City: Gothenburg, Sweden
Venue: Scandinavium
Date: May 10, 1977

Setlist:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sweet Lady, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


                         

Sweet Lady returns to the setlist after being dropped only for the Stockholm show, as does In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited.

Brian messed up the solo in Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy tonight as he did in Stockholm two nights before, so he probably sat down and figured it out once and for all, and nailed it at the next show in Copenhagen.

This is the last known instance of Queen performing Big Spender on a regular basis (they'd revive it only a very few times after it was dropped from the set, like in Berlin '78, Paris '79, and London '86). Here's a quote from Freddie Mercury about the song and his theatrical side:

"Sneaking my cabaret influences into our act was done slowly. Could you imagine me doing Big Spender when we first started as a rock band? They'd freak. Now we do more of a combination of rock 'n' roll and theatre, but obviously with a song like Tie Your Mother Down we're a rock band. The others in the band aren't embarrassed when I'm outrageous onstage. Of course, a lot of my lyrics are tongue in cheek. I don't like being serious, because I tend to get too serious and drive me - and everyone around me - crazy. The line 'Bring out the charge of the love brigade; there's spring in the air once again' is funny. It's so Julie Andrews."

Many thanks to Sami Laurila for locating the pictures seen above at http://artrock.se.

A couple more pics from Gothenburg can be seen at http://www.rockphotos.se.


Recording length: 108 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: C+ / B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sweet Lady, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


Even though the quality is pretty rough at the beginning, the beginning of Tie Your Mother Down still sounds ever so powerful. By Somebody To Love, the quality improves greatly (although it slows down a half-semitone). It worsens again by Now I'm Here and fluctuates until the end (the speed jumps around during Jailhouse Rock too, which makes for an uneasy listen). Brian's speech before '39 is cut.


Recording length: 2 CDR, incomplete
Quality: C / B
Source: Audience
Lineage: "European News Of The World Tour" (Breakdown)

 
Track listing:
A Day At The Races overture, Tie Your Mother Down, Ogre Battle, White Queen, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Death On Two Legs, Brighton Rock, '39, You Take My Breath Away, White Man, The Prophet's Song, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sweet Lady, Keep Yourself Alive, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited, Now I'm Here, Liar, Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen


The audience recording was bootlegged for the first time in March 2010 by Breakdown, with this horribly incorrect title (Queen are currently touring for A Day At The Races, and News Of The World hasn't been recorded yet).

They tagged on most of the Los Angeles recording from a couple months earlier. The quality of both concerts is much worse than the recordings that have circulated for years, having endured much digital processing.




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