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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen
Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
December 6, 1979

Lineage : AUD > ? > MC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > increasing volume on left channel, hiss reduction on left channel,
clip restoration, speed correction, track splitting > WAV > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC level 8 with SBE correction > WinAmp
> tagging > FLAC

This recording has been shared by RabinMurryEC on Queenzone in September 2017 with a small number of people. He claimed
he received it labelled as "Blackpool 79", however no concertography, official or unofficial has such a concert listed,
but after a small collective detective work this recording seems to come from the first Liverpool night from the
Crazy Tour.

The recording is a very high generation copy, the audio quality is pretty bad unfortunately. The left channel had barely
any sound information, and after increasing the volume the amount of background hiss became unbearable. For some reason
the speed was too fast, and the strange thing is that the speedup was constant, almost like it wasn't caused by a tape
running in an incorrect speed. Has it been done intentionally by someone down the line to fit the recording to 1 CD?
Because after slowing it down digitally the recording has 21 seconds more than a CD allows. Anyway, I opened the wav file
provided by RabinMurryEC, increased the volume on both channels, but mostly on the left (something like 40 dB if I remmeber correctly)
and ran it through the clip restoration plugin. Because of the insane amount of hiss uncovered by these changes I had to
reduce it a bit, unfortunately this recording doesn't contain a section which contains ONLY the hiss, so I had to use the
standard presets. I used the softest hiss reduction, because all higher settings damaged the audio too much. The final file
was slowed down to 104% of the original speed, that was just a guess, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that
even the taped section of Bohemian Rhapsody seems to play now in the correct speed. I am sorry if the speed is not 100% correct,
I've done it always just by ear and it does sound good to me. Then I split the file, and ran the small wav files through
Trader's Little Helper, which encoded them to FLAC and automatically corrected all SBEs. The file tagging was done in
WinAmp, which really whips the llama's ass, even in 2017.

Please note that almost all of the speeches between songs are cut, and some of the songs are cut too.

Tracklist

CD 1
01. We Will Rock You (cut) [02:50]
02. Let Me Entertain You [02:50]
03. Somebody To Love [06:24]
04. Mustapha [01:58]
05. The Millionaire Waltz (intro only) [00:34]
06. Death on Two Legs [03:07]
07. Killer Queen [01:56]
08. I'm In Love With My Car [02:01]
09. Get Down, Make Love (cut) [04:52]
10. You're My Best Friend [02:03]
11. Save Me [04:10]
12. Now I'm Here (cut) [07:49]
13. Don't Stop Me Now [04:32]
14. Spread Your Wings [05:11]
15. Love of My Life [04:03]

CD 2
01. '39 [03:34]
02. Fat Bottomed Girls [03:59]
03. Keep Yourself Alive / Drum Solo / Guitar Solo / Brighton Rock [09:59]
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (cut) [03:11]
05. Bohemian Rhapsody [04:48]

Enjoy and convert to mp3 only for your personal use.


https://mega.nz/#!20sXyZKb!f3NDvLwbx9rxnWFY_KqXx1E8FYI9wLnOSzHqqqE9u1A

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thanked in the deleted thread, so I'll say thanks again here.

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW if somebody will want the untouched file let me know

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you.

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank You

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you! please a torrent? or another server? i cant download from Mega, it has a limit.

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 19:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thank you

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank You

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Posted: 23 Sep 17, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is a torrent for those who need it:


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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks

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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you, pittrek! :)

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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you. was at this gig ( and the next night where Mull of Kintyre was played) I believe Jim Jenkins has a copy of both nights night "somewhere" in his collection. I know the second night was recorded by someone because the guy behind me on the bus home was playing his cassette copy. . Probably Mono and almost definitely hissy.
At the time the local bootleggers Scouse Pie Tapes were very active but as far as I know it never made it out on their label.

Neil


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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice info, thanks.

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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

softcalavera2 wrote:

Thank you! please a torrent? or another server? i cant download from Mega, it has a limit.


This doesn't exceed the bandwidth limit

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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERCI BEAUCOUP

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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scallyuk wrote:

Thank you. was at this gig ( and the next night where Mull of Kintyre was played) I believe Jim Jenkins has a copy of both nights night "somewhere" in his collection. I know the second night was recorded by someone because the guy behind me on the bus home was playing his cassette copy. . Probably Mono and almost definitely hissy.
At the time the local bootleggers Scouse Pie Tapes were very active but as far as I know it never made it out on their label.

Neil


Hopefully one day they see the light of day!

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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scallyuk wrote:

Thank you. was at this gig ( and the next night where Mull of Kintyre was played) I believe Jim Jenkins has a copy of both nights night "somewhere" in his collection. I know the second night was recorded by someone because the guy behind me on the bus home was playing his cassette copy. . Probably Mono and almost definitely hissy.
At the time the local bootleggers Scouse Pie Tapes were very active but as far as I know it never made it out on their label.

Neil


Great news! Could you share some more memories from the 2nd night? It's always fascinating to read fans memories from Queen concerts!

And Thank you Pittrek for remastered version!!!


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Posted: 24 Sep 17, 23:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for share, pittrek!

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Posted: 25 Sep 17, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to trade with fella called Joe many moons ago. He used to give me a couple of cassettes to copy in exchange for some of the studio demos I had at the time (stuff you can easily find for free these days), or 2 cassette shows for every one on CD I gave him. I got rid of many several years ago because the quality was crap and I had started finding stuff freely here, and some were lost in a house move. I wish I had held on to them, and my old lists, because I am certain there was a Liverpool '79 cassette - slightly better than this one (albeit still not great quality). I'm also sure it didn't stop at Bo Rhap! I've missed the deleted thread so not sure what has been discussed concerning this show....it definitely is out there in better quality and with more tracks, yes? Or is memory letting me down?

The problem with me is that I didn't always appreciate what I had and didn't realise how important some shows were (or how important it was to document them), regardless of quality. I'm guessing if I had one in better shape, there's even better out there.


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