|From Dime http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=255241[/url
Once in a while, karma smiles
and something really special just sort of falls in your lap. This is
one of those moments. Carl was up in Foxboro, Mass to see John Wetton
and The School Of Rock All-Stars, and being the friendly guy that he
is, he started talking with the guy sitting next to him. Turns out they
had more than a little common musical ground, starting with King
Crimson and it worked rapidly downhill from there. Shockingly, the
topic of tapes came up and it just so happens this guy taped a bunch of
shows in the 1970s that he essentially kept to himself. You don't have
to be a rocket scientist to figure out what happened next. This series
of torrents represents the fruits of Carl's labour - multiple trips to
Dan's house to pick up tapes, lovingly and carefully transfer the
recordings and then prepare them for our collective listening pleasure.
It is my honour to be able to seed these recordings and I hope that
everyone who downloads them will get as much enjoyment out of them as
we have. The master list of the shows Dan recorded is still under
construction and we will circulate that as well as some photographic
documentation of the project somewhere down the line. Please don't clog
my inbox with requests for your favourite band(s) or a show you hope
may exist after all these years.....just kick back, relax and let the
Without any further delay, I present for your enjoyment:
Boston Music Hall
30 January 1976
Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski
01 Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera & Reprise)
02 Ogre Battle
03 Sweet Lady
04 White Queen
05 Flick Of The Wrist
06 Bohemian Rhapsody ->
07 Killer Queen ->
08 The March Of The Black Queen ->
09 Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise) ->
10 Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11 Brighton Rock ->
12 Guitar Solo ->
13 Son And Daughter(Reprise)
14 The Prophet's Song
15 Stone Cold Crazy
16 Doing All Right
01 Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
02 Keep Yourself Alive
03 Seven Seas Of Rhye
05 In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
06 E1: Now I'm Here
07 E2: Hey Big Spender/Jailhouse Rock/Be Bop A Lula/God Save The Queen
Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger
A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.
Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston
area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made
with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi
compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history
were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD
tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell
cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided
excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality
recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder,
two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.
He recorded many of the major 70's bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd,
Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black
Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce
Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The
Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar"
Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all
essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these
releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the
light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has
been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc
and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original
Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is
very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading
community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these
The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable
for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer
the higher resolution.
Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.
Kev & Carl
|The Real Wizard
|Brilliant... thanks for seeding it here!
And thanks to everyone involved in getting this out in the open. Judging by some of the comments on Dime, this may be one of the greatest Queen tapes ever.
|The quality is outrageously good.|
|I'm listening to it right now and it feels like I'm in the venue|
|Christ, they sounded amazing in the 70's.|
|The Real Wizard
|Needless to say... this is probably the best-sounding Queen audience tape from the 70s.|
|You lucky guys !! thanks a lot Peter for the reupload, that's excellent, and I haven't even had the time to ask ;o)
Very nice for bringing that one to Queenzone, Bloody good news, thanks a lot !!! Now, how many new recordings were "discovered" this year so far ? 2009 is an excellent year for Queen collectors, as Pittrek said in another thread... Fantastic !!!
Thanks to all involved, nice to have the story of this recording, this is already very interesting !
|on my way up
|a big thank you from berlin!
i wanted to stop being a queen-fan and collector but i see there is no chance
|Thank you very much for sharing.|
|on my way up
|Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.
The last few months on this forum certainly have proven that!
|on my way up
|What a brilliant recording.
And yes, they were truly fantastic. When you can hear all the details it is really obvious.
|Thanks for this gem!|
|Sounds Fantastic !!|
|I've just finished to dl it from dime and have a listen to it: AMAZING!!!
For now, the best audience recording of the '70 I have listen to.
By the way thx for sharing it here
|thank you very very much!!|
|Just came home and found these two wonderful torrents on Dime - thanks so much for uploading here, I'll help seed :) What a great find!!!|
|Thank you. Dan the taper should be considered a Saint of Bootlegs. Amazing!!!|
|i was lucky to get dime account about a week ago, but thx for uploading it here. the show is just great, everyone sounding very strong.|
|Unbelievable, this has been a remarkable month for new shows on QZ. Thank you!!!!|
|Great!! Thank you very much!!!|
This is so f#cking fab...! I'm so excited...! Not at home right now, but I can't wait to download this...
Reading the comments about the quality this should be a great recording!
Thanks for bringing it to Queenzone!
Marknow wrote: Christ, they sounded amazing in the 70's.
Holy shit have you ever heard them sound this good? Amazing!
I gave it a listen and was completely blown away. Top-notch quality. Great setlist, too. Freddie's hitting some nice notes in LOASA which he omitted in the Japanese leg.
|I just tried pitch correction thru Goldwave. I reduced it to 96%. It sounds great at this speed. I'll have to find my metronome to match the Bo Rhap intro to the original recording.|
|Wow! Just WOW! This is up there with Chicago '78 in terms of quality--check it, I'd argue it's better. This sounds like a soundboard recording at some points. Crisp, clear sound, and the audience is barely heard during songs.
