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Posted: 21 May 08, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Re-post: Mrs. Mercury, thanks for warning me and sorry for taking a bit long to answer! I explain: she reported to me that the links for this concert weren't there anymore, so I'm just re-posting them, ok? It's nothing new, it's the same I had uploaded before, ok? I hope you're all doing fine. Here are the links:

part1: http://www.mediafire.com/?mdbfbicj0jx
part2: http://www.mediafire.com/?xtyzyzrcmng
part3: http://www.mediafire.com/?ym9dmxiymdh
part4: http://www.mediafire.com/?joydmrvma0d
part5: http://www.mediafire.com/?jsgmmmpzg3z
part6: http://www.mediafire.com/?9lm2zmmvjmm
part7: http://www.mediafire.com/?xhmdtbfz22x
part8: http://www.mediafire.com/?1ea1z4irxnj
part9
+info: http://www.mediafire.com/?jwbg3j120jj

And below my original message. Hahaha, it was fun to read it again, my friend said it sounds as if I were on drugs, but I see no problem in it!

"Hi, people! It's me, Yara. lol Well, here I am, aren't it? Yes...I am. Indeed. Well, I bet you all have this one, since it's a concert Queen fans treasure in their hearts and hold dear and love and listen to and have listented to thousands and thousands and billions of millions of times. Yes.

It was originally uploaded here in the community by user RG9L - so...THANKS RG9L. Thank very much for sharing this one, and, of course, thanks to: KEITH, from Dime, and ZEPHEAD2112, who made it available.

People, sad news. First of all, I'm, indeed, uploading the concert I downloaded here to mediafire. I'm doing it. But, first, I'll post the results I got when I tested the files before uploading.

And, people, the results are not very encouraging. It may be lossy. My program is not that sound, so I ask if you'd be so kind as to help us sort out, with better programs and more knowledge, whether it is lossy or lossless, where it comes from, and well, all these things.

Don't think I like any of this, ok? I don't...I don't...if you wanted make me cry, you succeeded...

[yara sobbing]

...and I hope I'm crying in good sound English. lol

KEITH, ZEPHEAD2112 AND RG9L ARE NOT TO DOUBT, PLEASE - ON THE CONTRARY, I KNOW THEY DID THEIR BEST TO MAKE THIS ONE AVAILABLE AND I LISTENED TO IS HUNDREDS OF TIMES, AND IT MAY WELL BE THE CASE THAT MY PROGRAM IS NOT VERY GOOD AT DETECTING THESE THINGS OR I'M NOT INTERPRETING THE RESULTS CORRECTLY. EITHER WAY, THE THREE SHOULD BE THANKED, I GUESS:

[yara applauding rg9l, zephead2112 and Keith]"


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Posted: 21 May 08, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And now...

THE INFO AND THE DOWNLOAD LINKS. QUOTING:

"rg9L WROTE:

As promised, here's the torrent for everyone who aren't able to download from DimeADozen.

Original comments:


Dear Queenies,

For those of you on Dime, I just uploaded this. Give me some time and I will try to upload it here also. I'm new to all this shit so bear with me. I hope it's worth the effort and people can enjoy this superb recording.

Cheers,

Keith.

QUEEN - FLASH ALIVE (Wembley Arena, 8th December, 1980) - Transfer From Japanese Double LP

FLASH ALIVE
Direct Transfer fom Japanese LP
USB turntable
Audacity
Export Wav format
FLAC encoded"

This has always been my favourite Queen bootleg. A great performance and lots of power, particularly showcasing Brian May's fantastic guitar sound. I saw Queen a lot when I was younger and there's not many that can match their production. A good friend of mine had this LP when we were at school. Such is the volume, we once trashed my speakers whilst listening to the 'Overture' at full tilt. My friend later sold his copy which is something he has always regretted. I hung on to my taped copy for years before deciding to track down the original LP myself; not an easy feat as it is now extremely rare and expensive (I paid £200 for it a couple of years ago). Although it is a very good copy, I had it professionally cleaned before transferring it to my PC. I'm afraid that my technical skills are lacking in this area and I simply used a USB turntable and Audacity. However, I think it's turned out well and IMO, it's a lot better than the recent 'Standing On The Arena' CD bootleg release. This is my first donation and as such, I hope I'm doing everything correctly. I didn't attempt to remove all the vinyl clicks as; a. I didn't want to mess with the recording too much and b. I wanted to hear the odd snap crackle and pop for old times sake. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Check out BM's guitar towards the end of Fat Bottomed Girls. There's a brief pause before it kicks back in with the beat. What a beautiful sound!

