Another minor upgrade comming ! Band
: Queen Venue
: Rainbow Theatre, London, UK Date
: March 31. 1974 Lineage
Source 1 : SBD > multi-track master > ? > TDK-D Cassette (normal bias) > WAV > CDr(1) > EAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (small hiss reduction) > WAV (*)
Source 2 : SBD > multi-track master > ? > "High Voltage" bootleg LP > MC(2 or 3) > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (small speed correction) > WAV (**)
Source 3 : PRO master > ? > VHS > WAV (***) Tracklist
1. Procession (** / *)
2. Father To Son (*)
3. Ogre Battle (*)
4. Son And Daughter (* / ***)
5. Keep Yourself Alive (*)
6. Seven Seas Of Rhye (*)
7. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll (*)
8. Liar (* / **) Comments
Another fantastic show !
Rosemary Horide : "What a night! It was a finale of the big Queen tour throughout the whole country. It was the conclusive evening for their reputation. Their lift was meteorical. So many people had challenged if Queen had the authority to play in such a prestigious place as the Rainbow. Freddie appeared in his new specially eccentric white "eagle's" costume, bouncing and miming with even bigger ecstasy than ever and sang even better than any time
before. One couldn't believe it's the first time of Queen appearing themselves in such an important place. After a while they got used to taking advantage of the big stage. After two encores they left the stage during a big applause of the audience.
Roger Taylor's energetic Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll is played at this show. While the studio version had Roger doing the lead vocal, Freddie would sing it in concert. The vocal line had to be rearranged as his vocal range is not
nearly as high as Roger's. The song would be performed often over the next few years.
In the early 70s, metal and glam were two completely separate entities, but Queen united them with songs like Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll and Stone Cold Crazy. The band would come to be a major influence on stadium rock as well as on metal's progression through the 80s.
During Liar, Brian breaks a string around the breakdown (when Freddie sings "Listen!"). He unplugs and switches to a Fender Stratocaster (he didn't have a Red Special copies in the early days). His tone is much different from this
Ten minutes of professional video footage exist from this show (only Son And Daughter and Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll). Some of Son And Daughter was broadcast in or around 2000 on a Swedish TV programe called Kvällstoppen",
and a few seconds of Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll were seen in the 2002 "When Freddie Met Kenny" (Everett, radio DJ) documentary. Both were in great quality. Also a few parts of Son And Daughter and Modern Times Rock'n'Roll were shown (in widescreen) in a trailer for the BBC documentary "Seven Ages Of Rock". Does anybody know how much other footage is circulating ?
Most of this recording comes from a pre-LP copy in superb quality, rendering all previous versions to be obsolete. Some gaps between songs, as well as the beginnings of Procession and Liar, are filled in with a tape transfer of
"High Voltage" LP, which is simply a re-release of "Master of Sheetkeeckers", which was the very first Queen bootleg ever produced, released in the US in February 1975.
This soundboard recording (multi-track, to be precise, since it certainly has been properly mixed) contains numerous vocal overdubs. The most glaring example of this is 3 minutes into Liar, when Freddie sings "time after time", and the next line begins before the previous one has ended. Another nice example is when Freddie sings "Watch out" at the beginning of Son And Daughter - he can be clearly seen on the video that he's gone away from the microphone, but you can still hear him singing ;-)
The interesting thing is that old Queen expert John S. Stuart wrote on Queenzone.com forum that a complete 2 LP set does exist, it's framed in Barry Sheffield's office and the tracklist is Procession, Father To Son, Ogre Battle,
White Queen, Great King Rat, Hangman, Doing Alright, Son and Daughter, Keep Yourself Alive, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Liar, Jailhouse Rock / Shake Rattle & Roll / Stupid Cupid / Jailhouse Rock (reprise), Big Spender / Modern Times Rock'n'Roll .
Does anybody know how accurate this information is ?
There were some edits on this pre-LP source. So I have added the beginnings of Procession, Liar and the ending of the concert from the LP source, and "What comes next" from the video.
A huge inspiration for me for creating this was a merge done by SirGH from www.QueenLive.ca
. However he used hard cuts when he changed the sources, which I didn't like. So the main difference between his version and mine is that I've used crossfades instead of hard cuts. Differences
So in the case you got either the original pre-LP source, or SirGH's original merge, the main difference are the crossfades, speed correction and hiss reduction. If you like this sort of things, get it now. If you don't, ignore it :-)
And of course if you don't have any recording of this gig yet, get it NOW ! :-) Download links
: http://www.mediafire.com/?gcnyjtnmtmz http://www.mediafire.com/?my2tkdqt4gn http://www.mediafire.com/?nmm3jfyhjnm
Please don't convert to lossy formats e.g. mp3