This is a reupload, it was previously shared by Pittrek in his excellent Best Of The Best series.
It was previously shared by audioarchivist, who mastered the recording taped by Fred W.... Thank you very much guys !
"1978.12.14 Vancouver, Pacific Coliseum
1gen Analog ReMaster to digital
Originally recorded by Fred W. from right up front and center Tape to tape copy and mastering by
Audioarchivist U - 101
Lineage: Queen > PA & stage monitor sound > air and audience > Fred's mics and rig (unsure - Marantz?) >
Maxell UD90 tapes > vintage Akai replay deck (azimuth adjusted, no Dolby) > Sentrek 12 band analog EQ (minor
low and high boost) > Denon DRM500 recording deck (Dolby on for recording) to make my tape copy > Maxell XL
II 90 > played back on same Denon DRM500 (azimuth re-adjusted, no Dolby) > Sentrek 12 band analog EQ (more
lows and highs, shaping upper bass/lower mids) > SoundBlaster live! 5.1 card (grounded and tweaked) > Wavelab
4.0(track markers only, no digital processing at all) > FLAC > WAV > re-editing in Cool Edit Pro
> Trader's Little Helper > FLAC
When I originally copied this from Fred's collection for myself on cassette, I was amazed how clear this
recording was and how close Fred sounded to the stage. I almost always performed EQ surgery on any copies I
made to try and smooth everything out, and this was no exception. This tape, like many recordings Fred did
thru the years, was pretty close to perfect already and didn't need much work to make it sound like you were
actually there, however the lowest tones of bass and kick drum were a little thin, and upper bass/lower vocal
range was a little jumpy. Well that's all fixed now. There is some noise associated with the original tapes
(normal bias "low noise" tapes!) but that should not discourage you at all. My copy sounded more pleasing
than the originals did, and even more refined when played into the computer for you now. I have chosen to not
process the noise out, and leave a little bit of the shit and corruption in. I think the background noise
gives this tape life and breath, and removing it would kill the atmosphere it brings. You will get used to it
after 5 minutes, and it's not noticeable at all over the music.
I have tracked this for CD in the way it was on the master tapes, leaving all sides uncut.
Side A is disc 1 (38:39), while sides B and C fit on disc 2 (77:27).
I have included scans of my color photocopies of Fred's original master tape covers for you, and a copy of
the cover of the 1978 tour book. I have no real artworx for this NEW MASTERPIECE, so if you make some,
please post them at TTD in the thread for this bootleg, and also please email me jpegs of your results.
My comments : The original flac files were very badly edited, for example Killer Queen & Bicycle Race were
in one file, and Brighton Rock was split into 4 different files. I have re-edited it correctly and share it
with you here. Also some songs had wrong titles. They are also changed.
CD1 : (38:39)
01. We Will Rock You (fast)
02. Let Me Entertain You
03. Somebody To Love
04. If You Can't Beat 'Em Join 'Em
05. Death On Two Legs
06. Killer Queen
07. Bicycle Race
08. I'm In Love With My Car (medley end)
09. Get Down Make Love
10. You're My Best Friend
CD2 : (77:27)
01. Now I'm Here
02. Spread Your Wings
03. Dreamer's Bar
04. Love Of My Life
06. It's Late
07. Brighton Rock
08. Fat Bottomed Girls
09. Keep Yourself Alive
10. Bohemian Rhapsody
11. Tie Your Mother Down
12. Sheer Heart Attack
13. We Will Rock You
14. We Are The Champions
15. God Save The Queen
Hopefully I've gotten all the song titles right. (No, you didn't :-) ) If I've
made mistakes, it's only proof that I'm human. Feel free to post any
corrections or additions... Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy it!
The links now :
CD1, freq analysis, Artwork, and info.txt : http://rapidshare.com/files/260342037/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited_.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260360932/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited_.part2.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260380839/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited_.part3.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260212222/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited_.part4.rar
CD2 : http://rapidshare.com/files/260229348/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited__CD2.part1.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260247724/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited__CD2.part1.part2.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260268252/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited__CD2.part1.part3.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260288449/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited__CD2.part1.part4.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260309399/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited__CD2.part1.part5.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/260320759/1978.12.14_Vancouver__Pacific_Coliseum__re-edited__CD2.part1.part6.rar
Excuse the name given to the archive files, I spent a very difficult night and was completely exhausted when I created the rar files !!!
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