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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Has anyone else noticed how bad the sound is?

Is still another great performance by queen though!!!


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was a horrible performance. Lots of keyboards and synths going on... in songs that don't even need them. It was like listening to Queen turn all their hard rock songs into pop songs.



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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The sound is not bad, the sound MIX is bad, terrible actually. The synths are mixed to loud, and you have to concentrate very hard to hear some guitars.
If you want a proper mix, get the radio broadcast


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:
If you want a proper mix, get the radio broadcast


We would but disc 2 needs to be uploaded...







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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



emrabt wrote:







pittrek wrote:
If you want a proper mix, get the radio broadcast






We would but disc 2 needs to be uploaded...


Really ? Which version are you talking about ? I can check if I have it




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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:







emrabt wrote:



















pittrek wrote:
If you want a proper mix, get the radio broadcast














We would but disc 2 needs to be uploaded...


Really ? Which version are you talking about ? I can check if I have it


Thanks for trying to help, even if you can't.

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I've been bumping it up to the front page for the last couple of weeks :)


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, I don't think I have that one


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no problems, thanks for trying.


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



emrabt wrote:

no problems, thanks for trying.
Accidentally bumped into this thread.
Currently uploading to Mediafire, hope that will do.
I'll upload all files in case someone want them all from the same place









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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



PBB wrote:







emrabt wrote:



no problems, thanks for trying.

Accidentally bumped into this thread.
Currently uploading to Mediafire, hope that will do.
I'll upload all files in case someone want them all from the same place

Thank you, you're a star.


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is also posted on the original mentioned topic.
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=a6969177a2cd4b36e26b141119a8bc9411ad826b3d906b55


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Posted: 29 Mar 10, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I tend to refer to Japan 85 as "mixed by Spike's mum" due to the prominence of the keyboards.

It's surprising that they OK'd a DVD release, given the work they put in to Montreal, but then it does serve to illustrate how widespread the keyboard had become in the set by then - it's all over Now I'm Here & even TYMD which is shocking.

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Posted: 30 Mar 10, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It does demonstrate the ethos of the mid eighties whereby a lot of bands, even rock ones, were smothering everything in synths and string based keyboard sounds.  As pointed out here, they shouldn't really have been all over Now I'm Here and Tie Your Mother Down, and certainly not as high in the mix.

Thankfull by the Magic Tour the following year, some subtlety and quality control had prevailed, and although Spike was still playing all over those same songs, it was far more tastefully done with classic piano sounds, which enhanced and complimented the songs, rather than hindering them.

The mix on Rio and Japan 85 is baffling really - the guitars are buried, horrible synths right up, and drums very strange sounding.  I know Roger went with a totally different type of kit for those tours (the metallic ludwig rather than a very natural sounding wooden kit as before and after).

If you listen to the Rock In RIo Blues mix from the A Winter's Tale CD single however, the mix there is great, and really a better representation of how the whole of Rio and Japan gigs should sound.  I do wonder if Rio is sitting in the vaults already fully remixed, as it does seem strange to have fully gone back to the masters and done a great mix of an unknown instrumental track, simply for a 'B' side to a single.