2 CD

Label: Wardour 583
Country: Japan.
Released: November 2023.
Recorded: Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina 28th February 1981.
Sound: Radio broadcast. Info say's excellent stereo.
Comments:  This seems to be a nice release. Various radio & television broadcastings have be available over the years, on several bootlegs of this concert.
But 'Wardour' label claim that this one has the best sound of all of this radio broadcastings. This 2cd also including the full complete concert. Previously released bootlegs seems missing some tracks. See info below.
Sale price on web pages is US $ 40,-
Roots: Radio broadcast. I'm unsure when this 'best sounding version' was aired.
Time: 51:52 / 46:24

Front cover
 CD 1
 1. Intro: 'Thunder & Lighting'  (tape)
 2. We Will Rock You
 3. Let Me Entertain You
 4. Play The Game
 5. Mustapha
 6. Death On Two Legs
 7. Killer Queen
 8. I’m In Love With My Car
 9. Get Down, Make Love
 10. Need Your Loving Tonight
 11. Rock It (Prime Jive)
 12. Save Me
 13. Now I’m Here ~
 14. Dragon Attack ~
 15. Now I’m Here  (reprise)

 CD 2
 1. Love Of My Life
 2. Keep Yourself Alive
 3. Guitar Solo  (1:58 longer that other broadcast's)
 4. Flash’s Theme
 5. The Hero
 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  (tape ending)

The cheers from the beginning of the song until the start of the next song are not recorded on the previously released SBD.

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Back cover
Review from internet page.

Impact! An unexpected new discovery of the upgrade master of the legendary broadcast, which was also called the “climax sound board”. An emergency release has been decided with a press 2CD that will permanently preserve the completely reborn sound!!!

[An amazing upgrade to the classic sound board] What is engraved on this work is “February 28, 1981 Buenos Aires performance”. This is a stereo soundboard recording. I’m sure many of you have already noticed this. This show is known for being broadcast on the radio, and is a classic that has produced many previous shows. We have introduced it several times in our store. In order to explain this upgrade, let’s first look back at what has already been released.

FM broadcast version press masterpiece “Wardour-252″. There are “FM version” and “AM version” of radio broadcasts, and the “FM version” is famous for its better sound. This title was the highest peak sound up to that time, and it became a hot topic when it appeared for the first time, “Reprise of Now I’m Here”, which had not been released before.

This is the best version of the “AM version” “Uxbridge 1088”. Also included are “Get Down, Make Love” and “God Save The Queen,” which were not broadcast on FM. On the contrary, it was the first full-length version that complemented the FM version of “Rock It (Prime Jive)” and the guitar solo that were cut in the AM broadcast.

…and it looks like this. This new master is the “FM version” and is a significantly (!) upgraded master. Moreover, this version is a unique discovery that is not available on the internet. That route is not free. At our store, we have excavated a large number of sound boards leaked by related parties and are shocking collectors around the world, but this work was also provided from that unique route.
And the real impact is the quality. I was surprised when I saw the previous peak, “DEFINITIVE BUENOS AIRES 1981 1ST NIGHT,” but this upgrade is incomparable! Of course, the vivid mix unique to broadcasting has not changed, so I’m not sure whether to call it “completely official!”, but the sound quality itself has completely changed to a different level.
This new master is on a whole other level in terms of stability and luster… If I were to write that, you might think, “That’s what I’ve been saying with previous upgrades, too.” How would you describe it? For example, in the past, upgrades were something that people who knew the old masters would think, “Wow, the sound has gotten better.” I’m the type of person who is filled with emotion and thinks, “The broadcasts in South America were so rough…” However, this time it’s not at that level. This is a class that will surprise even those who hear it for the first time.

