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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Everybody!

Already mentioned in the latest Queen news!

So herewith the files in FLAC of the recordings which can be found on www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts.

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Queen

Maida Vale Studio
London, England
10/28/1977

1 - It's Late (Including Get Down Make Love Jam)
2 - Spread Your Wings
3 - My Melancholy Blues
4 - We Will Rock You (Drum & Guitar Version)
5 - I Go Crazy (Deleted in the download file!!)

Freddie Mercury - vocals
Brian May - guitar, vocals
John Deacon - bass, vocals
Roger Taylor - drums, vocals

This stunning audio recording made at Maida Vale Studios on October 28, 1977 (and broadcast on BBC Radio 1 two weeks later),
has become one of the most bootlegged Queen recordings ever. The idea to capture the band live in a state-of-the-art broadcast recording studio
was indeed a smart one, since Queen’s success came from a combination of high-end, tech-driven guitar wizardry and passionate musical performances.
Recorded right as their popular News of the World album was being released, Queen during this time sounded as if Led Zeppelin had run smack dab into
Ziggy-era David Bowie while he was shopping for mascara in the mall. The Zep influence is most apparent on the opening track, “It's Late,”
whose dreamy center is a direct rip-off of the Zeppelin interlude in the center of “Whole Lotta Love.” Of course, Freddie Mercury’s over-the-top showmanship
was certainly influenced by the thin white duke, but Queen was certainly an amazing band in its own right.
Queen wrote strong, melodramatic rock ’n’ roll songs; just take a listen to “Spread Your Wings.”
The familiar anathematic version of “We Will Rock You” is followed by a fast, full band rock ’n’ roll version.
The band closes with “I Go Crazy,” their hard rock original, not the classic James Brown R&B hit from the early ‘60s.
It’s a story about a guy who is frustrated when his groupie girlfriend runs off with a myriad of rock stars.
You’ve got to hand it to any band that rocks the chorus, “I ain’t gonna see the Rolling Stones no more; I ain’t gonna see Queen, no more.”

Tragically, most people know that Queen’s amazing career essentially came to an end when Freddie Mercury became the first public rock star to die of AIDS.
The band did re-group with guitarist Brian May and ex-Free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers as more of a tribute act,
and they have had a successful run as a touring group since 2004.
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Strange enhough it also includes "I Go Crazy" which is as far as I know the B-side of Radio Ga Ga recorded during The Works sessions. Therefore because it's officialy released I deleted this track.

Fortunately this is without those irriting audience noises as do have much of the bootlegs versions I've heard. The sound quality is the best I've heard so far...but of course that's my opinion

Enjoy! And feel free to make a torrent or anything you like to share this file!!

For those linage freaks outhere:
SB Live 5.1 > Nero 8 Wave Editor > Flac

http://www.mediafire.com/?42cgo1ed0om
http://www.mediafire.com/?5mgxzdkggtn


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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sounds good. but is it really a FLAC since it was ripped from an internet radio-stream? as far as i know the online bitrate maximum is 256 kbps. anyway, thanks for this upload.

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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!

As for the format and bitrate - these files look (and sound) like perfectly good lossless files when checking the spectral view in Adobe Audition. Maybe they could be downloaded, and not web-ripped?

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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are the cleanest versions I've heard of these tracks !!

Alot of the bootlegs I've heard of the '77 BBC session have cuts or fade-outs of Melancholy Blues, and WWRY - so this is EXCELLENT !!

Again - an essential recording !!!




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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A better version exists, but this one is also pretty good.

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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this share !

Hi Pittrek. Could you tell us more about the better version of these files ? And if you have them, could you share them if it's the best available ?

thanks a lot for your help and knowledge.

regards,

Olivier,
France.



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Posted: 10 Jan 08, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ruth.olivier wrote:

Thanks for this share !

Hi Pittrek. Could you tell us more about the better version of these files ? And if you have them, could you share them if it's the best available ?

thanks a lot for your help and knowledge.

regards,

Olivier,
France.


I think that John S Stuart owns the best version avaiable, because if i´m not mistaken, he has the masters from the radio show.

Take care


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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 01:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:

ruth.olivier wrote:

Thanks for this share !

Hi Pittrek. Could you tell us more about the better version of these files ? And if you have them, could you share them if it's the best available ?

thanks a lot for your help and knowledge.

regards,

Olivier,
France.


I think that John S Stuart owns the best version avaiable, because if i´m not mistaken, he has the masters from the radio show.

Take care

Exactly.
I compared this recording to my mp3 version, and my version has a better "balanced" treble and bass sound, but this one is lossless :-)

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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this...excelent sound...it turned me on in a heartbeat...!

But don't tell me that the boys played 'I Go Crazy' at this session...


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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, John S Stuart has the best version. Do you think it is possible to share here a lossless version of this version ?

Regards,
Olivier.


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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, maybe not from the masters, but lossless version of this session is not that rare. It was released on several vinyl-bootlegs ('Rarities' for instance) WAY before the digital era. They actually have a version on them that was transferred from a tape recorded during broadcast.

Sorry, at the moment I am not technically able to transfer my vinyl to the computer.


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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, you're right, I recall having this vinyl somewhere, and that it contains those tracks. Unfortunately I am in the same case, not technically possible for me to transfer my Lp to computer (no turntable, so I could not hear it).

Thanks a lot,

Regards,

Olivier,
France.



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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing. Already had this session in lossless quality (from an old bootleg) but maybe i's an upgrade...

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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 06:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing!
Is anyone else having problem, or just me, with downloading from MEDIAFIRE!?
No matter which link i try to download, I get warning:"The requested link is unavaible or cannot be fount, try later"
I've never had this problem with mediafire, what should I do?

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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Downloaded and checked with my version. It's close but I think my version (although it has some tape hiss) is slightly better. Better bass and treble balance and no distortion on the vocals.

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

Helo Fly,
Maybe a lot of people is downloading now, so maybe you get an error. Just check regularly, wait one days or two, and then ask again if you always get errors.

Regards,

Olivier,
France.


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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ducksoup wrote:

Downloaded and checked with my version. It's close but I think my version (although it has some tape hiss) is slightly better. Better bass and treble balance and no distortion on the vocals.

It's great to read that :-) (youknowwhy)

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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The links does not work...

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Posted: 11 Jan 08, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Ducksoup wrote:

Downloaded and checked with my version. It's close but I think my version (although it has some tape hiss) is slightly better. Better bass and treble balance and no distortion on the vocals.

It's great to read that :-) (youknowwhy)


That's why I posted it :-)