this is the first time in Vienna for Queen. Their performance tonight is
on and Freddie’s voice is strong. The medley, starting with “Death On
Two Legs”, has somewhat of a loose feel with Freddie taking his time
getting into “The Millionaire Waltz” and Brian teasing the crowd with
a bit of “The Blue Danube” by Johan Strauss before the solo section
(thanks gs). This would also be the last tour to contain tracks like
“Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy”, “The Millionaire Waltz”, “White
Man/Prophet’s Song” and “My Melancholy Blues” before being retired
forever. “Spread Your Wings” is dedicated to Vienna.
members can be heard trying to sing along in places including the opera
section of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and crowd participation is at its
highest during “We Will Rock You” as both this and “We Are The
Champions” are overcome by singing. The recording is virtually complete
except for a few very minor cuts and also captures most of the
anticipation waiting for the encores. For the Viennese audience, the wait
must have been well worth it as Queen is in great form.
show was issued in 2002 on Gypsy Eye’s Last European News and
claimed to be the last show from the European tour but they must have
meant last recorded document as Queen played the following night in
Munich. Gypsy Eye’s title was missing “Keep Yourself Alive” and is
now sold out so Vienna Waltz gives Queen fans another chance to
pick up this great show in a more complete version and better sound
quality from what I’ve read. It’s good to see Wardour releasing more
Queen shows again and their emphasis on 1978 lately is refreshing.