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)
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
Son And Daughter
The Prophet's Song
Stone Cold Crazy
Doing All Right
Disc 2 (39mins)
Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Keep Yourself Alive
Keep Yourself Alive (reprise)
Seven Seas Of Rhye
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
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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Enjoy - Cuztard Pi - 18th January 2010
Dan Lampinski - taping
djscomics, Kev & Carl - transfer & share
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