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Posted: 09 Jul 06, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know, duh, everyone has a billion copies of that song, but I'm wondering if someone with the competence and software to do so could do either of the following:

Take a soundboard recording of the song as it was performed live, like Wembley, Budapest, or whatnot, and remove the crowd noise.

Or, take the original song and remove the acapella intro and (this is the tricky part) Freddie's vocal over the opening few notes of the piano--some of "to me" is on top of them.

In case you can't figure it out already, I'm trying to find a copy of the concert mix of the song minus crowd noise for my Queen setlist. Call me a blasphemer, but the piano is so much more powerful as an opening than the acapella. I've made a file already, but it sounds like crap, as I took the piano intro from the Greatest Karaoke Hits CD and then just put the rest of the song from the opening line of the ballad in from the original file. Problem? The GKH version is dropped an octave lower, so it basically sounds like crap.

Thanks in advance for anyone who has or can make a file, or for any advice they give. If this has already been released on a CD somewhere, let me know, and I will buy it.


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Posted: 09 Jul 06, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Use the Karaoke Hits version.


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Posted: 10 Jul 06, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

Use the Karaoke Hits version.


He said it sounded crap if he used that


He also sounded like a fool when he said it, there's nothing wrong with the GKH version.

I'm not sure what the guy is trying to achieve - why does he want a version of the song with no audience, but still with Queen singing on it? Wouldn't they just be better off, ya know... PLAYING the song? :P


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Posted: 10 Jul 06, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't you adjust the key of one of the tracks?


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Posted: 10 Jul 06, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't have the software to do so. That's my biggest problem. My editing software is limited to Microsoft Sound Recorder and dbPowerAmp to convert files back and forth. That's why I'm asking for help, not because I'm too lazy or stupid to do it myself.


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Posted: 10 Jul 06, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I tried the karaoke thing and you're right.. something's different. I'm not a musical genius so I can't identify octaves or keys, but the original version has more bass than the karaoke mix.

Here's something that might work.. take the 2nd set of 6 notes and repeat them, or use just enough of them to get out of the vocal overlay because Freddie comes in slightly before the 12th note ends.



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Posted: 10 Jul 06, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok I got it. Unfortunately you don't let your email addy be shown. You will have to email me for the link.