2 CDR
Label: Uxbridge 1201
Country: Japan.
Released: February 2020.
Recorded: Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland 1st, December 1979.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  From the UK 'Crazy Tour' before Christmas 1979.
Roger forgot the lyric in I'm In Live With My Car, and Freddie support him.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 44:06 / 38:50

Front cover
 1. Intro: Thunder & Lighting  (tape true PA)
 2. We Will Rock You 
 3. Let Me Entertain You
 4. Somebody To Love
 5. Mustapha
 6. Death On Two Legs
 7. Killer Queen
 8. I'm In Love With My Car 
(Roger on vocal)
 9. Get Down Make Love
 10. You're My Best Friend
 11. Save Me
 12. Now I'm Here
 1. Don't Stop Me Now
 2. Spread Your Wings
 3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 4. Bohemian Rhapsody
 5. Tie Your Mother Down
 6. Sheer Heart Attack
 7. We Will Rock You
 8. We Are The Champions
 9. God Save The Queen

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Back cover

From Internet page.

“CRAZY TOUR” is also known for Freddie’s climax. Introducing a valuable live album that conveys the scene.
This work was recorded at “December 1, 1979 Glasgow Performance”. It is the vintage audience recording. “CRAZY TOUR”, which does not bear the album title, may not be very famous in general, but it is a very important tour for collectors. Freddy’s voice changed with the times, but the strongest era of that vocalization began in “CRAZY TOUR”. (Of course, there are some ups and downs in each performance, so I can’t make a definite statement.) It is said that the period from this tour to the European leg of “HOT SPACE TOUR” (June 1982) is “the peak period as a vocalist”. I will. In particular, the opening of “CRAZY TOUR” was a series of explosive shows that never tired because it was a short-term intensive tour. As “the climax of the climax”, collectors all over the world continue to send hot eyes. First of all, let’s look back on where such a climax tour was, from the history since the release of “JAZZ”.

・ October 28-December 20: North America (35 performances)
・ January 17-March 1: Europe (28 performances)
・ April 13-May 6: Japan (15 performances)

<< June production of “THE GAME” started >>
・ August 18: SAARBRUCKEN OPEN AIR appearance
“October 5: Single” Crazy Little Thing Called Love “released”
・ November 22nd-December 26th: UK (20 performances)

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.

・ 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.