NEWCASTLE 1979  2ND NIGHT

2 CDR

Label: Uxbridge 941
Country: Japan
Released: December 2018
Recorded: Live at City Hall, Newcastle, England, December 4th.  1979.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  From the UK 'Live Killers' tour.
Roots: From audience recorded tape.
Time: 46:57 / 60:39


Front cover

  DISC 1
 1. Intro 'thunder & lighting (tape)
 2. Jailhouse Rock
 3. We Will Rock You  (fast)
 4. Let Me Entertain You
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. Mustapha
 7. Death On Two Legs
 8. Killer Queen
 9. I'm In Love With My Car
 10. Get Down Make Love
 11. You're My Best Friend
 12. Save Me
 13. Now I'm Here

  DISC 2
 1. Don't Stop Me Now
 2. Spread Your Wings
 3. Love Of My Life
 4. '39
 5. Keep Yourself Alive
 6. Drum & Guitar Solo
 7. Liar
 8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 9. Bohemian Rhapsody
 10. Tie Your Mother Down
 11. Sheer Heart Attack
 12. We Will Rock You
 13. We Are The Champions
 14. God Save The Queen



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From the NET.

1979 It is a week from the release of "HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979" which is the most standard sound source of "CRAZY TOUR". Queen The latest decision version of the sound source which recorded the last stage of 1979 in the highest audience recording appeared, but in the first place "CRAZY TOUR" boasts tremendous popularity in mania as a period when Freddie is consistently in the best condition. On the contrary, it is common sense if it is a maniac that the high energy performance that lightly surpasses Hammersmith Odeon is rustling.
Even from the Queen 's 1979 career, the period called "CRAZY TOUR" has an extraordinary radiance. Freddy was the best in the highest evening in such a high peak, or even the Queen's live history? It was Newcastle City Hall on December 4, 1979, which was in such a great condition as to be called. "CRAZY TOUR" had been spreading as if the tension exploded from the opening day easily as the explosion was carried out, but on this day it was feeling that the cum had reached the next level no longer, that crispy performance It is a spectacular thing that the first time you can hear it for the first time.
Although it is famous that the barometer which aims Freddie's good condition in the first half of Queen's live is "Somebody To Love", Freddie's enthusiasm being heard here is undoubtedly unable to attach "10" out of ten Spectacularness.
Freddie shouts at the mouth of the air without suppressing the voice with the engine fully opened from immediately after the start of the performance. After that, he held the leading initiative of the live, or a tremendous performance was carried out in a form that the band entrusted everything to Freddy which is too good. Speaking of live Freddie, it is good to sing with lowering melody or key in the sense of hurting throat. It is a level of proficiency and it is not surprising to pick up, but on this day he gets out of the usual pattern and hears the incredibly aggressive song.
It is intense enough to listen and shuddy, even among the "CRAZY TOUR" which has high tension, such as aroused by "Now I 'm Here" even more. Prior to such a reliable Freddie, the band will take up "Liar" on stage for the first time in a year and respond. Audiences such as Freddie and the band are worth chorusing up "Spread Your Wings" (here also Freddie's masterpiece) and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" just hit. Especially in the latter chorus is a sight that was seen also in Hammersmith, but at this point it was not a reprise but it started up 'Bohemian Rhapsody' instead of raising excitement. Such "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the best performance on New Castle December 4th.
After all, Freddie sings a phrase which is close to the melody line of the album version, and among them, the scene of singing without lowering the melody line with "So you think you can love me and leave me to die? Oh, baby" is stunned Impact enough to let it go. In the performance of this performance On December 4, 1979 Newcastle is also a sound quality monopoly of monopoly of the 1970s, the quality of common audience recording, it is not a level for everyone even if wrong. in the past
Only "CD-R" "CRAZY IN NEWCASTLE" existed.

It was enough to please maniacs themselves, but it added that equalization was added at the time of release (in overseas it was disappointing that the sound quality fell down rather) and the villagers, pitch misalignment was being mimicked. The significance of releasing the prestigious performance which said that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is probably the best among all the live take "has also diminished the special magazine. Because of the sound image with distance feeling, this time also do not add unnecessary equalization etc for the release, just pay attention to just adjusting the pitch. As mentioned earlier, basically it is a sound source for maniacs, but it finished to an item that you can still enjoy very much.
As I wrote so far, playing with Freddie as the center is a word of casualties. If you are accustomed to audiences recording, it is a series of scenes that you would want to emphasize "like this amazing performance ..." unintentionally. Now more than ten years have passed since the release of "CRAZY IN NEWCASTLE", and there were probably a few enthusiasts who were eagerly awaiting the upper version of this sound source from the UXBRIDGE label.
Please enjoy the famous performance with a warmy and straightforward sound quality to the correct pitch. Freddie here is truly amazing, high points are coming in almost every song. It is crispy!