MANCHESTER 2022

4 CDR

Label: Uxbridge 1681
Country: Japan.
Released: July 2022.
Recorded: CDR 1&2: Live at AO Arena, Manchester, England 30th May 2022.
CDR 3&4: Live at AO Arena, Manchester, England  31st May 2022.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  From the UK & European 'The Rhapsody Tour' in 2022. This tour was postponed for 2 years due to the corona epidemic. Some dates have been added later, so the tour ended with 37 shows.
The band played 10 shows at O2 Arena in London. At least one of these show was filmed & recorded.
This will be offered as a live stream concert film on 24th & 25th July.
The band will also be participating in a LIVE Q&A where they will answer fan-submitted questions from backstage at one of the final Rhapsody Tour concerts to introduce the show.

I will guess most of these QAL shows has been professionally recorded. Screens are used in the shows, so cameras are used aswell, so much film are probably available in the archive.
Roots: From an audience recording.
Time: 70:00/ 67:32/ 72:33/ 67:40


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 CDR 1   Manchester, England 30th May 2022.
 1. Intro: Innuendo  (intro part on tape)
 2. Now I’m Here
 3. Tear It Up
 4. Seven Seas of Rhye
 5. Hammer To Fall
 6. Somebody To Love
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Don’t Stop Me Now
 9. In The Lap of The Gods… Revisited
 10. I’m In Love With My Car
 11. Bicycle Race
 12. Fat Bottomed Girls
 13. Another One Bites The Dust
 14. I Want It All
 15. Love of My Life
 16. ’39
 17. These Are The Days of Our Lives

 CDR 2   Manchester, England 30th May 2022.
 1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 2. Under Pressure
 3. A Kind of Magic
 4.
Band Introduction
 5. I Want To Break Free
 6. Who Wants To Live Forever
 7. Guitar Solo
 8. Tie Your Mother Down
 9. The Show Must Go On
 10. Radio Ga Ga
 11. Bohemian Rhapsody
 
- - - - - - encore - - - - - - -
 12. Day-O
 (Freddie's crowd jam)
 13. We Will Rock You
 14. We Are The Champions
 15. God Save The Queen


  CDR 3    Manchester, England  31st May 2022.
 1. Intro: Innuendo  (intro part on tape)

 2. Now I’m Here
 3. Tear It Up
 4. Seven Seas of Rhye
 5. Hammer To Fall
 6. Somebody To Love
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Don’t Stop Me Now
 9. In The Lap of The Gods… Revisited
 10. I’m In Love With My Car
 11. Bicycle Race
 12. Fat Bottomed Girls
 13. Another One Bites The Dust
 14. I Want It All
 15. Love of My Life
 16. ’39
 17. These Are The Days of Our Lives
 CDR 4   Manchester, England  31st May 2022.
 1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 2. Under Pressure
 3. A Kind of Magic
 4. Band Introduction
 5. I Want To Break Free
 6. Who Wants To Live Forever
 7. Guitar Solo
 8. Tie Your Mother Down
 9. The Show Must Go On
 10. Radio Ga Ga
 11. Bohemian Rhapsody
 - - - - - - encore - - - - - - - -
 12. Day-O  (Freddie's crowd jam)

 13. We Will Rock You
 14. We Are The Champions
 15. God Save The Queen


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From internet page.

QUEEN + Adam Lambert’s “The Rhapsody Tour” resumed after a two-year and three-month blank. Introducing a live album set where you can fully experience the latest show.
It was the two consecutive performances that took place at the same venue that were imbued with this work. This is the best audience recording of “May 30th + 31st, 2022 Manchester performance”. The “The Rhapsody Tour” started in 2019 following the big hit of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but it was finally suspended in February 2020 due to the damn new Corona Pandemic. It was postponed repeatedly, and it was finally resumed recently. This work is the first report of such a latest tour. In order to know what they are doing, let’s first review the schedules that have been published so far.

