QUEEN ‘QUEEN’S LAST STAND 1985’ ETS 2582-3 and ‘LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN’ (F185-515)

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The above was offered on eBay as a “test pressing”. It certainly shows more effort than just an owner-produced replacement cover. If the image looks familiar, it was first used on TAKRL’s COMMAND PERFORMANCE in 1977.

Japan: 1985

Source: Osaka, Jo Hall, 15 May 1985; their last ever concert performance in Japan

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ETS 2582 A: Machines (tape) / Tear It Up / Tie Your Mother Down / Under Pressure / Somebody To Love / improv – Killer Queen / Seven Seas Of Rhye / Keep Yourself Alive / Liar
ETS 2582 B: Impromptu / It’s A Hard Life / Dragon Attack / Now I’m Here / Is This The World We Created? / Love Of My Life
ETS 2583 A: Medley: Stone Cold Crazy – Great King Rat – Keyboard – Brighton Rock (ending) / Another One Bites The Dust / Mustapha (intro) / Hammer To Fall / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting / Bohemian Rhapsody
ETS 2583 B: Radio Ga Ga / I Want To Break Free / Jailhouse Rock / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions / God Save The Queen [cut]

Quality: Excellent audience recording, one of the finest products by ETS. However, in 2003 an alternate source surfaced that sounds even better.

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Around 2010, a European bootlegger produced another vinyl version of this concert , called LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN (F185-515). The source used for this is unknown at the moment. If you know, please leave a comment.

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