[The longest complete soundboard album] Since it is such a significantly upgraded master, we aimed for it to be the best musical work. In the first place, this new excavated master is longer than before (the cheering part during the guitar solo, the inter-song part of “Sheer Heart Attack”, etc.), but it is still an “FM broadcast” and includes “Get Down, Make Love” and “God”. “Save The Queen” has not been aired. In this work, such parts are supplemented with the “AM version” and the complete recording of the show is realized. A Spanish DJ may be included for this part only, but the sound has been carefully mastered to eliminate any discomfort as much as possible.
What flows out of this work is a full show worthy of being called a masterpiece. It is no exaggeration to say that this tour is the pinnacle of QUEEN history, and its tremendous live performance will be poured directly into your brain. Let’s take a look back at the history of our activities back then to see just how amazing a time it was.

《“THE GAME” released on June 30th》
・June 30th – July 14th: North America #1 (14 performances)
・August 5th – September 30th: North America #2 (35 performances)
《“FLASH GORDON” released on December 8th》
・November 23rd – December 18th: Europe (17 performances)

・February 12th-19th: Japan (6 performances)
・February 28th – March 21st: Latin America #1 (7 performances) ←★Here★
・September 25th – October 18th: Latin America #2 (6 performances)

《“GREATEST HITS” released on October 26th》
・November 24th + 25th: North America #3 (2 performances) ← *Official ROCK MONTREAL 2cd, 3lp VHS, laser disc, DVD & Blu-ray.

This is QUEEN in 1980/1981. This was a golden period when the album “THE GAME” and singles “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Another One Bites the Dust” reached No. 1 in the US, and the band’s potential was at its peak. I’m sure many people have experienced that amazing taste with the official live album “ROCK MONTREAL”. With this peak of momentum, they began an invasion of South America. Speaking of South America, it is famous as a pro-QUEEN region along with Japan, but 1981 was the first time QUEEN set foot in his country. What this work is packed with is the first day of such “Latin America #1”. In other words, it was a historic night where they received the greatest hospitality of their lives for the first time. That surprise and joy feeds back into the performance, and the oil of explosive tension is poured into the burning climax potential. Their extremely intense live shows are already famous, but now you can re-experience that transcendent full show with a new sound!!!!
It was so amazing that my meter went up just listening to it. Finally, we will introduce the set. In addition to the official “ROCK MONTREAL” mentioned above, the soundboard album “DEFINITIVE SAO PAULO 1981 PRE-FM MASTER (Wardour-366)” after 5 performances is also a standard at our store, so let’s organize it while comparing.

●New songs (9 songs)
・The Game: Play The Game/ Need Your Loving Tonight (★)/ Rock It (Prime Jive) (★*)/ Save Me/ Dragon Attack/Crazy Little Thing Called Love/ Another One Bites The Dust
・Flash Gordon: Flash/The Hero
●Classics (14 songs + α)
・A Night at the Opera: Death On Two Legs (★*) / I’m In Love With My Car / Love Of My Life / Bohemian Rhapsody
・Dedicated to the world: We Will Rock You (2 takes) / Get Down Make Love / Sheer Heart Attack / We Are The Champions
・Others: Let Me Entertain You/ Mustapha(★*/ Killer Queen(*)/ Now I’m Here /Keep Yourself Alive/ Tie Your Mother Down
*Note: Songs marked with “★” are the official “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL (CD version)”, and songs marked with “*” cannot be heard on the press masterpiece “DEFINITIVE SAO PAULO 1981”.

Anyway, this is a shocking new excavation master. It is the climax full sound board of the climax QUEEN, and it is an absolute work that is nothing other than a cultural heritage. Enjoy this impact anytime and forever with the press 2CD that will preserve it forever!

★Stereo soundboard recording of “February 28, 1981 Buenos Aires performance”. Although it is a very standard FM broadcast, this work is a (significantly) upgraded master newly discovered through our own route. It has a gorgeous sound that is incomparable to the previous version, and it is also the longest to date. “Get Down, Make Love” and “God Save The Queen”, which were not broadcast on FM, were supplemented with AM broadcast versions, creating a complete live album of the show. It is the climax full sound board of the climax QUEEN, and it is the birth of an absolute work that is nothing but a cultural heritage.

★★This is a miraculous ★super-upgraded version brought to you by people in the industry. Probably the best sounding of all the queen boots.