Review from the net.
Edinburgh shining exceptionally in the European leg of the “HOT SPACE TOUR
1982”, which is undoubtedly the last performance 2DAYS. The finest live
album that recorded the whole story appeared.
This work includes
“Edinburgh Performance June 1, 1982 + 2”. It is a 4-tuple with that full
audience recording arranged 2 discs each. First of all, let’s check the
position of the show from the tour schedule of the time.
“March” HOT SPACE “completed”
· April 9 – May 22: Europe (26
“May 21” HOT SPACE “Release”
· May 29 – June 5: UK (4
· July 21 – September 15: North America (33 performances)
October 19 – November 3: Japan (6 shows)
This is the whole world tour of 1982. Schedule to perform four
performances in the UK in his home country shortly after release around the
continent of Europe before the release of “HOT SPACE”. The last day is also
the official work “QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL”, but the Edinburgh
performance of this work was a concert that was the second tour of the “UK”
tour and the third show immediately before that.
This work is a splendid
audience recording that recorded such a show. Recording has been known for a
long time for two days, but this work is not such a copy or remaster of that
origin. It was digitized directly from the master tape recorded by the same
recording person. The sound glows like dazzling eyes. Although it was a
honorable name recording from the beginning, its contours are crisp and fine
details of the guitar can not be crushed even by one kick of the bass drum,
and the synth tone is also sparkling and beautiful. And, above all,
Freddie’s long tone. There is no distortion or cloudiness in the singing
voice extending to the empty space any more, it shines like a laser beam.
It is dedicated in that sound, a masterpiece that is loved by enthusiasts
during the performance. The 1982 European tour is also famous for a series
of blown-up tense shows that are blown off, but the momentum in that
country’s rampage as it is. The set conforms to “QUEEN ON FIRE” on the last
day of UK, but there are slight differences. Although it is “first day (disc
1-2)”, although “Sheer Heart Attack” has been scrapped, Freddie’s powerful
vocalization is wonderful, and the performance of high perfection is also
delicious. “Back Chat” also decides to be a bit too. And the interesting
thing is Brian’s guitar solo snowing from “Get Down Make Love”. I’m talking
about “I Go Crazy” riff here, but this song was released in 1984’s single
“Radio Ga Ga”. Although this day is not the first time to show off, I
understand that I had ideas for quite a while.
If the first day is a
powerful show, “Day 2 (Disc 3-4)” is Hyper! Here I am playing “Sheer Heart
Attack” instead of “Back Chat”, but it is a great success that goes through
the full story beyond that Freddie’s flying skill is amazing. Singing with
the momentum reminiscent of the previous continental version, the call &
response after “Play The Game” also extends the spectators spectacularly.
And the audience opposite to it was delighted. Although I forgot to write,
this work is wonderful in both the 2 performances and the spectators of the
big crowd. Though it does not threaten the drum sound and thick sounds, the
show and calls & responses are grand and wide. Whatever you can play
Freddie, you can see well that it is not turning around, involving a large
crowd and getting even more heat because it received the heat. Although
“live is a living thing” is said, it is also a set that you can feel that
meaning is a superb sound.
It is a superb live set that has drawn Edinburgh 2 performances with
masterpieces as a master sound. For those who have been loved by traditional
boards, the set of 4 pieces will taste the beauty of the sound that the
master tape had sucked in for those who listen for the first time, plenty of
Freddie’s amazing taste. A wonderful song, a wonderful show, a wonderful
audience, a wonderful sound that inhaled them all. All that is overwhelming
one. Please, please enjoy it to your heart’s content.