2 CD

Label: Wardour 397
Country: Japan.
Released: February 2020.
Recorded: Live at the Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1st December 1978
Sound:  Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  From the North American 'Jazz' tour late 1978. This Montreal, Canada concert has been released before on bootlegs, but Wardour label claimed this is an upgrade.
Looks like an ok bootleg 2cd with the right time of cover photo.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 51:11 / 68:33

Front cover
 CD 1
 1. Intro
 2. We Will Rock You  (fast)
 3. Let Me Entertain You
 4. Somebody To Love
 5. If You Can’t Beat Them
 6. Death On Two Legs
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Bicycle Race
 9. I’m In Love With My Car
 10. Get Down, Make Love
 11. You’re My Best Friend
 12. Now I’m Here
 13. Spread Your Wings

  CD 2
 1. Dreamers Ball
 2. Love Of My Life
 3. ‘39
 4. It’s Late
 5. Brighton Rock incl. Drum & Guitar Solo
 6. Fat Bottomed Girls
 7. Keep Yourself Alive
 8. Bohemian Rhapsody
 9. Tie Your Mother Down
 10. Sheer Heart Attack
 11. We Will Rock You
 12. We Are The Champions
 13. God Save The Queen  (tape)

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Back cover

From Internet page.

The super-named recordings that represent the wonderful “JAZZ TOUR” are brushed up. It is a press 2CD that permanently preserves the highest peak quality ever. The super-named recording was recorded on “December 1, 1978 Montreal Performance”. It is a super and superb Odins recording.
It has been loved by famous groups such as “LIVE ACHIEVEMENT” and “BEST OF MONTREAL” since ancient times, and our smash hit “DEFINITIVE MONTREAL 1978” is also a famous recording during a memorable name recording. A masterpiece that has become a symbol of “JAZZ TOUR” has just been upgraded.

Before the sound you’re worried about, first the show position. Let’s check it from the whole picture of the world tour together with the official traditional board “LIVE KILLERS”.

 ● 1978 ・ October 28-December 20: North America (35 performances)
 ● 1979 ・ January 17-March 1: Europe (28 performances) Recorded LIVE KILLERS 2lp album.

 ・ April 13-May 6: Japan (15 performances)
 《LIVE KILLERS》 released on June 22nd, 1979.
 ・ August 18: SAARBRUCKEN OPEN AIR appearance.

This is the whole picture of “JAZZ TOUR”. While “LIVE KILLERS” was born on a European tour, this is a North American version of this live album. However, it is not only this work that has been pressed from this “North American” leg, but there are also other masterpieces such as “DEFINITIVE CHICAGO 1978 (Wardour-312)” and “DEFINITIVE VANCOUVER 1978 (Wardour-323)” . It’s a good opportunity to zoom to the North American leg and check the position of the best trilogy.

 ・ October 28-November 9 (8 performances) 《JAZZ release on November 10th, 1978》
 ・ November 10-30 (14 performances)
 ・ December 1: Performance in Montreal ← ★ This work ★
 ・ December 3-6 (3 performances)
 ・ December 7 “DEFINITIVE CHICAGO 1978″
 ・ December 8-13 (3 performances)
 ・ December 14, “ DEFINITIVE VANCOUVER 1978 ”
 ・ December 16-20 (4 performances)

 … and it looks like this. Even though the top trilogy is one of the earliest ones, this recording has been upgraded many times since old times because of its good sound quality (like the official nameplate). When a little longer master was found, it was talked about, and even a little young Jen was welcomed with delight.
Above all, “DEFINITIVE MONTREAL 1978” was a definitive excavation. A new excavation master that appeared in 2015.
It was a definitive master that sounded just like Omoto Master, and was even described as “no more found anymore”.
Because of its splendor, “DEFINITIVE MONTREAL 1978” was sold out or out of print in extreme popularity, but this work is a refinement of such a master with meticulous mastering. It’s a live album with a “Definitive” master raised to “Ultimate”.

It seems to be a word play, but it is not to say that the previous work “DEFINITIVE MONTREAL 1978” was not a decision board. That masterpiece is a press of the definitive master as it is. On the other hand, this work is fine and fine treatment. As a matter of fact, the original sound is not just “Definitive”, it is not “just another thing!”, But we have thoroughly repaired the fine noise and shaking noticeable with headphones. The performance part is one example.
The original sound also fluctuates the recording volume to match the PA volume that pops out with the performance, but in this work it is also carefully adjusted. It is arranged to sound more natural. This is just one example, but this work is polished in the direction of “eliminating defects” instead of “improving sound” (However, the biggest disadvantage of this recording is megaphone The banging sound was awkward).
The ultimate name recording was wonderful. The on-strength strength without distance is comparable to a sound board, and even a snare that tends to be squashy is dense. A guitar that excels at picking nuances, a three-dimensional drum that feels even the structure of the kit, a bass that does not mix even if it overlaps with each instrument, and above all Freddie’s singing voice.
Not only one word of the lyrics, but also the nuances contained therein can be felt at zero distance.
It is a famous recording that has been called “one of the best recordings of all existing carriers” since ancient times, but you can fully enjoy the highest peak. Originally, in “LIVE KILLERS”, the number of characters should also be allocated to the cut “Somebody To Love”, “If You Can’t Beat Them”, “It’s Late”, and “Fat Bottomed Girls”, but for a long time, “LIVE KILLERS Complete Many people know only the famous recordings that have been heard as “versions”. This is a complete version that goes beyond the official tradition and is the North American version. The live album that will be the highest peak. Please enjoy the ultimate press 2CD.