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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Budokan
May 1, 1975


Some people are going to find this to be a pretty big deal.

After decades of seeing three songs from this show (Now I'm Here, Killer Queen, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited), for the first time ever we have additional pro footage from Tokyo '75 with audio. The fragmentary silent footage was shown at the "Stormtroopers In Stilettoes" exhibition in London in 2011, with the studio version of The March Of The Black Queen as the soundtrack.

A few years back I identified the footage as being from this show, as Freddie's intro to Keep Yourself Alive was a dead giveaway. I recently decided to complete this project once and for all, spending many hours identifying parts of songs and painstakingly syncing audio to the footage with a fine tooth comb, as well as cropping the "unseen archive footage" watermark as necessary (the filmer did their best to stay still, but it was shaky in a few spots).

A couple bits of the footage (at :10 and 2:18) are from two different angles, which pretty well indicates that much more footage from this show should exist in the Queen vaults, even if it isn't organized and identified as such. Also included are the two very short clips from the 2002 documentary "Killer Queen" (initially identified incorrectly as being from 1973).

Thanks to GinjaNinja who heroically filmed this, to Pittrek for putting a significant dent into the syncing at one point, and to Queen Productions for mercifully showing this wonderful footage to begin with !

The audio is a remaster of the Tarantura bootleg "Young Nobles Of Rock", first released in 2007. It is the best of the six circulating audience tapes of this show.


01. In The Lap Of The Gods [cut] - the last ever performance of the song
02. Son And Daughter [cut]
03. Keep Yourself Alive [cut]
04. Stone Cold Crazy [cut]
05. Liar [cut]


P.S. to Queen Productions, if you're reading - I want a job doing this stuff. It looks like you have several angles of footage of the entire show minus the encores from this date, so I would happily compile a 95 minute video for the ages if given the tools. The same goes for Brussels '84, or whatever else that needs the time and care. If the tools exist, then you've got your carpenter right here.


In the meantime - enjoy these four more glorious minutes of quintessential Queen !


https://mega.co.nz/#!F9NgCDxa!qb0655ex09MmHbmetrgufjkJJBAqSeN2mUf43j0e93E


Looking forward to hearing people's reactions to this.



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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, I'm looking forward to seeing what I got wrong :-)

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! <3

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks like you put a lot of work into this - definitely looking forward to watching & listening. Thanks heaps!

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And wow, imagine if full video were to indeed become available. In addition to being an awesome show, it would mean video of Hangman and Great King Rat, both of which are unprecedented.

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh - so you did put the wide angle shot of Freddie speaking as an alternate angle of the KYA speech? Great, it makes much more sense now :-) Nice work with Gods, I thought that those bits (you know which) were from previous nights, I never thought about them being just alternate angles :-) And are you sure about the last bit? I only guessed it "might" be the intro from Liar because the only thing we see is Roger drumming.

Overall nice work, so we have confirmed they filmed at least
Procession
Now I'm Here
In The Lap Of The Gods
Killer Queen
Son And Daughter
Keep Yourself Alive
Liar
In The Lap Of The Gods revisited

in other words - they filmed songs from the beginning, the middle and the end of the concert. I think it's safe to assume the whole concert was filmed.

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent. Thanks to everyone involved!

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unfortunately I cannot use the computer until next friday. Can someone post a screen? Thanks in advance to everyone!!


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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looking forward to this.
Thanks guys for your hard work.

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice work Bob. Thanks! :)


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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for putting hard work in this and sharing with all of us!

I listened to the first half of this show yesterday. It had been ages since I listened to it and I remembered yesterday why I totally adore this show.
The fact that probably complete footage of this show exists is beyond exciting....

I really hope QPL give the Wizard a job so we can enjoy the complete show in the best quality possible!


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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's brilliant footage. You should go out of your way to get QPL's attention, I reckon.

The camerawork on this particular concert is probably too crazy (those zooms and tilts!) to be appropriate for solo release in their view, but it'd do nicely as a release alongside another 70's show.

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tomchristie22 wrote:

It's brilliant footage. You should go out of your way to get QPL's attention, I reckon.

The camerawork on this particular concert is probably too crazy (those zooms and tilts!) to be appropriate for solo release in their view, but it'd do nicely as a release alongside another 70's show.
Completely agree!




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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much indeed for all your hard work, Bob (and everyone involved)!!



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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what a work!!! you are terrific!!

MERCI BEAUCOUP

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome!!! Thanks for this...great job! But ohhhh what a tease!! :)

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great work, Sir.
Thanks for sharing it :)

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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope that, if QP decides to release Hammy '75 on DVD, could include Tokyo '75 as bonus.


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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great Job ! Pure Passion :)

And there is so much more...


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Posted: 01 Aug 15, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome! Thanks ;)