Label: Wardour 406
Country: Japan.
Released: February 2020.
Recorded: Live at Wembley Arena, London, UK 8th December 1980.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  Wembley 1980 1st Night 'Legendary Master Tapes', is the 2nd bootleg 2cd 'Wardour' label released of this concert. First release was 'Wembley Arena 1980 1st Night' (Wardour 308) back in December 2018.
This is a new tape source. See below for more information.
Queen played 3 nights at Wembley Arena on this December UK tour.
Roots: Audience tape recording.
Time: 57:10 / 52:59

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 CD 1
 1. Intro:
 2. Jailhouse Rock
 3. We Will Rock You  (fast)
 4. Let Me Entertain You
 5. Play The Game
 6. Mustapha
 7. Death On Two Legs
 8. Killer Queen
 9. I’m In Love With My Car
 10. Get Down Make Love
 11. Need Your Loving Tonight
 12. Save Me
 13. Now I’m Here
 14. Dragon Attack
 15. Now I’m Here  (reprise)
 16. Fat Bottomed Girls

 CD 2
 1. MC
 2. Love Of My Life
 3. Keep Yourself Alive
 4. Drum ~ Guitar solos
 5. Battle Theme
 6. Flash
 7. The Hero
 8. Brighton Rock (ending)
 9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 10. Bohemian Rhapsody
 11. We Will Rock You
 12. We Are The Champions
 - - - - - - - encore - - - - - - - - -
 13. Another One Bites The Dust
 14. Sheer Heart Attack
 15. Tie Your Mother Down
 16. God Save The Queen

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Both albums and singles were sent to No. 1 in the United States, and the legendary name recording of “THE GAME TOUR”, which was at its height, was ultimately upgraded. The original cassette of the prestigious “Kinny” is a new miracle excavation. This work was recorded on “December 8, 1980: Wembley Arena Performance”.
Not only was it the day of FLASH GORDON’s release, but four days before LED ZEPPELIN announced the dissolution, and in New York John Lennon was assassinated. It is a super fine audience recording recorded during such turbulence.

This show has been known for its famous recordings since ancient times and reigns as a representative of “THE GAME TOUR”. “WEMBLEY ARENA 1980 1ST NIGHT (Wardour-308)” has been very popular in our shop. This time, the Omoto cassette has been newly discovered from the collection of the prestigious Kinney. The ultimate direct CD was born!
If you know that you have already started, I think you have already decided your mind, but there are some who have never experienced it, so let’s start with Ichi. First of all, let’s check the position of the show from the whole picture of the world tour that was in its heyday.

 ● 1980 << Release of “THE GAME” on June 30 >>
 ・ June 30-July 14: North America # 1 (14 performances)
 ・ August 5-September 30: North America # 2 (35 performances)
    << Release of “FLASH GORDON” on December 8 >>
 ・ November 23-December 18: Europe (17 performances)

 ● 1981 ・ February 12-19: Japan (6 performances)
 ・ February 28-March 21: Latin America # 1 (7 performances)
 ・ September 25-October 18: Latin America # 2 (6 performances)
    << October 26 “GREATEST HITS” release >>
 ・ November 24 + 25: North America # 3 (2 performances) Filmed & officially released all format.

This is the whole picture of “THE GAME TOUR 1980/1981”.
This tour is also the official work “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL”, but this work is one year ago.
“Europe” tour 10 performances. “Wembley Arena” was performed for three consecutive days, and this was the first day of the concert.

This work that records such a show is just the finest with “super”. It has been known as a Daimyo board since ancient times, but it is the longest ever in the Omoto cassette alone. Although the cheers part is longer by several tens of seconds, the tape change part of “Now I’m Here” also records guitar phrases that could not be heard in the group that has already been heard. And the master sound which was left to the rich sound only by the ultimate freshness and the fine part beautifully.
It seems that the conventional board is sharper than it sounds, but it is probably because the midrange was spoiled during the dubbing process. Of course, this work is not muffled, but rather the core itself is thick and thick. As a result, even the direct feeling is strengthened, and it is a close sound as if approaching several rows for each recording position. , And suddenly blurred, but in fact it is close and natural. This time, not only the original cassette, but also the actual ticket of the day was unearthed together.

