A NIGHT AT Q-DEN  

 2 CD 

Label: Tarantura TCDQ 3 1,2
Country: Japan
Released: July 2010
Recorded: Kyudenkinen-Taiikukan, Fukuoka  Japan,  Friday March 26th 1976
Sound: Excellent audience recording. From 'new' un-heard tape.
Comments:  From a new tape source. Fold-out color carton cover. This show has not been released on pro-bootleg before. A incomplete 1cdr has been around in a different tape source, and worse sound quality.
This complete tape source comes from a taper, which also taped Queen at Bodokan Hall on Feb. 16th. 1981.
A nice release from the great Japanese 'Tarantura' label. As previously Queen release from this label, this also comes in full color fold-out carton cover. 
Roots: New tape source.
Time:   

 





























 
Disc 1
01. Opening
02. Start
03. Introduction
04. Intro: Bohemian Rhapsody 
(tape, opera & rock part)
05. Ogre Battle
06. MC
07. Sweet Lady
08. MC
09. White Queen
10. MC
11. Flick Of The Wrist
12. MC
13. Medley: Bohemian Rhapsody
14.               Killer Queen
15.               The March Of The Black Queen
16.               Bohemian Rhapsody 
(rock part)
17. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
18. MC
19. Brighton Rock
20.
Guitar Solo
21. Brighton Rock
22. Son And Daughter 
(end part)
Disc 2
01. MC
02. The Prophet's Song
03. Stone Cold Crazy
04. MC
05. Doing Alright
06. MC
07. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
08. Keep Yourself Alive
09. Drum Solo
10. Keep Yourself Alive
11. Liar
12. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
 - - - - - - - - - - encore - - - - - - - - - 
13. Now I Am Here
14. Jailhouse Rock Medley
15. God Save The Queen 
(tape)







MC means Mercury communicate, as far as I know.


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  Review by Collectors music reviews
 
A Night At Q-Den is Tarantura’s third Queen show from the Mr. Peach collection.  It features the evening show on March 26th, 1976 in Fukuoka and like the other two, it is an amazing sounding, clear and powerful tape of another energetic show.  The sound quality places this among the best sounding documents from Queen’s second tour of Japan. 

Queen played two shows in Fukuoka, which was the third stop of the tour.  The strain of the shows is obvious in Freddie’s voice.  It isn’t as bad as in April 1979 in Japan where he could hardly sing in some shows, but his voice is such that he changes the melody in many songs to eliminate the high notes.  This is most apparent in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which has a different feel to it. 

The tape starts off with the taped introduction leading in to the hard rock section of ”Bohemian Rhapsody.”  The opening salvo emphsizes their heavy metal song with “Ogre Battle” and a great version of ”Sweet Lady” following in quick succession.  Freddie speaks to the audience in Japanese and settles down for “White Queen,” and Brian introduces “Flick Of The Wrist” as “a dirty little number.” 

Freddie introduces the medley, saying it is “about four songs … I think you’ve heard most of these before, except for the first one, and it’s gonna be a slightly different version.”  It contains several sections from “Bohemian Rhapsody” around the more familiar songs “Killer Queen” and “March Of The Black Queen,” and it ends with a sloppy performance of “Bring Back That Leroy Brown.” 

May’s compositions dominate the middle of the show.  “Brighton Rock” contains he long guitar improvisation, and ends with the familiar “Son And Daughter.”  Afterwards they play “The Prophet’s Song” which, according to Freddie, took Brian ”about six minutes, or nine minutes” to write.  It is a dramatic song which is criminally underrated in the Queen catalogue.  It’s relative obscurity is probably due to the popularity of “Bohemian Rhapsody” from the same album.  But it is a compelling live peice that would be expanded on their next round of touring for A Day A The Races.

After “Stone Cold Crazy” Freddie says, “Ahh, they’re all sitting down. They must know what’s coming next” for the champagne toast to the audience.  Slower numbers, “Doing All Right” and “Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon” follow.  May makes a mistake in the guitar solo in the latter.

“Keep Yourself Alive” has one of the most energetic Roger Taylor drum solos on tape.  He bangs away on the drums for several minutes, keeping up an incredible pace that lacks subtlety but creates excitement.  “In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited” is the final song of the set.  “Now I’m Here” is the first encore and the rock and roll medley with “Big Spender” and “Jailhouse Rock” is the second.

A Night At Q-Den is one of the more important Queen releases this year since it provides such a vivid glimpse into the excitement of the second Queen tour of Japan.  It’s packaged in gatefold cardboard sleeve with tour pictures on the jacket.