'Opera Omnia' Bootleg

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'Opera Omnia' is a four or five CD bootleg, which contains live versions of almost every Queen song ever performed live, from a number of different concerts, in chronological order. The majority of the tracks come from unofficial recordings, and those that come from official sources are from some of the harder to find releases, rather than the standard live albums (which at the time of release were 'Like Killers', 'Live Magic' and 'Live At Wembley 1986'). It is without doubt the best bootleg around, in terms of rarity of material, accuracy, and presentation.

The bootleg was released as a four CD boxed set in Italy in 1992, in a blue and gold box, with a colour booklet. It was later reissued as a five CD version, titled 'Opera Omnia SE' (special edition), which I think came in two standard jewel case CD's, in a white sleeve, featuring artwork from the 'Innuendo' album and singles. The five CD version adds two bonus tracks, and some sources suggest that it features tracks from different shows, but I haven't heard it to check. Full scans of the 4 CD set can be found in the gallery.

Both sets omit the tracks 'Battle Theme', 'Great King Rat', 'In The Lap Of The Gods', 'Jesus', 'Sleeping On The Sidewalk', 'The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke', 'The Night Comes Down', and 'White Man'. The tracks 'In The Lap Of The Gods' and 'White Man' are listed, in error, on the tracklisting; 'In The Lap Of The Gods' is actually the 'Revisited' version, while 'White Man' is actually the 'reprise' of 'The Prophet's Song'. 'Hangman' and 'Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawkmen)' are omitted from the 4 CD version but added to the 5 CD set as bonus tracks.

On this page I have attempted to identify the exact date of each track, by identifying key points where the recording contains something different to others. These include feedback, sound drop-outs, breaks in Freddie's voice, his dialogue and ad-libs, and audience noise (which may differ between two recordings of the same show), as well as more obvious factors such as the length of recording and sound quality. I have been able to identify every track, and believe that the dates on this page are 100% accurate.

In a couple of cases I have listened to every possible recording I could find, which has uncovered a couple of surprising sources. The 'Queen On Stage' website has already attempted to identify each track here, and while I have used their list as a base, I have filled in the gaps and made numerous corrections. Thanks must also go to the Youtube user Gregsynthbootlegs, whose uploads were used for the identification of some of the trickier songs.

If you have any corrections to any of the details on this page, or can provide a link to the 5CD version, please email me.

 

Represented Shows
4 CD Tracklisting & Origins
5 CD Tracklisting


Represented Shows

The tracks from Tokyo, 11 May 1985, come from the Japanese only 'Final Concert Live In Japan' video (the entire video is included, with the exception of three tracks), while the six tracks from Budapest, 27 July 1986, come from the 'Live In Budapest' video. The set also includes four tracks from the compilation video 'Rare Live'.

The most represented shows are Tokyo, 11 May 1985 (23 songs), Montreal, 1 December 1978 (12 songs), Fukuoka, 19 October 1982 (9 songs), and Budapest, 27 July 1986 (6 songs). The set includes tracks from 23 different shows, and includes at least one track from each of the years from 1974 to 1986, with the single exception of 1984 (and 1983, but Queen didn't perform in that year).


4 CD Tracklisting & Origins
Please note, all times shown refer to the track lengths, rather than song lengths.

Disc 1: (19 tracks, 79:17)

01. Keep Yourself Alive (2:34)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan', and segues into 'Liar'.

02. Liar (2:55)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan', and segues from 'Keep Yourself Alive'.

03. Doing Alright (5:07)
Recorded at the Kokusai Kaikan, Kobe, Japan, on 23 April 1975. The audience shout 'Roger' at 0:04, 'Freddie' at 1:40, whistle at 1:47, and Freddie sings 'never time in all the world, world, world' at 1:46. There is a very small amount of feedback at 3:00, and Freddie sings 'God knows what I'm doing' at 3:18, with his voice breaking on 'knows'. The track was released on the 'Killer Queen' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

04. Son And Daughter (7:32)
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 31 March 1974. Freddie sings 'what'll you do for loving if it's the one and the only game, yeah' at 0:59, 'what'll you do for heaven if it's a back from where you came, yeah' at 2:05, there is some feedback at 2:51 and 4:36, and at the end Freddie says 'thank you, how nice'. The track edits out about 3 seconds mid-song, where Freddie says 'what comes next'. The track was later released as part of the 'Live At The Rainbow '74' album in 2014.

05. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll (2:43)
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 31 March 1974. There is some feedback right at the start, and Freddie sings quite a few lyric changes including 'and I know everybody in this world could use' and 'and you know everybody in this bum sucking world should go far', along with a 'wooh' at 1:22, 'you move it to the left' etc at 2:01, and ending the track with a 'thank you'. The track was later released as part of the 'Live At The Rainbow '74' album in 2014.

06. Seven Seas Of Rhye (1:22)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

07. See What A Fool I've Been (4:17)
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, on 24 December 1975. Freddie's voice breaks at 0:31, he sings a few 'ooh's and ad-libs at 1:21, and again at 2:23, and he ends with 'thank you, goodbye'. The track was later released on 'A Night At The Odeon' in 2015, and was also available on the 'Rhapsody In Red' and 'Xmas At The Beeb' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

08. White Queen (5:13)
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, on 24 December 1975. Freddie sings 'as it began, oh, ooh' at 0:27, and there is some slight feedback at 1:19 and again at 4:30. The track was later released on 'A Night At The Odeon' in 2015, the 'Queen II' 2011 double disc reissue, and on the 'Rhapsody In Red', 'Rogues & Scandals' and 'Xmas At The Beeb' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

09. The March Of The Black Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise) (2:30)
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, on 24 December 1975. Brian's guitar is quite distinctive throughout the track, Freddie misses his first lyrics ('I rule with, I rule with my right'), he sings 'yeah, yeah, ooh yeah' at 0:57, and Roger's gong right at the end is pretty distinctive. The track was later released on 'A Night At The Odeon' in 2015, and was also available on the 'Rhapsody In Red' and 'Xmas At The Beeb' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project. The reprise of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is not mentioned on the tracklisting.

10. Procession (1:12)
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 31 March 1974. The audience noise helps to identify this track (as it was played from a backing tape, there is no ad-libbing or improvisation to go on), coupled with the fact that it segues into 'Father To Son' which is far easier to identify. The track was released on the 'Cardiac Arrest' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project, and later as part of the 'Live At The Rainbow '74' album in 2014.

11. Father To Son (5:49)
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 31 March 1974. Freddie sings 'yeah' then the incorrect lyric 'every now and again, time after time I keep on calling you, warning you of your ways' at 0:56, what sounds like 'send me to the Lord, the Lord' at 2:05, and 'I'm gonna write you out a letter' at 3:53, while he says 'thank you' twice as the track fades. The track was released on the 'Cardiac Arrest' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project, and later as part of the 'Live At The Rainbow '74' album in 2014. It segues from 'Procession'.

12. Ogre Battle (5:02)
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 31 March 1974. Freddie's dialogue 'what do you think of the show so far' at 1:47 is the giveaway here, along with a lot of feedback at 0:53, him singing a few extra 'oohs' which get higher at 4:37, and ending the track with the words 'nice one'. The track was later released on the 'Live At The Rainbow '74' album in 2014.

13. Killer Queen (2:14)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

14. Freddie Singalong / Now I'm Here (7:11)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. Freddie's Singalong is totally separate to 'Now I'm Here', and is not mentioned on the tracklisting. Both tracks are taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

15. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (2:32)
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986. At the start, Freddie sings 'yes, it's really, really nice to be here baby, it's really nice to be here tonight, mmm'. Brian's guitar and Freddie's vocals at around 1:44 are particularly unique. The track is taken from the video 'Live In Budapest' and was later released on the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases in 2012. The tracklisting describes it as 'In The Lap Of The Gods', but it is actually the 'Revisited' version; the non-Revisited version is not included.

16. Stone Cold Crazy (2:14)
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England, on 20 November 1974. This is an instantly recognisable performance, and right at the end of the track, you can hear the start of 'Radio Ga Ga'. The track is taken from the 'Rare Live' video, and was later included on the 1992 'Live At The Rainbow' video, and 2014 'Live At The Rainbow '74' releases.

