30.01.1979    Rotterdam, The Netherlands [2x]

Source 1

A Dreamer's Ball In Rotterdam


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 30.01.1979
: Ahoy Hall
: Rotterdam
: The Netherlands
: C+


Tracklisting:

01. We Will Rock You (Fast)
02. Let Me Entertain You
03. Somebody To Love
04. Fat Bottomed Girls
05. Death On Two Legs
06. Killer Queen
07. Bicycle Race
08. I'm In Love With My Car
09. Get Down Make Love
10. You're My Best Friend
11. Now I'm Here
12. Don't Stop Me Now
13. Spread Your Wings
14. Dreamer's Ball
15. Love Of My Life
16. '39
17. It's Late


04:04
03:15
07:19
05:01
03:22
01:57
01:30
02:06
05:22
02:38
07:45
04:20
06:46
04:28
04:14
03:50
07:09
75:06

 

Comment:

Nice performance by the band on the second night in Rotterdam 1979 during the European Jazz Tour. Unfortunately an incomplete audience recording, but of course still nice to have. It misses all the songs after It's Late. The overall sound quality is maybe a bit clearer than the first night recording. This one is also a bit unstable and lacks some bass. Still a listenable recording. You're My Best Friend is cut from the beginning. Some difference to the first night is that they played Fat Bottomed Girls this time instead of If You Can't Beat Them. Wonderful Performance by Brian during the last part of Spread Your Wings. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master tape > ? > CDR (x) > WAV > FLAC


Download sample:


1979Rotterdam2.mpga

 


Source 2

Killers In Rotterdam


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 30.01.1979
: Ahoy Hall
: Rotterdam
: The Netherlands
: B-


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. We Will Rock You (Fast)
02. Let Me Entertain You
03. Somebody To Love
04. Fat Bottomed Girls
05. Death On Two Legs
06. Killer Queen
07. Bicycle Race
08. I'm In Love With My Car
09. Get Down Make Love
10. You're My Best Friend
11. Now I'm Here


CD 2

01. Now I'm Here (Continues)
02. Don't Stop Me Now
03. Spread Your Wings
04. Dreamer's Ball
05. Love Of My Life
06. '39
07. It's Late
08. Brighton Rock
       Drum Solo
       Guitar Solo




02:54
02:52
06:46
05:04
03:43
01:55
01:28
02:04
05:16
02:20
04:55
39:22



02:43
04:23
05:54
04:36
04:09
03:51
07:40
10:01


43:20

 

Comment:

Nice alternate audience source. It is still not a complete recording, but very valuable. Only a 90 minutes tape was used to record the concert. The tape ran out during Brian's Solo. We Will Rock You (Fast), Let Me Entertain You, Get Down Make Love and Don't Stop Me Now are all slight cut. Also Now I'm Here has a slight cut during Freddie's vocal improvisation as the tape was changed at that time, but it continues on CD 2. The sound quality is a bit better than the first source. It only has some tape hiss and sound dropouts here and there, but it has more bass. The first few songs are very unstable, but then the sound quality improves. I came in contact with the taper and he said that he recorded the whole concert, but he lost the second tape... The taper also said they played If You Can't Beat Them during the second part of the concert, but that sounds a bit unlikely. CD copy from master cassette. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master Cassette > WAV > CDR (1) > WAV


Download sample:


 1979rotterdam2killers.mp3

 

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