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QUEEN’s 2nd encore, which has been confirmed only once in history. A new
excavation live album that allows you to experience the miracle site is now
Usually, QUEEN’s concerts end with “God Save The Queen”
playing. This is an eternal promise. However, only once, there was a night
when the four reappeared after “God Save The Queen” flowed and performed the
2nd encore. That is “February 10, 1975 Detroit Performance”. This work is an
audience recording that conveys the scene.
Speaking of 1975, it was a
year of leap for QUEEN. With the first hits of “SHEER HEART ATTACK” and the
single “Killer Queen” as a trigger, they spread their wings around the world
and even made their legendary first visit to Japan. It was an era when I
would jump up the stairs to the coming “Night at the Opera”. First of all,
let’s look back on the history and see when the 2nd encore was just once.
・October 30-November 20: UK (19 performances) ← *Official
《“Sheer Heart Attack” released on November 8》
23-December 13: Europe (11 performances)
North America #1 (19 performances) ← here
・ March 5-April 6: North
America # 2 (21 performances)
・ April 19-May 1: First visit to Japan (8
《August-November “A Night at the Opera” production》
This is the overall picture of the activities related to “SHEER HEART
ATTACK”. This year’s US tour was interrupted by a breakdown in Freddie’s
throat on the way. It is roughly divided into two with about a week of rest
in between. This work is a record of “North America # 1” before the failure.
Let’s take a closer look at the schedule here and organize our collection.
● Details of “North America #1”
・ February 5-9 (4 performances)
*February 10th: Detroit performance ← ★This work★
・February 11th + 14th
* February 15 “BOSTON 1975 LATE SHOW”
・ February 16:
New York performance (early)
* February 16 “NEW YORK 1975 (late)”
・February 17-23 (5 performances)
*February 24 “WASHINGTON 1975”
《Freddie’s Throat Problem》
… and it looks like this. The Detroit performance of this work was
the fifth performance, which is the earliest stage of the North American
leg. So far, the oldest record in 1975 was “BOSTON 1975 LATE SHOW”, but
recently a new recording has been discovered that goes back even further.
That is what this work is about.
This work, which conveys such a scene,
is a vintage audience that prioritizes preciousness. Although it was a
historic excavation, there was damage to the discovered master cassette.
Overall, there is a feeling of instability and stiffness, and shaking occurs
periodically. A few tapes also have dropouts due to damage. Previously, it
was a recording that was likely to be left as it was, but now QUEEN is also
becoming more aware of archives, and if it becomes “the only show in
history”, it will not be left alone. Overseas enthusiasts have carefully
remastered it, and it has been released after a major upgrade that can be
heard as a music work.
This work, based on the remastered version,
actually gives us a glimpse of the original sound that was a masterpiece
recording. As expected, it doesn’t look beautiful, but the noise has been
reduced considerably and the stability has been carefully adjusted, so the
core strength and details that were originally sucked in have been pushed to
the front. I can understand the subtle nuances of Freddie’s vibrato and
A historical full show that I had no idea about
until now, depicted with such a vintage sound. The most recent “BOSTON 1975
LATE SHOW (Uxbridge 1504)” was an incomplete recording, so let’s organize
the set while comparing it with the press masterpiece “NEW YORK 1975
● Sheer Heart Attack (7 songs)
・Now I’m Here／ Flick Of The Wrist／ In
The Lap Of The Gods／ Killer Queen／ Bring Back That Leroy Brown／ Stone Cold
Crazy／ In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
● Others (12 songs)
Procession/Ogre Battle/Father To Son/White Queen (As It Began)/The March Of
The Black Queen/See What A Fool I’ve Been (★)
・Others: Son And Daughter /
Keep Yourself Alive / Liar / Big Spender / Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll /
* Note: “★” marks are songs that could not be heard on the
latest press masterpiece “NEW YORK 1975”.
… and it looks like this. Basically the set is the same, but the
point is the last one. In response to the expectations of the audience who
are excited grandly, the reappearing four people will show off the 2nd
encore “See What A Fool I’ve Been”. Also, even in the main part of the set,
the amount of heat and heat swirling enough to draw out the 2nd encore. The
enthusiastic performance ignites the enthusiasm of the audience, and the
amount of heat heats up QUEEN herself on the stage. You can be in the middle
of a chemical change between the band and the audience.
hard to say that the sound is “excellent!”, the real thrill of being able to
fully experience the ultimate rare “2nd encore night” is irreplaceable.
Although it is for maniacs, it is a new excavation live album that maniacs
must listen to. Please fully enjoy the best version, which has been greatly
updated with the best remastering.
★ Audience recording of “Detroit performance on February 10, 1975”,
which had a 2nd encore only once in history. Unfortunately, the master
cassette was damaged in a recently excavated recording, but overseas
enthusiasts restored the whole body due to its high value. It’s a big
upgrade version that impresses me that it’s easy to listen to so far. After
“God Save The Queen”, “See What A Fool I’ve Been”, which is played again in
response to the enthusiasm, is a must-listen.