As requested, here is the complete Birmingham recording from the bootleg "First Procession".
Also Manchester was requested, but I found out that my copy is mp3-sourced, so please, if somebody has a lossless version of Manchester, share it.
1973, 27 Nov.
Town Hall, Birmingham
Silvers > (unknown) > CDR > WAV > FLAC (level 8)
Unfortunately an incomplete recording. However, the most complete available.
This one comes from the release on 'First Procession', which lasts a bit
longer than the 'common' version. Enjoy! Cheers, Tim (Epic Dreams)
(review from original txt file)
01. Procession - 1.09
02. Father to son - 5.34
03. Son & daughter - 6.42
04. Ogre battle - 4.28
05. Hangman - 5.59
06. Keep yourself alive - 2.09
Gypsy Eye has released an upgrade (one of the few decent ones from their
quarters) of this nice document from Queen's first UK tour, which renders the
version tagged onto the end of A Night At The Court obsolete (for the record,
the 9-13-73 material on the First Procession silver is obsolete as well).
There is no distortion in the vocals, making it a much more pleasurable listen
than before. Although it's a lower generation tape, Gypsy Eye has (as usual)
added their crackling sound. Keep Yourself Alive is still cut, although it's a
minute or so longer than the previous version.
A funny moment, during the a capella second chorus of Hangman, after "Hang
that rope from the highest tree". Freddie, somewhat subtly, says, "Yes, you'll
do that." After the band jump into the accelerated section of the song,
Freddie does some great vocal improv.
Rob Halford of Judas Priest was at this show, and later recalled: "Queen were
an incredible heavy metal band. I saw them on their first ever tour, at
Birmingham Town Hall. They just blew me away."
(review from http://www.queenlive.ca
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