Many thanks for Epic Dreams for this gig
The sound is not really clear, but still enjoyable. 'Happiness' is in the setlist. I remastered the show a little by
removing some extremely annoying errors. Cheers, Tim (Epic Dreams).
01. We will rock you
02. Pressure on
03. Nation of haircuts
04. Believe in yourself
05. I want to break free
06. No more fun
08. A kind of magic
01. These are the days of our lives
02. Drum solo
03. Under pressure
04. London town
05. I'm in love with my car
06. Tenement funster
07. Strange frontier
09. Radio ga ga
DO NOT SHARE THIS IN ANY FORM OF LOSSY FORMAT
NOT FOR TRADE
No worries.. I'm not blaming you. I just find it a bit sloppy that a recording that's just a decade old has no known lineage...
Picture the situation. It's 1999. There is NO Queen zone (or if there is the taper hasn't discovered it and it certainly isn't like it is now).
The only ways of trading are either sending CDs or cassettes (YES I said cassettes), through the post or, because 56kb modems were still the norm back then and ADSL was a new VERY expensive idea, converting the recording to MP3 so it can be either uploaded to a hostsite (if you know of any) or passed via MSN messenger or sent via email.
You're also recording concerts MAINLY for your own benefit and because over the years you've figured out that if you don't record them yourself, no bugger else will.
Finally, going to back to 1999, can you remember what hardware your computer consisted of? Unless you've a good memory or you still have the hardware lying around, the answer to that is probably not.
So. The point I'm making is DON'T slate people for not making notes at the time of recording as to what hardware a recording was made on and what software and "messing abouts" people went through to clean up sound and stick it on a CD.
Most folks didn't give a stuff about lineage back then - they were only too happy to get a recording that wasn't available through the usual bootleg channels.
Ironically, it was this period (because of the low bandwidth of the internet) that was the cause of MP3 and it wasn't until the advent of broadband that lossless files could be sent via the internet and most people started to get the idea of having (or even caring about) a lineage.
This recoding isn't exactly a well travelled recording and has never been uploaded on QZ before (although an MP3 copy was available in the hub back in the early 2000's) - because if it was you'd already have a copy as would the other 139 people who have so far downloaded the torrent link.
This simply means that the original taper has never uploaded it themselves anywhere and provided a lineage for it - hence no lineage!