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Posted: 07 Feb 12, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Following the topic regarding the multitracks of Hyde Park, I'd just like to discuss its recording for Capital Radio (don't know whether this has been discussed here before or not).

I got the info from http://queenlive.ca/ (I wonder why I didn't notice it before): http://queenlive.ca/queen/live%20pics/RecordCollector_jun1989_p5-6.jpg

Does anybody know more of this transcription disc? I guess it's never been aired? And if so, may it ever leak out?


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Posted: 09 Feb 12, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I remember correctly some radio station wanted to broadcast it in 2005 before the QPR Hyde Park concert

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Posted: 09 Feb 12, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kurgan100 wrote:
But does anyone actually remember if it was ever broadcast on Capital Radio?

I think if it were ever broadcast, someone would have a copy taped off the radio.


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Posted: 09 Feb 12, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the article the LP is on the "official" releases ones... so mostly like it was broadcasted...
and as it has (had) a price (100 pounds, too much even today, in these ages it was a fortune) someone must have this LP... maybe isnt better that the bootleg audio we have, maybe is the same... or maybe it was recorded by other crew (capital crew)


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Posted: 13 Mar 17, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This extract from the '76 Autumn issue of the Fan Club magazine confirms the concert did not go out live on Capital Radio.


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Posted: 13 Mar 17, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, it was not broadcasted but there is a record of the concert... Maybe they used this recording for You Take My Breath Away on the second disc of ADATR reissue. Better than nothing...


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Posted: 13 Mar 17, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Assuming Capital Radio still have that recording and it's in good shape, then QPL have no excuses not to release the full thing on video with a stereo soundtrack.
Of course though, that precludes them making overdubs which means they'd have to put it out unadulterated....

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Posted: 13 Mar 17, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... which sadly won't happen (I guess)

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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 00:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Kurgan wrote:

This extract from the '76 Autumn issue of the Fan Club magazine confirms the concert did not go out live on Capital Radio.


Thanks for that.

But this begs the question - why would this 1989 Record Collector magazine advertise a Capital Radio transcription disc of the show as being for sale (or at least, existing)?

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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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The Kurgan wrote:

This extract from the '76 Autumn issue of the Fan Club magazine confirms the concert did not go out live on Capital Radio.


Thanks for that.

But this begs the question - why would this 1989 Record Collector magazine advertise a Capital Radio transcription disc of the show as being for sale (or at least, existing)?
Well, those Record Collector editions about Queen live in the seventies and live in the eighties have some more interesting facts... it mentions a recording from Alexandra Palace '79 "which is hard to find these days" (something along those lines), it mentions how the band recorded London '78 shows and UK 1984 shows, This has recently been denied (unfortunately since I'd really like Birmingham 84 first night and ALL 78 London shows....).





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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FYI That's a price guide for collectors, not an advert.

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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


But this begs the question - why would this 1989 Record Collector magazine advertise a Capital Radio transcription disc of the show as being for sale (or at least, existing)

Although there are thousands of BBC transcription discs about, have you ever seen a single one from Capital Radio - by ANY artist?
Capital Radio in 1976 were a local (London) independent FM station, a far cry from the BBC.
If you pay to put an advertisement for your Saturday market stall in Record Collector, I guess you can claim to have pretty much anything in stock.
The aim would surely be to draw in the punters, and it probably did just that.
A bit of an urban myth by now if you ask me, all thanks to that one solitary advert that keeps cropping up.
The guy who placed it probably still has a good laugh about it down at his local.

.......and don't even get me started on the claim made about Hyde Park by the ''Archivist'' in his 1995 novel.

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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:

Assuming Capital Radio still have that recording and it's in good shape, then QPL have no excuses not to release the full thing on video with a stereo soundtrack.
Of course though, that precludes them making overdubs which means they'd have to put it out unadulterated....


Never mind a stereo, they have the multi-track. It was proudly on display at the stormtroopers exhibition. Brian could overdub till his heart's content!

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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they had the multitracks for Wembley first night they didn't bother to use them for the DVD release.

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Posted: 14 Mar 17, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Never mind a stereo, they have the multi-track. It was proudly on display at the stormtroopers exhibition. Brian could overdub till his heart's content!


The understanding is that they don't have a complete multitrack for every song, hence all this talk about us getting an edited highlights version one day.


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Posted: 15 Mar 17, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:

Bad Seed wrote:

Never mind a stereo, they have the multi-track. It was proudly on display at the stormtroopers exhibition. Brian could overdub till his heart's content!


The understanding is that they don't have a complete multitrack for every song, hence all this talk about us getting an edited highlights version one day.


I was of the understanding that it's the footage that's the problem, not the audio.



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Posted: 15 Mar 17, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who knows what is true? Jacky from the fanclub has said that at least parts of the video are not usable... Other sources claim that there's an issue with the multi track.
The reality is: if the really want to they can at least release a great audio version of the show.

If the folks working for the Beatles can make the Hollywood Bowl show sound way better from only 3 track tape and lots of wizardry then the same is possible for Queen at Hyde Park (with waaaaay better results!)

They just opt for the easy route, kinda spoiled with all the great stuff they have.


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Posted: 15 Mar 17, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Hollywood Bowl show was iconic..
and it wasn't that easy.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/remastering-one-beatles-live-album-finally-made-great/


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Posted: 15 Mar 17, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scallyuk wrote:

The Hollywood Bowl show was iconic..
and it wasn't that easy.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/remastering-one-beatles-live-album-finally-made-great/

That's why I wrote "and a lot of wizardry" ;-)

Hyde Park '76 is pretty iconic too! When QPR played Hyde Park in 2005 it was a news item on Belgian TV that it was the first time the band playing there "since their historic free concert in 1976".




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