Queen / Glasgow 1979 2nd Night / 2CDR / Uxbridge
Live At Apollo Theatre, Glasgow Scotland 1st December 1979.
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“CRAZY TOUR” is also known for Freddie’s climax. Introducing a valuable live album that conveys the scene.
This work was recorded at “December 1, 1979 Glasgow Performance”. It is the vintage audience recording. “CRAZY TOUR”, which does not bear the album title, may not be very famous in general, but it is a very important tour for collectors. Freddy’s voice changed with the times, but the strongest era of that vocalization began in “CRAZY TOUR”. (Of course, there are some ups and downs in each performance, so I can’t make a definite statement.) It is said that the period from this tour to the European leg of “HOT SPACE TOUR” (June 1982) is “the peak period as a vocalist”. I will. In particular, the opening of “CRAZY TOUR” was a series of explosive shows that never tired because it was a short-term intensive tour. As “the climax of the climax”, collectors all over the world continue to send hot eyes. First of all, let’s look back on where such a climax tour was, from the history since the release of “JAZZ”.
・ October 28-December 20: North America (35 performances)
・ January 17-March 1: Europe (28 performances)
・ April 13-May 6: Japan (15 performances)
<< June production of “THE GAME” started >>
・ August 18: SAARBRUCKEN OPEN AIR appearance
“October 5: Single” Crazy Little Thing Called Love “released”
・ November 22nd-December 26th: UK (20 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
This is the outline of “JAZZ TOUR” and “CRAZY TOUR”. “JAZZ TOUR” ended with a performance in Japan in the spring of 1979, but in reality there was no performance in England. After that, they started the production of “THE GAME” and carried out a full UK tour with the release of the leading single “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. That was “CRAZY TOUR”. And the Glasgow performance of this work was the 6th performance.
This work recorded at such a show is also the oldest record in “CRAZY TOUR” and is a little maniac vintage audience. To be honest, there is a little distance, and although it does not go to the roaring sound, the sound is also stiff. It cannot be said to be “excellent” in flattery, and it requires some familiarity with the audience to enjoy it. However, if you are used to it, there is no problem. Even though it’s stiff, it doesn’t look for a performance in the noise, and it doesn’t make your ears scream. It’s also a live album that clearly shows Freddy’s climax that cuts through the space.
Actually, the point of this work is the live itself rather than the sound. Speaking of “CRAZY TOUR”, the professional shot DVD “HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979” reigns at the top, so let’s organize the set while comparing.
● SHEER HEART ATTACK (2 songs)
・ Killer Queen / Now I’m Here
● A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (4 songs)
・ Death On Two Legs / I’m In Love With My Car / You’re My Best Friend / Bohemian Rhapsody (★)
● A DAY AT THE RACES (2 songs)
・ Somebody To Love / Tie Your Mother Down
● NEWS OF THE WORLD (6 songs)
・ We Will Rock You (fast) / Get Down Make Love / Spread Your Wings (★) / Sheer Heart Attack / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
● JAZZ (3 songs)
・ Let Me Entertain You / Mustapha (★) / Don’t Stop Me Now
● THE GAME (2 songs)
・ Save Me / Crazy Little Thing Called Love
* Note: The “★” mark is a song that cannot be heard even on the press DVD “HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979”.
… And it looks like this. The basics are based on “JAZZ TOUR”, but the new songs “Save Me”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and “Mustapha” of “THE GAME” are not only touching but also playing firmly. And Freddy’s voice singing such a set! This is ridiculous anymore. The growth, tension, momentum, and power are tremendous, and it is in great shape. Speaking of the famous performance of QUEEN Ichidai, it is said to be “LIVE AID”, but that is a miracle because it is a short set. This work has that tension … No, it breaks through the full show with more vocalization. As a matter of fact, in “CRAZY TOUR”, all the remaining shows are in great shape and there are no bad days. It is a live album where you can fully experience the ferocious show of such a strongest tour.
Furthermore, there is a special only for this day in such “CRAZY TOUR”. That is “I’m In Love With My Car”. As you know, Roger is the biggest showcase for lead vocals, but in fact Roger on this day forgets the lyrics. At the beginning he sang “With the pistons a pumpin, and the hubcaps so all gleam” as “When my holding your wheel …”, where his head was white. He sings on behalf of Freddie, who couldn’t see Roger who was completely tempered. After that, Roger will return with Freddy’s help ship, but this work is also a valuable live album where you can listen to Freddy’s “I’m In Love With My Car” (albeit partly).
QUEEN talks about Freddy’s ups and downs with each recording, but the peak was definitely “CRAZY TOUR”. A rare genius vocalist can witness the climax of the scene with real sound. It’s all about this. A live version of “CRAZY TOUR”, where each one is precious and treasure. Please take this opportunity to enjoy yourself.
★ Freddie is in great shape