December 3, 1979
edit - an even better version is here: link
This is a slight upgrade of the first night in Newcastle. It may be a tape generation better, and it has an extra few seconds of tape after Don't Stop Me Now. It also doesn't have the hiss reduction treatment heard on the more common copy. It's still a bit muffled, but it's audible.
Thanks to Peter Wiley for sending our pal Gregsynth his tape collection, and of course to whoever taped the show - likely a member of the Royal Family of superfans, as evidenced by the usual tricks found on their recordings:
-panning off to one side near the end of Somebody To Love
-long analog fade out/in near the end of the guitar solo
-tape is slowed down between Spread Your Wings and the aforementioned cut (corrected here)
-sudden volume increases in Sheer Heart Attack (corrected here)
Most of these issues are on previous circulating copies.
This is the only known tape of Queen opening with Let Me Entertain You. Mercury and the band are in top form.
More info here: link
AUD > Cassette (x) > WAV (GoldWave speed correction, normalization) > FLAC level 8
1) Let Me Entertain You
2) Tie Your Mother Down
3) Somebody To Love
4) If You Can't Beat Them
6) Death On Two Legs
7) Killer Queen
8) I'm In Love With My Car
9) Get Down Make Love [cut]
10) You're My Best Friend
11) Save Me
12) Now I'm Here
13) Don't Stop Me Now
14) Spread Your Wings
15) Love Of My Life
17) Fat Bottomed Girls
18) Keep Yourself Alive [cut]
19) drum solo
20) guitar solo
21) Brighton Rock (ending)
22) Bohemian Rhapsody
23) Sheer Heart Attack
24) Crazy Little Thing Called Love
25) We Will Rock You
26) We Are The Champions
27) God Save The Queen link
Enjoy, keep it lossless, and do not bootleg !
little foetus wrote:
Thank you :)
A show generally disregarded compared to the next night but a smoking hot one in my opinion. :)
You're not wrong! This show is slightly underrated compared to the more famous 2nd night. Freddie sounds amazing on this show and this show needs some love!
Despite the recording quality - this is a great show!
Newcastle 1979 was an awesome gig and my first Queen concert so that occasion was very special to me to this day.
Freddie and the band were so loud and Johns bass just thumped me in the stomach absolutely awesome band back then!