GLASGOW 1979 2ND NIGHT
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“CRAZY TOUR” is also known for Freddie’s climax. Introducing a valuable
live album that conveys the scene.
This is the outline of “JAZZ TOUR” and “CRAZY TOUR”. “JAZZ TOUR” ended with a performance in Japan in the spring of 1979, but in fact there was no performance at home in England. After that, they started production of "THE GAME" and performed a full-fledged UK tour with the release of the preceding single "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". That was "CRAZY TOUR". And the Glasgow performance of this work was the concert corresponding to the sixth performance.
This work recorded in such a show is also the oldest record in "CRAZY TOUR", and it is a slightly maniac vintage audience. To be honest, there is some distance, and it does not go to the roar, but the sound is tingling. It is a type that cannot be said to be “excellent” even for flattering, and requires some familiarity with the audience to enjoy it. However, if you are accustomed, there is no problem. Even if it is rough, there is no search for performance in the noise, and there is no jarring of ears due to explosions. It is also a live album that clearly shows Freddie's climax that reaches through the space.
In fact, the point of this work is live itself rather than sound. Speaking of "CRAZY TOUR", the professional shot DVD "HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979" reigns at the top, so let's organize the set while comparing.
● SHEER HEART ATTACK (2 songs)
・ Killer Queen / Now I'm Here
● A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (4 songs)
・ Death On Two Legs / I'm In Love With My Car / You're My Best Friend / Bohemian Rhapsody (★)
● A DAY AT THE RACES (2 songs)
・ Somebody To Love / Tie Your Mother Down
● NEWS OF THE WORLD (6 songs)
・ We Will Rock You (fast) / Get Down Make Love / Spread Your Wings (★) / Sheer Heart Attack / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
● JAZZ (3 songs)
・ Let Me Entertain You / Mustapha (★) / Don't Stop Me Now
● THE GAME (2 songs)
・ Save Me ／ Crazy Little Thing Called Love
* Note: The “★” marks indicate songs that cannot be heard on the press DVD “HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979”.
... and it looks like this. The basics are based on "JAZZ TOUR", but the new songs "Save Me", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Mustapha" of "THE GAME" are not only touching but also playing well. And Freddy's voice singing such a set! This is ridiculous. The growth, the tension, the momentum and the power are terrible, and there is a great condition.
Speaking of a live performance of the first generation of QUEEN, it is called "LIVE AID", but that is a miracle only because it is a short set. This work has that tension… No, it goes through the full show with more vocalization. As a matter of fact, "CRAZY TOUR" has no good days with all remaining shows in great shape. It is a live album where you can fully experience the fierce show of such the strongest tour.
Furthermore, there are specials only for this day in such “CRAZY TOUR”. It is "I'm In Love With My Car". You know Roger is the biggest show on lead vocals, but in fact Roger forgets the lyrics on this day. At the beginning, I sang "With the pistons a pumpin, and the hubcaps so all gleam" as "When my holding your wheel ……", and my head was pure white. Singing for Freddie who couldn't see Roger's temper completely. Roger returns afterwards with Freddie's help, but this is also a valuable live album where Freddie sings "I'm In Love With My Car".
QUEEN talks about Freddie's ups and downs with each recording, but the top was definitely "CRAZY TOUR". You can witness a real sound at the site where the rare genius vocalist culminated. I'm exhausted. Each one is a precious and treasured "CRAZY TOUR" live-action board. Please enjoy this opportunity carefully.