17.02.1981    Tokyo, Japan [5x]

Source 1

Zoom Up


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 17.02.1981
: Budokan Hall
: Tokyo
: Japan
: B


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. We Will Rock You (Fast) 
02. Let Me Entertain You 
03. Play The Game 
04. Mustapha 
05. Death On Two Legs 
      Killer Queen 
      I'm In Love With My Car 
06. Get Down Make Love 
07. Rock It (Prime Jive) 
08. Save Me 
09. Now I'm Here


CD 2

01. Dragon Attack
      Now I'm Here (Reprise)
02. Love Of My Life
03. Keep Yourself Alive 
04. Drum Solo 
      Guitar Solo
      Vultan's Theme 
      Battle Theme 
      Flash 
      The Hero 
05. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 
06. Bohemian Rhapsody 
07. Tie Your Mother Down 
08. Another One Bites The Dust




04:47
03:05
04:27
04:14
06:31


06:16
05:18
04:40
06:39
45:57



05:30

04:34
03:56
16:41





03:55
05:31
02:44
03:28
47:54

 

Comment:

A good audience recording with decent sound quality from the fourth night at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo 1981. Brian includes a part of the Japanese song Sakura Sakura during his Guitar Solo. The encores are missing. This version comes from a bootleg label called ''Rag Doll Music'' and was released around 1995. The back cover claims that it includes Sheer Heart Attack, but it's not on the actual recording. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master tape > ? > "Zoom Up" (Rag Doll Music) silvers > WAV > FLAC


Download sample:


1981Tokyo4s1.mpga

 

81-02-17_toktoRDMfront        81-02-17_tokyoRDMback

 


Source 2 - version 1

Freddie Was Here!


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 17.02.1981
: Budokan Hall
: Tokyo
: Japan
: B+


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. Intro 
02. We Will Rock You (Fast) 
03. Let Me Entertain You 
04. Play The Game 
05. Mustapha 
06. Death On Two Legs 
07. Killer Queen 
08. I'm In Love With My Car 
09. Get Down Make Love 
10. Rock It (Prime Jive) 
11. Save Me 
12. Now I'm Here 
13. Dragon Attack 
       Now I'm Here (Reprise) 
14. Love Of My Life


CD 2

01. Keep Yourself Alive 
02. Drum Solo 
03. Guitar Solo
04. Vultan's Theme 
       Battle Theme 
05. Flash 
06. The Hero 
07. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 
08. Bohemian Rhapsody 
09. Tie Your Mother Down 
10. Another One Bites The Dust 
11. Sheer Heart Attack 
12. Teo Torriatte 
13. We Will Rock You 
14. We Are The Champions 
15. God Save The Queen




01:52
02:58
02:59
04:41
03:00
03:21
02:02
02:03
06:49
05:16
03:59
06:33
06:04

04:31
56:13



04:29
01:23
08:36
02:22

01:53
01:34
03:49
05:26
04:29
03:42
04:17
02:44
01:55
03:19
01:17
51:22

 

Comment:

Complete audience recording from the fourth night at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo 1981. A second audience recording. Only Flash is cut from the beginning and misses the first 20 seconds. This version comes from a bootleg label called ''Masterport''. It has a good overall sound quality, but it also sounds a bit hollow and the bootleg label did a hiss reduction. There are some fade in and outs between the encores. Teo Torriatte is only less than 2 minutes long, as Freddie suddenly starts to sing it and he makes the crowd singing along with him. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master tape > ? > ''Freddie Was Here!'' (Masterport) silvers > CDR (x) > WAV


Download sample:


1981Tokyo4s2v1.mpga

 

Tokyo1981          Tokyo1981

 


Source 2 - version 2

Prime Jive


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 17.02.1981
: Budokan Hall
: Tokyo
: Japan
: A-


Tracklisting:

CD 3

01. Intro 
02. We Will Rock You (Fast) 
03. Let Me Entertain You 
04. Play The Game 
05. Mustapha 
06. Death On Two Legs 
07. Killer Queen 
08. I'm In Love With My Car 
09. Get Down Make Love 
10. Rock It (Prime Jive) 
11. Save Me 
12. Now I'm Here 
13. Dragon Attack 
      Now I'm Here (Reprise) 
14. Love Of My Life


CD 4

01. Keep Yourself Alive 
02. Drum Solo 
03. Guitar Solo
04. Vultan's Theme 
      Battle Theme 
05. Flash 
06. The Hero 
07. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 
08. Bohemian Rhapsody 
09. Tie Your Mother Down 
10. Another One Bites The Dust 
11. Sheer Heart Attack 
12. Teo Torriatte 
13. We Will Rock You 
14. We Are The Champions 
15. God Save The Queen




