Queen music download : ANNOUNCE: Brian May, Le Reservoir, Paris - June 9, 1998

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Artist: Brian May
Location: Le Reservoir, Paris, France
Date: June 9, 1998
Lineage: Unknown > Tape > Cool Edit Pro > CD-R > FLAC (8)

Don't know if this has been shared  before, but it's a quite nice audience recording so I hope someone didn't have this yet... Quality isn't the best, quite a bit of hiss. Still worth it for one of the few live performances of Why Don't We Try Again. I've also got the Rome show from a couple of days earlier somewhere. I recorded this from a tape I got in a trade 10+ years ago, so I haven't got a clue what the original lineage was.

Tracklist:

Only Make Believe
On My Way Up
Driven By You
Why Don't We Try Again
Tie Your Mother Down
Hammer To Fall

Also includes a 20 minute interview with Brian, recorded in May 1998 for the Dutch TV station The Music Factory.
Posted by Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/25/2011 2:43:00 PM
thank you very much!

do you know if hammer to fall from this share is recorded from audience or taken from the brian may cd red special japanese tour mini album?
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/25/2011 4:12:00 PM
Audience.
Posted by Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/25/2011 4:29:00 PM
Thanks a lot Pim for sharing this one in FLAC format.
As far as I know this recording was only shared in MP3-format before !
So another flac-gap is filled in :)
Posted by bokkepoot user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/25/2011 5:41:00 PM
Pim Derks wrote: Audience.

you were wrong, I confirm that this version of hammer to fall is taken from the mentioned cd!

I think that all these files are mp3 sourced, can anyone check this?
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/26/2011 11:10:00 AM
Uhmm... The Red Special CD was an official recording. This is an audience recording. Not the same thing. Yes, On My Way Up and Hammer To Fall from this show were released on Red Special - but this recording features the original audience recording, I did not edit in the Red Special versions. 

As I said - as far as I can remember I recorded this from a tape I got in a trade, so unless the original taper first converted it to MP3 before recording it on the tape I got from him I think you're making a mistake...?
Posted by Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/26/2011 12:46:00 PM
It looks lossless to me.  There's a little something around 18.5 kHz, but nothing to be alarmed about.  It definitely isn't mp3-sourced.  Thanks for the share, Pim !
Posted by The Real Wizard user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/26/2011 1:22:00 PM
Pim Derks wrote: Uhmm... The Red Special CD was an official recording. This is an audience recording. Not the same thing. Yes, On My Way Up and Hammer To Fall from this show were released on Red Special - but this recording features the original audience recording, I did not edit in the Red Special versions. 

Yes, surely On My Way Up is audience recording but Hammer To Fall sounds exactly like the official cd...

anyway thank you for the beautiful share...
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/26/2011 3:24:00 PM
bootLuca wrote: Yes, surely On My Way Up is audience recording but Hammer To Fall sounds exactly like the official cd..
You must be listening to a different Red Special than I am. The original Red Special is excellent quality, while this audience recording is good at best. It's the same song, but there's a huge difference in quality. I DO know that Mr Scully lists a version of this on his website which DOES have the version of Hammer... edited in from Red Special - but this is not the version I shared here.
Posted by Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/26/2011 3:47:00 PM
Pim Derks wrote: bootLuca wrote: Yes, surely On My Way Up is audience recording but Hammer To Fall sounds exactly like the official cd..
You must be listening to a different Red Special than I am. The original Red Special is excellent quality, while this audience recording is good at best. It's the same song, but there's a huge difference in quality. I DO know that Mr Scully lists a version of this on his website which DOES have the version of Hammer... edited in from Red Special - but this is not the version I shared here.

can I post here both the versions so anyone can compare them?
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/26/2011 4:52:00 PM
Can anyone please confirm to Luca that the version of Hammer to Fall in this torrent is NOT taken from the Red Special mini-album?
Posted by Pim Derks user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/27/2011 4:50:00 AM
I'm sure of what I say

have you compared both versions?

the HTF shared here has a lower volume (maybe the same frequency cut of the other tracks) but sounds identical than the one on official cd, same instruments sound and level

the HTF shared sounds much better the other audience tracks of the concerts, the brian voice is more clear

your audience version start at the same identical point than the official...
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/27/2011 5:42:00 AM
Can someone please send me this official track?  I'd like to chime in on this one, but I'd ideally like to have the material to do the comparison with.. :-)
Posted by The Real Wizard user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/27/2011 8:03:00 PM
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/27/2011 10:16:00 PM
Thanks !  They're clearly the exact same concert.  Not sure what the debate is here..
Posted by The Real Wizard user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/27/2011 11:42:00 PM
the debate is that, in my opinion, hammer to fall shared in this topic, is not an audience version like the other tracks of the concert but is taken from the official cd...
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 3:27:00 AM
They should have released the whole show and not just the two songs on the Red Special album.

V.
Posted by bigV user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 6:52:00 AM
Thanks. I always thought the Red Special album was an unofficial Japanese release?
Posted by TimBHM user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 3:20:00 PM
bootLuca wrote:

the debate is that, in my opinion, hammer to fall shared in this topic, is not an audience version like the other tracks of the concert but is taken from the official cd...
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Oh!  Well, it sounds like an audience recording to me.  A very good one!
Posted by The Real Wizard user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 3:28:00 PM
ok, I disagree but... I remain on my idea!

in my opinion, in terms of audio quality, hammer to fall sounds much better than the rest of the show!

AMEN! :-)
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 3:33:00 PM
TimBHM wrote: Thanks. I always thought the Red Special album was an unofficial Japanese release?
I have this mini-album in my collection
It's an official EMI Parlophone release.
I don't know if it is allowed to post the back artwork here to prove this ?
Posted by bokkepoot user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 3:34:00 PM
bootLuca wrote: ok, I disagree but... I remain on my idea!

in my opinion, in terms of audio quality, hammer to fall sounds much better than the rest of the show!

AMEN! :-)

This is my opinion:
bootLuca is right because the hammer to fall recording sounds definitely not the same like the rest of the tracks.
I think that it comes from the "Brian May Red Special Japanese Tour Mini Album" (who is responsible for this long and difficult name b.t.w)

Pim Derks is right, because the hammer to fall recording is not sounding like a 1:1 copy of the mini-album. I think the copy from mini album to tape took place before Pim did copy it back to his PC and shared it with us.
Posted by bokkepoot user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 3:41:00 PM
Pim Derks wrote: Can anyone please confirm to Luca that the version of Hammer to Fall in
this torrent is NOT taken from the Red Special mini-album?

bokkepoot wrote: This is my opinion:

bootLuca is right because the hammer to fall recording sounds definitely not the same like the rest of the tracks.
I think that it comes from the "Brian May Red Special Japanese Tour Mini Album" (who is responsible for this long and difficult name b.t.w)

bootLuca wrote:  Finally someone that agree with me! :-)
Posted by bootLuca user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 4:58:00 PM
bootLuca wrote:

in my opinion, in terms of audio quality, hammer to fall sounds much better than the rest of the show!

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Oh.. !  Right, now that I've compared it to the rest of the recording... indeed you're right !

Sounds like this one track was replaced by a CD>cassette copy or something along those lines.

I just checked my old CDR copy (which I've had for about 10 years) and it's the same thing here.  So it was a very long time ago that the replacement was done..
Posted by The Real Wizard user not visiting Queenzone.com
on 2/28/2011 7:07:00 PM