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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Requested by SirGH, hopefully this will be interesting to also somebody else :-)

Band : Queen
Venue: Boston Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 30. January 1976
Remastered by : Cuztard Pi @ DimeADozen

Lineage : AUD > Sony EMC-99 Stereo Microphone > Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder > 2 Maxell cassettes > Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction > M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 > CDWAV  24bit/96kHz wav files > Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) > CDWAV (track breaks) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC files (24bit/96kHz) > Foobar2000 > WAV files > Wavelab 6 > WAV (16bit/44.1 kHz) > Foobar2000 (level 8) > FLAC files > Dime > Queenzone

Tracklist
Disc 1 (61mins)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Rock)
Ogre Battle
Sweet Lady
White Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
Medley - Bohemian Rhapsody (Ballad)
Medley - Killer Queen
Medley - The March Of The Black Queen
Medley - Bohemian Rhapsody (Solo & Outro)
Medley - Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Brighton Rock
Guitar Solo
Son And Daughter
The Prophet's Song
Stone Cold Crazy
Doing All Right

Disc 2 (39mins)
Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Keep Yourself Alive
Drum Solo
Keep Yourself Alive (reprise)
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Liar
In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
--- Encore 1 ---
Now I'm Here
--- Encore 2 ---
Hey Big Spender
Rock And Roll Medley
God Save The Queen

Comments from the original creator


Notes:
Some of my favourite recordings from Dime in 2009 include various shows from the excellent Dan Lampinski Tapes Series. This early Queen recording is top of my list; what an absolute corker! It brings back memories of seeing them at The Liverpool Empire in the UK during the same tour.
Well I waited for 6 months for a speed-fixed version of Volume 3 to turn up, unfortunately in vain, so I finally decided to do it myself. This is the result. It turned out so nice that I thought I would share it with you nice folks at Dime (notice I said 'nice' LOL). Now I know I risk life & limb by posting my own remaster of such a highly praised recording on Dime (with ~2400 downloads since June 2009!!), but in my defence the originators, Kev & Carl, did say we should feel free to have a go.

The original recording was in excellent shape but IMHO did need some attention to fix a few issues, mainly:
 - Wrong speed/pitch (I determined that the original plays +51 cents sharp)
 - some rough edits due to cassette swap & stop
 - slightly excessive tape hiss
 - insufficient bass response (IMO)

The basic details of the mastering applied to the original 24bit/96Khz version from djscomics seed on Dime (using Wavelab6) are as follows:
A: edit/fill/crossfade cassette swap & stop points (to disguise the abrupt/rough edits)
B: Fix mono portion of Track 1 'Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera)'
C: Time stretch by 103.1% (equals -51 cent pitch change)
D: Slight de-hiss
E: EQ / Multiband Compression / Limiting (-0.2dB max) / Dithering to 16bit (bass boost & tighten up the sound)
F: WAVs edited to fit on to 2xCDRs (with overlap) plus fade in/out (using the same CD break point as the original)
G: track split (I've added a few more track breaks as per track list above)

Please note that this remaster reflects my own personal preferences with respect to listening to live shows. Remastering has been done to polish the raw master recording with the aim of enhancing the listening experience. This includes some editing of the original to disguise the cassette swap & stop points to make it seamless (i.e. prior to 'The Prophet's Song', 'Now I'm Here' & 'Hey Big Spender') as well as some tweaks to 'polish up' the overall sound. So if you prefer virgin recordings, unspoiled by any such amateur 'dabbling' then do not join in on this one, you can still get the original recording on Dime (for CD 16bit format) here:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=255242

I will attached links in the torrent comments to a multi-track mp3 sampler of my remaster (as well as one for the original, for direct comparison) to help you decide if you fancy grabbing this one. IMO for sound quaity this is a solid 9 out of 10 (= A-) and an upgrade to the original ... but I would never put that in writing of course ... Doh! .. I just did ;-D

If you have any comments, whether positive, negative or otherwise, I would love to read them ... don't be a lurker, but hey! ... please don't flame me if you don't agree with my efforts ... & at least keep it 'nice' & friendly ;-)

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SUPPORT THE ARTIST BY BUYING THEIR STUFF!

IF YOU LIKE IT SHARE IT!!

FREE TRADE ONLY - NOT FOR SALE!!!

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A CURSE ON ANYONE SELLING THIS RECORDING!!!!!
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Enjoy - Cuztard Pi - 18th January 2010


Credits :
Dan Lampinski - taping
djscomics, Kev & Carl - transfer & share
Custard Pi - Remaster

Download links

http://www.multiupload.com/I4JR7HPAG0
http://www.multiupload.com/SV8DZWCKVS
http://www.multiupload.com/OTDNPK8E2O
http://www.multiupload.com/L0088K71EG
http://www.multiupload.com/WD7XWBOWFL
http://www.multiupload.com/2OYY58XR10
http://www.multiupload.com/D7X6CFTOV7

Enjoy

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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for you hard work and this share.  The last link doesn't work w/ megaupload, though.  THANKS AGAIN!


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And meet my melancholy blues
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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you :-)

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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Josh Henson wrote: Thanks for you hard work and this share.  The last link doesn't work w/ megaupload, though.  THANKS AGAIN!
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You can always use another server :-)

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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot:)


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Posted: 23 Oct 10, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, Pittrek !  This is the definitive version guys, so be sure to grab it !


"The more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you." -- Dan Lampinski



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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

T h a n k s  ! ! !

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERCI BEAUCOUP FOR THIS FANTASTIC BIJOU OF QUEEN CONCERT

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on beyond thanks!

what files are these? my pc doesn't recognize them...

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

e-man wrote: on beyond thanks!

what files are these? my pc doesn't recognize them...

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1 zip file split into 100MB archives. You can open them with WinZip / 7zip / Total Commander / ......

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks very good share as always.

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1195954/announce-boston-music-hall-1976-speed-corrected.aspx

just for info what is the difference?

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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pogor1 only corrected the speed. This is a complete remaster - taking from the info file :


The basic details of the mastering applied to the original 24bit/96Khz
version from djscomics seed on Dime (using Wavelab6) are as follows:
A: edit/fill/crossfade cassette swap & stop points (to disguise the abrupt/rough edits)
B: Fix mono portion of Track 1 'Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera)'
C: Time stretch by 103.1% (equals -51 cent pitch change)
D: Slight de-hiss
E: EQ / Multiband Compression / Limiting (-0.2dB max) / Dithering to 16bit (bass boost & tighten up the sound)
F: WAVs edited to fit on to 2xCDRs (with overlap) plus fade in/out (using the same CD break point as the original)
G: track split (I've added a few more track breaks as per track list above)


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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!!

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To e-man, launch the first files.zip and that's all it's like a .rar.

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Posted: 24 Oct 10, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thank you Pittrek I have a little prob to understand the technic langauage
now its clear
thanks a lot

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Posted: 25 Oct 10, 01:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you vey much.


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Posted: 25 Oct 10, 04:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!!

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Posted: 25 Oct 10, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thankx :-)