17. Brighton Rock (14:15)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie sings 'ohhh, yeah' at 1:47, there is some feedback at 1:59 and 7:23, some loud whistles at 6:32 and 8:44, some odd noises at 12:16, and Freddie laughs as the track fades out at 14:13.

18. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (1:15)
Recorded at Broendby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, on 12 May 1977. This track initially seemed a difficult one to identify, as it is so short, with so few lyrics, and hardly differs from show to show. However, at around 0:20, the lyric 'my cutie pie' is sung by Brian alone, and after checking the 45 or so shows which I could find, this is the only concert where that happened. There is also some feedback at 0:48, and some audience whistles at 0:59, which confirm this is the correct show. The track was released on the 'Warehouse Copenhagen' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

19. Flick Of The Wrist (3:18)
Recorded at the evening show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, USA, on 29 March 1975. There is an audience whistle right at the start, and at around 0:20 onwards, Freddie sings 'dislocate your spine if you don't sign, he says, I'll have you seeing double, double, double', leaving a slight pause after 'if'. At around 1:21, he sings a very lengthy 'trouble', and sings three 'byes' after 'goodbye' at 2:42. There is also some feedback at 1:07 and 1:45. The track fades out early, before the 'reprise'.

Disc 2: (21 tracks, 75:53)

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (5:38)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan', and includes a short piano introduction by Freddie.

02. Love Of My Life (4:21)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan', and includes some dialogue from Brian at the start.

03. I'm In Love With My Car (2:22)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. There is some very minor feedback at 0:58, Freddie adds some vocals in places, and some of the drums appear to have an echo, which is particularly noticeable at 1:55. The audience noise right at the end also matches exactly to other recordings of the show.

04. You're My Best Friend (2:18)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. There is some unusual tapping in the audience at 0:11, Roger sings 'now honey' loudly at 0:25, and Freddie's voice breaks at around 1:34.

05. '39 (3:28)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie sings 'OK, come on everybody, clap your hands, come on' between 0:02 and 0:16, there is a 'woo-hoo' at 0:38, some feedback at 1:33, and Freddie sings 'yeah, yeah, yeah, alright' at 1:43, 'altogether' at 2:48, and 'alright' at 3:17.

06. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To....) (3:20)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. There is some very loud tapping at 0:13, Freddie 's voice breaks slightly at 1:30, he sings 'do you feel like' quite oddly at 2:20, and 'yeah' at 2:31.

07. Sweet Lady (3:51)
Recorded at the Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan, on 4 April 1976. Freddie introduces the track at the start, and sings 'oooh, I like it, yeah, everybody' at around 0:18, 'oh, you really, really, really, really, really do me' at 1:32, and 'stay sweet, all the time, oooh' at 3:36, before saying 'yes' after the song ends. The track was released on the 'Cardiac Arrest' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

08. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (1:22)
Recorded at the Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan, on 4 April 1976. Freddie says 'so come on' at 0:05, and the audience clap along, he sings the wrong note on 'zoo' at 0:35, and rolls his R's after 'Louvre' at 0:50. He ends the track with 'yes, thank you, OK'.

09. The Prophet's Song (6:16)
Recorded at the Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan, on 4 April 1976. There are some distinctive audience screams at 0:48, Freddie rolls his R's at 2:21, and there are more distinctive audience screams at 4:38. This performance is also longer than many other versions. The finale of the track is mistakenly programmed as a separate track, and is referred to as 'White Man' on the tracklisting.

10. White Man (2:56)
Recorded at the Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan, on 4 April 1976. This track is actually the mistitled final part of 'The Prophet's Song', but programmed as a separate track. Freddie sings a lengthy 'oohhh' at 0:47, and there are some distinctive audience screams and whistles at around 1:36.

11. Somebody To Love (4:11)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan', and includes a short piano introduction by Freddie.

12. Tie Your Mother Down (3:43)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

13. You Take My Breath Away (1:37)
Recorded at Earl's Court, London, England, on 6 June 1977. This is a very short edit of the track, which contains an odd noise at the end which is actually an amplifier exploding. The track is taken from the 'Rare Live' video.

