1997: QUEEN COMAND PERFOMANCE & 927: ROYAL ROCK US

The blog will keep going, of course, with the various bootlegs that were made to look like TAKRL releases and then we will move on to the other labels

From queenlive.ca: ”This one-off show was a radio and TV simulcast, as the band’s popularity was soaring in the UK at this time. It originally aired live simultaneously on TV (BBC2’s Old Grey Whistle Test) and the radio (Radio One). Due to public demand the show was later repeated on Radio 1 on February 28, 1976, and the video was retransmitted on BBC2 on December 28, 1976. It is definitely the most bootlegged Queen concert, as it has since been broadcast countless times on the radio worldwide and shown many times on TV, and so for decades it has kept the bootleggers busy.

This 1976 bootleg sourced from the 1976 re-broadcast was the first release of this now famous concert and the second Queen bootleg to be released in the US […]. The bootleg would be re-released several times through 1982, always containing the same source material.

White Queen, Bring Back That Leroy Brown, Big Spender, and Jailhouse Rock are missing. Now I’m Here is misspelled as “Now I’m Sure.”

Track List:

Now I’m Here, Ogre Battle, Bohemian Rhapsody (verses), Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise), Brighton Rock, Son And Daughter, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, See What A Fool I’ve Been, God Save The Queen

From collectorsmusicreviews.com:

“For Queen recordings the excellent sounding BBC broadcasts from their Christmas Eve concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1975 is the most popular with the greatest number of releases and variations.  The earliest vinyl edition of this tape, and one of the first Queen bootlegs, is Command Performance (TAKRL 1997).  This was taped off of the radio and contains the show except for part of “Now I’m Here,” “White Queen,” “Bring Back That Leroy Brown,” and the encore rock and roll medley. 

Royal Rock US (TAKRL 927) is a re-release of Command Performance [although one Queen website claims it is just an inferior copy – the cover is certainly pretty bad but that is the 900 series for you] although it claims to be from Budokan.

“Brighton Rock,” “Son And Daughter,” “Keep Yourself Alive” and “Liar” appear on Tokyo Rampage (TKRWM 1801) and Halfpence (Buckingham Quality Records EEN-98), its copy Black & White (EEN-98), Live At Budokan Hall Tokyo, and Keep Yourself Alive – Happy Christmas Freddy are other vinyl releases with  material from this show.

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