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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a thing I did yesterday for myself, but maybe somebody else will find it interesting too...

Short version of what I've done
- speed correction
- hiss reduction
- restoring of distorted parts
- click removal
- removing of repeating segments

Queen
Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
October 19, 1984


This wonderful quality recording has been shared by Anthony (City-in-the-sun) on Queenzone.com in 2 mp3 files, the first one (side A) in 2009 and the second one
(side B) in 2015 - a huge thanks for this!

However these mp3 files had several problems - the first part played too slow, had a notable amount of background hiss. The second part played too fast, also has a notable amount of background hiss, and has several digital errors - some small gaps (skips) and also some repeating segments, mainly in Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and most notably Radio Ga Ga (I'm pretty sure everybody noticed "through teeteeteeteenage").

The first part already speed--corrected by Ale Solan and shared in 2009. According to his notes, he took the original mp3 file, corrected the speed in GoldWave, split the tracks and encoded them to FLAC level 8 using Trader's Little Helper. I listened to his version and I liked its speed, but he didn't touch the hiss. I hate hiss. So I took his flac files, made a one huge wav file of them, removed some of the hiss
(not all - I am always trying to not deform the sound too much) in Cool Edit Pro and created new wav files from it. The new wav files were encoded in Trader's Little
Helper to FLAC level 8.

The second side/file was a bigger challange. I had to first correct the speed, then I removed a part of the hiss, everything again in Cool Edit Pro. Last songs are
distorted because the tape was probably transferred too loud, thankfully CEP has a nice feature called "restored clipped audio", I really like the results. Then the whole file was split into several files (one file for each song) and in
every single track I removed all pops and clicks I was able to find. In various songs, mainly in Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and Radio Ga Ga I removed all repeated segments. The final wav files were loaded into Trader's Little Helper and encoded to FLAC level 8.

So I'm warning you - if you don't like hiss reduction, this is probably not for you. Also, this share is in FLAC, but remember it's mp3-sourced.

I have added a little bonus - Marknow shared some time ago an interview from Irish radio from 1986 about Sun City, I have again reduced the hiss and corrected the speed, this interview is added as a bonus to disc 2.

Tracklist

CD 1

01. Machines (or 'Back To Humans') [tape intro]
02. Tear It Up
03. Tie Your Mother Down
04. Under Pressure
05. Somebody To Love
06. The March of The Black Queen (improvisation)
07. My Fairy King (improvisation)
08. Killer Queen
09. Seven Seas of Rhye
10. Keep Yourself Alive
11. Liar
12. Impromptu
13. It's A Hard Life
14. Dragon Attack
15. Now I'm Here (cut)

CD 2

01. Is This The World We Created?
02. Love Of My Life (cut)
03. Another One Bites The Dust
04. We Will Rock You (improvisation)
05. Hammer To Fall
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
07. Bohemian Rhapsody
08. Radio Ga Ga
09. I Want To Break Free
10. Jailhouse Rock
11. We Will Rock You
12. We Are The Champions (cut)
13. Bonus - Interview with Brian and Roger about Sun City

Bootleggers - don't you dare to bootleg this !!!

Links
https://1fichier.com/?epzpi28dgc
https://1fichier.com/?b05d1pg39o

Big thanks to Anthony & Wendy, and of course Alex for doing the speed correction of disc 1.

Temp Mirror on mega.co.nz
Alright - mega.co.nz links, where the songs are separately uploaded so you guys have no problems with the unpacking :

https://mega.co.nz/#F!qo0FVARY!HFRrUrm2zFgipWafmgDpuw

I can't guarantee how long will the link be valid.

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, pittrek, how to extract it? Thanks


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a multi-part zip file created with Total Commander, so I guess any unzipper should be able to open it. What OS are you using?

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

It's a multi-part zip file created with Total Commander, so I guess any unzipper should be able to open it. What OS are you using?


Windows 7 and i have WinRaR. ;)


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tks so much Peter!

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice one :)


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot!

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can´t enter to the second link, the page is not available. For you works fine?


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

alberbal12 wrote:

pittrek wrote:

It's a multi-part zip file created with Total Commander, so I guess any unzipper should be able to open it. What OS are you using?


Windows 7 and i have WinRaR. ;)


Windows 8 opens it perfectly, doesn't Windows 7 extract it too? But WinRar must be able to extract it without any problems (at least my OOOOOOLD copy does)

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I can´t enter to the second link, the page is not available. For you works fine?


Works for me

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

alberbal12 wrote:

I can´t enter to the second link, the page is not available. For you works fine?


Works for me


Loads eternally, i don´t know why!

Edit: Fixed


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Epic, thanks!


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anybody do a torrent? Downloading from 1fichier is very bad!!


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TOrrent ?

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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TOrrent ?



Not even a please?

Thank you to Anthony for sharing the original source, and Peter for the remaster. You two are fine examples of what makes this site so good.

To think until a few years ago I never expected to hear anything from the Sun City shows. Incredible.


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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ctour wrote: How do you open the file


Winrar.

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Download both
2. Open the zip file using Windows 8 (probably also 7), WinZip, WinRar, TotalCommander, 7zip - whatever software you have for extracting zip files (if you don't have any download one for free).

Torrents - I'm not doing torrents for many reasons but if anybody wants to torrent this I have no objections

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Sorry. If you are allowed to spend torrents thank you

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks so much Peter, Anthony & Wendy, Alex and anyone who has helped bringing this concert to us^^

I have a question:
in the Sun City interview, Brian mentioned a song that he'd written but Freddie absolutely hated it. It's called st like "Pride".
I can't find it in any album. Do you have any idea which song he was talking about?

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Posted: 14 Mar 15, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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