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Posted: 10 May 11, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm new to all this and was wondering which are the best sound quality from each of the Queen Tours.

Looking for about the best 5 or 6 from each tour.

Can anyone help me please.

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Posted: 10 May 11, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some of my favorites are from Toronto, Chicago and Montreal from December of 78. The band was on fire during this part of the JAZZ tour and the recordings are fantastic. Boston from 1976 was a recent  recording that found it's way to our ears and that is absoulutely outstanding as far as performance AND recording! Other fans will have their faves and that will give you a long list of shows to choose from. Enjoy!

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Posted: 10 May 11, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nearlyataff wrote: I'm new to all this and was wondering which are the best sound quality from each of the Queen Tours.

Looking for about the best 5 or 6 from each tour.

Can anyone help me please.

Cheers

Taff

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Posted: 10 May 11, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure! As far as quality wise:

Queen: Golden Green (London '73), Liverpool '73
Queen II: Portland '74, Rainbow '74 (March)
Sheer Heart Attack: Rainbow '74 (November), Milwaukee '75, Tokyo 4/19/75, Tokyo 5/1/75
A Night at the Opera: Manchester '75, Hammersmith '75, Boston '76 (best one!), the Osaka '79 gigs

Maybe someone else can give the rest. 

But best quality bootlegs are:
Boston '76
Boston '77
Copenhagen '77
Montreal '78
Chicago '78
Chicago '80
Tokyo 2/16/81
Mannheim '86....


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Posted: 10 May 11, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some time ago I shared here a little series called "The Best Of The Best" which included just the excellent sounding audio recordings. The problem is that I"m not sure if the links still work. Also, that was done before Tarantura started to release the great sounding Mr. Peach tapes

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Posted: 10 May 11, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glasgow 1974 has the best quality ever!


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Posted: 11 May 11, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent sounding recordings, which are "commonly available"

1973-09-13 Golders Green Hippodrome, London, UK - either my merge or the "vocal restoration" edition

1974-04-28 Exposition Hall, Portland, ME, USA - Joe Maloney master tape copy
1974-11-xx Rainbow Theatre, London, UK

1975-04-29 Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi - Exhibition Hall, Kakegawa, Japan - "Seven Seas Of Tsumagoi"
1975-05-01 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - either my merge or the Tarantura bootleg "Young Nobles Of Rock"
1975-12-24 Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - either my merge or any of the countless bootlegs

1976-01-30 Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - any speed-corrected version of the Dan Lampinski master tape
1976-03-24 Kosei Kaikan, Himeji, Japan - "Princess Road" bootleg
1976-03-26 Kyuden Kinen Taikukan, Fukuoka, Japan - "A Night At Q-Den" bootleg
1976-03-29 Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan - merge of best sources
1976-04-04 Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan - "Lazing On A Sunday Evening" LP

1977-02-09 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Nordico (?)'s remaster of the master tape
1977-03-13 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA - my remaster of the master tape
1977-05-12 Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark - "Invite You To A Night At The Warehouse" (Wardour)
1977-06-06 Earls Court, London, UK - frank39's transfer of his VHS tape

1978-04-13 Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark - "Denmark News" bootleg
1978-12-01 Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - the "master" copy
1978-12-14 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - the master copy

1979-02-02 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany - merge of best sources
1979-04-14 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - "Bootleg Race" bootleg
1979-04-19 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan - "Ultimate Dreamer"
1979-04-20 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan - "Ultimate Dreamer"
1979-12-26 Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - my matrix or "Complete Kampuchea Concert"

And that's just the 70's :-)

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Posted: 11 May 11, 03:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and what about rainbow 31-03-1974? :-)

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Posted: 11 May 11, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I completely forgot that one :-) And Luca expect a mail from me soon, I didn't forget :-)

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Posted: 11 May 11, 05:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...and I forget houston 1977-12-11 the best show of the american leg of the news of the world tour ...

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Posted: 11 May 11, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like the worst show to me, but again we've only heard 5 of 25 shows so far.  Brian and John hit bum notes all over the place.   But it's Freddie's night - it's one of his best performances ever.


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Posted: 11 May 11, 22:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the best show of the american leg of the NOTW tour in terms of audio quality...

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Posted: 12 May 11, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I find it odd that there are no A or even A+ rated NOTW audience recordings available. One can only hope. This is the only tour that is missing such a recording.


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Posted: 13 Jun 11, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Emperors of Japan Tokyo 1975

After listening to hundreds of Queen bootleg shows this is my favourite one, great atmosphere,
great sound (thanks to merge/remaster), great tracklist, best known recording
of Hangman, rare complete recording of Great king rat, great cover artwork,
great guitar solo, just perfect, that’s the way it should be –thanks to Pittrek
and all other involved in this recording

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1198358/1975-05-01-tokyo-japan-emperors-of-japan-multi-source-merge.aspx

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

Gregsynth wrote: Glasgow 1974 has the best quality ever! =============================================================================================

Oooh, sometimes Greg you can be a real nasty son of a....... I like it :)


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Posted: 14 Jun 11, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: Excellent sounding recordings, which are "commonly available"

1973-09-13 Golders Green Hippodrome, London, UK - either my merge or the "vocal restoration" edition

1974-04-28 Exposition Hall, Portland, ME, USA - Joe Maloney master tape copy
1974-11-xx Rainbow Theatre, London, UK

1975-04-29 Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi - Exhibition Hall, Kakegawa, Japan - "Seven Seas Of Tsumagoi"
1975-05-01 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - either my merge or the Tarantura bootleg "Young Nobles Of Rock"
1975-12-24 Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - either my merge or any of the countless bootlegs

1976-01-30 Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - any speed-corrected version of the Dan Lampinski master tape
1976-03-24 Kosei Kaikan, Himeji, Japan - "Princess Road" bootleg
1976-03-26 Kyuden Kinen Taikukan, Fukuoka, Japan - "A Night At Q-Den" bootleg
1976-03-29 Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan - merge of best sources
1976-04-04 Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan - "Lazing On A Sunday Evening" LP

1977-02-09 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Nordico (?)'s remaster of the master tape
1977-03-13 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA - my remaster of the master tape
1977-05-12 Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark - "Invite You To A Night At The Warehouse" (Wardour)
1977-06-06 Earls Court, London, UK - frank39's transfer of his VHS tape

1978-04-13 Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark - "Denmark News" bootleg
1978-12-01 Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - the "master" copy
1978-12-14 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - the master copy

1979-02-02 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany - merge of best sources
1979-04-14 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - "Bootleg Race" bootleg
1979-04-19 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan - "Ultimate Dreamer"
1979-04-20 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan - "Ultimate Dreamer"
1979-12-26 Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - my matrix or "Complete Kampuchea Concert"

And that's just the 70's :-)

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Posted: 16 Jun 11, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: Gregsynth wrote: Glasgow 1974 has the best quality ever! =============================================================================================

Oooh, sometimes Greg you can be a real nasty son of a....... I like it :)
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:D Glad you like it!


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