JAZZ

2 CD

Label: Wardour 436
Country: Japan.
Released: September 2020. 
Recorded: Live at Elland Road Football Stadium, Leeds, UK on May 29th, 1982.
Sound: Excellent audience recording. 
Comments:  From the UK 'Hot Space Tour' in 1982. According to guitarist Brian May, this is one of the best gig Queen has done.
The same set list as the officially released 2cd, 3lp & DVD 'Live At The Bowl', which is the June 5th. concert at Milton Keynes. England.
The bonus DVDR has a part of the Milton Keynes concert.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 48:45 / 53:38

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CD 1
1. Intro: Flash's Theme  (tape)
2. The Hero
3. We Will Rock You
4. Action This Day
5. Play The Game
6. Staying Power
7. Somebody To Love
8. Now I’m Here
9. Dragon Attack
10. Now I’m Here (reprise)
11. Love Of My Life
12. Keep Yourself Alive (Vocal Improvisation)
13. Save Me
CD 2
1. Back Chat
2. Get Down, Make Love
3. Guitar Solo
4. Under Pressure
5. Fat Bottomed Girls
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
7. Bohemian Rhapsody
8. Tie Your Mother Down
9. Another One Bites The Dust
10. Sheer Heart Attack
11. We Will Rock You
12. We Are The Champions
13. God Save The Queen
  Bonus DVDR with sticker version  (87:57)
 1. Introduction
 2. Somebody To Love (MV)
 3. Tie Your Mother Down (MV)
 4. We Are The Champions (MV)
 5. We Will Rock You (MV)
 6. Bicycle Race (MV)
 7. Fat Bottomed Girls (MV)
 8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (MV)
 9. Save Me (MV)
 10. Play The Game (MV)
 11. Another One Bites The Dust (MV)
 12. Flash (MV)

 LIVE AT MILTON KEYNES National Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK 5th June 1982
 13. Flash Intro
 14. The Hero
 15. We Will Rock You (fast)
 16. Play The Game
 17. Staying Power
 18. Somebody To Love
 19. Now I’m Here
 20. Love Of My Life
 21. Save Me
 22. Fat Bottomed Girls
 23. Bohemian Rhapsody
 24. Tie Your Mother Down
 25. We Are The Champions
 26. God Save The Queen


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 A bonus DVDR is enclosed separate with copies using sticker on the 2cd cover.
   
     Front and back cover of the DVDR. 

REVIEW FROM INTERNET
 

The miracle concert “1982 Leeds” that Brian May himself repeats “it was the best show that was too special”. The legendary famous recording that has conveyed the whole picture has been brushed up and appeared. This work was recorded at “May 29, 1982 at Elland Road”. It is the best audience recording.

[A great performance that Brian talks about as a lifelong show] For QUEEN fans, “1982” was a special year with various meanings. The biggest monster “HOT SPACE” was controversial and developed into a suspension of activities and a theory of dissolution. However, it is exactly the opposite for sound source enthusiasts.
It was also the year of a good harvest, with a large number of great performances of ridiculous explosion tension and a large number of famous recordings recording the scene. The more the unfortunate image of general fans is deeply rooted, the more people may have thought that “it’s actually different,” and that it makes me laugh.

I think that image has been relaxed since the officialization of “QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL”, but that show was not the peak. As I introduced at the beginning, it was the Leeds performance that Brian himself was completely satisfied with and remembered. This work is a live album where you can enjoy the show with the highest peak sound, which even said “I wanted to shoot at Leeds from (QUEEN ON FIRE) Milton Keynes”.

I have proceeded with the discussion based on “QUEEN ON FIRE”, but if you do not have an overview of “HOT SPACE TOUR” in mind, it may not come to you. Let’s check the position of the show from the schedule at that time.