● Adam’s solo
・ April 28-May 6: North America (6 performances)
● QUEEN + Adam
・ May 27-June 3: UK # 1 (6 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
・ June 4: Platinum Jubilee appearance
・ June 5-21: UK # 2 (12 performances)
・ June 24-July 25: Europe (18 performances)

This is the outline of activities in 2022. First of all, a mini tour was performed by Adam’s solo, and “The Rhapsody Tour” was restarted. The beginning of this was a large-scale UK tour, with a total of 19 performances including the 70th anniversary concert of Queen Elizabeth’s reign (so-called “Platinum Jubilee”). By the time this article is published, preparations for its final day in London should be steadily underway. Under such circumstances, the Manchester performance of this work was a concert that corresponded to the 3rd and 4th performances at the beginning of “UK # 1”.
This work, which is a vacuum-packed version of these two performances, is a neat and clear beauty recording. Probably a sister collection by the same recorder, although details have not been given. After all, the sound is just like that. It doesn’t feel like it’s in close contact with a sound board, but that doesn’t mean it’s too far away.

The slight hall sound is fine, giving thickness and dynamism to the core that extends straight like a laser beam. Of course, if the details are hidden by that, there is neither a former nor a child, but there is no worry about this work. A powerful core reaches the hand as if it breaks through the veil of ringing, and along with that, you can hear the details clearly. This sense of balance is similar to Kinney recording in Japan. Of course, the performance of the equipment is completely different from that of the 1980s when Kinney was active, and it is a sound world with even more brilliance and fineness.

The beautiful sound depicts the latest “The Rhapsody Tour” full 2 ​​performances. The official live album “LIVE AROUND THE WORLD” was also released during the tour interruption, so let’s organize the set while comparing.

● 70’s (15 songs)
・ Sheer Heart Attack: Now I’m Here / Killer Queen (★) / In The Lap of the Gods … Revisited (★)
・ A Night at the Opera: I’m In Love With My Car (★) / Love of My Life / ’39 (★) / Bohemian Rhapsody
・ Jazz: Don’t Stop Me Now / Bicycle Race (★) / Fat Bottomed Girls
・ Others: Seven Seas of Rhye (★) / Somebody To Love / Tie Your Mother Down (★) / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
● Since the 1980s (12 songs)
・ The Works: Tear It Up / Hammer to Fall / I Want To Break Free / Radio Ga Ga
・ Others: Another One Bites the Dust / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Under Pressure / A Kind Of Magic (★) / Who Wants To Live Forever / I Want It All (★) / These Are the Days of Our Lives (★) / The Show Must Go On
* Note: The “★” mark is a song that cannot be heard in the official work “LIVE AROUND THE WORLD”.

…… And it looks like this. It’s already full of “★” marks, but among them, “A Kind Of Magic”, “These Are the Days of Our Lives”, and (although there is no mark) “Tear It Up” are the first resurrection songs in four years. These are the repertoires that were not performed even in the performance in Japan that was realized in January 2020.
Also, the performance of spelling such a set is wonderful. Especially at the age of 40, Adam’s singing voice is greasy as a singer. He was always a stupid and undisputed master, but his rich voice and free control were further refined, and his expressive power that changed his facial expression every moment was a godsend. Speaking of 40 years old, Freddie’s age is “LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM”. You can fully enjoy the singing voice that this moment is the heyday.
QUEEN + Adam Lambert who regained the shining masterpieces on the earth exhausted by pandemics and war. It is a superb set where you can fully experience the luxurious entertainment show for 2 performances. A 4-disc set that vividly revives the memories of the wonderful performance in Japan and allows you to immerse yourself in the continuation of that dream. Please enjoy it to your heart’s content.

★ The best audience recording set of “May 30th + 31st, 2022 Manchester performance”. The slight hall sound is fine, giving thickness and dynamism to the core that extends straight like a laser beam. A powerful core reaches the hand as if it breaks through the veil of ringing, and along with that, you can hear the details clearly. It is a beautiful recording like a prestigious Kind, and you can fully experience two delicious performances with resurrection songs such as “A Kind Of Magic”, “These Are the Days of Our Lives” and “Tear It Up”.