QUEEN ‘Kimono My Place Live!’ – MARC 75122

Queen Kimono MPL

Queen Kimono MPL b

Queen Kimono MPL lbl 1

Queen Kimono MPL lbl 2

 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
Ogre Battle
Great King Rat
White Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
Hangman
Doing All Right
In The Lap Of The Gods
Killer Queen
The March Of The Black Queen
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Son And Daughter
Keep Yourself Alive
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Stone Cold Crazy
Liar
In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
Big Spender
Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll
Jailhouse Rock
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):

Matrix:: SLA-00006-A/B

Queen Stunning BRR 3

Queen Stunning b

Above: Back cover of the deluxe version.

Queen Stunning Rodan

Queen Stunning RR

Also exists with Duck Records labels.

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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”)

75-05-01_Tokyo_Tarantura_2nd_b

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).

1975-05-01 Queen

75-05-01_Tokyo_06

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4 comments
  1. John said:

    A great spectaculair and honourble post..which do this release more than right….not only the MARC edition, but even the Stunning deluxe cover one. Great to see the title…one of the MARC’s spelling into Vicky’s one…> STUNNING!! One of the greatest cover ideas from MARC. Wonder why they never put out more from the mastertape..and that they only used snippets from the concerts. The same with – Lazing on a sunday evening – and Invite you to a night at the budokan.-!! Strange the following…when i bought way back in the 70’s the Duck Soup title…took it home…played it once to put it on a cassettetape…and store it in a smoke free room.,…just keep on collecting records, years later ill catagorize my record collection and took pictures of it for a database. Hmmm….strange..Duck Soup carries the same back cover as the Stunning record. when gettin the insert out of the shrink to scan it in the best possible way….the STUNNING cover appeared. Just to say that the producers put in the Duck Soup record in a deluxe cover version of STUNNING and shrink wrapped the DUCK SOUP insert above the STUNNING cover. Strange in the way that after STUNNING deluxe was sold out , they re-released that title with a slightly different insert version. So the question is? if there are still covers left from a release..and the planning is to do a second release..why not use the deluxe covers left, but put in in some cases in a following release…? got it?….so… STUNNING deluxe cover > sold out > 2nd release with insert version > than…DUCK SOUP released… > some copies the insert was wrapped around the STUNNING deluxe !! Might be that only a few deluxe covers were left over and that they found it later on and wrapped and put in the DUCK SOUP record. Or am i the only one with suche rarity…?? You can say…blablabla..you put in your DUCK insert in a shrink wrapped deluxe Stunning…but why should i?? The Tarantura’s of this concert are one of the cornerstones of a live glamrock area cd bootleg collection. A first edition in a yellowed fold open cover was sold out in a couple of hours….in a edition of 100 pieces only, the second black cover edition is even rarer with only 50 pieces…the same as with their third red cover edition. Tarantura isn”t to keen with their cover design and are planning a definitieve release..prob a 50 pieces edition in silver cover and a last edition in a gold based cover with complete different design.

    • MARC obviously didn’t want to produce double or even triple sets or release several volumes of single LP’s with the same concert – boring those interested in other artists, so they went for a “best of” selection.

      If only Tarantura left these master tapes alone 😉 They don’t really sound better with all that compression thrown on top. They could make quite a bit of $$$ by releasing them again as the “Original Unprocessed Masters” series.

      • John said:

        is there any lissenable different then ? Do have a lot of Tarantura’s and Wardours…and i’m quite happy with the soundquality…

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