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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the past there have been several posts in different places about the origins of tracks on the superb 'Opera Omnia' 4 or 5 CD boxed set. However, all the posts I have seen have had numerous errors or missing information. So, I have painstakingly compiled the list below, using numerous recordings, and believe it to be the first completely accurate list:

Disc 1
01. Keep Yourself Alive (2:34) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
02. Liar (2:55) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
03. Doing Alright (5:07) - Kobe, Japan, 23 April 1975
04. Son And Daughter (7:32) - London, England, 31 March 1974
05. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll (2:43) - London, England, 31 March 1974
06. Seven Seas Of Rhye (1:22) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
07. See What A Fool I've Been (4:17) - London, England, 24 December 1975
08. White Queen (5:13) - London, England, 24 December 1975
09. The March Of The Black Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise) (2:30) - London, England, 24 December 1975
10. Procession (1:12) - London, England, 31 March 1974
11. Father To Son (5:49) - London, England, 31 March 1974
12. Ogre Battle (5:02) - London, England, 31 March 1974
13. Killer Queen (2:14) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
14. Freddie Singalong / Now I'm Here (7:11) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
15. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (2:32) - Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986 ('Live In Budapest' video)
16. Stone Cold Crazy (2:14) - London, England, 20 November 1974 ('Rare Live' video)
17. Brighton Rock (14:15) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
18. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (1:15) - Copenhagen, Denmark, 12 May 1977
19. Flick Of The Wrist (3:18) - Los Angeles, USA, 29 March 1975 (evening show)

Disc 2
01. Bohemian Rhapsody (5:38) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
02. Love Of My Life (4:21) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
03. I'm In Love With My Car (2:22) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
04. You're My Best Friend (2:18) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
05. '39 (3:28) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
06. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To....) (3:20) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
07. Sweet Lady (3:51) - Tokyo, Japan, 4 April 1976
08. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (1:22) - Tokyo, Japan, 4 April 1976
09. The Prophet's Song (6:16) - Tokyo, Japan, 4 April 1976
10. White Man (2:56) - Tokyo, Japan, 4 April 1976
11. Somebody To Love (4:11) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
12. Tie Your Mother Down (3:43) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
13. You Take My Breath Away (1:37) - London, England, 6 June 1977 ('Rare Live' video)
14. The Millionaire Waltz (1:07) - Berlin, Germany, 28 April 1978
15. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (2:27) - Glasgow, Scotland, 30 May 1977
16. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (4:26) - Sapporo, Japan, 29 October 1982
17. We Will Rock You (fast) (2:58) - Milton Keynes, England, 5 June 1982
18. We Will Rock You (slow) (3:21) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
19. We Are The Champions (3:56) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
20. Get Down Make Love (6:34) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
21. Spread Your Wings (5:40) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978

Disc 3
01. My Melancholy Blues (2:55) - Houston, Texas, USA, 11 December 1977 ('Rare Live' video)
02. Sheer Heart Attack (2:34) - Houston, Texas, USA, 11 December 1977 ('Rare Live' video)
03. It's Late (7:12) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
04. Fat Bottomed Girls (4:35) - Milton Keynes, England, 5 June 1982
05. Bicycle Race (1:43) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
06. Let Me Entertain You (3:05) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
07. If You Can't Beat Them (5:01) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
08. Dreamer's Ball (4:13) - Montreal, Canada, 1 December 1978
09. Don't Stop Me Now (4:42) - Cologne, Germany, 1 February 1979
10. Mustapha (2:46) - London, England, 8 December 1980
11. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (5:13) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
12. Another One Bites The Dust (3:55) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
13. Play The Game (4:10) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
14. Dragon Attack / Now I'm Here (reprise) (3:52) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
15. Save Me (3:58) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
16. Need Your Loving Tonight (2:56) - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 February 1981
17. Rock It (Prime Jive) (4:13) - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 February 1981
18. Flash / The Hero (4:09) - Milton Keynes, England, 5 June 1982
19. Under Pressure (3:26) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
20. Staying Power (3:49) - Milton Keynes, England, 5 June 1982

Disc 4
01. Body Language (3:00) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
02. Calling All Girls (4:24) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
03. Put Out The Fire (2:05) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
04. Back Chat (5:16) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982
05. Action This Day (5:08) - Osaka, Japan, 24 October 1982
06. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) (3:33) - East Rutherford, USA, 9 August 1982
07. Radio Ga Ga (5:44) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
08. I Want To Break Free (3:22) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
09. Machines / Tear It Up (3:38) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
10. It's A Hard Life (4:22) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
11. Is This The World We Created? (2:47) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
12. Hammer To Fall (5:08) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
13. One Vision (4:17) - Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986 ('Live In Budapest' video)
14. A Kind Of Magic (5:53) - Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986 ('Live In Budapest' video)
15. Who Wants To Live Forever (3:59) - Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986 ('Live In Budapest' video)
16. Friends Will Be Friends (2:01) - Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986 ('Live In Budapest' video)
17. Tutti Frutti (3:40) - Budapest, Hungary, 27 July 1986 ('Live In Budapest' video)
18. Jailhouse Rock (2:45) - Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 1985 ('Final Concert Live In Japan' video)
19. God Save The Queen (1:04) - Fukuoka, Japan, 19 October 1982

Full details can be found at http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/discography/operaomnia.htm, where I have also listed a number of points for each track which help to identify it. While I believe the above to be correct it's always interesting to hear other people's thoughts on this kind of thing.

I've also read in various places that the 5 CD version ('Opera Omnia SE') contains tracks from different concerts. If anyone has a link to the 5 CD version or would be willing to share it, please let me know - I'd happily share the 4 CD version in exchange. I would love to what the differences are, if any (apart from the two bonus tracks of course), and repeat the same process to exhaustively identify each of the tracks origins.

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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a hell of a lot of listening you did to compile that!  Even if it turns out not to be 100% accurate (I don't know, as I sold my copy without making a duplicate), I'd still say thanks for the massive effort :)


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good work. Its a great set, but annoying the way it is compiled. The 5 disc version is much nicer. I have a feeling they could do a much improved reissue these days - the intervening 20 years have seen some great stuff emerge.

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where can I get Opera Omnia?


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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup - I remember buying the 4-CD Opera Omnia set the first time I saw it and being so excited about the track list - only to get it home, play it once, realise that the sources were oh-so-common and never play it again.  Traded it away and vowed never to part with cash for bootlegs again regardless of their dressing up.