BILLIKEN 

 2 CD

Label: Shakuntala. STCD-22/23
Country: Japan
Released: February 2015
Recorded: Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan  March 29, 1976 First Show. Bonus show from Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan  April 4th. 1976.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  The complete recording of March 29, 1976 the day of the department of Osaka performance with high quality.
This show was first released many years ago, on a 2lp vinyl album called 'Zoom Queen'. Later on, released on 2cd by Japanese Wardour label, with title 'Operatic Afternoon'. I'm not sure if this release included the tape usen on previously released bootlegs.

Bonus tracks from the April 4th, Ryogoku Kokugikan,Tokyo performance.
Roots: From audience tape recordings. I'm not sure from which generation tapes etc, this 2cd comes from.
Time:


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DISC ONE
01. Intro: Bohemian Rhapsody  (opera part on tape, end part live)
02. Ogre Battle
03. Sweet Lady
04. White Queen
05. Flick Of The Wrist
06. Medley: Bohemian Rhapsody
                   Killer Queen
                   The March Of The Black Queen
                   Bohemian Rhapsody  (end part)
07. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
08. Brighton Rock
09. Son And Daughter
10. The Prophet’s Song
11. Stone Cold Crazy
12. Doing Alright
13. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
14. Keep Yourself Alive
Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka,  March 29, 1976 First Show


 

DISC TWO
01. Liar
02. In The Lap Of The Gods....Revisited
03. Now I’m Here
04. Jailhouse Rock – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
05. God Save The Queen
Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan  March 29, 1976 First Show

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06. Introduction
07. Intro: Bohemian Rhapsody  (opera part on tape, end part)
08. Ogre Battle
09. Sweet Lady
10. White Queen
11. Medley: Bohemian Rhapsody
12.              Killer Queen
                   The March Of The Black Queen
                   Bring Back That Leroy Brown
13. The Prophet’s Song
14. Stone Cold Crazy
15. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
16. Liar
17. In The Lap Of The Gods.....Revisited
Nihon University Auditorium Ryogoku, Tokyo  April 4, 1976


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Than Queen second time Japan tour, the Osaka Welfare Pension Hall performances March 29, 1976, was completely recorded in high-quality title arrived. This day has been conducted performances twice a day, recorded in this work has been recorded first Shaw, a matinee. From announcement of “Lady ~ vinegar Anne Gentlemen!” In the opening, the last to “God Save the Queen”, fully recorded in ultra-high sound quality that I do not think 40 years ago.

Just met with Japan tour of time popular had been boiling in Japan, the enthusiasm is among the successive live Hakubi. Person who the popularity of height in Japan are also aware, service the first time that in addition to the enthusiastic performance that does not disappoint, to insert the MC of Japanese everywhere. Word of Brian “Queen and to have connected with Japanese fans special bond” which was issued at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, not just your affable, exactly, under the many years of trust relationship that has been nurtured from this era you can feel vividly is that were of.

As a bonus track, the last day of the Japan tour of the same year, we have recorded April 4 Ryogoku Kokugikan performance. Analog boot carefully raised, as it was removed Hari-on, it can be said that valuable recording while incomplete.

Than Queen second time Japan tour, to complete recording the daytime part of Osaka Welfare Pension Hall performances March 29, 1976 in the high-quality sound. Furthermore, in bonus track a tour final performance in April 4 Ryogoku Kokugikan. Permanent preservation Athletic Press board of beautiful picture disc specifications. With Japanese band.