Label: Non label release.
Country: Japan
Released: June 2018
Recorded: Live at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA. USA 29th March 1975
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  A cd version of the original vinyl bootleg from 1975, with the same title. The paper insert on vinyl cover, has also been used as cover on this cd.
Roots: Royal American Tour 1975 (WRMB 307) vinyl LP.
Time: 46:20

Front cover

 1. Flick Of The Wrist
 2. In The Lap Of The Gods
 3. Killer Queen
 4. The March Of The Black Queen
 5. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 6. Son And Daughter incl. Guitar Solo
 7. Keep Yourself Alive
 8. Stone Cold Crazy
 9. Liar
 10. Big Spender
 11. Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll
 12. Jailhouse Rock

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Back cover

Legend LP also known as “QUEEN’s earliest boot leg”. The highest peak ever in its history appeared in permanent preservation press CD.
That legendary board is “THE ROYAL AMERICAN TOUR 1975”. It is an audience recording of “Santa Monica Performance (Late Show)” on March 29, 1975, which is a part of “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”. Of course, unlike the official work, there is no detailed record of the release date in the boot leg, I can not conclude that this LP is really the oldest. However, as long as it is known, it is the oldest, at least the “oldest one” is an established theory.
However, simply old is not enough as a legend. True value is its quality. Distant feeling is not entirely in the very on sound, it is wonderfully delicate. The piano and the guitar are engraved beautifully until touched, and the rhythm of the modest high hat is clear. Even the breath feeling flowing into the microphone is reached to vivid, even to vocal. It is hard to believe that this is a mid-1970s recording …… No, the modern standard of digital primeval is a beautiful sound of a level called a name recording more than enough.
Besides, the sound continued to be ultimate up to now. Historic name recording is something that primitive is pursued. Many name recordings were explored to the master master reel and cassette, new tops have been updated as complete version and upgrade / grade board. This Santa Monica performance was also being explored, but it was not renewed for some reason. Whatever the traders wanted, the “original” of 12 song LPs could not be found out, no matter how much the researcher searched for. In other words, the ultimate form of this recording was the original LP itself that was released in the 70’s. Many copies LP and CD raising CDs have been produced during the long history, but the highest peak is still the original release LP “Wizardo Records WRMB 307”.
And this work digitized the original LP cash in the highest quality. We used the mint quality board found by QUEEN specialized overseas researchers and played it in a high end environment specialized for analog raising. The accuracy is beyond the common sense of “analog raising” so far. It is a pirate LP in the 70’s, but there is almost no needle patch, and the luxurious sound is beautiful, and it is unbelievable stability feeling superb. Even now in Japan, CDs are still popular, but the restoration of analog is remarkable overseas, and the accuracy of digitization has dramatically improved. The combination of such state-of-the-art technology and the mint board which mania found with obsession made the miracle sound realized.
A wonderful thing of the show drawn with such highest sound … …. “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR” has realized the famous first visit to Japan, but let’s check the position of the show with its overall image.

· October 30 – November 20: UK (19 performances)
“November 8” SHEER HEART ATTACK “released”
· November 23 – December 13: Europe (11 shows)
· February 5 – 24: North America # 1 (16 performances)
· March 5 – April 6: North America # 2 (21 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· April 19 – May 1: First visit to Japan (8 performances)

This is the outline of the world tour. In 1974, we went around Europe, and in 1975 the flow of North America and Japan. Among them, Santa Monica’s performance of this work corresponds to the 17th performance of “North America # 2”. In other words, it was an upcoming show called countdown status until the legendary first visit to Japan.
What is caught in this work is the enthusiasm that reminds me of the very first visit to Japan. Although it is unrecorded in the first half of the show just as an analog one piece, it can taste from the middle stage to the last of the great circle. Although it will fade even with the guitar solo of ‘Son And Daughter’ which is the turn of the AB side, since the solo that can be heard there is developing, there is no sense of familiarity and it seems to try various phrases. That is Roger as well. I tried various sounds with “Keep Yourself Alive” drum solos and “Liar” and are searching for colorful sounds. QUEEN at that time created a new rock for each work, but it does not suddenly finish in the studio. I always kept curious, and I did not miss challenges even once at the stage. You can experience such ingenuous show with fresh sound.
It became somewhat strange to say, but it seems to be fun QUEEN. Freddie’s knot is in perfect condition, singing voice grows in growth, explosive tense nori pierces heaven. MC got on a tune, and after “Flick Of The Wrist” it is John Deacon of the bassist who is there, seeing that his pants are torn! “Brian said” Fair “and put a hand in hand. Although I am sorry for the audience, such a light tact is coupled with the best condition and it is a wonderfully good atmosphere show.

This sound, this show. This is the “real sound” that has attracted the world by informing the world of “Queen’s stage”. One piece that made such a legendary recording revived with the highest quality ever. The top of the Santa Monica show which still does not exceed. Please, enjoy with the permanent preservation press CD fully.