QUEEN – ABSOLUTELY ENTHUSIASTIC (Workoholic Extasy In Far East)
(TFKRL9002, 1st press vinyl bootleg from 1990)
1985-05-11, Tokyo, Yoyogi National Gymnasium (probably FM Recording)
Side A: TFKRL-9002-A
Side B: TFKRL-9002-2-B
Side C: TFKRL-9002-2-C
Side D: TFKRL-9002-2-D
Sound quality: A (or even better!)
Denon DP47f turntable
Denon DL160 cartridge
Project Phonobox SE II preamp
Creative Audigy 2 ZS for analog to digital conversion (with Creative ASIO 24bit/96kHz driver)
Sony Sound Forge 9.0a for capturing and editing
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for any declicking needed (all done manually)
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for azimuth adjustment
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for noise (hiss) reduction
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for converting to 16bit/44.1kHz (CD version)
Traders Little Helper for Wave to Flac conversion and SBE correction (CD version only)
MP3tag for tags
Tear It Up
Tie Your Mother Down
Somebody To Love
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Keep Yourself Alive
Liar (full version!)
It's A Hard Life
Now I'm Here
Is This The World We Created...?
Love Of My Life
Another One Bites The Dust
Hammer To Fall
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radio Ga Ga
I Want To Break Free
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen
This is a vinyl rip of the ‘Absolutely Enthusiastic’ album from the ‘The Famous Killers Rhythm Label’ (TFKRL 9002), done in high resolution 24bit/96kHz and a version converted to 16bit/44.1kHz (CD quality). This version of the LP is a first press from 1990 on black vinyl (later pressings were on colored vinyl), and has a complete version of ‘Liar’. Compared to other CD bootlegs this one has a much clearer sound, with less distortion and a better stereo image. If you rate the sound quality of the common CD bootlegs A, this one should be A+ rating.
The vinyl itself is in excellent condition, no scratches, stains or hairlines. However, bootleg LP’s are mostly not pressed in the same quality as ‘normal’ LP’s, and this one is no exception. There are some clicks and crackles and these are all manually removed with iZotope RX. The azimuth was slightly off, this was also corrected with iZotope RX, resulting in a better stereo sound. The recording also had a lot of noise (hiss) (it’s also present on the other bootlegs), so this is most likely a source problem. I did some noise reduction with iZotopeRX, watching carefully that no music got lost. This means there is still some noise/hiss, but not so annoying as it was.
I have included photos from the front and back cover and scans from all four labels. Please note: both the back cover and the label place ‘Liar’ on side B, in reality it’s the last song on side A.
Please forgive me my poor English writing skills and enjoy this beautiful concert!
Torrent for 16/44 CD version in the next post.