BUDOKAN 1975  2ND NIGHT

2 CD

Label: Wardour 504
Country: Japan.
Released: March 2022, the first days.
Recorded: Budokan Hall, Tokyo Japan  May 1st. 1975.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  From Queen's first Japanese tour. 'Sheer Heart Attack' tour. This concert has previously been released by various bootleg labels.
A new recording unearthed by Wardour from 01 May 1975. The is the last concert Queen performed in Japan in 1975, at the Budokan in Tokyo.
The eighth and second best quality recording to emerge from this date so far.
Roots: Audience recorded tape. Might be form a new tape source.
Time: 50:55 /70:39

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 CD 1
 1. Introduction
 2. Intro: Procession  (tape)
 3. Now I'm Here
 4. Ogre Battle
 5. Great King Rat
 6. White Queen
 7. Flick Of The Wrist
 8. Hangman
 9. Doing All Right
 10. Medley: In The Lap Of The Gods ~
 11.              Killer Queen ~
 12.              The March Of The Black Queen ~
 13.              Bring Back That Leroy Brown





 CD 2
 1. Son & Daughter
 2. Brian May Solo
 3. Son & Daughter  (reprise)
 4. Band Introductions
 5. Keep Yourself Alive
 6. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 7. Stone Cold Crazy
 8. Liar
 9. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
 - - - - - - encore - - - - - - -
 10. Hey Big Spender  (first part played)
 11. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
 12. Rock 'n' Roll Medley: Jailhouse Rock ~
                                         Shake Rattle & Roll ~
                                         Stupid Cupid ~
                                         Be Bop A Lula
13. See What A Fool I've Been
14. God Save The Queen


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Review from internet page.

Shocking work "BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT (Wardour-503)" While the whirlwind is blowing, a new masterpiece that tells the legendary first visit to Japan is discovered. The world premiere master of the same recorder collection is now available on Permanent Preservation Press 2CD.

The performance of "May 1, 1975: Nippon Budokan" is engraved in this work. It is the masterpiece audience recording.
"BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT" was also "Budokan for the first time in Japan", but this work is a sequel to another performance album. First of all, let's check the position of the show from the schedule of the first visit to Japan as usual.

・ April 19 "BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT"
・ April 22 "NAGOYA 1975"
・ April 23, "COMPLETE KOBE 1975"
・ April 25: Fukuoka City Kyuden Memorial Gymnasium
・ April 28, "FATAL ATTRACTION (Okayama)"
・ April 29, "TSUMAGOI 1975"
・ April 30: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
・ May 1: Nippon Budokan ← ★ This work ★
* Only representative works for each performance.

Above, all 8 performances. "BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT" was "the first day of my first visit to Japan", but this work was the final performance that was added.

Such a show is known as a recording fierce battlefield even for the first time in Japan. Masterpieces such as "AN EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY (Wardour-097)" and "BUDOKAN 1975 FINAL NIGHT: MASTER-STROKE (Wardour-429)" have been loved at our shop, but this work is a completely new work that was unknown until now. recording. It is the world premiere master of the same recorder collection as "1ST NIGHT". And the sound is also wonderful enough to be called a sequel to "1ST NIGHT". While inheriting that clearness and strength of the core, the feeling of closeness is further improved. The factor is probably the position. "1ST NIGHT" was a recording on the 2nd floor where the sound was beautifully delivered, but this work is on the 1st floor. I'm sucking in the enthusiasm that much, but it's easy to listen to because the core with a lot of direct feeling is suppressed.

As a matter of fact, this work is the highest peak update because there is only a fierce battlefield of famous recording on this day! It's hard to say, but it's definitely one of the most promising candidates for the championship deciding match. For example, compared to "AN EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY", this work is overwhelmingly superior in the first half, but in the final stage after Brian May's guitar solo, it becomes difficult to attach to the other side ... It is a famous recording of such a close battle.
It was a highlight night even when the legendary first visit to Japan was drawn with such a sound, and it was a full show that was also the worldwide Chiakigaku of the "SHEER HEART ATTACK Tour". Although it is a familiar show with various existing shows, this work is also a sister work of "1ST NIGHT". It's a big deal, so let's organize the set while comparing.

Queen I
・ Great King Rat (★) / Son And Daughter / Keep Yourself Alive / Liar / Modern Times Rock'n' Roll
Queen II
・ Procession / Ogre Battle / White Queen (As It Began) / Seven Seas Of Rhye
Sheer Heart Attack
・ Now I'm Here / Flick Of The Wrist / Stone Cold Crazy / In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited
Others
・ Medley: Doing All Right Medley (In The Lap Of The Gods / Killer Queen / The March Of The Black Queen / Bring Back That Leroy Brown) / Rock'n'Roll Medley (Jailhouse Rock / Shake Rattle & Roll / Stupid Cupid / Be Bop A Lula)
・ Others: Hangman (★) / Big Spender / See What A Fool I've Been
* Note: The "★" mark is a song that cannot be heard in the sister work "BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT" of the same recorder.

And it looks like this. Perhaps because it was the final performance, they also performed the precious "Great King Rat" and "Hangman". Even from a global perspective, the full performance of "Great King Rat" and "In the Lap of the Gods" were the last live performances of the day. In addition, the performance is also in excellent condition. Freddie is enjoying the enthusiasm without rushing like "1ST NIGHT" whether he has become accustomed to the popularity of Japan so far, and there is plenty of openness without worrying about tomorrow only on the last day. You can also enjoy the Japanese MC who has improved rapidly with clear sound, such as "Watashi Tachiha, Tokyo Nimata Raite, Totemo Sachi Sedes!".

They finished the "SHEER HEART ATTACK Tour" on this day and started recording the next work. The famous board "A Night at the Opera" was created and the history of rock was rewritten. There are various ways to divide the history of QUEEN, but if "A Night at the Opera" is used as one division, this work is also the final night of the early QUEEN. "BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT", the first night we met, which is too special for us Japanese, and this work, which has closed the curtain on one era. This is a sister work where you can enjoy the legendary "Two Nights at Nippon Budokan" in the same collection, which is too special even for your first visit to Japan. This is also fun because it is a bootleg. Please chew it carefully with the permanent storage press 2CD.

★ A masterpiece audience recording of the "May 1, 1975: Nippon Budokan" performance. This show is known for many famous recordings, but this work is a complete worldwide premiere recording. It is the same recorder collection as the shocking work "BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT (Wardour-503)", and the quality is as good as the sister work. It is a direct sound that inherits the clarity and strength of the core, while further improving the sense of proximity. "Great King Rat" and "Hangman" that could not be heard on the first day were also shown, and the Japanese MC who rapidly improved with "Watashi Tachiha, Tokyo Nimata Raite, Totemo Sachi Sedes!" Is a new masterpiece that can be enjoyed with clear sound.