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Posted: 20 May 07, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is an 8mm video from the A Day At The Races tour which has been circulating as a silent 12 minute video for decades (and sometimes as a 22 minute video with 10 minutes repeating). As was common at the time, it was filmed by a camera without audio capabilities. One day a couple years ago, I was watching it and I started to pick out which songs were being played. I then decided that someone needed to synch audio to it. After drawing straws with Tilomagnet, P_G, and Lester Burnham (joking, joking!), and after plenty of trial and error, the whole process took a couple months for me to finish, and to this day I'm still pretty happy with it.

For decades, this video has circulated as "Los Angeles 3-3-77". However, the 8mm master reel was recently found, and it was labeled simply as "The Forum", but with a Quebec mailing address on it. This leads one to believe the video was actually filmed at the Montreal Forum, not the Los Angeles Forum. The Montreal show was on January 26, 1977.

At the time I synched the audio to the video, I was still under the impression that the video was from the Los Angeles 3-3-77 concert, so the majority of the audio is from that show. But since the LA audio is only an hour long, I had to take some bits from a few other shows. Most of the audio had to be speed/pitch corrected to match the speed of the video. Since the video is only 12 minutes long, they're only portions of the songs (film was pretty expensive back then!). The audio is from LA 3-3-77, unless otherwise indicated:

Tie Your Mother Down (College Park MD 2-4-77)
Ogre Battle
Somebody To Love
Killer Queen
You're My Best Friend
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Brighton Rock
White Man
The Prophet's Song
Bohemian Rhapsody (Seattle 3-13-77)
Stone Cold Crazy (New York 2-5-77)
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited (Seattle 3-13-77)
Now I'm Here (Seattle 3-13-77)

I'm well aware that this video isn't the best possible version it could be. Back when I did this, I didn't have any software to do this kind of editing in lossless DVD quality. I did it with GoldWave and TMPGEnc. So, maybe one day I'll create a better version, perhaps with Seattle as the prominent audio source. But for now, here's the 8mm video from the ADATR tour, presumably from Montreal, with audio mostly from LA (all 3 parts, compressed in .rar format):


http://www.mediafire.com/?aw6hr9z2z11
http://www.mediafire.com/?0vuavdge3l1
http://www.mediafire.com/?7fxdhnuagp9


Enjoy!



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Posted: 20 May 07, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

amazing share Bob! as usual and expected from you, cheers dear feller ;-)

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Posted: 20 May 07, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It took you six minutes to notice? How disappointed I am!
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Posted: 20 May 07, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

six minutes??!! I thought I did quicker... like... like... 5 mins! ;-P

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Posted: 20 May 07, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh come on... you sooooooo can't round down from 58 seconds!



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Posted: 20 May 07, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Grooooovy!!! Thank you Sir Bob. Only a real 'true' Queen fan would even consider doing anything of this magnitude. This type of thing is what I would be expecting in the - dare I say it? - box sets that have been talked about since the medieval times. The care and attention that you lavish on something that seems so trivial to most is outstanding. Thank you Sir!!!!!

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Posted: 20 May 07, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why don't I ever get asked to do this kind of thing? I make my living piecing together video and audio.

Anyway, thanks for the upload. I'm gonna enjoy this.

Cheers,
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Posted: 21 May 07, 01:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH : Thanks for a wonderfull share

SebasMercury : If you want only the video, download the free tool AviDemux, load this video into it, and save the video as a separate m2v file. Pretty easy

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Posted: 21 May 07, 02:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much, can't wait to see/hear it. :-)


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Posted: 21 May 07, 02:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, thanks so much Bob! Its always awesome to watch 70's footage from Queen, really appreciate your work!

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Posted: 21 May 07, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH: simply wonderful!
Words can not express what you are doing for us fans!

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Posted: 21 May 07, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many thanks for this, Bob. It's good to have the video with sound and personally I don't care if the sound is from another concert - at least we know it's from another concert.


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Posted: 21 May 07, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot for sharing. Nice to watch it with sound!

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Posted: 21 May 07, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leo'82 B.R. wrote:

Sir GH: simply wonderful!
Words can not express what you are doing for us fans!

Leo'82 B.R.


Leo! Good to see a post from you on Queenzone! How are you?

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Posted: 21 May 07, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ahh yes, the video I heard so much about in March. I'll be downloading that ASAP, kind sir. Thank you very much! :)

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Posted: 21 May 07, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to Queenconcerts.com this is the material wich was filmed:

22 minutes, silent 8mm footage (master tape was found recently). Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love, The Prophet's Song, White Man, Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, In The Lap Of The Gods... revisited).

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Posted: 21 May 07, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ducksoup wrote:

Leo'82 B.R. wrote:

Sir GH: simply wonderful!
Words can not express what you are doing for us fans!

Leo'82 B.R.


Leo! Good to see a post from you on Queenzone! How are you?


Fine thanks, Dennis!
Now I'm living with Fabiana so I have very little time for Queen, but I've started to follow this board (as I have broadband connection now) and it's really incredible! Some fans are really doing a great work here (Sir GH, Ginger, Barbara, Seligman and all the others) and I think that it's good to say thanks, sometimes! :-)

But how about you? Always in the bed with 10-20 women? :-P Do you remember "belle o brutte ce le scopiamo tutte!" ??? :-P

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Posted: 21 May 07, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BOB you're my main man thx thx thx thx thx a lot for this topic thx a lot for your uploads really thx you're a great man
you rock
i don't know what to say

PS: I can't neglect the others who help me and still helping me
thx a lot for you too

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Posted: 21 May 07, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your time and efforts
MUCH appreciated !!!

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Posted: 21 May 07, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many thanks..


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