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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have digitally transferred a 1st generation tape of Queen that was taped from the audience in December 1975 at the Boston Music Hall. It has never been copied or distributed. I came across the master tape purely by accident – which had been missing for years. I gasped when I found the tape.

I have been looking out for this tape for over 10 years! I immediately streamed it to digital.

What makes this unique and valuable are 2 factors:
1) This is the only taped concert of Queen playing in Boston
2) Queen has always had a large fanbase in Boston, as Brian says himself from the stage during the show

I have already done all the technical legwork of transferring the master tape to digital and carefully editing it to a group of high-quality MP3s.

The original recording was done from the balcony of the Boston Music Hall with a reel-to-reel player, there also were also 2 high quality microphones used so there is a hint of “stereo effect”.

Overall, the sound quality I would describe as a high-end audience recording. This may be perhaps one of the best audience-based recordings to come to light.

Contains the full, per-usual Queen setlist from the 1975 US Tour. Freddie mentions “the Boston Fire Marshal – Merry Christmas to him” to prove the authenticity of this recording.

There is virtually no distortion despite the high sound pressure. There is some occasional nearby audience chatter and clapping, but it is not excessively intrusive at all. You also hear the good acoustics of the Boston Music Hall, and as Queen live sound mixes always pushed the low-end hard there is some “boominess”, but this was the reality of the live show and the equipment used.
Every song in the set is included in this possible submission of MP3s, the only thing that is missing is the first 2 minutes of “Sweet Lady” which opened the show, due to some last moment problems engaging the reel-to-reel. Everything else is there besides the usual lively banter from Freddie and Brian.

I await permission from the Queen online store to submit the group of MP3s - I will post here when/if they are released.

Keep tuned!

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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I made a mistake in my submission. Apologies.

The date on the tape is January 29, 1976

The band also signed copies of NATO at the Strawberries near the Prudential Center earlier that day. I have some slides from the session. And a signed copy of NATO.

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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's great news!

But it's not the only known recording of Queen in Boston, we already have the 1982 bootleg.

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Posted: 14 Dec 07, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

James, I'd like to discuss this recording with you if possible please. Sounds very interesting.

Could you email me... gb.queen_archive@btinternet.com

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Posted: 15 Jan 08, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This sounds like it will be fantastic. Do you think there'd be any chance of the uncompressed audio appearing anywhere?

Thanks,

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Posted: 15 Jan 08, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Given the lack of followup, I'd say that's unlikely to happen anytime soon

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Posted: 16 Jan 08, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, was this a bad joke ?

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Posted: 17 Jan 08, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope. I bet Greg got to him first and the guy sold it to QPL and was told not to leak copies :(
We'll never see it if that's the case.

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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think James123 should tell us what happened with his tape. If he sold it, there's of course nothing we can do about it but we would at least know.




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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pootle1 wrote:

Nope. I bet Greg got to him first and the guy sold it to QPL and was told not to leak copies :(
We'll never see it if that's the case.

That fucking Greg Brooks bastard. Fuck that guy. I think he gets off on witholding shit from fans. He's such a douche bag.

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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

James, I'd like to discuss this recording with you if possible please. Sounds very interesting.

Could you email me... gb.queen_archive@btinternet.com

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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok go and listen PR who fucking cares??.


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Posted: 25 Apr 08, 02:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we should stop barking to someone without knowing what happened to the recording or what it´s owner did with it.

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Posted: 26 Apr 08, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if Queen productions think the world is waiting for an official mono, audience-recorded release :D


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Posted: 02 May 08, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

james123 was likely to be Greg Brooks anyway. He posts using several different names.

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Posted: 06 May 08, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

THE_HUNKY_BACKHANDER wrote:

I have received a copy of this Boston show from James123. If anybody is interested in a trade contact me at browndoctor@live.com

Thank you,
George

Well if you're not Evan Porada, I would be probably interested :-)


As would I, Boston being very close to my heart.

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Posted: 06 May 08, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:


So what happened here then?

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Posted: 06 May 08, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TimBHM wrote:

pittrek wrote:


So what happened here then?

Bootleg wars Episode X : Evan Porada strikes again