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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - Bootleg Race
Budokan Hall, Tokyo April 14th 1979
Lineage: Bootleg Race (Tarantura silver cd) --> Flac > WAV > Har-bal 1.5 > Wavelab 5.01b > Flac (level 8)

**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, 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). 

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 smoother fades to disc beginnings and ends. All tracks were converted to 24 bits prior to processing (increased dynamic range/lower noise floor versus 16 bit). 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, or what I mean by 'dynamic range'/'compression'/'16 or 24 bit' etc, please post and I'd be delighted to bore you with it.

If anyone missed the recent remaster of The Miracle Game, it's here:

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1263959/announce-the-miracle-game-stark-remaster.aspx

Disc 1
01 - We Will Rock You
02 - Let Me Entertain You
03 - Somebody To Love
04 - If You Can't Beat Them
05 - Death On Two Legs
06 - Killer Queen
07 - Bicycle Race
08 - I'm In Love With My Car
09 - Get Down, Make Love
10 - You're My Best Friend
11 - Now I'm Here
12 - Don't Stop Me Now
13 - Spread Your Wings
14 - Dreamer's Ball
15 - Love Of My Life
16 - '39

Disc 2
01 - It's Late
02 - Brighton Rock
03 - Keep Yourself Alive
04 - Bohemian Rhapsody
05 - Tie Your Mother Down
06 - Sheer Heart Attack
07 - We Will Rock You
08 - We Are The Champions
09 - God Save The Queen
10 - Announcement

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know at least one person found these comparisons helpful, and it’s always good  to hear the before and after at the same volume, so here are four samples, always starting with the original source then switching into the remaster.

The first is We Will Rock You. http://www.mediafire.com/?lllkcm7292c605q  
Switches are at 3, 6, 8,  11, 14, 16, 22, 27 and 32 seconds.  Excuse the clumsy edits, but listen to those drums!!

Tie Your Mother Down http://www.mediafire.com/?ddyzn3rla4d9lh4  
Switches are at 8, 15, 27, 34 and 53 seconds.

It’s Late http://www.mediafire.com/?59yrd73xrnvp3dk
Switches are at 10, 20, 28, 38 and 47 seconds.

Don’t Stop Me Now http://www.mediafire.com/?p2gz3jxi4f265sc
Switches are at 9, 18, 26, 32 and 38 seconds.

Enjoy!

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Stark,

Thanks for your hard work !!
I will listen to this with pleasure :)

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot, 'stark !!!
Your remasters are always welcome :)


sorry for my bad english...

Keep QUEEN alive, yeah :-)



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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank You!

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stark, this is simply fantastic work !  There is no comparison to the original in terms of dynamic range.

Here we now have the best recording of a complete concert from 1979.  Every Queen fan should be enjoying a copy of this.


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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERCI BEAUCOUP FOR YOUR WORK

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Stark!!


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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much for your hard work!!

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very much appreciated, thank you!

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent!!!  Thank you so much.


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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very very much!

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Awesome remaster...!

Your brilliant work gives us an essential Queen-recording. That means a lot to me.

cheers


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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank  you very much for your great work!!

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many thanks for all your work, Stark!


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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fantastic,  an essential download.  Thanks for all your efforts with this one, stark and also to BootLuca for the original.

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

onedunpark wrote: Fantastic,  an essential download.  Thanks for all your efforts with this one, stark and also to BootLuca for the original.

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A really good point, and my apologies for not mentioning it in my post.  Credit where credit is due, and without  BootLuca we wouldn't be listening to this at all.  So, many thanks for the original.

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this, the quality is awesome!

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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much for this remaster!!!


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Posted: 26 Mar 11, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exelente , muchas gracias!!