According to that, the position was “NORTH ARENA, A ROW SEAT 22/23”. In other words, it was recorded from the front row of the northern arena. Indeed, it is reasonably thick and thick … Of course, the front row is not always the best seat, and if echoes spill, everything is ruined. However, there is no need to worry about this work. After all, speaking of the prestigious “Kinney”, it is individuality to pursue the clarity of the audience recording.
It also absorbs subtle sounds and audience enthusiasm, but it all has a three-dimensional feeling as if it is carried from behind and does not enter between the front PA. The taste of the front row and the individuality of Kinney Sound are fused, and the world of powerful and clear beauty expands. 描 か When drawn with such a sound, even the show can be felt powerfully. Although this show has been known as one of Freddie’s best performing performances, the power and subtlety of the show can be understood more directly.
The high-pitched sounds of “Let Me Entertain You” and “Death On Two Legs”, which are usually a little sloppy, are also brilliant, and “Play The Game” has a sharp high. “Mustapha” is also crisp. In addition, the set that spells in the best condition is also a point. As mentioned above, “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL” is the standard when talking about “THE GAME TOUR”, so let’s organize the sets while comparing here.

 ・ Dream Princess: Keep Yourself Alive Sheer Heart Attack: Killer Queen / Now I’m Here
 ・ Opera Night: Death On Two Legs (★) / I’m In Love With My Car / Love Of My Life / Bohemian Rhapsody
 ・ A splendid race: Tie Your Mother Down
 ・ Dedicated to the world: We Will Rock You (fast) / Get Down Make Love / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions / Sheer Heart Attack ・ Jazz: Let Me Entertain You / Mustapha (★) / Fat Bottomed Girls (★)
 ・ The Game: Play The Game / Need Your Loving Tonight (★) / Save Me / Dragon Attack / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Another One Bites The Dust
 ・ Flash Gordon: Battle Theme (★) / Flash / The Hero
 ・ Others: Jailhouse Rock

 * Note: The “★” mark is a song that cannot be heard on the official edition “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL”. … and it looks like this. In addition to “Death On Two Legs” and “Mustapha” mentioned above, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, who regrets not performing in “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL”, will also be shown. “Need Your Loving Tonight” is even more delicious.
It is a rare song that was only played on this tour, even though it was single-cut, and it disappeared until “Latin America # 2”. Also, in terms of preciousness, “Battle Theme” is worth watching.
This day was also the day of the release date of “FLASH GORDON”, but the three-track medley with “Flash” and “The Hero” was a limited show in this tour. You can enjoy the precious performance with the sound of “Kinney” Omoto. Also, the special feeling only at this time is ending. “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” have reached the golden highlights, and “God Save The Queen” has no finale. In fact, “We Are The Champions” is the finish of the main set, followed by encores “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Sheer Heart Attack” and “Tie Your Mother Down”.
This flow and the selection of three songs are very fresh.

This is a too luxurious live album that allows you to experience the best of the best in the front seats, even at “THE GAME TOUR”. That is also the sound of the prestigious Kinney. Speaking of Wembley, five years later, that “LIVE AID” was also held (this is not a stadium, but an arena), but even the miracle sign was felt, and it was a feeling that “Wembley is special for QUEEN” A great masterpiece that even boils.
The supreme edition of a legendary recording renowned in history. Please enjoy as much as you want with the permanent preservation press 2CD! ★ Get Kinney Master Tape (SONY METALLIC 90 x 2) and Recorder Ticket (NORTH ARENA, A ROW (front row) SEAT 22/23)! Omoto tape of “STANDING ON THE ARENA” (Gypsy Eye). Historical excavation! ★ A place longer than the previous one * Disc1 1trk first 15 seconds * Disc1 13trk 2 seconds at the beginning Important point because it is a guitar phrase * 3 seconds from Disc2 8trk 1:11 * 3 seconds from Disc2 12trk 3:42 * Disc2 16trk 14 seconds from 1:22 to the end Send feedback History Saved Community