01:44
02:53
03:04
04:30
02:31
03:43
02:05
02:04
06:43
05:13
04:02
06:36
06:04

04:32
55:44



03:17
02:41
08:34
02:20

01:52
01:38
03:44
05:26
05:37
03:30
07:43
02:23
01:57
03:24
01:25
55:31

 

Comment:

This version comes from a bootleg label called Wardour and these are discs 3 and 4 of a 4-disc set. Wardour claims that this copy comes from the unaltered master tape. This is a much cleaner and better transfer than the above version from ''Masterport''. It sounds more smooth and natural now. There is also more tape now between the encores. Flash is still cut from the beginning. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master tape > ? > ''Prime Jive'' (Wardour) silvers > WAV > FLAC


Download sample:


1981Tokyo4s2v2.mpga

 

Prime-jive---1        Prime-jive---2

 


Source 2 - version 3

Definitive Budokan 1981 4th Night


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 17.02.1981
: Budokan Hall
: Tokyo
: Japan
: A-


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. Intro 
02. We Will Rock You (Fast) 
03. Let Me Entertain You 
04. Play The Game 
05. Mustapha 
06. Death On Two Legs 
07. Killer Queen 
08. I'm In Love With My Car 
09. Get Down Make Love 
10. Rock It (Prime Jive) 
11. Save Me 
12. Now I'm Here 
13. Dragon Attack 
      Now I'm Here (Reprise) 
14. Love Of My Life


CD 2

01. Keep Yourself Alive 
02. Drum Solo 
03. Guitar Solo
04. Vultan's Theme 
      Battle Theme 
05. Flash 
06. The Hero 
07. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 
08. Bohemian Rhapsody 
09. Tie Your Mother Down 
10. Another One Bites The Dust 
11. Sheer Heart Attack 
12. Teo Torriatte 
13. We Will Rock You 
14. We Are The Champions 
15. God Save The Queen




01:45
02:51
03:09
04:20
02:40
03:53
02:05
02:03
06:24
05:32
04:02
06:37
06:02

04:32
55:55



03:12
02:42
08:37
02:17

02:14
01:31
03:53
05:28
05:33
03:23
07:34
02:22
01:56
03:22
01:29
55:33

 

Comment:

Bootleg label Wardour released a second version of the same second audience source in 2019. Wardour probably just equalised this one to make the best out of it. They also filled in the first 20 second gap at the beginning of Flash, but for some reason they used that small bit from a recording of the second night in Tokyo 1981 (13th February). Complete recording. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master tape > ? > ''Definitive Budokan 1981 4th Night'' (Wardour) silvers > WAV > FLAC


Download sample:


1981Tokyo4s2v3.mpga

 

Tokyo17th1981Wardourfront          Tokyo17th1981Wardourback

 


Source 3

Teo Torriatte


Date
Venue
City
Country 
Sound Quality
: 17.02.1981
: Budokan Hall
: Tokyo
: Japan
: A-


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. Intro
02. We Will Rock You (Fast)
03. Let Me Entertain You
04. Play The game
05. Mustapha
06. Death On Two Legs
07. Killer Queen
08. I'm In Love With My Car
09. Get Down Make Love
10. Rock It (Prime Jive)
11. Save Me
12. Now I'm Here
13. Vocal Improvisation
14. Dragon Attack
15. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
16. Love Of My Life


CD 2

01. Keep Yourself Alive
02. Drum Solo
03. Guitar Solo (part 1)
04. Guitar Solo (part 2)
05. Guitar Solo (part 3)
06. Sakura Sakura
07. Guitar Solo (continues)
08. Vultan's Theme
09. Battle Theme
10. Flash
11. The Hero
12. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
13. Bohemian Rhapsody
14. Tie Your Mother Down
15. Another One Bites The Dust
16. Sheer Heart Attack
17. Teo Torriatte
18. We Will Rock You
19. We Are The Champions
20. God Save The Queen
21. Announcement




02:01
02:54
02:59
04:19
03:18
03:09
02:06
02:02
06:42
05:08
04:08
04:20
02:14
03:33
02:22
05:58
57:20



04:33
01:27
01:57
01:15
01:15
01:52
02:16
01:27
00:48
02:10
01:34
03:47
05:26
04:38
03:26
07:39
02:23
01:56
03:23
01:16
00:19
54:58

 

Comment:

A third audience recording. This recording made by ''Mr. Peach'', was released by a bootleg label called ''Tarantura''. The sound quality of the master tape is excellent, but the bootleg label added too much compression, which results in having distortion here and there throughout the whole recording. Still highly enjoyable, but it could have sound so much better.. It features the complete concert. No copy errors. Not from mp3.


Lineage:

Audience > Master Cassette > ? > ''Teo Torriatte'' (Tarantura) silvers > WAV > FLAC > WAV > CDR (0)


Download sample:


1981Tokyo4s3.mpga

 

Tokyo1981