Label: TRAIL  246 
Country: Japan 
Released: September 2007 
Recorded: Drammen Sportshall, Drammen, Norway  April 12th. 1982.  
Sound: Very good ~ excellent audience recording.
Comments:  From the first and only Norwegian Queen concert. Some part in some of the tracks is missing. 2nd. bootleg release of this concert. 'Breakdown' label released this concert as 'Live At Norway' about 2 weeks before this one. Same source sound to be used. See review for more details.

Re-released in September 2013 (Not On Label), using same cover layout. No label info on this re-release. White printed labels.
Roots: From a tape source. Original pro-cdr bootleg.  

Front cover

 Intro: Flash's Theme 
 The Hero
 Tie Your Mother Down
 Action This Day
 Play The Game
 Somebody To Love
 Staying Power
 Get Down Make Love
 Now I'm Here
 Dragon Attack
 Now I'm Here 
 Under Pressure
 Love Of My Life
 Save Me
 Fat Bottomed Girls
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 Bohemian Rhapsody
 Another One Bites The Dust
 Sheer Heart Attack
 We Will Rock You
 We Are The Champions
 God Save The Queen

Backside of front sleeve, and cdr 1 (Trail release) .

Re-release September 2013.

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Back cover

Re-released in Sept. 2013
with white printed labels



Review by Collectors music reviews

The cassette of Queen’s Drammen, Norway is one of the most well known hoarded tapes in collecting circles.  For many years only the most well connected were able to hear it, but last year it finally surfaced for all collectors to enjoy.  This is one of the better sounding recordings in existence from the Hot Space tour.  It is slightly distant and flat with some mic handling noises and occasional conversations close to the taper. 

“Get Down Make Love” has a cut forty-four seconds which eliminates most of the first verse, a cut two minutes forty-six seconds into the guitar solo, a cut one minute twenty six seconds into “Save Me” eliminating the second verse (”The slate…” is all that remains), and finally a cut two minutes fifteen seconds in “Another One Bites The Dust” which cuts out the third and final verse of the song.  Despite that, this is a very clear and and enjoyable record of the events that night at the Sports Hall.    

This has the distinction of being Queen’s only live appearance in Norway when Freddie was alive, and instead of playing in Oslo or Bergen they chose Drammen, 35 kilometers west of the capital city.  And this is, after shows in Stockholm and Göteborg Sweden, the third concert of the very long Hot Space tour.  The concert begins with the taped introduction “Flash’s Theme” before the band come out playing “The Hero.” 

“Tie Your Mother Down” is played before Freddie greets the crowd, “hey hey!  Let’s do some more.”  The first new song of the set is “Action This Day” and appears in every show.  “That was a new song called ‘Action This Day.’  This is an old song called ‘Play The Game’” Freddie says and he plays a unique little piano melody during the quiet beginning.  “Staying Power” is the second new song of the set and is played so ferociously that Freddie loses his timing in the middle.  The ”Now I’m Here” medley with “Dragon Attack” and the guitar solo is a holdover from the previous year and works effectively. 

”Thank you, it’s great to be here in Norway after all this time, it’s good to see you, feels good” Brian says before “Love Of My Life.”  The Norwegians are very enthusiastic while singing the chorus for the first time causing Freddie to quip “Too much too much…now for the next verse.”  Before “Bohemian Rhapsody” Freddie plays the piano introduction of “Death On Two Legs” and he repeats the final line of the song “any way the wind blows” after the final gong.  During the first two weeks the Queen track ”Liar” made sporadic appearances in the set list before disappearing after the April 28th show in Frankfurt. 

In Norway it has the unique distinction of serving as the set closer for the only known time.  Although Trial are a professional CDR label, their productions values are pretty good with the labels laser printed on the actual discs and quality inserts.  The Breakdown label released Live At Norway just before Trial issued Shake That Thing but since Breakdown’s production is generally substandard (paper glued labels and artwork printed only on one side), the Trial is the preferred version.