QUEEN - FLASH ALIVE (Wembley Arena, 8th December, 1980) - Transfer From Japanese Double LP

This has always been my favourite Queen bootleg. A great performance and lots of power, particularly showcasing Brian May's fantastic guitar sound. I would urge anybody who isn't familiar with this bootleg to give it a few spins. After a while, it becomes a complete monster. I saw Queen a lot when I was younger and there's not many that can match their production. A good friend of mine had this LP when we were at school. Such is the volume, we once trashed my speakers whilst listening to the 'Overture' at full tilt. My friend later sold his copy which is something he has always regretted. I hung on to my taped copy for years before deciding to track down the original LP myself; not an easy feat as it is now extremely rare and expensive (I paid £200 for it a couple of years ago). Although it is a very good copy, I had it professionally cleaned before transferring it to my PC. I'm afraid that my technical skills are lacking in this area and I simply used a USB turntable and Audacity. However, I think it's turned out well and IMO, it's a lot better than the recent 'Standing On The Arena' CD bootleg release. This is my first donation and as such, I hope I'm doing everything correctly. I didn't attempt to remove all the vinyl clicks as; a. I didn't want to mess with the recording too much and b. I wanted to hear the odd snap crackle and pop for old times sake. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Note the unusual order of the numbers at the end of the gig and check out BM's guitar towards the end of Fat Bottomed Girls (4:47). There's a brief pause before it kicks back in with the beat. What a beautiful sound! The vocals and guitar solo on Save Me are just heart-wrenching and listen to the crowd as BM steps to the front and delivers the solo in Play The Game. Vintage BM Bends! I also like


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Posted: 21 May 08, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yara wrote:

Well, I bet you all have this one


Jackpot!

Good recording, good show, great share Yara, as usual!

cheers!

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Posted: 21 May 08, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

daffy_the_duck wrote:

Yara wrote:

Well, I bet you all have this one


Jackpot!

Good recording, good show, great share Yara, as usual!

cheers!


Right! I enjoy it too! Well, may I ask you what's your source for this one? I think the test results I got are a little bit awkward. I'll run them again, with other programas or maybe with a newer version of this one. Let's see.

Thanks, Daffy! Haha. I took very long to learn your screen name because I always tended to read "Dafty", I don't know why, it's fun. Now I still pause before writing, hahaha, but I know is Daffy_the_Duck. :-) Like, first time, I read: "Dafty_the_Dutch". : op My mind is weird.


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Posted: 21 May 08, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was at this show and remember the next day going to the local market in London and buying the bootleg on cassette, and great quality too. Boy, those were the days. Wish I still had those tapes.

Thanks for this

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Posted: 21 May 08, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

coops wrote:

I was at this show and remember the next day going to the local market in London and buying the bootleg on cassette, and great quality too. Boy, those were the days. Wish I still had those tapes.

Thanks for this


Uhhhh...you were there? Please, tell us more about it, your impressions, how it was like, the audience, the performance, if you were next to the stage, if you took any pictures you'd like to show us, how was Freddie's moustache at the beginning of the moustache era, how did the crowd reacted when he asked them whether they liked the moustache and so on, I mean, tell us everything you feel like telling!!!!

The tapes! I have to track them down.

[putting the police cap and loading the gun. Yara pushes coops against the wall]

What was the last time you saw these tapes?

