HOT SPACE TOUR '82 

3 LP

Label: ETS 2511 / 2512 / 2513 
Country: Japan
Released: 1983
Recorded: Side 1 - 5, Fukuka, Japan  October 19th. 1982.  3 last tracks on side 5, European date.  
Side 6, Fukuka  Japan,  October 20th. 1982. (Not 100% sure, but close up to).
Sound: Excellent audience recording, except the last 3 tracks on side 5 which is fair audience.  
Cover: Nice full color cover, printed labels.  
Comments:  Excellent 3LP bootleg.  Nice sound, and a good documentary of the tour. Cover say's (except last 3 tracks on side5) are from Los Angeles, USA Sept. 15th. On Sept. 15th., Billy Squire join them on encore 'Jailhouse Rock'. Why isn't this tracks included ??.  
So I'm quite sure the date on cover is a fake.
As far as I can find out, this is a Japanese concert, recorded in Fukuka on October 19th. 1982. The last 3 tracks on side 5, are from a European gig. Cover say's Milton Keynes, UK. That might be true. (Bad sound on this).
Side 6, say's Los Angeles on Sept. 14th. Maybe, maybe not. I think side 6, are from second Fukuka concert on October 20th.
Anyway, side 1-5 is defiantly NOT from Los Angeles on Sept. 15th. 1982.
Roots:  Original bootleg.


Front cover

 SIDE 1:
 Intro: Flash's Theme  (tape)
 Rock It
 We Will Rock You  (fast)
 Action This Day
 Somebody To Love
 Calling All Girls
 SIDE 2:
 Medley: Now I'm Here
                 Put Out The Fire
                 Dragon Attack
                 Now I'm Here  (end part)
 Love Of My Life
 Save Me
 SIDE 3: 
 Get Down Make Love
 Body Language
 Back Chat
 Under Pressure


 SIDE 4:
 Fat Bottomed Girls
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 Saturday Night's Alright.....
 Bohemian Rhapsody
 Tie Your Mother Down




 SIDE 5:
 Another One Bites The Dust
 We Will Rock You
 We Are The Champions
 God Save The Queen....
 
(Fukuka, Japan  October 19th. '82)
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 Staying Power
 Under Pressure
 Sheer Heart Attack
 (European date, bad sound)
 SIDE 6:
 Intro: Flash's Theme (tape)
 The Hero
 We Will Rock You  (fast)
 Play The Game
 Calling All Girls
 Body Language
 Under Pressure
 Bohemian Rhapsody
 (I guess Fukuka, Oct. 20th. 1982)


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Review from: The Amazeing Kornyfone Label

Source: Audience recording from one of the two nights played at Fukuoka Kyu-den at the start of their Japan leg of the 'Hot Space Tour', usually attributed to the first night on 19 October 1982 – ‘+’ marked tracks come from an inferior sounding audience recording taped at National Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK on 5 June 1982. The Fukuoka tracks on the first five and the following sixth side have been intentionally misrepresented as having been recorded at the Los Angeles Forum on the 14th and 15th of September ’82 (two correct concert dates), going as far as editing the source tapes and removing all references to the band performing in Japan. This was standard practice for the UD / XL label as well as other Japanese vinyl bootlegs, as the interpretation of the law meant that while concert recordings from other countries could be pressed as records and sold in Japan, those derived from Japanese concert performances could not. Thankfully (for later identifying purposes), the Japanese bootlegger overlooked that Love of My Life had not been performed at any of the US concerts and Back Chat had been dropped after the first US show.

Quality: Quote from queenlive.ca: “the original LP remains the best version.” (for all the Fukuoka tracks).


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