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Queen / The Clash / Ian Dury and the Blockheads / Matumbi / The Pretenders / The Specials / The Who / Elvis Costello / Rockpile / Wings / Rockestra
Concerts For The People of Kampuchea
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
26. - 29. December 1979


Lineage :

AUD source (Queen) (AQ) : AUD > master tape > ? > "Complete Kampuchea Concert" (Gypsy Eye) bootleg > FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (hiss reduction on several tracks, speed correction, equalisation) > WAV
VID source (Queen) (VQ) : PRO master > VHS(lower gen) > DVD(x) > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (equalisation, downsampling from 48kHz to 44.1 kHz) > WAV
VID source (The Who) (VW) : PRO master > ? > Youtube > mp4 > WAV
VID source (rest) (V) : PRO master > Japan TV broadcast > DVD > WAV
SBD source 1 (S1) : SBD multitrack master > "Concert For Kampuchea" LP > WAV
SBD source 2 (S2) : SBD multitrack master > ? > Maxell XL-1 production cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > iZotope MBIT + convert to 16/44.1kHz wav > Peak Pro XT(pitch correction, subtle tweaks, edit, index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (speed correction) > WAV
AUD source (The Clash) (AC) : AUD > master > ? > "White Man In Hammersmith Odeon" bootleg > xAct (flac) > WAV > Cool Edit Pro 1.2 (remastering) > FLAC level 6


Explanation about lineage info:

If I write e.g. [AQ] it means the whole song is taken from the Queen audience recording.
If I write e.g. [AQ/VQ] it means the whole song is a MATRIX of the audience Queen recording and the video Queen recording.
If I write e.g. [AQ -> AQ/VQ] it means the beginning of the song is taken from the audience Queen recording and during the song it changes to a matrix of the 2 sources

Part I - Queen
There are 2 existing sources for the Queen gig from December 26. The first one is audience recording. It has really excellent sound quality and it's virtually complete (there are a few cuts between songs, but musically it's complete).
The main problem is that it was recorded from a distance, so most of the time you can hear the audience much louder than the band. The speed is also fluctuating, it's nothing major as 99.99% of the people wouldn't notice it. The only reason why "I" noticed the speed issues is that I synced it to the "other" source :) The best circulating copy is on the Gypsy Eye bootleg "Complete Kampuchea Concert". I took a FLAC rip (probably shared on Queenzone, I don't really remember), converted the files to WAV and "remastered" it. "Remastering" means track by track speed correction, sometimes volume raising (e.g. during
Brian's speeches before the acoustic songs or Silent Night) and the unpopular step - occasional hiss reduction - I reduced the hiss only in the parts where it was extremely annoying (e.g. in the parts where I raised the volume so it became more apparent).

The second source is the video source. Various different copies of a bootleg VHS->DVD transfer are circulating, their quality varies between "piece of shit" and "pretty good". They're also differently edited. Audio rips of this video are also circulating separately from the video, also released on bootlegs (e.g. Crazy Duck). The best copy I heard was the one I received for the purpose of this merge/compilation from Mr. GhostWithASmile (thanks, man). It's also the most complete version I've heard, but it still misses the taped intro, most of Jailhouse Rock, If You Can't Beat Them, most of Mustapha, the last verse of Get Down Make Love,
almost everything of Spread Your Wings, the complete KYA/Brighton Rock medley, the audience impromptu version of CLTCL,almost everything from Bohemian Rhapsody, and the encore gaps. I assumed that this recording has the correct speed, so I matched the audience recording to this (again in Cool Edit Pro).

There are 2 soundboard sources available. The first one comes from an obscure 1980 LP called "Concert For Kampuchea" which included performances from (almost) all artists performing on this "mini festival". The LP features "Now I'm Here".
The second source appeared online in late 2014 and includes "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".