Is it just me, or is the sound in general (but especially Brian's guitar) much heavier during the rockers on the US tour than it was in the European ANATO tour? Or am I just listening to a recording so much better than anything else we have from these tours (short of Hammy '75) that there's really no basis for comparison?
|The Real Wizard
Thunderbolt wrote: Is it just me, or is the sound in general (but especially Brian's guitar) much heavier during the rockers on the US tour than it was in the European ANATO tour? Or am I just listening to a recording so much better than anything else we have from these tours (short of Hammy '75) that there's really no basis for comparison?
Probably the latter. Clarity really does give it a whole new dimension.
|Great. Big Thanks :)|
|I have heard approximately 50% of the concert and for me this is already the best bootleg thus far. It has everything. Freddie is the big star of the show. What an incredible range did the guy have. He reaches notes which he normally doesn't go for. Throughout the show are lovely harmonies as well. In The Lap Of The Gods f.e.
This might be the bootleg to get anyone into Queen. :)
|Great voice, great Seven Seas Of Rhye, extremely interesting intro of Son And Daughter reprise :) This was a good weekend :)|
|I love how the opening lines of Seven Seas is sung. Freddies stressing the words differently. Has he sung it this way in other recordings?|
|Can someone help a fan from Boston?
I know this may sound unheard of, but some of us still do MP3, is there anyone out there that could post this show as MP3s on Megaupload or Rapidshare? I have an older PC and I just can't seem to get FLAC files to workout.
|on my way up
Mr. Scully wrote: Great voice, great Seven Seas Of Rhye, extremely interesting intro of Son And Daughter reprise :) This was a good weekend :)
It takes them about 15 seconds to get going in the Son and daughters bit:-)
Seven seas of rhye is indeed brilliant. I adore that song and this version is surely the best.
It's a fantastic document of this tour, a very necessary document too because there's so little we have for that tour.
Hopefully we'll get a new US 1975 tape some time in the future too:-) It's obvious that for new stuff our hopes should be pointed towards the US and Japan.
|Back home... Listening to the recording right now...
This is without a doubt the best 70s recording I've ever heard. Amazing quality. Sounds like a soundboard.
Very interesting to hear a 76 Queen show in this quality. I hear details I never heard before on a Queen live recording.
Damn, what a great band it was... Amazing.
|Thanks for this gem!!!...for me, the best 70's recording at the moment. Incredible
Seven Seas Of Rhye is the best version ever!!!!
And Flick Of The Wrist sounds great!
|Could anyone speed correct this one? I'm a nitwit as far as remastering etc. goes.
Also, does Brian break a string in the last part of The Prophet's Song?
Rick wrote: Could anyone speed correct this one? I'm a nitwit as far as remastering etc. goes. Also, does Brian break a string in the last part of The Prophet's Song?Thanks Rick for confirming it, I thought I'm crazy when I think it's slightly too fast :-)
Well I can do it if nobody else wants, I just need a "cover artist" to make it as good as possible :-)
|The Real Wizard
Joehead wrote: Can someone help a fan from Boston? I know this may sound unheard of, but some of us still do MP3, is there anyone out there that could post this show as MP3s on Megaupload or Rapidshare? I have an older PC and I just can't seem to get FLAC files to workout. Thanks,
It's just completely wrong to repost a show in mp3. It's the biggest possible slap in the face to the taper and transferrer, as if to tell them that we don't care about nor appreciate the work that went into getting the recording from the venue to us in the best possible quality in the first place. If they found out that Queen collectors were mp3ing their recordings, they would think, what's the point of doing the work again on another recording in the future? It has happened before, and as a result, some tapes will never be heard. I don't think anyone would want this to happen again.
Download FLAC Frontend, and with that you can decode it to WAV. From there you can burn it to CD instead of reducing the quality. But if you must... there are plenty of mp3 encoders to be found on the net. Good luck.
|this will be SC bothe 16 and 24, right?|
|Thank you very much for being surfaced this old show in this quality for burning. It's incredible how good can sound a recording of more than 30 years ago.
I didn't like so much their 1976 tour but now I have to say that this in Boston is one of most beautiful performances I ever heard from Queen in the seventies. Their music was so sophisticated in that period and you can feel how much creative they were.
|This recording brings a TEAR to my eye.|
Sorry about that! That request was wrong of me and I apologise. It's just that I can't get FLAC to work for me, I tried all that you had mentioned below with no luck. I did however find what I was looking for on another site, and I must say this is the best I have heard in a long time, even if it is of "lower" quality!
