Rich Tea wrote:
Recorded in Philadelphia in 1977 does anyone know if this is the gig where they supported Queen?
I've heard Jailbreak from this CD and its superb quality if it is from the Queen double header then is there a recording of Queen hidden somewhere of equal quality?
I have the whole concert and it is indeed superb quality. This is supposed to be the concert that makes up the bulk of the official release 'Live and Dangerous'. here's where it gets weird though: Live and Dangerous is supposed to be heavily overdubbed, esp. the guitars. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_and_Dangerous
) I think this is confirmed when you listen to their other major live release, 'Live Life', which sounds very different (albeit witha different line up). But some songs (like The Cowboy Song) sound very like the Philadelphia show. The guitar is a little off at one point, and Phil's voice lets him down at the end. So my guess is that not as much of 'Live and Dangerous' is overdubbed as is commonly thought, and that the Philadelphia 'bootleg' hasn't been touched up in any way. This means there may indeed be a great quality Queen show there. And wouldn't it be great to se that released maybe (in dreamland now) as part of a Queen-Lizzy live release. Of course the year to do that was 2007, the 30th anniversary, but Queen Productions missed the boat on that one again.
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