14. The Millionaire Waltz (1:07)
Recorded at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, on 28 April 1978. This is an excerpt of the track, containing just the first section. At the start of the track Freddie says 'I think we'd better do it', and at 1:06 a member of the audience says 'wooh' in a very distinctive way.

15. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (2:27)
Recorded at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, on 30 May 1977. Freddie forgets the lyrics at 0:30, so ad-libs instead, Roger's 'faster, faster' vocals at 0:40 are particularly prominent, and there are some easy to identify screams and whistles at the start and end of the track. The track was released on the 'A Day At The Apollo' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

16. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (4:26)
Recorded at the Hokkaidoritsu Sangyo Kyoshin Kaijo, Sapporo, Japan, on 29 October 1982. This is perhaps the most widely available live version of the track, and it is easy to identify due to the audience noise during the piano intro and outro, particularly a number of screams right at the start. The track was released on the 'When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

17. We Will Rock You (fast) (2:58)
Recorded at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982. Freddie's opening vocals are distinctive, there is some feedback at 0:35, he sings 'hey, hey, rock with me, hey' at 1:45, and 'rock you' at 2:22 is also fairly unique. The track was later released on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' album and DVD.

18. We Will Rock You (slow) (3:21)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan', and includes the audience chanting 'we will rock you' for around 42 seconds at the start.

19. We Are The Champions (3:56)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

20. Get Down Make Love (6:34)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie's voice breaks at 1:13, he sings some distinctive 'ahh's at 2:24, there are some audience screams at 5:17, and at 6:13 he sings 'everytime I get high, you wanna come down, everytime I get high, you wanna, come down'.

21. Spread Your Wings (5:40)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. There are some distinctive whistles during the piano intro, Freddie's voice breaks at 1:53 and 3:31, at 2:13 he sings 'wishing they were miles and miles and miles and miles away', and Brian's backing vocals are particularly prominent from 3:43 onwards.

Disc 3: (20 tracks, 78:30)

01. My Melancholy Blues (2:55)
Recorded at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA, on 11 December 1977. This is an instantly recognisable performance from Freddie, which omits an entire verse. The track is taken from the 'Rare Live' video.

02. Sheer Heart Attack (2:34)
Recorded at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA, on 11 December 1977. This is probably the most disappointing track to be included, as it contains excerpts from a number of different concerts, edited not particularly well. The track is taken from the 'Rare Live' video.

03. It's Late (7:12)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie's voice breaks at 1:11, 2:54 and 6:19, he sings 'tell me, yeah' at 3:28, and says 'that's the way to do it' at 7:04, then there is some loud tapping as the track fades out.

04. Fat Bottomed Girls (4:35)
Recorded at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982. Freddie sings 'you did that' at 1:00, his voice breaks at 2:23 (though this was corrected on the official album release), he sings an unknown lyric at 3:17, and 'ohh yeah, get me everytime' at 4:14. The track was later released on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' album and DVD.

05. Bicycle Race (1:43)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. There is a slight sound dropout at 0:56, Roger sings 'go' at 1:23 quite distinctively, and Freddie says a very quick 'hey' at 1:35 during the count-in to 'I'm In Love With My Car', during the fade.

06. Let Me Entertain You (3:05)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie sings 'come on' at 0:22, his voice breaks at 1:53, he sings 'yeah, yeah' at 2:51, and there is some distinctive audience clapping as the track fades out at 2:59.

07. If You Can't Beat Them (5:01)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie sings 'come on, alright, get up, move it, oooh' from 0:53 onwards, 'I'll play them at their own game, come on' at 1:37, and his ad-libs from 1:57 onwards are unique. The audience clapping at the end is also particularly recognisable.

08. Dreamer's Ball (4:13)
Recorded at the Forum, Montreal, Canada, on 1 December 1978. Freddie's introduction at the start is 'OK, we're gonna start off a beat, we'd like you to join in, come on, nice and easy, yeah', followed by an unusual 'yeah' at 1:33, feedback at 2:13 and 3:06, at 3:51 there is further feedback and Freddie sings 'I'll be dreaming of my baby' in a in a very odd way, then his voice breaks at 3:57.

