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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen
Live at Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
March 31st 1974


Audio source 1 :
SBD > multi-track master tape > editing, overdubbing > Trident tape > Elektra reel-to-reel tape > digital transfer
> 96kHz 32bit PCM file > Cool Edit Pro > downsampling to 44kHz / 16 bit (for making it "CD-friendly"), correcting the
speed to match it the older audio sources and the BBC video, patching the right channel gap in Keep Yourself Alive
with information from the left channel, splitting > WAV files


Audio source 2 :
SBD > ? > "Master of Sheetkeeckers" LP > ? > CD > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (hiss reduction)

Audio source 3 :
Video master > ? > VHS(x) > DVD > WAV

First of all, this was done BY me and FOR me. That's why I'm not claiming anything like "this is the best you're gonna get", only "it's as good as I was able to do it".

The main source is a 96kHz/32bit transfer of an Elektra reel to reel tape owned by SvdV and share here :
http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1379033/1974-03-31-40-years-ago-today-rainbow-theatre-the-best-queen-show.aspx
When I was listening to it I noticed it runs slower than the old sources. After comparing it with my old source
and the BBC video I came to something what is HOPEFULLY the correct speed - I can't guarantee it's correct, but as I wrote it matches the speed of the old source(s) and of the BBC video bits, the speed of Procession appears to match the speed of the album version too. Of course if someone can make a better job, feel free to do so.

I took the speed-corrected 96kHz wav file and downsampled it to 48kHz for synchronizing with the video which will be shared here soon. When I was trying to sync it to the video, I noticed that "what comes next? " from Son And Daughter is missing, so I added it from the video source. Also after a closer examination I noticed that my old copy of "Sheetkeeckers" transfer (at least that's how I have labelled it, can somebody confirm it's this bootleg?) has a few seconds more at the beginning of Procession, so I added the missing seconds. Then I noticed that there's a small in the right channel in Keep Yourself Alive, I "fixed" it by simply merging the fragmentary data in the right channel with the data from the left channel. Only AFTER I finished it I noticed that it was already fixed by Wer-al-zwore for the 44kHz version. He used a different method - he patched the gap with the old radio source, but you can notice
that in his version the speed changes.

So, in his version you get a sudden speed/pitch change for a few seconds, in my version you jump from stereo to mono for a few seconds. I don't know which version is better, as I said above I did this primarly for myself and I prefer the jump to mono, your oppinion may differ, please see the queenzone thread mentioned above for download of the original 44kHz version with werakzwore's fix.

The resulting wav file was again downsampled to 44.1kHz so that it can be burned to a CD and split to 8 was files, each containing one song. The wav files were converted to
FLAC level 8 with Trader's Little Helper with SBE correction. The tracks were then tagged with good old Winamp, which really whips the llama's ass.

Tracklist [37:53]
1. Procession (first seconds coming from alternate source) [1:10]
2. Father To Son [5:44]
3. Ogre Battle [5:04]
4. Son And Daughter (Freddie's "What comes next?" line coming from the video source) [7:36]
5. Keep Yourself Alive (dropout at right channel fixed by merging with data from left channel) [3:54]
6. Seven Seas of Rhye [3:11]
7. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll [2:45]
8. Liar [8:29]

Download
http://loxo7yb6mu.1fichier.com/

Enjoy (yourself, it's later than you think)

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me be the first to say thank you for this.

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me be the first to say You're welcome

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me be the second to say thanks a lot for this one! gonna download it right fucking now! ;)

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hadn't got round to listening to Sikke's uploads which I'm now glad about.
This concert sounds incredible!

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was In the lap of the Gods in this concert? I have it on The box of flix VHS but yet to hear it in good quality stereo (as this and the previous share).

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The video on the official VHS is from at least one of the two November shows, this is the March show

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Peter, great work as always. :)


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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much indeed!!

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for your work on this! Listening to "Queen II" right now.

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Peter. Saves me a lot of work and time.
This one is a keeper for the collection.

Great work!

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!

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Posted: 21 Apr 14, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fab ... looking forward to this !


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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much! It sounds great, and reminds me why I miss John so much.

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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks!

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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beautiful! Thanks.

PS: Pittrek, I've sent you a PM


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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!

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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is fantastic. I just canĀ“t get enough of this concert.

Thanks for the corrected speed version.

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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pittrek, could you give more details about your next DVD? What will be envolve??

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Posted: 22 Apr 14, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't plan to upload any DVD to Queenzone anymore.My next upload (either tonight or tomorrow, depending on my upload speed) will be an mkv file (it's 2014!) containing the best sources of the March footage - at least the best "I" was able to find