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Posted: 24 May 06, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought Queen had recorded most of their shows. Brian has stated several times they recorded 'about every show'. When you are a professional band on that level it looks like a normal thing to do to me. Now ,Greg Brooks states in his book that many fans believe this but that it isn't true ,that only 10%!!!!!! or less from the shows were recorded. I really can't believe that. What do you think. I really care about it because the more stuff the better:-)


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Posted: 24 May 06, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, who believes Greg anyway.

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Posted: 24 May 06, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe a huge number of shows were recorded, but I don't believe that the audience were recorded at the majority of them.

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Posted: 24 May 06, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah I agree. An example could be Houston, where the audience are barely hearable at some points.


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Posted: 24 May 06, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pfft, Greg Brooks doesnt even know which singles went no. 1 where, and you find this shit acurate! Whatever.

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Posted: 24 May 06, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that most of the shows were recorded. But when you are as anal as Queen were what we think was a great sound recording might have been crap to them, so the typical cop out has always been for Queen or for that matter most bands has been that they didn't really record there shows....

Jimmy Page is way more anal then Bri. The Song Remains the Same really changed the way he looked at Zep Live. So unless it was perfect quality it never came out... which is why when The Zeppelin DVD came out two years ago it freaked me out.....I am rambling....but I digress.

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Posted: 24 May 06, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, please....

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Posted: 24 May 06, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I believe a huge number of shows were recorded, but I don't believe that the audience were recorded at the majority of them. "

I doubt that greatly. They would have atleast set up one ambience mic, so it didn't sound dry & flat.... it is standard procedure - that soundboard recording from the US tour supporting Mott (Cleveland?) obviously has a mic in the mix picking up the ambience of the room and thats from the very beginning of their career! The mixes accompanying the pro-shot videos available as bootlegs will have been compiled from either the multitracks and are rough mixes or from a seperate mix to what the band would usually record for posterity themselves.

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Posted: 25 May 06, 07:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did say I DID'NT believe Greg Brooks!!!!!
It looks like mentioning his name is enough to be stoned:-)


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Posted: 25 May 06, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps many concerts were recorded, but not many recordings archived/kept?

Or maybe the recordings were lost somehow as were some of the master tapes when they were sent to the US for Hollywood records to copy for their re-mastered releases?

Anythings possible. I doubt QPL would necessarily want to admit to having lost all those recordings if that was what happened.

Just a thought - I have no proof or evidence or anything even to suggest this is the case. Just Supposin'!!!


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Posted: 25 May 06, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is very possible that most of the shows were indeed recorded, but wiped once they had finished the tour or done with them, why keep hundereds of recordings they never intend to use?

I suspect the better ones are stored, but not as many as we'd like to think.

As for Greg, well I also think he likes to appear to have power and knowledge over the fans, however he seems to know little in reality.


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Posted: 25 May 06, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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No, please....

Ramble On...


*titter* *chortle* Nice one, mate..the psuedo-fan never even noticed...




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Posted: 25 May 06, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They recorded absolutely every show and rehearsal. But Brian May lost most of the recordings in a game of poker with Chuck Norris.

PS.

What's with all the Chuck Norris jokes on the internet these days? I've been doing it for years (since I was a kid, I used to watch this Bruce Lee movie with Chuck Norris in it) and all of a sudden *everyones* doing it. Man.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think a lot shows were recorded.
this is WHY?
one from 1970
golders green hippodrome 1973
rainbow 3 shows
2 tokyo budokan shows 1975
hammersmith odeon 1975
hyde park 1976
2 earls court shows 1977
houston 1977
fort worth 1977
philadelphia 1977
long beach 1977
los angeles 1977
munich 1978
montreal 1978
the ’’LIVE KILLERS’’ tour 1979
2 tokyo shows 1979
the crazy tour 1979
hammersmith odeon 1979
st. paul center 1980
argentina tour 1981
mexico tour 1981
caracas tour 1981
brazil tour 1981
2 montreal shows 1981 (we will rock you,VHS,LASERDISK AND DVD with mobil vision)
the HOT SPACE tour 1982
vienna 1984
brussel 1984
wembley arena 1984
2 rock in rio shows 1985 (VHS AND LASERDISK’85)
NEW ZEALAND 1985
sydney 26-04-1985
tokyo 2 shows 1985(final live in japan,vhs,laserdisk and dvd)
LIVE AID webley stadium 13-07-1985 DVD 2004
THE MAGIC TOUR 1986
the FREDDIE MERCURY tribute 1992




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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




Roger: Can I go To Lunch Now?

Brian: No, You Can't...

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Freddie: Oh Shit, All this crap again?!



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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

breakthru1989 wrote:

i think a lot shows were recorded.
this is WHY?
one from 1970
golders green hippodrome 1973
rainbow 3 shows
2 tokyo budokan shows 1975
hammersmith odeon 1975
hyde park 1976
2 earls court shows 1977
houston 1977
fort worth 1977
philadelphia 1977
long beach 1977
los angeles 1977
munich 1978
montreal 1978
the ’’LIVE KILLERS’’ tour 1979
2 tokyo shows 1979
the crazy tour 1979
hammersmith odeon 1979
st. paul center 1980
argentina tour 1981
mexico tour 1981
caracas tour 1981
brazil tour 1981
2 montreal shows 1981 (we will rock you,VHS,LASERDISK AND DVD with mobil vision)
the HOT SPACE tour 1982
vienna 1984
brussel 1984
wembley arena 1984
2 rock in rio shows 1985 (VHS AND LASERDISK’85)
NEW ZEALAND 1985
sydney 26-04-1985
tokyo 2 shows 1985(final live in japan,vhs,laserdisk and dvd)
LIVE AID webley stadium 13-07-1985 DVD 2004
THE MAGIC TOUR 1986
the FREDDIE MERCURY tribute 1992


not to mention the Roger Taylor/John's Bass and tonic water sex tape.


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Brian: No, You Can't...

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Posted: 26 Jun 06, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian recently answered this on his site, stating that the recordings were without audience sound, and therefore sounded very dry. he said they were mainly for their own purposes in reviewing their performances.




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Posted: 26 Jun 06, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oberon wrote:

Brian recently answered this on his site, stating that the recordings were without audience sound, and therefore sounded very dry. he said they were mainly for their own purposes in reviewing their performances.


I'll second that. I recall reading an interview where Brian said after almost every show they listened to the recording on the way back to the hotel in the limo.



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Posted: 28 Jun 06, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tokyo 1982 officially released on japanese
system VHS in 1983.
i think this was about 80 minutes long.




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breakthru1989 wrote:

tokyo 1982 officially released on japanese
system VHS in 1983.
i think this was about 80 minutes long.


Yeah, that's the Tokorozawa show mentioned above. It has been discovered that it wasn't actually in Tokyo. The video was actually about an hour long.


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