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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg has asked me to provide any further information about things like mastering errors/glitches/edits that shouldn't be there on Queen CDs.

So far he's aware of:

-"I Want It All" being edited by
about 10 seconds (out of the first chorus) on the Hollywood
version of 'The Miracle' CD.

-Swapped stereo channels on all of 'At The
BBC' (Hollywood version of 'At The Beeb') as well as the
b-side "Soul Brother" on the 'Heaven For Everyone'
single.

-A little glitch during the intro to "Crazy Little
Thing" on the Hollywood CD "The Game"

-The noisy glitch during the vocal intro to "Fat
Bottomed Girls" on 'Rocks'

-Aspect ratios being off for 'A Kind Of Magic' and 'Hammer To Fall' on GVH2 (one is squeezed, the other stretched)

Please let me know of anything else I should mention (other than asking when we'll get the boxed sets.. I think that would end his replies immediately.. if it feels right to ask at a certain time, trust me I will)

This is one of those things where it seems like there's a lot of problems and then you get someone to listen and it suddenly seems like there isn't much else to report.. so I'm feeling stupid and could use some input :)

I don't expect much to change, though he was quite intrigued by the "I Want It All" edit and is trying to find out how it happened, and I stressed how troublesome I thought the Fat Bottomed Girls error was since it seems to be on all editions. Anybody know if it's on the vinyl too?


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fat Bottomed Girls intro on Jazz.


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WYBREN, which edition of Jazz is that?

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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the UK version (or maybe the Dutch one?). I'm not home so I'll have to check it later. Keep up the good work!


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No problem.. I'll just have to mention a specific version because there's lots :) Could be an older UK version or a remaster from a certain year. I'm guessing 1997/98 if it's the same noise as in the 'Rocks' version.

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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I have to agree with Josuecifu on this one.;)


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has the missing "ew ew ah ah" in the vocal intro of In the Lap of the Gods been fixed yet.

and of course Hollywood does not know here one song ends and the other begins often times


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 21:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sound isn't on the vinyl version of Jazz...the first time I ever heard it was on Queen Rocks. I'm not sure if it made it to the Jazz CDs too or not (or the Greatest Hits discs).

The blank space between "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions" is longer on my CD of News Of The World than it was on my vinyl/tape (or my vinyl/tape of 1981's Greatest Hits). Also the end of Live Killers lasts a few seconds longer than the old vinyl/tapes (though that was kind of a nice bonus ;)


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 21:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My 'Hot Space' CD sounds has very defective sounds on almost all the songs.

Oh wait... that's the way it is on all CDs, nevermind.


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well when I pop the GVH2 dvd and turn to DTS mode it makes some popping sounds. It can be either the dvd, the player or the tv :P


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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The beginning of 'Lap Of The Gods' on the HR SHA CD lacks an ooo and an aaaah

Believe there's a glitch somewhere on HRs 'It's Late' as well.




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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the record, yes the glitch on FBG is on the Vinyl of Queen Rocks as well.
Oh and on GH3 some bastard is rapping over AOBTD.


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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Oh and on GH3 some bastard is rapping over AOBTD."

ROTFLMAO!!!! That is a HUGE problem! LOL!


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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone with the missing vocals on Hollywood's In The Lap Of The Gods might want to try out a new copy. Adam Unger has told me that his copy doesn't have this problem, and the 'It's Late' problem was fixed long ago.. it's a shame to have to buy a new copy if you want it corrected, but it's been nearly 13 years since those originally came out.

As for the tracks not starting in the right place, while it may be a bit annoying, you're not really losing anything. Even if they were in exactly the right place, with continuous music like that, it's never going to sound perfectly smooth when you separate the tracks. Just listen to the entire medleys and your problem is solved :)

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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, The Fat Bottomed glitch is on the 1994 remastered version of Jazz and on Queen Rocks. It's not on the Greatest Hits.

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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that info Neil :)

That would seem to indicate that it was there on the master when 'Rocks' was created... which means it should have been caught by someone before the thing went out!

If a glitch that obvious can go unnoticed by someone doing the mastering, it makes me wonder if they're really paying attention to what they're doing. Granted, for the '94 remaster maybe it occured after the mastering.. but for 'Rocks', one would assume that the selected tracks were listened to at some point during mastering.. hell, it's within 10 seconds of the intro. WTF?

And you know what it sounds like? It sounds like the typical 'extraction' glitch you get sometimes when taking a track from a CD. You don't suppose these 'remasters' originated from existing CDs?

And now we're hearing some opinions that the 2001 remasters aren't all so great either.........

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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The one that first comes to mind which has anoyed me for years: on the first (it must be the first because I bought all the original cd's when they first came out) and second UK cd issues of A Day At The Races the intro of You and I starts with a very short fade-in. You miss out on the first notes of the piano because of that.

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Posted: 10 Mar 04, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's interesting! I used to have a U.K. version of ADATR and I didn't notice that, but speaking of track markers being in the wrong place, they had the ending of 'You Take My Breath Away' as the beginning of 'Long Away'. In that case I was disappointed since those tracks are not crossfaded, they should have been properly separated.