Matrix: (side 1): TQ75122A / (side 2): TQ-75122B The start of several Queen releases by MARC Records.
Source: Tokyo Budokan, 01 May 1975, released in Japan in 1976
Side 1: Procession / Now I’m Here / Great King Rat / Killer Queen / Seven Seas Of Rhye / Hangman Side 2: In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited / See What A Fool I’ve Been / God Save The Queen
Concert set list:
Intro: Procession (from tape)
Now I’m Here
Great King Rat
Flick Of The Wrist
Doing All Right
In The Lap Of The Gods
The March Of The Black Queen
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Son And Daughter
Keep Yourself Alive
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Stone Cold Crazy
In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll
See What A Fool I’ve Been
God Save The Queen
This title was picked up by Vicky Vinyl in the US and copied as STUNNING (BRR 06/Rodan Records):
Above: Back cover of the deluxe version.
Also exists with Duck Records labels.
Supposedly, there are six audience sources (five of them bootlegged) for the last night of Queen’s Sheer heart Attack Tour:
1976: Kimono My Place Live – Marc Records, Japan Vinyl source, incomplete (best sounding source until release of “song brothers” source in August of 2007)
2000: First Live Attack – Private Masters, ? CD source (first release of the complete show, “fair to good, very distant with the screams of the girls in the audience frequently drowning out the music”)
?: unbootlegged source, 119 mins. (missing most of the cheering after In The lap of the Gods… Revisited)
2004: Killing Me Softly – Wardour CD source ( “very good mono being a definite upgrade to the previous first tape source. All of the instruments are distinct and clear and enjoyable”, “…missing most of the cheering after Jailhouse Rock.”)
2007: Young Nobles Of Rock – Tarantura CD source (best sounding of all sources; “…complete, but there are three slight cuts – just after Son And Daughter, and before both encores. “)
2012: An Exceptional Legacy – Wardour CD source, complete (“clear but distant and flat, lacking in some detail and liveliness. It is sharper than the tape used on Killing Me Softly but not nearly as good quality as the Tarantura”)
The “song brothers” master cassette as pictured on the Tarantura artwork. Was the pig stamp a later addition?
This best sounding source was the lucky combination of a band performing at their best on a final night of a tour – they tend to do that in my experience, unless the tour was a disaster and/or members don’t get along – and a technically almost perfect capture (under the circumstances).