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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Folks,

**As always, I have restored/remastered this FOR MY OWN USE. I hope the community sees it 
as enough of an upgrade to want it, but if you don't like it, please don't download it.**

Firstly, this recording has been crushed by compression (see 'BEFORE' picture), and it's 
impossible to undo. However, by correcting the equalisation I have minimised the effect 
and significantly increased the peak-to-average ratio (dynamic range) - see 'AFTER' 
picture. 

Secondly, each track has been individually normalised by Tarantura, resulting in, for 
example, Love Of My Life being the same volume as Sheer Heart Attack.  This normalisation 
also causes the raising of background noise (i.e. tape hiss and crowd noise) on quieter 
tracks, so I have manually matched the transitions between tracks so the volume no longer 
jumps when a new song starts.

As for the sound, the bulk of the equalisation was done with Har-Bal. I then applied high- 
and low-pass filters (essentially sophisticated bass and treble controls) with a Waves 
VEQ4 equaliser and brought it back up to level (-0.2dB) with a Waves L3 limiter in 
Wavelab. I have re-tracked the songs so there now less tracks, corrected the balance 
between left and right channels and applied new fades to disc beginnings and ends. NO new 
compression was applied.  And...no denoisers!

Please note that if you are directly comparing this version with the original, it will 
sound quieter.  If anyone wants more info on the remastering, please contact me and I'd be 
delighted to bore you with it.

Lastly, I'm aware that this is far from perfect.  It is, however, about as good as it's going to get until Tarantura decide to share their unprocessed masters.  

Artist : Queen
Title : THE MIRACLE GAME
Date : Monday February 16th 1981
Venue : Nippon Budokan Tokyo Japan
Lineage : Tarantura (TCQD-2-1,2) silver > EAC (WAVE) > FLAC (Level 8) > wav > harbal > 
wavelab > flac (level 8)

Disc 1
01. Jailhouse Rock
02. We Will Rock You
03. Let Me Entertain You
04. Play The Game
05. Mustapha
06. Death On Two Legs
07. Killer Queen
08. I'm In Love With My Car
09. Get Down Make Love
10. Rock It (Prime Jive)
11. Save Me
12. Now I'm Here
13. Dragon Attack
14. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
15. Love Of My Life

Disc 2
01. Keep Yourself Alive
02. In The Death Cell
03. Execution Of Flash
04. Vultan's Theme
05. Battle Theme
06. Flash's Theme
07. The Hero
08. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
09. Bohemian Rhapsody
10. Tie Your Mother Down
11. Another One Bites The Dust
12. Sheer Heart Attack
13. We Will Rock You
14. We Are The Champions
15. God Save The Queen
16. Announcement

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a little taster, hopefully raising a smile in the process.  Original first, then the restoration.

http://www.mediafire.com/?1li6hqssgcwcrss

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you 'Stark, for all your effort in making a better sound quality in overall, providing more pleasure in listening to this amazing show !!! :-)


sorry for my bad english...

Keep QUEEN alive, yeah :-)



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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GuitarMay wrote: Thank you 'Stark, for all your effort in making a better sound quality in overall, providing more pleasure in listening to this amazing show !!! :-)

Absolutely welcome!  The best part is that listening to this doesn't give you a headache anymore!

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always liked your work, so I'm curious how will this sound :-)
Thanks

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: I always liked your work, so I'm curious how will this sound :-)
Thanks

What a nice thing to say, thanks Pittrek.  Please don't forget I'm always interested to know your thoughts.  I'm working on the other 4 recent Tarantura releases now, so knowing what you think is always helpful.

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another snippet to help hear the difference.  Volumes are matched between the two sources, even though it doesn't really sound like it.  Original first, then remaster. Switches between sources are at 7 seconds, 11 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 31 seconds, 35 seconds and 39 seconds.  

Let me know if this stuff is helpful or not - I'm just trying to give the best idea of how the new version sounds compared to the original.

If the attachment doesn't work, use this link http://rapidshare.com/files/452372017/The_Hero_Comparison.flac

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing this & taking the time to do the restoration and stuff :)

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this share and upgrade !!
I add this one to downoadsection on queenconcerts.com

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing your version.

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Super - can't wait to give this a listen as I've enjoyed all your remasters so far. Thanks!

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you.

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!


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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 00:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing, this is superb!

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much, it's very enjoyable now!

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stark wrote:

If anyone wants more info on the remastering, please contact me and I'd be delighted to bore you with it.

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Haha... a damn good bore it was.

Thanks Stark for doing your wondrous work once again.  The sound is infinitely more natural and well-balanced now.

Looking forward to the other Taranturas if this is how they're going to sound !


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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK I'm listening to it right now and it sounds great, thanks a lot.

But a small tip for the future - please don't call your files "1" but "01" - or in other words , be sure that the track number has 2 characters. The reason for it is that many people (e.g. me) listen to it on their computer using WinAmp, and WinAmp is so dumb that it plays after track "1" track "10" . I"ve been wondering why they played Prime Jive after Jailhouse Rock :-)

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks fro sharing. But I'm unable to decode the flac files, is it with XLD or xACT (never had any problem before). Any idea why ?

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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stephane15 wrote:

But I'm unable to decode the flac files, is it with XLD or xACT (never had any problem before). Any idea why ?

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No idea, but it worked fine for me with FLAC Frontend.


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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERCI BEAUCOUP