Disc 1

01. Audience and God - Thunderbolts and lightning [tape intro] [AQ]
02. Queen - Jailhouse Rock [AQ -> AQ/VQ]
03. Queen - We Will Rock You (fast) [AQ/VQ]
04. Queen - Let Me Entertain You [AQ/VQ]
05. Queen - Somebody To Love [AQ/VQ]
06. Queen - If You Can't Beat Them [AQ]
07. Queen - Mustapha [AQ -> AQ/VQ]
08. Queen - Death on Two Legs [AQ/VQ]
09. Queen - Killer Queen [AQ/VQ]
10. Queen - I'm In Love With My Car [AQ/VQ]
11. Queen - Get Down, Make Love [AQ/VQ -> AQ -> AQ/VQ]
12. Queen - You're My Best Friend [AQ/VQ]
13. Queen - Save Me [AQ/VQ]
14. Queen - Now I'm Here [AQ/VQ/S1]
15. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now [AQ/VQ]
16. Queen - Spread Your Wings [AQ/VQ -> AQ]
17. Freddie Mercury / Brian May - Love Of My Life [AQ/VQ]
18. Queen - '39 [AQ/VQ]

Disc 2

01. Queen - Keep Yourself Alive [AQ]
02. Roger Taylor - Percussion Solo [AQ]
03. Brian May - Silent Night [AQ]
04. Brian May - Guitar Solo [AQ]
05. Queen - Brighton Rock (reprise) [AQ]
06. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love [AQ/VQ/S2]
07. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody [AQ -> AQ/VQ]
08. Queen - Tie Your Mother Down [AQ/VQ]
09. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack [AQ/VQ]
10. Queen - We Will Rock You [AQ/VQ]
11. Queen - We Are The Champions [AQ/VQ]
12. Queen - God Save The Queen [AQ/VQ]

Part II - The Clash (December 27)

The main source of the Clash recording is an excellent audience recording, released on the "White Man at Hammersmith Odeon" bootleg. This recording was
remastered (not by me) and shared online. Two soundboard sources exists too, the film of the gig contains "Armagiddeon Time" and the new compilation tape which was shared on various web sites in late 2014/early 2015 contains Bankrobber and London Calling.
For these 3 songs I created a matrix, the rest of the songs is taken directly from the remastered audience recording. Also the audience recording ends with an interesting ending - the original version of "Dancing In The Streets" plays
through the PA system, a lot of people talk and there is also a bit of an interview with "somebody". Any idea who it might be? I read in the notes to the original audience recording that it's Jonesy, but it doesn't sound like him. Does anybody
have a clue who it is?


Disc 3
01. The Clash - Concert intro [AC]
02. The Clash - Clash City Rockers [AC]
03. The Clash - Brand New Cadillac [AC]
04. The Clash - Safe European Home [AC]
05. The Clash - Jimmy Jazz [AC]
06. The Clash - Clampdown [AC]
07. The Clash - Guns of Brixton [AC]
08. The Clash - Train In Vain [AC]
09. The Clash - Wrong 'Em Boyo [AC]
10. The Clash - Koka Kola [AC]
11. The Clash - White Man In Hammersmith Palais [AC]
12. The Clash - Stay Free [AC]
13. The Clash - Bankrobber [AC/S2]
14. The Clash - Janie Jones [AC]
15. The Clash - Complete Control [AC]
16. The Clash - Armagiddeon Time [AC/V -> AC/S2]
17. The Clash - London Calling [AC/S2 -> AC]
18. The Clash - Concert ending speech / interview with somebody


Part III - The Best of the Rest

Unfortunately the only complete concert recordings I have found over the years are from Queen, The Clash and probably The Who (I'm still searching for a confirmation
that the Who recording is complete). But I have "bits" of the other bands performances and luckily all of

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Part III - The Best of the Rest

Unfortunately the only complete concert recordings I have found over the years are from Queen, The Clash and probably The Who (I'm still searching for a confirmation
that the Who recording is complete). But I have "bits" of the other bands performances and luckily all of them are excellent soundboard recordings. All the sources
are mentioned above, the 1980 LP, the compilation film, and the unofficial compilation shared online. The track order was taken from various sources, many of them were contradicting each other, so I can't guarantee the order is correct, if somebody can give me more information or even audience recordings, I'd be very grateful.
I am especially searching for recordings of Ian Dury and The Specials.

