THE LAST TOUR IN JAPAN

6 CD

Label: Wardour 152
Country: Japan
Released: August 2015
Recorded: Disc 1 & 2 Budokan Hall, Tokyo  May 9th, 1985.
Disc 3 & 4 Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo  May 11th, 1985. (Soundboard recording)
Disc 5 & 6 Jo Hall, Osaka May 15th, 1985.
Sound: Audience & pro-live recording (May 11th).
Comments:  Queen – The Last Tour In Japan is a six disc set that features three shows (two audience and one soundboard source) from the 1985 Japanese Tour. Discs one and two feature the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan show from May 9th, 1985. Disc three and four contains the stereo soundboard/FM broadcast from Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan on May 11th, 1985 and the final two discs come from Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan on May 15th, 1985.
Roots: Well, all show previously available on other pro bootleg cd's and Japan 11th. show is officially released on video & laser disc in Japan. Well, some tracks not on laser disc. 2 source has been used. It's a mix between laser disc and a radio broadcast, which was first released on 2lp vinyl by the Germany label TFKRL in early 90ies, under title 'Absolutely Enthusiastic'.
Time: 54:37 / 53:32 / 43:37 / 49:23 / 61:50 / 47:17


Front cover

  CD 1
 1. Machines
 2. Tear It Up
 3. Tie Your Mother Down
 4. Under Pressure
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. Killer Queen
 7. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 8. Keep Yourself Alive
 9. Liar
 10. Impromptu
 11. It’s A Hard Life
 12. Day-O
 13. Dragon Attack
 14. Now I’m Here
 15. Is This The World We Created?
 16. Love Of My Life
 CD 2
 1. Guitar Solo ~ Brighton Rock
 2. Another One Bites The Dust
 3. Hammer To Fall
 4. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 5. Bohemian Rhapsody
 6. Radio Ga Ga
 7. I Want To Break Free
 8. Jailhouse Rock
 9. We Will Rock You
 10. We Are The Champions
 11. God Save The Queen

Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 9th May 1985



  CD 3
 1. Machines
 2. Tear It Up
 3. Tie Your Mother Down
 4. Under Pressure
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. Killer Queen
 7. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 8. Keep Yourself Alive
 9. Liar
 10. Impromptu
 11. It’s A Hard Life ~ Day-O
 12. Dragon Attack
 13. Now I’m Here


 CD 4
 1. Is This The World We Created?
 2. Love Of My Life
 3. Another One Bites The Dust
 4. Mustapha  (vocal intro only)
 5. Hammer To Fall
 6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 7. Bohemian Rhapsody
 8. Radio Ga Ga
 9. I Want To Break Free
 10. Jailhouse Rock
 11. We Will Rock You
 12. We Are The Champions
 13. God Save The Queen

Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan 11th May 1985
 CD 5
 1. Machines
 2. Tear It Up
 3. Tie Your Mother Down
 4. Under Pressure
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. Piano Improvisation
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 9. Keep Yourself Alive
 10. Liar
 11. Impromptu
 12. It’s A Hard Life
 13. Day-O
 14. Dragon Attack
 15. Now I’m Here
 16. Is This The World We Created?
 17. Love Of My Life
 18. Guitar Solo ~ Brighton Rock
  CD 6
 1. Another One Bites The Dust
 2. Mustapha
 3. Hammer To Fall
 4. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 5. Saturday Night’s Allright For Fighting
 6. Bohemian Rhapsody
 7. Radio Ga Ga
 8. I Want To Break Free
 9. Jailhouse Rock
 10. We Will Rock You
 11. We Are The Champions
 12. God Save The Queen

 Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan 15th May 1985





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1985, QUEEN last Japan tour. It is a tour that produced a number of super-strong recordings longer legendary even say, but the big 6 Disc press album to sum them is the appearance! The last Japan tour was a total of five times, if it were contained in this work, full set three performances of them. It is “May 9, Nippon Budokan, 1985″, “May 11, Yoyogi National Stadium,” “May 15, Osaka Castle Hall.” Recording of the knobs have been known to each, but the review contained in the information enters the fine from one one them Omoto, “the last of Japan” has a put together the best, largest and best of 1 set. Anyway, 3 performances with only de-grade sound brilliant to the sound source history of QUEEN. So, let’s look at three performances one by one.

