BREATHTAKING BEAUTY 

 1 CD + 1 CDR

Label: Wardour 078
Country: Japan
Released: March 2010
Recorded: Live at Boston Garden , Boston , MA . USA 9th February 1977
Limited Bonus CDR "Multitracks Sampler")
Sound: Live audience recording, bonus cdr is excellent studio recordings
Comments:  A new show out on pro-bootleg marked. Incomplete show. A bonus cdr is included. Not sure of these bonus tracks are of big interests. Musician might find it interested. This bonus cdr is also sold separately. Actually it's follow the original cd in it's own single jewel case, so it's more like a gift, or as the dealer say's 'a bonus'.
Roots: Audience live tape. Not sure of the studio tracks, but sure it's from studio master tapes, or similar tapes.
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 Disc 1
 1. Intro:  'A Day At The Races' theme  (tape)
 2. Tie Your Mother Down
 3. Ogre Battle
4. White Queen
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. Killer Queen
 7. The Millionaire Waltz
 8. You're My Best Friend
 9. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 10. Sweet Lady
 11. Brighton Rock incl. Guitar Solo
 12. '39
 13. You Take My Breath Away
 14. White Man
 15. The Prophet's Song 
(part II)
 16. Bohemian Rhapsody
 17. Stone Cold Crazy
 18. Keep Yourself Alive
 19. Liar

Bonus CDR disc
 Killer Queen
 1. Vocal Only
 2. Bass Only
 3. Drums & Bass
 4. Piano Only
 5. Guitar Overdub
 6. Vocal #1(High)
 7. Vocal #2(Low)
 8. Chorus Various
 Bohemian Rhapsody
 9. Piano Only
 10. Vocal Take #1
 11 Vocal Take #2
 12. Guitar Various






  Brighton Rock
 13. Vocal #1
 14. Vocal #2
 15. Drum Tom Mid
 16. Drum Tom Floor
 17. Drum Snare
 18. Guitar #1
 19. Guitar #2
 20. Guitar #3
 21. Guitar #4
 22. Bass Direct
 23. Bass Amp
 
Get Down, Make Love
 24. Vocal #1
 25. Vocal #2
 26. Guitar #1
 27. Guitar #2
 28. Drums
 29. Bass
 30. Piano

CDR bonus disc. Also sold separately for US $ 10,-



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  Review by Collectors music reviews

Taped from the front row, the sound quality is excellent although it wavers a bit in the upper frequencies.  Wardour’s decision to press this tape on silver is a bit strange.  They usually focus on complete shows for this label, and having a fragment of a show isn’t very collectible. 

To add insult to injury, the same people who run Wardour have produced some excellent looking Queen sets, such as Medieval Queen (Uxbridge 215) with the May 23rd, 1977 Bristol show and Rocks New York (Trial-220) with the December 1st and 2nd, 1977 Madison Square Garden shows, on CDR rather than pressed silver.  It is decisions like this which call into question the label’s commitment to producing quality Queen titles.  

This could have been an essential release if it were complete.  A review of the show titled “A night at the Garden:  Queen in Concert” written by Claudia Perry focuses upon the visual presentation, gushes about Brian May and calls Freddie “camp.”  In short, Breathtaking Beauty is for the absolute Queen silver completeist but is, in all honesty, an insult to collectors and can safely be ignored.