SHEFFIELD 1974 

1 CD

Label: Wardour 146
Country: Japan
Released: March 2015
Recorded: Live at Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK 5th November 1974.
Sound: Audience recording
Comments:  From 'Sheer Heart Attack' UK tour '74. This show was first time released on a pro bootleg last month, on Japanese label Breakdown, with title 'Sheffield Live Attack' 1cdr.
Now have the Wardour label put the show out on a silver pressed cd.
Some copies of this release, also come with a cdr "Manchester 1974" (not on label) as a bonus.

In September 2014, Queen Production did release 'Live At The Rainbow 74' officially on cd, vinyl & DVD, which coverd these tracks. Without a doubt, my favourite live album ever. Recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre in London on November 19th. & 20th. 1974.
The trident years is my favourite QUEEN years, together with the Live Killers periode.
Roots: Audience recorded live tape.
Time: 69:57


Front cover

 1. Intro: Procession  (tape)
 2. Now I’m Here
 3. Ogre Battle
 4. Father To Son
 5. White Queen (As It Began)
 6. Flick Of The Wrist
 7. In The Lap Of The Gods
 8. Killer Queen
 9. The March Of The Black Queen
 10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 11. Son And Daughter
 12. Keep Yourself Alive
 13. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 14. Stone Cold Crazy
 15. Liar
 16. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
 17. Big Spender
 18. Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll
 19. Jailhouse Rock
 20. God Save The Queen

   
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Say what you will of what that wonderful live album. “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” six months from the official of the shock, never in the same tour, and meet in this much audience album. This work the “November 5, 1974 Sheffield performances”, is the one that wrote a great audience recording. Main because did “November 19, the 20th” of “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74”, will hit in the two weeks before live.
This work of the master, which was suddenly appeared on the net in recent years. Long it’s the sound source list to it was not also of traders. In, and does not take it in some. The sound is very very very nice. Rather than “like sound board” type, such as, reverberation of venue but I sound it seems plenty sucked audience recording, musical tone is to convey clearly the subtleties of playing, rich reverberation is directing the breath of space and live music venue to us. Beautifully musical tone even stomach wearing a reverberation, sound cracking also According tape nor is not felt aging. Exactly what’s the ideal vintage audience.
Its the rich come echoing in vintage sound, the same as the “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”. Ano live, it’s the one that you can enjoy in the audience eyes. While to say that …, actually a little was the “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” (However, important) are there differences. It, this work has been recorded, “November 5,” is that there is that’s eve ultra name board “SHEER HEART ATTACK” release. “SHEER HEART ATTACK” Release Date of is “November 8″, without knowing the whole picture of “SHEER HEART ATTACK” are you gathered in this venue, bursting likely audience with chest full of expectations. It is the countdown of the tension that listen to new in a few days. Moreover, in the October preceding single “Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist” is released, during the soaring chart. There are situations similar in tour later, but there is a sense of anticipation that established the brand more than enough by multiplying tatami a number of name board. In contrast, expectations jammed to overflowing in this work, that “These guys are amazing how far do they!?”, I expectation sense of the unknown.
The expectations are, burst from the opening following the “Procession”, “Now I’m Here”. “You guys, really not that? It was listening to this song,” I happen wound is and listen want become such acclaim. And “QUEEN II” is multiplied by folding the “Ogre Battle”, “Father To Son”, “White Queen (As It Began)” of, a hit midst hot “Flick of the Wrist” to “Killer Queen”. Sandwiched between the clarified the “In The Lap Of The Gods” in ear, in the from audience to raise the lovely voice hit single, feeling that “I really amazing me QUEEN”, I concentrate force is overflowing .
“LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” of memory also new now, the great detail to write the contents of the show is let’s stop. However, in this work, there is the “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” hot air of different audiences and, there are QUEEN like bitten and tightened its reaction. And, as much as its subtleties is transmitted to Katsuaki, sound of this work is wonderful.

“LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” is really really great. That’s why, I want to enjoy it from the audience’s point of view. It is a I best one to meet that feeling. Moreover, the bursting expectations are beyond even the “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74”. Value that is a historical excavation is certainly overwhelming. But, more than that, is also a superb live album that will Kakimushi~tsu the chest by simply listen. To all of QUEEN fan, and, longing to the unforgettable Shokei to the UK at that time. I will deliver this ideal audience album.