The Who show is taken from another source - youtube. Which means while it sounds pretty good it's also lossy as hell and I'm not sure if it's complete (the setlists I found online were again contradicting each other). I have all the songs which are written on MOST of the online setlists I found, but it means nothing.

Disc 4
01. Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Blackmail Man [S2]
02. Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Blockheads / Mischief (intro)[S2]
03. Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Clevor Trever [S2]
04. Ian Dury and The Blockheads - My Ol' Man [S2]
05. Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick [S1]
06. Ian Dury and The Blockheads feat. Jonesy - Sweet Gene Vincent[V]
07. Matumbi - Guide Us Jah (In Your Own Way) [S1]
08. Matumbi - Empire Road [S2]
09. Matumbi - Come With Me [S2]
10. Matumbi - After Tonight [S2]
11. Matumbi - Point of View [S2]

28. December

12. The Pretenders - The Wait [S1]
13. The Pretenders - Precious [S1]
14. The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys [S1]
15. The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket [S2]
16. The Pretenders - Private Life [S2]

Disc 5
01. The Specials - Monkey Man [V]
02. The Specials - It Doesn't Make It Alright [S2]
03. The Specials - Stupid Marriage [S2]
04. The Specials - Too Much Too Young [S2]
05. The Who - Substitute [VW]
06. The Who - Can't Explain [VW]
07. The Who - Baba O' Riley [VW -> S1 -> VW]
08. The Who - The Punk and The Godfather [VW]
09. The Who - My Wife [VW]
10. The Who - Sister Disco [VW -> S1 -> VW]
11. The Who - Behind Blue Eyes [VW -> S1 -> VW]
12. The Who - Band Introduction [VW]
13. The Who - Music Must Change [VW]
14. The Who - Drowned [VW]

Disc 6
01. The Who - Who Are You ? [VW]
02. The Who - 5:15 [VW]
03. The Who - Pinball Wizard [VW]
04. The Who - See Me Feel Me [VW -> S1 -> VW]
05. The Who - Long Live Rock [VW]
06. The Who - My Generation (medley) [VW]
07. The Who - I Can See For Miles [VW]
08. The Who - I Don't Want To Be An Old Man (cut) [VW]
09. The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again [VW]
10. The Who audience - waiting for encore (cut) [VW]

Disc 7
01. The Who - Summertime Blues [VW]
02. The Who - Dancing In The Streets / Dance It Away [VW]
03. The Who - The Real Me [VW]

29. December

04. Elvis Costello - The Imposter [S1]
05. Elvis Costello - You Belong To Me [S2]
06. Rockpile - Three Time Loser [S2]
07. Rockpile - Crawling From The Wreckage [S1]
08. Rockpile feat. Robert Plant - Little Sister [S1]
09. Wings - Got To Get You Into My Life [S1]
10. Wings - Every Night [S1]
11. Wings - I've Had Enough [S2]
12. Wings - Twenty Flight Rock [S2]
13. Wings - Coming Up [S1]
14. Rockestra - Lucille [S1]
15. Rockestra - Let It Be [S1]
16. Rockestra - Rockestra Theme [S1]

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DON'T
- bootleg this. It was a charity show dammit !
- distribute this in any lossy format. I would even prefer if this wouldn't go outside Queenzone
- sell

Thanks to
- all the bands
- all people who created the audience recordings
- GhostWithASmile for lending me his source for this merge
- everybody involved in bringing the soundboard sources of all bands to Queenzone, you know who you are (I unfortunately don't :-( )
- Ale Solan for the cover art

Can somebody
- identify the person talking to the taper at the end of the Clash recording ?
- identify the person at the end of the Matumbi recording
- and mainly transcribe what is he saying? The only thing I could understand was "fucking" :-)
- let me know if you find other sources which are either upgrades or contain any songs from any artists which are not on this compilation?