<< March “HOT SPACE” completed >>
・ April 9-May 22: Europe (26 performances)
《May 21st release of “HOT SPACE”》
・ May 29-June 5: UK (4 performances)
・ July 21-September 15: North America (33 performances)
・ October 19th-November 3rd: Japan (6 performances)

The above is the whole picture of the 1982 tour that enthusiasts love so much that general fans do not look at it. However, the miracle of “HOT SPACE TOUR” was the “Europe” and “UK” legs in the first half. “QUEEN ON FIRE” was the last day of the “UK” tour, but the Leeds performance of this work was the first day in the UK about a week ago.

[Traditional name recording that achieved an upgrade] This work, which recorded such a show, is a refinement of traditional masterpieces with meticulous and latest mastering. The biggest point is the upgrade, but the recording itself is extremely wonderful in the first place. It is a master who has been loved by the famous board “HOTTEST LEEDS” in our shop, but its clearness and direct feeling far exceed the common sense of the audience.
The sound of the bass drum oozes like a guest record, while the direct feeling that does not make you feel the atmosphere is overwhelming, and the bold core penetrates through the center of the clear clear space. And the details are super clear, Freddy’s singing voice can feel the nuances contained in each word of the lyrics, and Brian’s guitar is so vivid that you can feel the angle of the pick that hits the strings. The reason for the direct feeling is probably in the venue. “Elland Road”, the site of this work, is an open space stadium with a large ceiling. On top of that, it was probably recorded right next to the PA. The sound produced by the on-site PA is picked up neatly with zero echo. That’s why, although it sucks in a big cheer, the balance that feels QUEEN far closer than that is realized.

And this work is the highest peak updated version that maximizes the possibility of such original sound. The tape change part of the lump is finished smoothly and seamlessly, but the sound itself is more than that. Of course, the vividness of the outline and the sound are organized without imitating the natural feeling that is spoiled by earning sound pressure. The direct feeling and the goodness of omission, which are the best tastes, are greatly improved, and that is what makes the sound as detailed as the sound board.

[Hyper full show that shines in the history of QUEEN] The upgrade sound is a masterpiece of life that clings to Brian’s mind. Since the set is almost the same as “QUEEN ON FIRE”, I will omit the analysis, but the explosive tension that spins the set is overwhelming. Anyway, Freddy’s voice is strong, and it can be extended and freely. Even if you run up to high with great momentum, the margin does not collapse, and the vibrato with a dynamic sound width is also decided. Perhaps Freddy’s tension rises steadily, perhaps because he is so happy to hear all-you-can-eat voices as he wishes, and a dynamic improvisation like trying his own throat pops out. I think that this great performance is due to the fact that we have welcomed support members in addition to our age. From this tour, Morgan Fisher has been accompanied by the keyboard, and the number of scenes where Freddie plays the piano has decreased dramatically. On the other hand, I was able to concentrate on vocals and take action freely. Even the feeling of openness exudes in the singing voice of this work.

Of course, the three people who were inspired by Freddie also had great tension, and the super tight and powerful beats were also great. And of course, Brian, who asserts that “Leeds is special” and does not stop, is also in great shape. There is no trouble that the strings break like “QUEEN ON FIRE”, and I play it comfortably. If there is a scene that makes you feel that kind of scene, is it after “Love Of My Life”? Freddie improvises and sings “Keep Yourself Alive” to interact with the audience, but Brian pauses on the piano as if it’s about time. Enter “Save Me”. The timing and the unreasonable way of entering are somewhat funny, and I can see Brian playing with a smile and Freddy’s expression laughing back.

Freddie shouted “Absolutely fabulous. Thank you very much!” And “We shall not forget you!” While “God Save The Queen” was playing, and this work closed the curtain on Glorias. Originally, we should devote the number of characters to the precious “Action This Day”, “Staying Power”, and “Back Chat”, but that is not the case. Anyway, you can experience the tremendous great performance of explosive tension with super direct sound … This real thrill is too intense.

Press 2CD that depicts the legendary masterpiece engraved in Brian’s heart with the sound that updates the highest peak in history. Please fully enjoy this one of the best.

★ The miracle concert “1982 Leeds” that Brian May repeats, “It was the best show that was too special.” Introducing the strongest Queen Live Edition.