SANTA MONICA 3RD NIGHT 1976

 2 CD

Label: Wardour 380
Country: Japan
Released: October 2019.
Recorded: Live at Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, USA 11th March 1976.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  A new concert released for first time on silver cd's. A nice concert from 'A Night at The Opera' US tour.
I don't have the cd, so I'm not sure if recording is complete without cuts etc.
The 'Jailhouse Rock' medley might included bits of other Rock'n Roll songs.
Roots: Audience tape.
Time: 59:52 / 33:06

Front cover
 CD ONE
 1. Bohemian Rhapsody (opera part on tape)
     Bohemian Rhapsody  (end part, live)
 2. Ogre Battle
 3. Sweet Lady
 4. White Queen
 5. Flick Of The Wrist
 6. Medley: Bohemian Rhapsody
 7.               Killer Queen
 8.               The March of the Black Queen
 9.               Bohemian Rhapsody  (reprise)
 10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 11. Brighton Rock
 12. Guitar Solo
 13. Son and Daughter
 14. The Prophet’s Song
 15. Stone Cold Crazy
 16. Doing All Right
 17. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon

 CD TWO 
 1. Keep Yourself Alive
 2. Seven Seas of Rhye
 3. Liar
 4. In the Lap of the Gods
 5. Now I’m Here
 6. Medley: Big Spender
 7.               Jailhouse Rock
                   Be-Bop-A-Lula
                   Jailhouse Rock  (reprise)
8. God Save the Queen










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From Internet

 QUEEN of 1976 who turned around the whole world at "The Night of Opera". The masterpiece of that shock is a new excavation, appeared in 2CD emergency permanent preservation press.
 Included in the shocking work is “Santa Monica performance on March 11, 1976”. An exquisite audience recording that vacuum-packs the act of “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA TOUR”. Although it was an undeveloped show where no recordings have been found so far, the masterpiece master suddenly popped out. First of all, the show position before the impact. Let's take a bird's-eye view of the outline of the world tour that has made QUEEN the name of the world.

● 1975
・ November 14-19: UK (6 performances)
 《November 21 `` Opera Night '' released》
・ November 21-December 24: UK (20 performances)
● 1976
・ January 27-March 12: North America (33 performances) ← ★ Here ★
・ March 22-April 4: Japan (9 performances)
・ April 11-23: Australia (8 performances)

This is the overall picture of “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA TOUR”. The Santa Monica performance of this work is the final edition that will be the second performance from the end of the "North America" ​​leg. “CIVIC AUDITORIUM” was 4 consecutive performances, but there were 2 performances a day, so this was the 4th performance on the 3rd day. At the same time, it was just before the second performance in Japan.

This work revealing such a show has an excellent sound. The best part is the strong and powerful core. The bass isn't perfect because it's a little overpeak, but everything else is perfect. The performance and the singing voice approached in front of you without any sense of distance, and the details were great with almost no hall sound. The clearness of high-quality items such as guitars and pianos is unusual, and the delicate touch and the slight choking are beautiful and clear. Even better than that, Freddie's vocals. This is really the details and Katsuaki. That's why the vocals flow into the ears with a feeling of close enough to think that they are stacked on the sound board.

«The recording itself is amazing and the freshness is not a hampa. In fact, this master was discovered by the prestigious “JEMS”. It is the ultimate gene that has been digitized directly from the original master cassette. Moreover, this work is mastering such original sounds. Of course, it doesn't mean that you are dirty with the sound pressure earning of Muya Yahagi. “JEMS” reveals the truth of the master as it is, but because of that, the pitch was randomly distorted and the sound was doubled. In this work, such defects are thoroughly corrected. The flatness of monaural recording has also been pursued by pseudo-stereo processing. As expected, “The Prophet's Song”, “In The Lap Of Gods”, “Now I'm Here” and “Sweet Lady” “Liar” in the middle (breaking momentarily) are interrupted by the shortcomings of the recording itself. Finished as “easy to hear” as much as possible for the new excavation master.
 It ’s such a sound that shows Freddy ’s overwhelming show. The set is standard for the North American tour and follows the Japanese performance just after. This is a good opportunity, so let's organize it here.

● QUEEN (4 songs)
・ Son and Daughter / Keep Yourself Alive / Liar
・ A NIGHT AT THE ODEON cannot be heard: Doing All Right
 ● QUEEN II (4 songs)
・ Ogre Battle / White Queen (As It Began) / The March of the Black Queen / Seven Seas of Rhye
 ● SHEER HEART ATTACK (7 songs)
・ Killer Queen / Bring Back That Leroy Brown / Brighton Rock / In the Lap of the Gods / Now I ’m Here
・ A song you can't listen to at A NIGHT AT THE ODEON: Flick of the Wrist / Stone Cold Crazy
 ● A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (4 songs)
・ Bohemian Rhapsody
・ A song you can't listen to at A NIGHT AT THE ODEON: Sweet Lady / The Prophet ’s Song / Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
 ● Other
・ Big Spender / Rock and Roll Medley

... and it looks like this. Speaking of “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA TOUR”, the official board of the Hammersmith performance is the standard today, but there are plenty of songs that cannot be heard there. And even better than that, the performance itself. Speaking of the end of the tour, I thought that I was tired, but it was really smooth. Although it is a performance every day, the voice is also pleasantly stretched and powerful whether there was room for the venue without movement. In particular, the more you go to the second half of the show, the more intense the tension is and the more exhilarating.
 QUEEN has been re-evaluated several times in response to a movie, and has easily gone beyond the times. And that vintage record continues to be excavated over time. It is a masterpiece that lets you listen to its exquisite sound that you can't think of 43 years ago. Live album that lets you taste the show that you have never heard before. Please have a look and experience.

 (Remastered memo)
★ Fixed a fast pitch in a slope for 10 minutes from the beginning of Disc1. (About 20% of semitones)

 ★ This is a remarkable source of attention for the first time. Sound and performance are great.

★ Release with numbered stickers.