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QUEEN in 1977, which made a leap forward by folding “Brilliant Race” and
“Dedicated to the World”. A new recording that conveys the Toronto
performance appears! It is decided to release two types at the same time.
This work is the second in a series of two new recordings. It is a superb
audience recording of “November 21, 1977 Toronto Performance”.
it was released at the same time as “TORONTO FEBRUARY 1977 (Uxbridge 1790)”
with a similar title, and both works are also sister works by the same venue
and the same recording artist collection. However, the content of the live
is completely different. The point is the position of the show. Let’s
immediately check the positional relationship of both works in the schedule
at that time.
“A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR”
・ January 13-March
18: North America # 1 (40 performances) ← * TORONTO FEBRUARY 1977
8-June 7: Europe #1 (19 performances)
《October 28 “Dedicated to the
“NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR”
・November 11-December 22:
North America #2 (26 performances) ← Coco
This is the schedule for 1977 when the two world tours intersect.
“TORONTO FEBRUARY 1977” released at the same time was a record of “A DAY AT
THE RACES Tour”, but this work is a live album recorded in “North America #
2” of the next “NEWS OF THE WORLD Tour”. It’s also a good opportunity, so
let’s organize our “North America #2” collection here.
● “North America #2” 1977.
・November 18 “DETROIT 1977 1ST NIGHT”
・November 21: Performance in Toronto ← ★This work★
・December 1st + 2nd
“ROCKS NEW YORK”
・December 11 “ULTIMATE HOUSTON 1977”
“LONG BEACH ARENA 1977 1ST NIGHT”
・December 22 “WHITE CHRISTMAS
* Note: “*” marks are permanent preservation press
“The above six titles.” The Toronto performance of this work is the
8th performance of “North America # 2”, and it is an early collection of the
tour. As you may have already noticed, this show is already familiar with
“TORONTO NOVEMBER 1977 (Uxbridge 1493)”. However, what was excavated this
time was a completely different recording, and it was the first public
recording with a much better sound than the previous one. However, the new
recording was not complete. It seems that the recording artist recorded the
whole show with two cassettes, but only the first half tape was excavated.
In this work, the lost second half part is complemented with the existing
recording, and it is finished as a full live.
So, which songs are newly
discovered upgrade recordings, and which parts are existing recordings?
Let’s organize it according to the set.
First half: New recording part
・ Opera no You: Death on Two Legs
(Dedicated to…) / I’m In Love With My Car / You’re My Best Friend (*) / Love
Of My Life / ’39
・Brilliant Race: Somebody To Love/Good Old Fashioned
Lover Boy/The Millionaire Waltz/White Man
・Dedicated to the world: We
Will Rock You (slow) (*) / We Will Rock You (fast) / It’s Late / Get Down
Make Love / Spread Your Wings
・Others: Brighton Rock/Killer
Queen/Liar/Vocal Solo (*)
* Note: “*” marks are songs that have been
partially complemented by existing recordings.
-Second half: The recording part of the already released [Uxbridge
1493] ・Sheer Heart Attack: Stone Cold Crazy/Now I’m Here
A Night at the
Opera: The Prophet’s Song / Bohemian Rhapsody
・Dedicated to the world: We
Are The Champions / Sheer Heart Attack
・ Others: Guitar Solo / Keep
Yourself Alive / Tie Your Mother Down / Jailhouse Rock
… and it looks like this. There are also fine supplements such as the
opening part and the tape change part, but roughly speaking, the tape
switching point is the beginning of DISC 2. It switches in the middle of the
vocal improvisation after “White Man”, and after that it will be the same
recording as the existing “Uxbridge 1493”.
Of course, the highlight
is the newly recorded part in the first half. The sound is nothing compared
to the old recording. The core that is on and has no sense of distance is
approaching, and along with that, the details are finely drawn. Although it
is not mistaken for a sound board in terms of tone, it is wonderful to
listen to and respond to FM broadcasting.
Even if you return it, the loss
of the tape in the second half is regrettable. If it is a perfect form, it
is a wonderful new recording that can be sufficiently pressed. If you line
up with “TORONTO FEBRUARY 1977” released at the same time, you can also
observe two different tours at the same venue and the same recording artist
collection. “It’s a pity!” But a beautiful sister work that can’t be
ignored. Please enjoy the two together.
★ Excellent audience recording of “November 21, 1977 Toronto
Performance”. A new recording of only the first half was discovered while
being extremely advanced. It is a full live album that complements the
latter half with “TORONTO FEBRUARY 1977 (Uxbridge 1790)” and finishes it in
a complete form. Although the new recording is only the first half, the
quality is tremendous, and the core with no sense of distance is
approaching, and the details are finely drawn along with it. The ease of
listening and the response to listening are wonderfully close to the sound
board. It is an upgrade album that you can enjoy a precious show