[coops refuses to answer, and Yara beats him with the barrel of the gun]

Tell me! Where are the tapes?

lol

Ah....really, THANK YOU A LOT COOPS. A LOT, A LOT, A LOT, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WITH US. IT WAS THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT I COULD EVER HAVE EARNED: KNOWING THAT THROUGH SIMPLE GESTURES I INDIRECTLY HELPED YOU BRINGING SOME GOOD MEMORIES!!!!

I LOVED IT!

*hug*

[weird, I was just beating you and now hugging...lol]


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Posted: 22 May 08, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the problems with getting old is that the details get lost. I have seen Queen (with Freddie)9 times I think. I remember this show as being really loud. The thrill of being there, who I was with, and the feeling of what we had experienced as we walked to the tube station in the cool night air after the show remain. Brians solo's, Freddies facial hair etc are forgotten.
I did see them again at Wembley Arena four years later for the works tour. That was bloody loud too.
I saw Queen and PR in Meadowlands and Jax, and thought the sound level was low. Perhaps after all these years my hearing is going, just like my mother said it would lol.


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Posted: 22 May 08, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Yara, and others!

I'll check the flash alive LP with Audiochecker:


AUDIOCHECKER v1.2 - by Dester - opdester@freemail.hu
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

01 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\1_Overture_Jailhouse Rock.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

02 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\10_Save Me.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 42%

03 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\11_Now I'm Here.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

04 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\12_Dragon Attack.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

05 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\13_Now I'm Here (Reprise).flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

06 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\14_Fat Bottomed Girls.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 43%

07 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\15_Love Of My Life.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: Could not qualify the source of this track.

08 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\16_Keep Yourself Alive.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 54%

09 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\17_Timpani Solo.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: Could not qualify the source of this track.

10 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\18_Brighton Rock (Guitar Solo).flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: Could not qualify the source of this track.

11 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\19_Battle Theme.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 54%

12 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\2_We Will Rock You (Fast).flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

13 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\20_Flash's Theme.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

14 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\21_The Hero.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 99%

15 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\22_Crazy Little Thing Called Love.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 42%

16 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\23_Bohemian Rhapsody.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

17 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\24_We Will Rock You.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 76%

18 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\25_We Are The Champions.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

19 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London - Flash Alive\26_Another One Bites The Dust.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

20 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980

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Posted: 22 May 08, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have another one source from this show. No info file with the flac files so I have no idea from where it could comes but I add the ffp.

01 Intro.flac:edd2b72d2825f8a57185ba563f8ca4ce
02 Jailhouse Rock.flac:42482268ef05c8c58565250aa37ef244
03 We Will Rock You (fast).flac:31936dcbd30ebe34e191aab4015d5f83
04 Let Me Entertain You.flac:7cc1ae24e3bc912a1a46c67b2cf417ab
05 Play The Game.flac:1fb048293eb63015a15b18f2b1123234
06 Mustapha.flac:e4c890936030da378d911030d6f8fa21
07 Death On Two Legs.flac:ca42b78dc1971e4150f40ea9b2084146
08 Killer Queen.flac:fda779db380c8e17ef6609ed681a16dd
09 I'm In Love With My Car.flac:2d39bf58d623db66e950f9d611159246
10 Get Down Make Love.flac:bdfb8a15b798be2ed109343d050795e4
11 Need Your Loving Tonight.flac:979e25ece3edd9bcb970bec7872beb44
12 Save me.flac:00d6fa3ced9cc3d7ebe8d1e7e72a9602
13 Now I'm Here - Dragon Attack - Now I'm Here (reprise).flac:2340952c29fe3940ee63e19eb513d2a2
14 Fat Bottomed Girls.flac:18c978d880b08f71c747e04874e87ad9
15 Love Of My Life.flac:f6abc8d9c5e05225f45bc5b2b80da806
16 Keep Yourself Alive - Drum & Guitar Solo - Battle Theme .flac:a741b85d9ede91014aadac46707a1e3a
17 Flash.flac:2e4ff467c7a909cb4cb662b93101bce9
18 The Hero.flac:b606ed2192c77d86fa906c03eae103b9
19 Brighton Rock (finale).flac:2c3f4b388220dffe6738dc559f15fbfd
20 Crazy Little Thing Called Love.flac:1756aa715bb98b8482b2cb74b0693aca
21 Bohemian Rhapsody.flac:44dc5feac57cdc4df3d106526c45945a
22 We Will Rock You.flac:a68eba539e4c436e2ff1635751a4f2bc
23 We Are The Champions.flac:710e65799b2f4b235cdb6ab8b5367787
24 Another One Bites The Dust.flac:afa21e8f2a6de455a55b3efdd0394c5e
25 Sheer Heart Attack.flac:7567c6589a373ba5a2f072cfc98a3040
26 Tie Your Mother Down.flac:025aa36ed75844149b39fa5b49169280
27 God Save The Queen.flac:d0ddb5b8404bbc4985bfbdf14b531576