Sir GH wrote:Joehead wrote: Can someone help a fan from Boston? I know this may sound unheard of, but some of us still do MP3, is there anyone out there that could post this show as MP3s on Megaupload or Rapidshare? I have an older PC and I just can't seem to get FLAC files to workout. Thanks,It's just completely wrong to repost a show in mp3. It's the biggest possible slap in the face to the taper and transferrer, as if to tell them that we don't care about nor appreciate the work that went into getting the recording from the venue to us in the best possible quality in the first place. If they found out that Queen collectors were mp3ing their recordings, they would think, what's the point of doing the work again on another recording in the future? It has happened before, and as a result, some tapes will never be heard. I don't think anyone would want this to happen again. Download FLAC Frontend, and with that you can decode it to WAV. From there you can burn it to CD instead of reducing the quality. But if you must... there are plenty of mp3 encoders to be found on the net. Good luck.
|I hate to ask, but would anyone be kind enough to put this on Mediafire, Rapidshare etc, if only for a few days, so that we who can't get Torrents to work can appreciate Queen at their finest?
|Oops, just found it - ignore me :))
I thought some of you were in need of something like this, maybe. Hope you like it!
|They're lovely, Vali - any chance you could up them in a higher resolution? Thanks in advance :)|
Ginger01 wrote: They're lovely, Vali - any chance you could up them in a higher resolution? Thanks in advance :)
Many thanks Ginger :)
did you click the "full size" option at the bottom of each picture?
|I am getting an "Invalid Torrent file" when I try to load this into uTorrent.
Nevermind I got it from Dime
|It's amazing to hear Roger introducing their first top ten hit in England before they start to play "Seven Seas Of Rhye". It's just a small piece of evidence that there was much self confidenceleft to grow...
PS.: Dear Vali,
your cover artwork is absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much.
|I've listened to this concert in full for the third time now, and I'm still amazed. Amazed about the great performance with some nice surprises, but first of all about the spectacular sound quality. Yes, it must have been a perfectly mixed PA sound there to get such a recording, but how that guy managed to capture it in this quality is beyond me. Am I halluzinating, or can you really hear the champagne glasses on Freddie's piano jingle when he hits a hard note? Is that the snare drum's wires that I hear vibrating with the bass notes in "ITLOFTG rev."? Never noticed details like that in any audience recording from the 70s or 80s (maybe even 90s) so far, absolutely stunning. On most recordings fine nuances get lost in distortion and/or hiss, but on this one it's all preserved. Being an audience recording, it has the advantage of the realistic atmosphere anyway, but combined with the sound quality of a (semi-) professional soundboard recording this is unbeatable. Hats off and thanks to all involved!|
I have been scouring the internet in vain searching for some album artwork to complement this priceless recording- thank you, thank you, thank you for the artwork- it is nothing short of stunning and befits a recording of this quality! Bless you!
|Vali - great stuff as usuall :)|
|Stunning Recording & Stunning artwork, great work to all !
|Hi dear Vali !!
As said, the artwork is absolutely wonderful, nice work as always !!!
|P.S. Vali - a new share will be here in a few hours, I hope you make a cover for it :)|
pittrek wrote: P.S. Vali - a new share will be here in a few hours, I hope you make a cover for it :)
Hummmmmm .... I'll be waiting for it, Peter ! is it going to be an upload from you or from anybody else?
Just let me know "THIS IS WHAT I MEANT!" once it is posted :)
Btw, many thanks to all of you for your kind words. I want to let you know I'll start an update of this artwork in the next hours, as Bob has posted a deeper review of the show in his site and, as usual, I like to use his reviews. Just for those of you who like printing the inner pages.
ps: many thanks for posting my artwork in your site, Bob !
|The Real Wizard
Vali wrote: Btw, many thanks to all of you for your kind words. I want to let you know I'll start an update of this artwork in the next hours, as Bob has posted a deeper review of the show in his site and, as usual, I like to use his reviews. Just for those of you who like printing the inner pages. ps: many thanks for posting my artwork in your site, Bob !
Any time... happy to have it there. And thanks for valuing the extensive gibberish I write!
|Son and Daughter
|hey Vali, you could upload these images without writing anything??I would love to use these images as wallpaper perdonen mi ingles...|
as promised a couple of days ago, I've redone the first inner page of my artwork, updated as per Bob's deeper review of the show in his site. Thanks Bob !
ps: the other blank pics are for Son And Daughter, who requested them for wallpaper use. Cheers, man ;)
ps2: this is my post number 1000 !!! a child's play, compared to other deities, but I'm happy for that ;D
cheers to every Queenzoner !!
Vali wrote:Ginger01 wrote: They're lovely, Vali - any chance you could up them in a higher resolution? Thanks in advance :)Many thanks Ginger :) did you click the "full size" option at the bottom of each picture?
Nooo :( - you learn every day!! Thanks for the tip! :))
|Thank You Very Very Much !
Great concert! Perfect! The Best of the 70s!
|I got a request to seed this - and am bumping it in case anyone else wants it. Good download and enjoy!! :))|
|I was wondering if someone was working on the speed correction, yet....|
FriedChicken wrote: I was wondering if someone was working on the speed correction, yet....
Here it is.