THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: QUEEN - TOKYO 1981

October 2, 2013 – 3:21 pm

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QUEEN
Finale/Last Show Japan Tour 1981 [Tarantura TCDQ-10-1/2, 2CD]

Live at the Nippon Budokan Dai- Hall, Tokyo, Japan; February 18, 1981. Good to very good audience recording (Mr Peach).

In February [1981] the band leave London and fly to Japan, where the band undertake a series of five consecutive shows at the Budokan in Tokyo. As with all tours in Japan there are no support bands, and they play before capacity audiences of 12,000. - queenonline.com

Gsparaco of collectorsmusicreviews.com wrote:

Finale/Last Show Japan Tour 1981 on Tarantura uses a new Mr Peach recording. The first time this show has been on silver disc, the recording is very clear, powerful and loud. At times it’s too loud that it distorts, but it is generally very enjoyable and a good document to have from this shout tour.

Like the rest of the tour Queen begin with the fast arrangement of “We Will Rock You” and “Let Me Entertain You” from Jazz. Both are high adrenaline and work to build the audience’s buzz. Freddie sits at the piano for the next song “Play The Game.” But, before he starts, he plays a fast improvised melody incorporating “The Millionaire’s Waltz” from A Day At The Races. It was an integral part of the medley during those tours but hadn’t been played since.

It would have been a real nice surprise if the whole band joined in and played the song, but this little doodle is all that is present. It is also the final time Queen reference the song live.

Thanks to Phil for the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Opening (4.9MB)
Track 102. Start (3.2MB)
Track 103. We Will Rock You (Fast) (4.9MB)
Track 104. Let Me Entertain You (5.1MB)
Track 105. The Millionaire Waltz (Intro) (1.2MB)
Track 106. Play The Game (6.4MB)
Track 107. Mustapha (4.8MB)
Track 108. Death On Two Legs (6.0MB)
Track 109. Killer Queen (3.3MB)
Track 110. I’m in Love With My Car (3.6MB)
Track 111. Get Down, Make Love (9.4MB)
Track 112. Rock It (Prime Jive) (7.8MB)
Track 113. Save Me (7.5MB)
Track 114. Now I’m Here (9.6MB)
Track 115. Dragon Attack (6.3MB)
Track 116. Now I’m Here (Reprise) (3.7MB)
Track 117. Sakura Sakura (1.3MB)
Track 118. Love Of My Life (8.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Keep Yourself Alive (5.6MB)
Track 202. Drum Solo (1.4MB)
Track 203. In The Death Cell (1.1MB)
Track 204. Drum Solo (2.2MB)
Track 205. In The Death Cell (1.3MB)
Track 206. Guitar Solo (7.9MB)
Track 207. Vultan’s Theme (2.4MB)
Track 208. Battle Theme (1.2MB)
Track 209. Flash (3.5MB)
Track 210. The Hero (2.5MB)
Track 211. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (7.1MB)
Track 212. Bohemian Rhapsody (9.2MB)
Track 213. Tie Your Mother Down (8.2MB)
Encore
Track 214. Another One Bites The Dust (5.9MB)
Track 215. Sheer Heart Attack (9.5MB)
Track 216. We Will Rock You (3.2MB)
Track 217. We Are The Champions (9.4MB)
Track 218. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (5.0MB)
Track 219. God Save The Queen (2.2MB)
Track 220. Announcement (769k)


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  1. 5 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: QUEEN - TOKYO 1981”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 2, 2013

  3. and, of course, thanks Phil!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 2, 2013

  4. What NAMoosedog said…Thanks!!

    By DanC on Oct 3, 2013

  5. Thanks BigO - always nice to get some quality Queen…

    By Woodstock on Oct 5, 2013

  6. the same thing without interesting liner notes, but in FLAC quality: http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/queen-1981-02-18-tokyo-jp-aud-flac-149165.html (some of the links are still working)

    By jack candy on Oct 17, 2013

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