2 CD

Label: Wardour 402
Country: Japan.
Released: February 2020.
Recorded: Live at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan 26th January 2020.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  From the 2nd. show in Japan on this 6 days Japanese 'Rhapsody Tour'.
Roots: Audience recording.
Time: 65:35 / 70:57

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

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Back cover

From Internet page. 

“THE RHAPSODY TOUR” by QUEEN + Adam Rampart, who has become a huge frenzy since the 1980s. The best original recording that preserves the
second day permanently!

Of course, this work includes “January 26, 2020: Saitama Super Arena Performance”. It is a superb audience recording that shines at its highest peak.
The release rush overheated following the first report last week. Especially this week, we will be releasing three ultimately high quality press CD
titles at the same time. To avoid confusion, keep your position on the show schedule here as well.

・ January 26: Saitama Super Arena ← ★ This work ★
・ January 28: Kyocera Dome Osaka
・ January 30: Nagoya Dome
* Note: Press title only.

More than 4 performances. Currently, Western Japan’s breaking live albums and various images are also appearing, but the press version
is “SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2020 1ST NIGHT (Wardour-401)” and this work, and a super rare sound check board
 “CLOSED SOUNDCHECK ( Wardour-400)]. The other two works were recorded on the first day of “Tama Ali”, but this work is a 2-disc full
live album that permanently saves the show on the second day.

[The highest peak on the second day, which became more gorgeous based on the experience on the first day]
 The quality of this work is just the best. This show has already been reported as a part of the highest peak master’s four-disc set
“SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2020 (hereinafter, the previous work)”, but in fact this work refines the second day with meticulous mastering It is.
The relationship between the original sound and the remaster will be given to the explanation of “SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2020 1ST NIGHT”,
and the original master of this work is a sister work by the same recorder, the same equipment, the same venue, and the same position as “1ST NIGHT”.
Therefore, the compatibility with mastering may be omitted, and this work is completely reborn.

In addition, the final form transcends “1ST NIGHT”. The conditions are all the same as above, but the sound on the second day is better because the
sound on the band side is different. The difference was felt in the previous work of the four-disc set, but it has been carried over to this remastered work.
Of course, it is a slight difference only in the same system, but it is this work that reigns in the ultimate “Kanto recording top” (West Japan is still in the
middle of the vertex war, so avoid the affirmation of the tour best) ).

And there are two main differences. The first is a sense of stability in the first half. As a matter of fact, on the first day, the sound was approaching
the treble at the beginning of the venue PA. It started to calm down from about the 5th song and became a natural balance, but the second day of this
work was stable from the beginning. It is directly related to the quality of this work. The other is a gorgeous feeling of sound. Even with “ 1ST NIGHT ”,
exquisite sound components were left, and cloudiness was cleared out clearly, but even with the same processing, the response of the midrange is
more plenty, and the edge of the deep bass is sharp It is impressive. This is (probably) also due to the sound of the site PA. Generally speaking, the
second day of the venue is strong. No matter how carefully you check the sound, the sound changes just by putting in the audience, but all songs are played
in that state. Not only the balance, but also the difference in how the music is heard can be perfectly understood and the ideal can be pursued. In this work,
the sound “QUEEN wants” that takes advantage of such strengths is firmly engraved, and it is also a clear recording so that it can be clearly felt.

[Full show with plenty of famous songs since the 70s / 80s] Such skill is apparent not only in the sound staff but also in the band itself.
Despite having performed two shows in Korea before coming to Japan, the Asian leg itself was the head of the 2020 World Tour.
In one performance one performance, I recovered the can and my body was getting used to it. In addition, this work is the second performance of the
same venue, and the songs to be played are the same (only the position of the Japanese limited song “I Was Born To Love You” has been changed, so the
flow is more complete). On the first day, the rhythm became unstable and there were some songs that I couldn’t wipe out, but on the second day of this work,
it became stable. The set has been introduced in various commentaries, so let’s regroup it based on QUEEN’s history in Japan.

● Songs played last time (2016)
・ Seven Seas of Rhye / Hammer to Fall / Killer Queen / Don’t Stop Me Now / Somebody to Love / Another One Bites the Dust / I Want It All /
   Love of My Life / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Under Pressure / I Want to Break Free / You Take My Breath Away / Who Wants to Live Forever /
   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

● Songs since first visit to Japan (2014)
・ Now I’m Here / In the Lap of the Gods … Revisited

● Songs that were unveiled in Japan this time
・ Since 1976: Doing All Right
・ Since 1979: Bicycle Race
・ Since 1985: Keep Yourself Alive / Dragon Attack
・ Since 2005 (+ Rogers): I’m in Love With My Car / ’39

… and it looks like this. QUEEN + Adam is the third visit to Japan, but this time there are no Brian or Dam solo numbers, all QUEEN. Adam has six songs
that will be unveiled in Japan for the first time. Moreover, this time is the maximum, not just in terms of replacement, but also in terms of the number of songs.
It’s been a glorious tour since the 1980s, but it’s a fantastic show.
From breaking news to searching for the top. The recording archive after the concert has also become full-fledged, but this work is the top among the
numerous Kanto recordings that appeared. This is a new namebook for 2020, suitable for permanent preservation. Originally, we would like you to enjoy
the whole performance together with “SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2020 1ST NIGHT” of the same recording artist collection, but if you want to purchase
only “one of the best”, please use this work Please choose It is a masterpiece that responds to that expectation.