I checked this one with audiochecker too:


AUDIOCHECKER v1.2 - by Dester - opdester@freemail.hu
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

01 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\01 Intro.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 99%

02 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\02 Jailhouse Rock.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 99%

03 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\03 We Will Rock You (fast).flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 99%

04 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\04 Let Me Entertain You.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

05 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\05 Play The Game.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

06 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\06 Mustapha.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

07 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\07 Death On Two Legs.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

08 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\08 Killer Queen.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

09 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\09 I'm In Love With My Car.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

10 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\10 Get Down Make Love.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

11 -===- C:\Documents and Settings\Valère\Bureau\1980.12.08 London\11 Need Your Loving Tonight.flac
Extracted successfully
Conclusion: This track looks like CDDA with probability 100%

12 -==

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Posted: 22 May 08, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Yara for giving people the chanche to get this amazing concert!


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Posted: 22 May 08, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome, Daffy_the_Duck. Thank you so much!!! Daffy, Daffy, Daffy!!!

And thanks for caring about it! It seems to be such an important one for Queen fans.

The flac fingerprints of your files are different as those of the ones shared here - and yours are really lossless, though there's no info.

What do we do know?

Stay with the "maybe lossy", with info, or go for the lossless, without the info, the unknown source?

:0

Help me, Daffy!

[Yara drowning...]


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Posted: 22 May 08, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, the most part of your files are (seems) lossless, a hiss reduction or a I-dont-know-why-remaster? Another view?

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Posted: 24 May 08, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MY favourite Queen show- many thanks !!


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Posted: 08 Jun 08, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great concert but the old version (Standing on the Arena) sounds better!

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Posted: 08 Jun 08, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

riccardo wrote:

Great concert but the old version (Standing on the Arena) sounds better!


Great! I didn't even know there was a better sounding version!

Do you have it? Like, lossless, in Flac? If so, I'd just love if you uploaded it here, I like this concert too. I guess every Queen fan likes this concert. Hahaha. But the concert at 10th December is even better.

Thanks for the reply. Let's hope the better version comes up!

Yara


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

Dear Yara, unfortunately I don' t have this gig; I had only heard it as a 30 second example on this site: www.queenbootlegs.nl/news.
I can say that it sounds better because I made a comparison between the same parts. I hope that somebody will upload the "Standing on the Arena" version because it seems much better.

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you really prefer standing on the Arena ?

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Posted: 09 Jun 08, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems it's one of those matters of personal preference. Some people like the smoother-sounding mid-range EQ of Standing, but others like the more live-sounding top/bottom-end EQ of the LP. I'm on the latter boat. To me, nothing beats that punchy live sound.



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Posted: 17 Jul 08, 23:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are so sweet to upload all these great concerts to mediafire for those of us who can't do torrents. I was wondering if you could repost the links, however, because it appears they have been deleted. :(

Thanks again!

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Posted: 20 Jul 08, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, Mrs. Mercury! I hope you're doing great.

I updated the post. The links are up again, ok? Just re-check the first message of the thread, I explain everything there. :-)) Well, not everything (lol), it'd be impossible, well, you got it... :D

Sorry for taking a bit long!

Hug!




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