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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 01:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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The Hague, Holland
Congresgebouw
December 8, 1974


For many years it was rumoured that an audience tape from Queen's first show in Holland was out there, and its existence was confirmed in November 2011 when an mp3 sample was posted a Dutch website on the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death. A few months later, it was promised that a silver disc of the recording from The Hague would be given to everyone who attended the 2012 Dutch Queen fan convention. Only one side of a 90 minute cassette reportedly exists.

This monumental release had a couple slight flaws, which are fixed here. The tape played a bit too fast, and there were slight gaps between the tracks. Thankfully the creators of the disc left Procession and Now I'm Here as a single track, as well as the medley, which made the job much easier than it could've been.

It's possible that the recording was transferred to mini-disc at some point, as a spectral analysis reveals slight inconsistencies after 16 kHz.

Thanks to everyone involved in unearthing this historic recording. Although a bit distorted, the recording is well-balanced. There is a fair bit of interesting banter from Freddie between songs.


AUD > ? > cassette > Dutch convention silver > EAC > FLAC Level 8 (with Foobar2000) > WAV (GoldWave speed correction, gaps removed, retracked) > FLAC

length - 43:32


1) Procession
2) Now I'm Here
3) Ogre Battle
4) Father To Son
5) White Queen
6) Flick Of The Wrist
7) In The Lap Of The Gods
8) Killer Queen
9) The March Of The Black Queen
10) Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11) Son And Daughter [cut]


http://www.embedupload.com/?d=8BVJHOKVCR


Enjoy, and keep it lossless !



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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 01:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dank Je The Real Wizard! :)

Great show overall, and highly recommended to people who dig the early tours! White Queen and Ogre Battle are excellent!


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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 02:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the fix !!

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many thanks Bob!



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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much.  I managed to get the download which I can get only if I am one of the early ones to do it.

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!!

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you, Bob!

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for the fix

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you, Bob !

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow the recording really exists, can't wait to give a listen, thanks you so much for sharing, I didn't expect to get any further Freddie's recordings... no it's your turn Alex :-)

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much, to all involved!

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers Bob! :)


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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing friend! Thanks! :D

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Bob.


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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thefallenqueen wrote:

I didn't expect to get any further Freddie's recordings


There are hundreds of Queen tapes in basements and attics worldwide, many of which will one day be heard. Just because we haven't heard of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist :-)


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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow!!
great present for us
thanks Your Sir and the fan convention

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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WONDERFUL!

Thanks a lot to the original uploader and to The Real Wizard for the fix;-)




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Posted: 04 Nov 12, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much for this!


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