2 CD

Label: Gypsy Eye  GE 254/ 255 
Country: Japan
Released: November 2004
Recorded: Ice Stadium, Stockholm April 12th. 1978. 
Sound: Good ~ very good audience recording.
Comments: Opening concert for the "News Of The World" tour. Nice cover, ok sound. 'Good Save the Queen' at the end, is missing. Beside this 'taped' end track, the show looks complete.
Roots: Original bootleg. From a tape source. Not sure of generation, but guess 2nd or a good 3rd. one. 
Time: 54:41 / 57:51

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 Intro: We Will Rock You  (slow & fast version)     
 Brighton Rock
 Somebody To Love
 Medley: Death On Two Legs
                Killer Queen
                Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
                I'm In Love With My Car
                Get Down Make Love
                The Millionaire Waltz
                You're My Best Friend
 Spread Your Wings
 It's Late
 Now I'm Here
 Love Of My Life
 My Melancholy Blues
 Medley: White Man
               The Prophet's Song       
 Stone Cold Crazy
 Bohemian Rhapsody
 Keep Yourself Alive
 Tie Your Mother Down
 We Will Rock You
 We Are The Champions
 Sheer Heart Attack
 Jailhouse Rock

Review by Collectors music reviews

After indulging in the officially released Queen the past couple of weeks (Live Aid and Queen On Fire at the Bowl), it’s great to hear an under-represented era of Queen from the News Of The World tour.  Gypsy Eye picked a great show to release after their two year break from releasing any Queen material (First Procession in the autumn of 2002).  Big Disgrace documents Queen’s first concert of the European tour after a four month break of touring (the last US show being in Los Angeles just before Christmas).  For this tour the band replaced “Liar” with the Brian May epic “It’s Late” from the new album.  What really characterizes this tour is the oddball arrangements of classic songs.  The three minute “Brighton Rock” as the second number, ”Now I’m Here” with no vocal gymnastics in the middle, and the newly introduced acoustic version of “Love Of My Life” (which would become a staple of every Queen show until their last in 1986).

Highlights included the rarely performed “My Melancholy Blues” and the ”White Man/Prophet’s Song” instrumental inferno.  The actual tape used is a very good to excellent stereo audience recording.  It picks up in the middle of “We Will Rock You” and is complete throughout.  “We have a lot of music for you” Freddie promises at the beginning and the band deliver a long show.  Both the audience and the band are very enthusiastic which makes this a wonderful title to listen to. Hear the audience stamp their feet and clap their hands and sing “we will rock you” to bring the band out for the final encore!  Big Disgrace, along with all of the Queen material that has been released in the past two weeks, is highly recommended.  (GS)

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