2 CD

Label: Wardour 536
Country: Japan.
Released: January 2023.
Recorded: Live at Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC, Canada 21st July 1982.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments: From the North American 'Hot Space' tour. First time they performed 'Calling All Girls'.
Audience recording. I'm not sure if much better sound than previously released bootlegs of this show.
Fred Mandel play keyboard on this North American tour, as well on the following Japanese tour.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 44:55 / 46:47

Front cover
 CD 1
 1. Intro: Flash's Theme (tape)
 2. Rock It (Prime Jive)
 3. We Will Rock You  (fast)
 4. Action This Day
 5. Play The Game
 6. Staying Power
 7. Now I’m Here ~
 8. Dragon Attack ~
 9. Now I’m Here  (reprise)
 10. Save Me
 11. Calling All Girls
 12. Back Chat

 CD 2
1. Get Down Make Love
2. Guitar Solo
3. Under Pressure
4. Fat Bottomed Girls
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. Bohemian Rhapsody
7. Tie Your Mother Down
8. Body Language
9. Another One Bites The Dust
10. We Will Rock You
11. We Are The Champions
12. God Save The Queen  (tape outroduction)
13. Radio Promo

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Back cover

From internet page.

The “HOT SPACE” tour in 1982 when Queen reached its peak as a live band. Many of its performances have been released on limited press CDs from the Wardour label, but they are all from Japan, the final destination of the European leg and the tour, and the big one, American · There were no releases from Reg.
 This is nothing but that the schedule in which only the large venues that reflected Queen’s popularity in the United States at that time were set was aggravated, and that they were not blessed with high-quality audience recordings. In fact, the American leg was released only for CD-R.

Although it is a climax hospe tour that is loved by maniacs all over the world, on the other hand, the release of a splendid toothless state has not been resolved. Certainly, the GODFATHER label released a box set “LOVE FOR AN HOUR IS LOVE FOREVER” that bravely summarized the three performances at the beginning of the American leg and made maniacs crazy, but now it’s a long time ago . In the first place, it was released from GODFATHER, and there was also the reality that it was released by equalizing the audience recording, which could not be said to be the best.

Even 10 years after the release of the box set, no sound source sufficient for the limited press CD appeared from the American leg of the Hospe Tour, which tells us how we were not blessed with sound sources at this time. It can be said that I can’t help but think that not only the many masterpieces released by the Wardour label, but above all, the tremendous presence of the “ON FIRE” DVD made it difficult to release the Hospe Tour and American leg sound sources.

Ten years have passed since the release of the previous GODFATHER box, and it seems that there is no longer a sound source that is sufficient for the press CD from the American leg … while everyone was giving up, it was like the 40th anniversary of the Hospe Tour Ha!) Appeared on July 21st, the upper version of the audience recording that captured the stage of the Montreal Forum.
There are two types of sound sources on this day, but the one that achieved the upper this time was “recorder 1”, which was also used in the previous GODFATHER box.
Although it was a sound source that conveyed the performance and the dynamism of Freddie in excellent condition with a sound image that was truly arena-like, the previous version had a strong feeling of being lost. Still, there was a track record of releasing a CD-R called “FLASH IN SPACE” in the past, but conversely, it is only a typical hospe tour, an American leg sound source with a typical CD-R stop quality. It didn’t pass.

In the second half of 2022, the upper version suddenly appeared. Although the details of the generation are vaguely described as “It seems to be a low generation” this time as well, the upper feeling is clear. The conventional rough feeling has been wiped out, making it much easier to hear. Yet it is also natural, and this is clearly not the power of equalization, but the work of a low generation.
If you have a GODFATHER box, please listen and compare. It is guaranteed that you will be surprised by the difference between the hard sound there and the natural and rich texture and freshness of this time. Also, “recorder 1” is famous for not recording “Tie Your Mother Down”, but this time it is compensated from “recorder 2”.

In front of this amazing upper performance, I can’t help but think that the 1982 Montreal Forum didn’t convey the splendor of this day’s performance properly because of the sound quality. Listening to the eye-opening upper version of this time again, I am reminded that the sharpness of the Hot Space tour was clear from the opening on this day as well. In the first place, the correct answer is that the tour started from Canada, where “HOT SPACE” was a hit rather than the mainland United States. In addition, if the venue is the Montreal Forum, which was also used for the live video recording of the previous year, it will be selfish. “That’s why the excitement is tremendous.” At this point, Freddie and the group were full of enthusiasm to captivate the whole country with “HOT SPACE”. The careless mistakes of the Hot Space Tour’s specialty, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” can’t be helped anymore (wry smile) As long as it’s reliable to rush forward without being distracted by a slight disturbance in singing or performance. It was an American leg that became suspicious in August, but at least at this point it was a completely offensive mode, which is clearly conveyed from this upper version.
“Calling All Girls”, which was performed live for the first time, can be said to be the pinnacle of this. The introduction of a new repertoire from “HOT SPACE” is the proof of the attack mode, but the impression of its momentum is striking from this upper version. In addition, the fact that “Body Language”, which was played fearfully in Europe, was promoted to regular treatment is also a proof of attack mode. There is a sharp performance throughout. This tour is really special. The long-awaited limited press CD release from the American leg of everyone’s favorite Hot Space tour is finally here!