09. Don't Stop Me Now (4:42)
Recorded at the Sportshalle, Cologne, Germany, on 1 February 1979. Freddie introduces the track, and at 0:32 sings just 'stop me' instead of 'don't stop me'. There is some feedback at 1:12, and then the sound very quickly jumps between stereo channels, with further feedback at 3:06. Freddie's vocals, and in particular his ad-libs, are quite distinctive throughout the track.

10. Mustapha (2:46)
Recorded at Wembley Arena, London, England, on 8 December 1980. Freddie sings a few 'hey's at 0:33, with the first one very quiet, and also 'yes, ah' at 1:53. There is some feedback at numerous points including 0:37, 1:31 and 2:23, while the recording drops in volume at 1:19.

11. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (5:13)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

12. Another One Bites The Dust (3:55)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

13. Play The Game (4:10)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. Freddie plays a distinctive piano intro, with accompaniment from Roger, there is a slight sound dropout at 1:30, Freddie sings 'yeah' three times at 3:23, and there is a pretty unusual 'wooh' from a member of the audience at 4:03. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

14. Dragon Attack / Now I'm Here (reprise) (3:52)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. Right at the start Freddie sings 'yeah, yeah, yeah', there is some feedback at 0:42, he sings a lengthy 'ohhhh' at 2:09, 'running around' three times at 2:48, and sings 'yeah, yeah' a couple of times right at the end. Both tracks were released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' and 'When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

15. Save Me (3:58)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. A member of the audience coughs at 1:27, Freddie sings what may be 'freak out' at 2:33, and his voice breaks at 2:49. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

16. Need Your Loving Tonight (2:56)
Recorded at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 28 February 1981. Freddie gets many of the lyrics wrong, including 'no I'll never, feel like an asshole' at 0:14, 'trying hard to stay away, what did you say, what did I say' at 1:25, and he ends the track with 'yeah, give it to me' at 2:49. The track fades in at the start, so omits some of the introduction.

17. Rock It (Prime Jive) (4:13)
Recorded at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 28 February 1981. Freddie says something like 'let's not hear it' at 0:32, then 'you know the little bit that goes' at 0:37, he then gets the lyrics wrong, singing 'I don't know, what do you hear, what do you know, on the radio' at 1:15, and 'get down, hey' at 3:53. The track fades in at the start, so omits some of the introduction.

18. Flash / The Hero (4:09)
Recorded at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982. The audience noise at the start of the track, and at the start of 'The Hero', is quite distinctive, while Freddie sings 'hey' at 2:43, a few 'oohs' at 3:09, and 'cos you're a hero, give it to me' at 3:37. Both tracks were later released on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' album and DVD.

19. Under Pressure (3:26)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

20. Staying Power (3:49)
Recorded at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on 5 June 1982. This is an easily recognisable track, with Freddie singing 'yeah's, 'hey's and other ad-libs throughout. The track was later released on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' album and DVD, and as a bonus track on the 'Hot Space' 2011 double disc reissue.

Disc 4: (19 tracks, 72:17)

01. Body Language (3:00)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. There is a distinctive audience noise at 0:05, Freddie sings 'come on baby' at 1:09, his 'look at me' vocals from 1:43 onwards are quite unusual, and there are some more audience screams at 2:56 onwards. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' and 'When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

02. Calling All Girls (4:24)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. Freddie says 'hit me' at 0:08, 'you got it' at 0:57, 'give me the message baby' at 1:49, and what sounds like 'get the message, you've got the message' at 4:00. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' and 'When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

03. Put Out The Fire (2:05)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. Freddie's voice breaks at 0:58, he sings 'fire' quite distinctively at 1:38, and right at the end of the track you can hear a couple of 'yeah's, from where it segues into 'Dragon Attack' during the fade. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' and 'When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

04. Back Chat (5:16)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. During the drum intro, Freddie does some ad-libbing, while a member of the audience coughs numerous times. Freddie sings something like 'go into your bit like' at 1:44, there is some feedback at 2:07, and his voice breaks at 3:07. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' and 'When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

