LYON  1979

 2 CD

Label: Wardour 326
Country: Japan 
Released: Mars 2019. 
Recorded: Palais des Sports, Lyon, France  17th February 1979.
Sound: Audience recording. 
Comments:  The first professional bootleg from this concert (As far as I know). Some parts has might been used on the officially 'Live Killers' 2lp/ 2cd live album.
Looks like a complete recording. One more great bootleg from Wardour label.
Roots: Audience recording tape. 
Time: 68:06 / 48:42

Front cover
 1. Intro 'Thunder & Lighting'  (tape)
 2. We Will Rock You  (fast)
 3. Let Me Entertain You
 4. Somebody To Love
 5. Fat Bottomed Girls
 6. Death On Two Legs
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Bicycle Race
 9. I'm In Love With My Car
 10. Get Down Make Love
 11. You're My Best Friend
 12. Now I'm Here
 13. Don't Stop Me Now
 14. Spread Your Wings
 15. Dreamers Ball
 16. Love Of My Life
 17. '39

 1. It's Late
 2. Brighton Rock
 3. Guitar & Drum Solo
 4. Brighton Rock  (reprise)
 5. Keep Yourself Alive
 6. Bohemian Rhapsody
 7. Tie Your Mother Down
 8. Sheer Heart Attack
 9. We Will Rock You
 10. We Are The Champions
 11. God Save The Queen

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From Internet

Impact ... .... There is only word that comes. It is a new excavation of the shock where trembling occurs beyond surprise. Record of phantom which was rumored only to exist "so far, even without even the core collector heard. Finally, the day when the whole picture was revealed finally came.
The phantom sound source was recorded, "Lyon Performance February 17, 1979 (France)" which is just 40 years ago from now. Yes, it is an audience recording full of live recorded as one of the traditional official live "LIVE KILLERS" recording days. In order to explain the circumstances, let's first look back from the whole view of "JAAZ TOUR" that gave birth to "LIVE KILLERS".

● 1978
October 28 - November 9: North America a (8 shows)
"November 10" Jazz released ""
November 10 - December 20: North America b (27 performances)

● 1979
January 17 - March 1: Europe (28 shows)
April 13 - May 6: Japan (15 shows)

"June 22" LIVE KILLERS "released"
August 18: SAARBRUCKEN OPEN AIR appearance

This is the big picture of "JAZZ TOUR 1978 - 1979". Among them, the recording was made for "LIVE KILLERS" was "Europe" leg. Although it is known that this official work is an editing work that combines takes of any performances, the whole thing has not yet been elucidated. Not only one song but also complicated editing has been done, and since audience recording at the time is not even available, verification does not proceed either. Here I will present the known verification results ......

○ Rotterdam (30th January): God Save the Queen
○ Frankfurt (February 2nd): Killer Queen, Bicycle Race, '39, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, Get Down, Death on Two Legs (part), Make Love (part) Love of My Life (part)
○ Zurich (4 February): I'm in Love with My Car
○ Barcelona (February 20): Death on Two Legs (part), Get Down, Make Love (part)
○ Paris (February 27): We Are the Champions, Love of My Life (part)
○ Paris (February 28): Brighton Rock (part)
○ Paris (March 1st); Get Down, Make Love (part), Brighton Rock (part)
● Lyon (17th February): Dreamer's Ball, Keep Yourself Alive, Do not Stop Me Now, Brighton Rock (Partially)
○ Unknown: We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, You're My Best Friend, Now I'm Here, Spread Your Wings, Sheer Heart Attack

...... and it looks like this. Actually, there are some descriptions depending on the material, so it is not decided by this. If you can see a lot of (unknown) songs (some) and no clues yet, I think that you can realize the difficulty of the verification. In addition to the Frankfurt performances, the second largest number following the Frankfurt show is the Lyon performance of this work (in addition to the above four songs, "I'm In Love With My Car", "Get Down, Make Love", "You're My Best Friend "and" Now I'm Here "as Lyon performances as well). It is a concert that becomes the essential part of "LIVE KILLERS".

As mentioned earlier, the recording of this show only existed rumors, but it is this work. It is not thankful quality ............ just because you can only listen to that precious recording! Although there is distortion in the performance part, it is also the first only. The middle of the first track "We Will Rock You (fast)" is already improved and a clear sound world appears. It gets better as the show advances from there, and it gets a glittering glitter at a time when it reaches "Somebody To Love". As a matter of fact, there is some noise that seems to be degraded at the beginning of the middle "Do not Stop Me Now" and the next song "Spread Your Wings", but it will pick up again soon.
And the level of the beautiful part which accounts for the majority is high. Of course, it is not a soundboard-like close-up recording, but the sense of air is clear, and a powerful core reaches straight to the hand. Master freshness is also excellent, there is little distortion in extending singing voice, and Freddie understands clearly up to one word of lyrics singing. Even if you exclude the shock of the new excavation and the "LIVE KILLERS" evening, it is a masterpiece recording which is the one of "JAAZ TOUR".
Shows painted with such sounds are shocking.
Analysis of "LIVE KILLERS" is too overloaded, so I will avoid assertion, but I feel relieved of familiar phrases and singing voice even in the above-mentioned songs, the feeling of experiencing in enthusiasm becomes hot in my heart. And, for songs that you do not hear, the songs and solos that you hear for the first time on the contrary are like the other version of the live name board, and it is fresh up to the single word of the MC. It is the splendor of the show itself to realize it further. Freddie is not good at nothing and the voice which extends comfortably is also excellent, and as you can be pulled, the performance is also full of spirit. The passion for the first live board is a burning show. And the venue where I witnessed the performance was also gigantically exciting, and the enthusiasm for singing along with the songs and the big chorus are overwhelming. As expected, there is only thing that becomes the essence of "LIVE KILLERS". Both QUEEN and the audience are great fulfilling shows.

Lyon performance which the whole picture finally became clear. With the appearance of this work, analysis of "LIVE KILLERS" will also proceed at a stretch. "Unknown" music may also be resolved. In addition to the shock of such excavation, it is a pleasure to know the new recording of "JAAZ TOUR" newly, and it is one which gives the impression that you can experience the scene of "LIVE KILLERS".
It is a super-first class material to explore the reverse side of the name board, but it is also a live album that you can experience with a wonderful sound from the performance of the "JAAZ TOUR" performance to "God Save The Queen". It can be said that it is just "shock". A new discovery of a miracle that occurred in February 2019, 40th anniversary from the live production. Please experience by permanent preservation press 2CD by all means.

★ World first appearance sound source. It is a performance with take of "LIVE KILLERS" recorded. It can listen with audience recording ...!