Please note
- there are a few "imperfections" on this recording. They serve as "watermarks". 99% of you won't notice them (or all of them), they're very subtle and not distracting. I'm sorry, but after basically everything I shared here in the last 10 years or so was bootlegged, even my previous edition of this concert (just the Queen part) was bootlegged as Play The Silent Night. I just want to know how far this compilation will go...

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Download links

Disc 1 : Queen

https://mega.co.nz/#!yslmlChY!piItmt6ofRW13EqbqPWxCzabmeZpPWxW4j7k1V6WvSU

Disc 2 : Queen

https://mega.co.nz/#!aoUxzZxD!7QHpFvIT7QxHJuf0GIeMxlxKCEwJwPYeGCWD8R9G4MU

Disc 3 : The Clash

https://mega.co.nz/#!O00EHZ7K!Yw4-_xT891Hfy4BSb5BBie24uNO-MHtXDh8j31tSs2A

Disc 4 : Ian Dury and the Blockheads / Matumbi / The Pretenders

https://mega.co.nz/#!zw9mkAyb!EA2UBOq0NIU7KQrFbTx6wzFMlzDh5P028plaHD7VawQ

Disc 5 : The Specials / The Who

https://mega.co.nz/#!S4EiSBrL!arnl0H6ITlPDDLt0K1FH2BhFbh5KGbxDKxOYoTj4E-A

Disc 6 : The Who

https://mega.co.nz/#!74F0DbpD!oAowyoj6yaBHitX6oMBSGHkuNpdbWYFZ9faVhltWMgY

Disc 7 : The Who / Elvis Costello / Rockpile / Wings / Rockestra

https://mega.co.nz/#!GlVQkCwQ!RBQ5Cg-GoDKBa8dj-bZLi2BWFuiJYNVOnRyYM8ZST0c

Info file

https://mega.co.nz/#!StUTlJRT!rmS_Zek-wZIrhckX9ugM3Q4gKDQyOGNKOIeBUBqUKL0

Cover art (7CD version)
https://mega.co.nz/#!P0ECSYzB!IVdxJleAu3FlkiL57-CNF0lWku278_XQlzMsMtJySws

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow!! Thank you for sharing this. :)


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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Please note
- there are a few "imperfections" on this recording. They serve as "watermarks". 99% of you won't notice them (or all of them), they're very subtle and not distracting. I'm sorry, but after basically everything I shared here in the last 10 years or so was bootlegged, even my previous edition of this concert (just the Queen part) was bootlegged as Play The Silent Night. I just want to know how far this compilation will go...


Even if they do bootleg it, it would be somewhat justifiable if they kept their end of the bargain and found some new tapes instead of just bootlegging things that are shared online for free.

But the bootleggers haven't come up with a new Queen tape in a couple years now.

So it remains astounding that their business model is still functioning, which essentially amounts to asking people to pay for things that can entirely be found elsewhere for free.



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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!!!


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Big Thanks!

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THANK YOU Pittrek for the work, and to everyone involved :)
And also thank you for making the effort to write all of the info text - I could never bother writing info when sharing stuff here myself :o

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this collection of material for all of the Kamuchea concerts.

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great work, Pittrek!

I think I have a DVD with the full (?) The Who set. I would be a better source than the one from YouTube.

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much for this great job! : )


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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Pittrek!


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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey peeps, here you have the whole artwork, including CD labels in case you want 'em

more artwork to follow in the next few days

Concerts For The People of Kampuchea, 26-29 December 1979 - 7CD set compiled by pittrek



Queen artwork (& others):

*new Flickr*

https://www.flickr.com/photos/183449549@N02/albums
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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Next: Also a 2CD version from Kampuchea including only the Queen gig.


Queen artwork (& others):

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/183449549@N02/albums
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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent set. Thanks a lot!

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Posted: 20 Mar 15, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you so much for all your hard work! A few questions:

I haven't listened through the whole Queen set, but I noticed it's a little shorter than your previous version. What's missing just out of curiosity?
What exactly are these watermarks?
Is there any difference in the sound quality of the audience tape between this and the previous version?
Is there a secret non-watermarked version for a few selected trusted individuals? (jk)


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