This was requested by Fatoldsun inter alia - here it is, for them and all the rest of you that don't have it!
I got this from the Hub from Epic Dreams - thanks again for this and all your other great shares! Here are his notes :
1975, 16 Dec.
Glasgow, Apollo Theater
FLAC > EAC > WAV > Remastering > FLAC (level 8)
This is an early recording. The sound quality is not... so great. However, it's a treasure for collectors to have this of course! There's a cut in 'Stone cold crazy' and the encore is missing. Enjoy! Cheers, Tim (Epic Dreams).
01. Ogre battle
02. Sweet lady
03. White queen
04. Flick of the wrist
05. Bohemian rhapsody
06. Killer queen
07. The march of the black queen
08. Bohemian rhapsody (reprise)
09. Bring back that Leroy Brown
10. Brighton rock
11. Son & daughter
12. The prophet's song
01. Stone cold crazy
02. Doing all right
03. Keep yourself alive
04. Seven seas of Rhye
06. In the lap of the gods... revisited
07. Now I'm here
Size : 471 MB. Sorry no artwork.
Please don't convert this to mp3 unless for your own use. Keep lossless files lossless!
I've just downloaded this. As rumbly as it is, I was there. Also, I recorded it as a 13 year old boy with a cassette recorder. And the description on link fits the tape I recorded, which could be coincidental I dare say, speed fluctuations etc al. Incredible to be there again after all this time. Never knew what happened to that tape. Trivia bit: during a song which had big chords in it like 'Liar', Freddy was on the drum dias doing arm & leg dramatics in sync with the chords..... & fell off the drum platform right in front of Roger Taylor! Momentary embarrassment! But he looked up - he being on the floor of the Apollo - & just looked up & grinned a big cheeser as if to say "well, the roof caved in there, eh?" Magic moment that... & the rest of the gig just went great.
I've just downloaded this. As rumbly as it is, I was there. Also, I recorded it as a 13 year old boy with a cassette recorder.
Great to see you posting here. Thanks for taping the show and getting the tape out there at some point in the distant past. Great story too.
What happened to the master tape? Did you just lose it, or trade it away or something?
Can't remember what became of that cassette,whether it got lost or swapped or whatever. I never made copies of it, either. Whoever the taper of this was, he ended up with a result similar to mine, as I remember it. It'd be amazing if that tape of mine was still out there somewhere! I used one of the rectangular shaped top - loading machines with the piano key controls & a cigar shaped mike with a play/pause switch on it. The cheap mike would've been the worst factor in the bad quality recording. The recorder fitted nicely into an airline type bag I had & I hid it by placing a newspaper on top of it for a false bottom effect & sticking in some sandwiches & a banana or something. But inside the Apollo we're in a queue and along it coming towards me is a member of security or staff searching thru bags etc people have in the line in front of me. He gets to about the 3rd or 4th person in front of me, then something happened somewhere behind us that grabbed his attention & he left to deal with it, so I kinda nervously got in. If only I'd had a camera of any sort on me as well, because while standing outside - & not in any queue or anything - a limousine arrives at the front & in the back seat is Freddy Mercury himself sat between Brian May & (I think) John Deacon & someones head seated backwards opposite them. So I'm standing there, maybe about 8 feet away from them & staring in for some moments. Nobody around was mobbing them or anything & I don't even remember anybody at all paying too much attention, it's all rather a long time ago. I do seem to remember Fred appearing to be kinda subdued, quiet, sheepish or something. I felt kinda embarrassed & awkward after some time but kept looking. Then the car drove away up Renfrew Lane, beside the Apollo, & sped off into West Nile St. Who knows why I ran after it! Never did bother with trying to meet bands or anything after that, 'cos of that awkward feeling. Oh well, there you are.....
This being Glasgow, they were probably checking for weapons, not tape recorders...Just kidding before any Scottish people threaten to hunt me down.. Thanks for sharing your story. This is the type of stuff this forum needs.