05. Action This Day (5:08)
Recorded at the Hankyu Nishinomiyakyujo, Osaka, Japan, on 24 October 1982. The audience eagerly clap at the start and end of the track, Freddie sings 'go' four times at 0:35, 'yeah' at 2:33, and his ad-libbed vocals from 3:00 onwards are very distinctive. The track was released on the 'Domo Arigato Osaka' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

06. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) (3:33)
Recorded at the Brendan Byrne Arena, Meadowlands, East Rutherford, USA, on 9 August 1982. Queen didn't perform this track very often, and this is by far the most widely available version. The audience noise at the start, and at 0:24, is distinctive, while Freddie sings 'loneliness' in an unusual way at 1:26, followed by some feedback at 1:33. The track was released on the 'Life Is Real' and When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt' bootlegs, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

07. Radio Ga Ga (5:44)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

08. I Want To Break Free (3:22)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

09. Machines / Tear It Up (3:38)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. Both tracks are taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

10. It's A Hard Life (4:22)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

11. Is This The World We Created? (2:47)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

12. Hammer To Fall (5:08)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

13. One Vision (4:17)
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986. There is some feedback at 0:45, more at 1:30, Freddie sings 'hey' at 2:40, he gets the lyrics wrong between 3:17 and 3:27, singing 'one day' four times, and then sings 'yeah' four times at 3:57 onwards. The track is taken from the video 'Live In Budapest' and was later released on the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases in 2012.

14. A Kind Of Magic (5:53)
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986. This track fades in later than normal, and begins with some odd noises, has some feedback at 0:15, and Freddie sings 'I told you' at 2:35 and what sounds like 'way, hey' at 4:32. The track is taken from the video 'Live In Budapest' and was later released on the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases in 2012.

15. Who Wants To Live Forever (3:59)
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986. At the start of the track, Freddie says 'this, this is a new song, 'Who Wants To Live Forever'', at 0:44 he sings 'what is this thing that fills our dreams', and at 3:07 he sings 'forever' unusually. The track is taken from the video 'Live In Budapest' and was later released on the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases in 2012.

16. Friends Will Be Friends (2:01)
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986. There is some distinctive feedback at around 0:26, Freddie misses a few lyrics at 0:50, comes in a little late at 1:26, and at 1:44 he sings 'all hope is lost' in a very unique way. The track is taken from the video 'Live In Budapest' and was later released on the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases in 2012.

17. Tutti Frutti (3:40)
Recorded at the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, on 27 July 1986. In the warm-up to the track, Freddie does some unique ad-libbing, then says 'enough of this rubbish, come on, I think you know this one'. There is also a very distinctive noise at 0:52, and Freddie sings 'come on' at 1:06 and 'yeah, yeah' at 2:42. The track is taken from the video 'Live In Budapest' and was later released on the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' releases in 2012.

18. Jailhouse Rock (2:45)
Recorded at the Yoyogi Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, on 11 May 1985. All the tracks from this show are instantly recognisable, due to the perfect sound quality, Roger's distinctive drum sound, and the audience reactions and volumes. The track is taken from the video 'Final Concert Live In Japan'.

19. God Save The Queen (1:04)
Recorded at the Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan, on 19 October 1982. Freddie's dialogue is 'goodbye everybody, thank you very much, see you soon', while there is a slight jump in the recording at around 0:10, and the audience noise is identical to other recordings. The track was released on the 'Live And Alive In The USA' bootleg, as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.


5 CD Tracklisting

Disc 1: (16 tracks)
As the 4 CD version, from 'Keep Yourself Alive' to 'Stone Cold Crazy' on disc 1.

Disc 2 (16 tracks)
As the 4 CD version, from 'Brighton Rock' on disc 1 to 'Tie Your Mother Down' on disc 2, with 'Hangman' added to the end as a bonus track.

Disc 3 (16 tracks)
As the 4 CD version, from 'You Take My Breath Away' on disc 2, to 'If You Can't Beat Them' on disc 3.

Disc 4 (17 tracks)
As the 4 CD version, from 'Dreamer's Ball' on disc 3, to 'Put Out The Fire' on disc 4, with 'Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawkmen') added to the end as a bonus track.

Disc 5 (16 tracks)
As the 4 CD version, from 'Back Chat' to 'God Save The Queen' on disc 4.

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