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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After a long boring period full of boring and useless war threads I have decided that it's time for some music again.

I want to start sharing something like a "Best Of The Best" concert series.
Every concert will be in flac format (sorry mp3 kids), and in best available sound quality.
I want to share only shows which have a perfect performance and / or a perfect sound quality or are very important for some other reason.
All concerts would have at least some cover art, preferably a complete booklet, reviews (both professional and fan reviews), photos ...

I think from every year Queen were on tour I could upload 2 or max 3 best concerts.

BEFORE I start to upload anything, I really have to ask a couple of questions

1) Is there enough interest for it ? I really don't want to spend hours of free time if nobody will care for it
2) Would some of the "cover artists" who visit this forum be so nice and provide me/us with their work ? (Alex, I'm looking in your direction :) )
3) The most important thing - which concerts would you like to see uploaded ? Remember, 2 or 3 best concerts from each year !

So, anybody interested in this ? Also, would anybody be willing to help me with the upload in the case somebody requests a show that I don't have or have it in best available quality ?

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a fantastic idea Pittrek! I'm not a die hard collector so I don't have a lot of recordings, but if I could help you in the upload of "best of the best boots", I'm glad to do it!

For the choice of the concerts, sir Bob has made a top 10, which could be used for the inspiration.



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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hm, Bob's Top 10 list looks surprisingly similar to mine :-) So the upload will definitely start with my 3 source compilation of Golders Green Hippodrome and end with Knebworth

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this is a fantastic idea too and I was also thinking about Bob's top 10 although the list he shared here a while back is actually different from the list he gives on his website. I'd be more than happy to help out with uploading although my own list is still quite small (40-50 concerts).

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope someone will at some point compile a set of FLAC-discs of each tour, including all the tracks performed on that particular tour in the best possible quality. I.E one-off/rare performances like Mannish Boy, Staying Power in 1984 etc. etc.

Would also be great to have something like that from the solo tours, which (mainly in Brian's case) had lots of one-offs (Sail Away..., Sleeping..., Kalinka, Hoochie Coochie Man etc. etc.)

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Pittrek !!

Really nice move, I can help with some bootlegs as I have a good collection of silvers here right now, so I can upload the artwork too. Send me an email if you want to have my list. I would be happy to help you on that !


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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, Olivier,
thanks for the offer, I will definitely contact you later, I will need some help with the 80's.

The first share will be 1973 - Golders Green Hippodrome (my 3 source compilation) and Liverpool.
I HOPE it will be uploaded next week

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

excellent idea, as excellent are all your sharings.
I have over 140 shows from 1973 to 1986. Some of them are the same show from different sources, and most of them collected here at QZ or at Dime.
Will stay at your disposal in order to somehow contribute to this project.

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great! Let's do it!!!



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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great plan! I'm new to QZ.com, so it would be a great way to hear some of these concerts I'm always hearing so much about (Hammersmith 75, Hammersmith 79, Houston 77 are the ones that spring to mind, nothing from The Works tour ever gets that good of a rap around here).

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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wholeheartedly support this idea pittrek. I'll help seed as always!


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Posted: 09 Mar 08, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering if by chance the enthousiasm of such a project could to gentle Queenzoners like Pittrek, me or Daffy, TimBHM, Vali, and anyone else willing to help, could lead to the re-uploading of ALL the gigs we could share here. It's a fact that a good lot of new Queenzoners arrived here on Queenzone in the recent times, a good lot of them willing to learn new things about Queen recordings. Tommycharles in this topic is one example, and in fact I belong to this category too, I missed some good old records, because they were shared only via torrents or things like that.
In that case, if we could share our recordings here, we could start and try something that could be sharing all the recordings and try to rate them, to identify the best ones. A table with all the results of our ratings (for example if ten persons download a gig, they in turn answer what their rate is, and we took the middle figure to rate definitely the gig, without forgetting that a rate is a suggestive thing). So we would respond to Pittrek's goal, which is sharing the best recordings, and to the goal of other peoples and new Queen fans (yes there are some) which would be to complete their collection and learn all that can be learned about Queen on a stage. Of course we would only talk about audio maybe, as uploading video is long and the wonderful idea of a tree-sharing is on its way. Maybe you would answer me this is a crazy project, but as we are mostly against hoarders here, and most of us from generous-minded, if we could share the work of all this uploading, maybe this could be more easy for everyone. We would need the most generous and numerous people to help here, but do you think this could be a great project ?
Sorry Pittrek for stealing your post, this is not the goal, but I was just wondering if we could go further or not when I saw all the enthusiasm your idea raised. Anyway, it's late and I'm maybe already dreaming. Anyway, just an idealistic thought and a conviction this could be made.
So my final question for today would be would you be ready to help sharing your recordings, provided that the quality is 100% checked (we can help you to do that if you don't know already), the number of sharers is sufficient to share the work, and the shares are made in the most efficient way (I mean people share here as they wish but in the end each show could be shared as a torrent and a mediafire/rapidshare/megaupload or any other sharing system, to be available to the greatest number of persons)?
If I can remember, this was made for the year 1973, but unfortunately not followed by 1974, I am sure most people here expected to. It could be great to list all the concerts available, for all the newbies here, and update the great "Flac list" made some times ago with some fresh links and chek and discuss lineage and quality here and there when needed, and add some info.

