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Posted: 29 May 09, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know what the deal is with this LP?
DID Queen really release a different LP version that was remixed by Roger, or is it just the normal LP version that had a sticker on the front stating "totally remixed & remastered by RT"?

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Posted: 29 May 09, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not seen it and never heard he did any work on it...can't frankly see why he would bother, wasn't it Live Killers he hated?


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Posted: 29 May 09, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've started a couple of other threads in the past coupel of years about this - I've desperately tried to get a response from Greg Brooks but to no joy (eg if the mix is genuinely new then was this the mix used on later editions on CD, or was it exclusive and only used on this vinyl edition etc..?)

I remember seeing this stickered LP verison on Tower Records in London at the time - gutted I didn't pick one up now!  My other threads also have some scans of the sticker from other QZ members.

I also recall comments by Roger around the same time that the Hollywood Records mastering had produced a horrible drum sound, so my personal opinion is that there is a new mix/master by Roger and it wasn't just a gimmick of putting a sticker on LP that had the same audio as earlier versions.

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Posted: 29 May 09, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes. I remember the thread a year ago (?), and I just wondered if anyone had since got a copy and had checked it.
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Posted: 29 May 09, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting..will look out for one myself but I suspect they have all vanished by now


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Posted: 29 May 09, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's one thread about this subject: http://www.queenzone.com/forums/858678/roger-remix-of-wembley-86-lp.aspx

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Posted: 29 May 09, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually love the bootleg which was posted in the announce section... the untouched LAW. To hear the imperfections made it sound much more real and I actually hate listening to QLAW official since hearing the bootleg cos it sounds so false and studio generated. Such a pity.

Do all groups do the same with live releases i.e "fix" any flaws in the studio or do any have the balls to say... "we fucked that bit up, but hey that's live music for ya!"???

Or is the label which forces these "fixes"???


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Posted: 29 May 09, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



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Do all groups do the same with live releases i.e "fix" any flaws in the studio or do any have the balls to say... "we fucked that bit up, but hey that's live music for ya!"???

Or is the label which forces these "fixes"???





Almost every group does that sort of thing (especially Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is very famous for that)
I think, it's mainly because they are not looking at it as a record of a live concert which was how it was, but they see it as a album! And you know, when you record a album you record every part over and over again, until it's finished!

Anyway, it's better to go this way, than doing it like in the sixties... I've got a beach boys concert album which is almost 100% the studio record with screaming fans overdubbed... the only thing which seems to be from the concerts that where recorded are the speeches between the songs.... they didn't even cut the fade outs out of the end of the songs... very disapointing...






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Posted: 05 Jun 09, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's why i love Made in Japan by Deep Purple, a real live album, you even feel their sonic power in your house, amazin


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Posted: 05 Jun 09, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Oszmercury wrote:

That's why i love Made in Japan by Deep Purple, a real live album, you even feel their sonic power in your house, amazin


I've read somewere that this album is also not overdub free^^







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Posted: 06 Jun 09, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, if you compare "Hammer to Fall" from Wembley from the Live Magic and Live At Wembley '86 recordings, you'll notice, that the one on Live Magic, which is also the earlier version, has a lot less prominent drums, and a lot more prominent guitars, than the version on Live At Wembley '86. This points towards the fact, that the Lite At Wembley '86, as we all know it, might be the final Roger Taylor mix, since it did make the drums a lot more prominent, than on Live Magic. ;)


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Posted: 06 Jun 09, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, if you compare "Hammer to Fall" from Wembley from the Live Magic and Live At Wembley '86 recordings, you'll notice, that the one on Live Magic, which is also the earlier version, has a lot less prominent drums, and a lot more prominent guitars, than the version on Live At Wembley '86. This points towards the fact, that the Lite At Wembley '86, as we all know it, might be the final Roger Taylor mix, since it did make the drums a lot more prominent, than on Live Magic. ;)


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Posted: 09 Jun 09, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brians wig wrote:

Does anyone know what the deal is with this LP?
DID Queen really release a different LP version that was remixed by Roger, or is it just the normal LP version that had a sticker on the front stating "totally remixed & remastered by RT"?

Thanks,


Maybe RT did it so he could take out the part where he drops a beat during Radio ga ga.







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