WHITE CHRISTMAS

2 CDR

Label: Uxbridge
Country: Japan
Released: December 2018.
Recorded: Live at the Forum, Inglewood, CA. USA 22nd December 1977.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  The last gig on the US 'News Of The World' 1977 tour.
The first time I have seen recording of this gig. Sadly not complete, the last part is missing. The band played an acoustic version of 'White Christmas' which make this bootleg interested for Queen bootleg fans.
Claiming to have excellent sound, but I haven't the cd, so I can't confirm this.
Roots: Audience tape.
Time: 57:25 / 31:32


Front cover

  DISC 1
 1. Intro ~
 2. We Will Rock You (slow, tape)
 3. We Will Rock You (fast)
 4. Brighton Rock
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. It's Late
 7. Death On Two Legs
 8. Killer Queen
 9. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
 10. I'm In Love With My Car
 11. Get Down Make Love
 12. The Millionaire Waltz
 13. You're My Best Friend
 14. Spread Your Wings
 15. Liar

  DISC 2
 1. Love Of My Life
 2. White Christmas
 3. '39
 4. My Melancholy Blues
 5. White Man
 6. The Prophet's Song
 7. Guitar solo










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Back cover





From the NET

Winter in 2018 dyed in QUEEN color by the world big hit of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. A Christmas Live perfect for such a season is appearing. Such a work is contained in "Inglewood Performance on December 22, 1977". It is an audience recording which recorded the piece of "NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR". If you say why this show is a Christmas album, you can listen to super precious performance 'White Christmas'. Of course, it is Christmas standard made by Irving Berlin, but QUEEN played this song only one time in the future. It is a live album that can be set on that unique site. First of all, let's check out the position of such a miracle show in the whole world tour.

 ● 1977 "October 28" NEWS OF THE WORLD "released"
  November 11 - December 22: North America (26 performances)

 ● 1978
  April 12 - May 3: Europe (15 shows)
  May 6th - 13th: Britain (5 shows) "July" Jazz "start production"

This is the big picture of "NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR 1977-1978". The tour took place across the years, with the 1977 version being North America and the 1978 version being Europe. Inglewood performance of this work is the last day of the "North America" ​​tour. It was a concert three days before Christmas.
This show has never been known so far about records. This work is also the secret record that only the core mania secretly traded secretly. That sound is a really tasty vintage audience. It is not a type that "totally sound board" "the best tour masterpiece!" Is called and it is not aesthetically pleasing.

However, the freshness of the tape is wonderful, it is never a type that looks for a band from among explosives or roaring sounds. The performance sound reaching hands by cutting through the space is plenty of response, and Freddy's singing voice is also great. Even if it makes a slightly noisy feel, it is not mysteriously annoying, it has a vintage mood. It is regrettable that slight deterioration of the tape occurs at the middle stage "Spread Your Wings", but it is a much easier to hear than the LP with a stupid needle.
What is painted with such sounds is a show suitable for the tour circle that preceded Christmas.
Although it is not about explosion tension, there is no omission in its performance, and the performances which taste thoroughly are wonderful. Completing the North American tour at the end of the year, while having a margin, thoughtful feelings are put in one phrase and one phrase one phrase. It feels like a gorgeous full-length curtain call. "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" "White Man" unique to this time is also good, "My Melancholy Blues" only for this tour, but the best point is "White Christmas" as well. After the touching "Love Of My Life", Freddy talks about MCs celebrating Christmas, singing standards along a calm acoustic guitar. The singing voice is powerful, gentle and full of his inclusive power.
The audience gifts a great cheer for that happy investigation. This song is the biggest listening, but never heard only one song. Being aware of the private "Love Of My Life" emotion is a majestic comprehensive capability shining, and beautiful stands out because it connects to '39' which is light. You can taste plenty of impression more than just a wonderful singing voice.

Unfortunately recording will end at Brian May's solo time, but it is miraculous just being left behind. It is a valuable live album that you can experience a wonderful, just once - once "White Christmas". I would like to have a taste in the Christmas season of 2018 when the streets endure QUEEN. ★ Freddie's singing "White Christmas" is only on this day in Queen's history.
Very valuable, it is worth listening with this song only