[May 9, Nippon Budokan] Disk 1 and 2 are the Nippon Budokan in Japan tour two shows eyes. The Ya be released as “AT LAST BUDOKAN (Masterport-014)” is a recording that caused a big sensation. In frequency of the sound serving and “abnormal”, level compete for 1 and 2 in the audience recording of QUEEN. “1985” But neither “of THE WORKS TOUR” is a 1-2 position of the whole audience recording. Is referred to you or with, even dimension, such as longer or audience recording or line is also beyond, it’s a dimension such as if you listen to without knowing anything “awfully official album close of cheers.”
Moreover, the content of the show is good fiercely. 4 They both, but I’m great, especially the voice of Freddie Mercury nice, enough to be described as “best of Freddie of the day THE WORKS TOUR” in QUEEN sound professional site overseas. Of course, such as “Day-O” and intense improvisation part in preeminent among this 3 performances, the powerful voice a relaxed it will charmed.
Although it is such a super master, being press reduction from Wardour label, the second time at this time. In the first “AT LAST BUDOKAN (Wardour-007)”, the original cassette had been met with two intact the original sound and the powerful importance of re-master, this time again from the original cassette was handed from recording in person digitization. In addition we have to upgrade the legendary high-quality sound. Already issued a little in comparison with the other two shows while ultra-clear, what you feel a sense of distance. This time, excessive equalization is not, and I only was allowed complement with a jerk direct feeling of natural remains playing. Introducing two performances after this also has been re-mastered, but will able to realize this Budokan is most effective.

[May 11th National Yoyogi Stadium] Continued disk 3, 4, Yoyogi stadium performances of three performances eyes was also the official video. At the time, it is a genuine sound-board version of which was broadcast on certain public broadcasting stations. Of course, this live because that is also the official DVD, but does not seem to be Arigatami at afresh sound board, however hold on, it is by far the sound is better than the official version!
Official version or support of the keyboard has not been mixed larger than the Brian May guitar, or was strange the drum sounds, and …… or hard to hear the voice of Roger Taylor, official and of the titular “What this It was things like? “. However, the radio version was broadcast soon from live, the natural sound, Sonomanma that you heard at the venue in the mix. In addition the first half had been editing the official video “Liar”, it was plump cut “Dragon Attack” is also perfect recording. The program beginning and the end, a certain famous DJ’s comments but you are in and is, for the public broadcasting CM without any, it is has become the official class a live album in more than official. Public broadcasting stations, GJ!
Furthermore, this master, what Koamania is to record a broadcast at the time, was awakened directly from carefully tape that has been treasured. Yet once, it has not been pressed on CD once, it’s a treasure in the treasure. It was digitized with the latest technology, to further to have six sets of unity, and finished to a certain balance familiar sharp and the other two shows. This means that, as there is no sense of discomfort, even side by side with the sound board of the better sound than the official video, it is not there also means that the other two shows is too terrible, but ….

[Osaka Castle Hall, May 15] Disk 5, and 6 of the three first is the last day of the last Japan tour. Genuine, it is the Osaka Castle Hall, which was the “last of Japan live”. Moreover, this day was also the last day of the world tour that began in August 1984. This is the audience recording, but also transcendence Ultra-recording! As we wrote at the disk 1 and 2 Budokan that “compete for 1 and 2 in the audience recording”, in fact the competition is this. It’s the master that has been referred to as the “No.1 of the total audience recording” of imposing a foreign source site.
This also “LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN (Wardour-031)” Master of the But that may have been released as, in this film, also digitized again from the original cassette that was passed from the recording in person. As well as already issued, we supplemented with a tape change “Radio Ga Ga” in other sound source, but here even further carefully finished, 8 seconds longer than the already issued, it has become a natural connection.
Others noted the contents of the show as well as sound. Perhaps because of the last day, play is incorporated throughout, showing off the passage of the “Killer Queen” in front of the piano improvisation as “My Fairly King”, “March Of Black Queen,” “Jailhouse Rock” or “Whole Lotta Shakin passage pops out of ‘Going “. It is being nearly full performance over the further listening mono Nanoha as the intro of Elton John’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Saturday Night’s Allright For Fighting” is three and a half minutes. Freddie tone does not and RESET in Budokan, but show that the fighting spirit and the open feeling of the World Tour final day is felt more than enough.
In fact, this “THE WORKS TOUR” did nothing more than test for QUEEN. And criticized from all over the world by carrying out live in South Africa, in Brazil, which should was the enthusiastic parent QUEEN countries, would take a large boos and around the costume of “I Want To Break Free” settlement. I think you remember that the dissolution theory had been told to plausible, but so this Osaka Castle there is also likely to be the last concert of QUEEN.

In Japan is the last of the last, QUEEN wrapped in barely from usual unchanging hospitality and a large cheer. After this two months is not play a large comeback of miracle in the LIVE AID, but what Japan was the remaining “ally of QUEEN” at the end of the last at this point. As a result, it has become the last of the Japan tour, but it is not just a “last on the record” in this work. Of course, it is also a super-high-quality board complete set of up to tremendous, but the impression it alone does not. To CD6 sheets each, QUEEN of feelings that have been turned away from all over the world, the feeling of such they never forget the fan is muffled. That’s why what the mind without trying to be shaken. A large chorus occur up at Budokan “Love Of My Life”. The emotion is There are women who shout “My Freddie!”. and usually if grin It is a place that also leaks, but Japanese is precisely because did not forget this feeling, do they have been saved.
Last Japan tour 3 performances shine in QUEEN history brilliantly even as also stored as a record. “Four QUEEN” has gone even now that a quarter of a century has passed since you, all of those who can not forget again. 5 hours 49 minutes and 45 seconds of bliss, will deliver on the containment forever remain press 6CD.