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Posted: 06 Sep 09, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/2058448/5038024/

Does anyone know what version this is?

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Queen-Live In Houston
'77 (DVD) [tntvillage]

City: Houston, TX, USA
Venue: The Summit
Date: December 11, 1977
Recording length: 113 minutes
Video/Audio quality: A/A

Setlist:
1) We Will Rock You (Slow)
(Brian May)
2) We Will Rock You (Fast)
(Brian May)
3) Brighton Rock
(Brian May)
4) Somebody To Love
(Freddie Mercury)
5) Death On Two Legs
(Freddie Mercury)
6) Killer Queen
(Freddie Mercury)
7) Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
(Freddie Mercury)
8) I'm In Love With My Car
(Roger Taylor)
9) Get Down Make Love
(Freddie Mercury)
10) The Millionaire Waltz
(Freddie Mercury)
11) You're My Best Friend
(John Deacon)
12) Liar
(Freddie Mercury)
13) Love Of My Life
(Freddie Mercury)
14) '39
(Brian May)
15) My Melancholy Blues
(Freddie Mercury)
16) White Man
(Brian May)
17) The Prophet's Song / Guitar Solo
(Brian May)
18) Now I'm Here
(Brian May)
19) Stone Cold Crazy
(Queen)
20) Bohemian Rhapsody
(Freddie Mercury)
21) Keep Yourself Alive
(Brian May)
22) Tie Your Mother Down
(Brian May)
23) We Will Rock You
(Brian May)
24) We Are The Champions
(Freddie Mercury)
25) Sheer Heart Attack
(Roger Taylor)
26) Jailhouse Rock
(Leiber/Stroller)
27) God Save The Queen
(Arr. Brian May)

This is the legendary Houston show - legendary only because its video was the one of the most sought-after documents of Queen for decades. The filming was the result of an agreement with the venue not only for Queen, but also many other bands' concerts held there that year. The footage of Aerosmith, The Eagles, and Kiss is well-known amongst collectors, and the Kiss footage has been officially released on Kissology volume 1. Footage of Led Zeppelin is rumoured to exist as well.

The performance is fantastic overall, and there are a few interesting things to point out. Brian breaks a string a minute into Liar, so Roger has to improvise on his hi-hat for a short while until his guitarist gets a Red Special copy. They then play a spectacular version of the debut album gem, with an extended jam in the middle where everyone shines.

Freddie makes a very rare reference to his recurring nodule problem which was an issue at many points during his career (but not during this great period for him). "It's a real bitch of a song. It really gets to the nodules, but we're gonna do it for you tonight. This is..." (he hesitates and chuckes to himself, probably because he's surprised at himself for even mentioning it!) "a song entitled White Man." He offers a great version of the song, as his voice is in superb shape tonight.

The high quality of the recording is apparent at the end of White Man, as Roger can be heard dropping his drum sticks with the knowledge that he has a 10-15 minute break ahead. The band skip the reprise of The Prophet's Song - the only time this is known to have happened on the entire tour - as Brian jumps right into Now I'm Here after his rather unique guitar solo (which starts with him fiddling with his EBow). Perhaps this was done because of time constraints (having a limited amount of film?). At the end of Now I'm Here, Roger breaks a drum stick during his brief drum break before the final fanfare.

A great picture of the crown lighting rig was taken before the concert by the head of the Queen crew, Peter "Ratty" Hince, and it can be seen on his website.

In 1989, My Melancholy Blues from this show was released on the UK 12" "The Miracle" single, and on The Miracle CD single in the UK and Austria. Also in 1989, an edited version of the song was seen on the Rare Live video release.

Size: 3.79 GB

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Posted: 07 Sep 09, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi!
I'm the uploader and as I told you in the PM it's the remastered NTSC version, with no horizontal lines. Enjoy!!

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Posted: 07 Sep 09, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it's the version I have (which I downloaded from here) it's the best version of Houston I've seen so far. Great stuff!

V.



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Posted: 07 Sep 09, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its the mono version or?

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Posted: 07 Sep 09, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, I'm also looking for also for  "the best" version around..anyone could post about to know if it's worth the download?

(anyway, I hope pittrek or some other techie one day mix the best image with the best SBD in PCM)


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Posted: 07 Sep 09, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't know.. maybe a better version exists, I didn't improve nothing by myself, it's only a DVDrip and, if it could be useful for you, it has pictures between songs. Anyway it is a very good version, because the remaster is far better than the original video.
Enjoy!!

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Posted: 07 Sep 09, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uploader describes the menu page...

 The menu shows Freddie and John and has the 'select chapters' choice hidden near John's bass. The chapters are not splitted like the songs but every 5 minutes. Enjoy!!

 By my watch... the latest best version is the one with the audio boost done by TGunn. I'm not sure if this is it.

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Posted: 08 Sep 09, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



deltazulu wrote:

Uploader describes the menu page...

 The menu shows Freddie and John and has the 'select chapters' choice hidden near John's bass. The chapters are not splitted like the songs but every 5 minutes. Enjoy!!

 By my watch... the latest best version is the one with the audio boost done by TGunn. I'm not sure if this is it.


This is NTSC David, so it must be the Japanese version. Same video though, most likely. pseudo AC3 stereo.

My latest version doesn't have audio boost. It was Bob's suggestion. It's just decompressed AC3 mono.






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Posted: 08 Sep 09, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have that somewhere... If I can find it I'll check the menu and size. If that's the case this IS a VERY good version. ...but I like TGunn's audio.

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Posted: 08 Sep 09, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



deltazulu wrote:

I have that somewhere... If I can find it I'll check the menu and size. If that's the case this IS a VERY good version. ...but I like TGunn's audio.



I thought most people here had agreed that the Japanese version is the first PAL DVD I had made with the boosted
audio, converted to NTSC.
Bob said that the audio on my PAL and consequently the Japanese version was distorted in some parts because I had doubled it.
So he suggested I redo it, without boosting the audio, and I did.
That was the last version I did and it's PAL formatted.






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Posted: 09 Sep 09, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ahhh.... i was hanging onto my japanese version because it's ntsc. i had your original pal version as well... but i've replaced it with your latest version. i think i'll keep the japanese version (even if some of the audio isn't perfect) just in case i get another trader who can't handle pal. although the ifoedit cheat works well... as long as you don't seed it!

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Posted: 14 Sep 09, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



deltazulu wrote:

ahhh.... i was hanging onto my japanese version because it's ntsc. i had your original pal version as well... but i've replaced it with your latest version. i think i'll keep the japanese version (even if some of the audio isn't perfect) just in case i get another trader who can't handle pal. although the ifoedit cheat works well... as long as you don't seed it!



The Japanese version was upped to some tracker and then pulled, I don't remember why.







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Posted: 15 Sep 09, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i'm pretty sure the japanese version is the one i posted a link to at the top. it has just started seeding at demonoid...  through tntvillage

http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/2058448/5038024/