Let's also say that the idea of making covers is still in the air, maybe Alex could make this his wonderful talent as a cover creator working again, and could be joined by the others of us who can do maginificient job too (we met some across the years here), but maybe only for the gigs voted as the best ones.

Once again, sorry Pittrek if I offended you, it was not the goal, but I had this idea in mind and couldn't stand asking if this project could be made. Of course I add my contribution to this project, or to yours if it's decided as a better one. So it is just a question !


Regards,

Olivier,
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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a really great idea. :)


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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fantastic idea Pittrek!

I have had this wish (or maybe you could call it a fantasy!) for a few years now that as part of the Queen Anthology (which will be released next century) there would be this amazing "live" boxset to accompany/compliment the studio stuff. This box set would be a definitive representation of Queen's live career, containing the best available audio & visual show from each & every tour that the band ever embarked upon. Just one show, from each tour, completely unedited & in all it's naked glory, warts & all.

So, Pittrek, excellent idea indeed. I know I won't be alive next century, so bring it on!

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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great idea, pittrek. Of course, the opinions on which shows should be uploaded will vary, but that's just normal. Why not make a sort of poll each time you want to upload a show?

My personal suggestions:
Queen I tour: Golders Green or Liverpool or Manchester?
Queen II tour: Rainbow (March) or Portland?
Sheer Heart Attack tour: Cologne or Milwaukee or Tokyo (May 1)?
ANATO tour: Manchester or Tokyo (March 31)?
ADATR tour: Copenhagen or Glasgow?
NOTW tour: Houston or Copenhagen?
Jazz tour: Vancouver or Osaka?
Crazy tour: Newcastle or London (Kampuchea)?
Game tour: Chicago or London (Dec.8) or Frankfurt?
... to be continued.




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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nummer2 wrote:

Why not make a sort of poll each time you want to upload a show?


Well basically I did something like a poll in my first post :)


My personal suggestions:
Queen I tour: Golders Green or Liverpool or Manchester?
Queen II tour: Rainbow (March) or Portland?
Sheer Heart Attack tour: Cologne or Milwaukee or Tokyo (May 1)?
ANATO tour: Manchester or Tokyo (March 31)?
ADATR tour: Copenhagen or Glasgow?
NOTW tour: Houston or Copenhagen?
Jazz tour: Vancouver or Osaka?
Crazy tour: Newcastle or London (Kampuchea)?
Game tour: Chicago or London (Dec.8) or Frankfurt?
... to be continued.


Queen I - GG will be definitely uploaded, I can't decide the other gig - what would you guys prefer ?

SHA - Tokyo 1.May will be of course uploaded, I plan to re-upload stark's remaster of Young Nobles Of Rock.

Feel free people to write your personal preferences.

BTW what would you prefer - rapidshare or mediafire ? I will upload things from office, which means no torrents (at least not from me)

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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm higly interested in those sharings!!!

I'm not a Photoshop master, but I may try to create a cover art for a CD...I just need some info.


I'd love to hear Barcelona '86...for a 'complete' list of my wishes...there are too many concerts I'm missing, I will be very happy everytime you willl share a concert!

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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just finished downloading that (Starks remaster of Young Nobles of Rock), so I can reseed it. And whats the difference between your GG and Starks remaster just out of curiosity?

Cheers


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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mediafire please pittrek - you have to wait too long in between files on Rapidshare.

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Posted: 10 Mar 08, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mediafire is far superior to Rapidshare. It works smoothly and fast and it doesn't require waiting cycles.


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