage. Every time Adam walks on the stage, a ripple ripples to the right and left. And the heat spreads to the stand seats, and the nearby cheers have large grains, while the far cheers are small grains. You can feel the space of Nagoya Dome in three dimensions.
来 This visit to Japan was wrapped in a wind of great success that revived the heyday. It is a live album that you can enjoy the glorious final day with plenty of sound. This work itself is a masterpiece of musical difference that is packed with good sounds, good songs, and good performances, and it is also the end of the permanent preservation collection. One inevitable one. Please enjoy “Glory 2020” anytime and forever with Press 2CD.