Boston Garden Boston Mass Feb 9th 1977
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Don’t read this if you hate
I was asked to put this up by many folks. Sound quality is much
better than I remembered. This was one of those nights where I was
mixing a little smoke, girls, and taping. The girl I’m with decides to
take a couple of qualudes while she and her friends were in the ladies
room….so she is useless.
I get into the Boston Garden and the row I have tickets for (14th
row I think) is now the 1st row. I mean right at the edge of the stage. I
cannot even see the stage, it’s too high. Queen has extended the stage
out into the floor area. My seat is right in the corner where the
original stage ends and the extension begins. There is a huge commotion
in this area because people are pissed about where they are sitting. You
are being escorted to about midway on the floor of the Garden, where
folding chairs have been set up for everyone. I decide to stay with my
1st row seats. Thin Lizzy has begun their set. I try and set up to
record but between the usher and the people trying to figure out what
has happened, things are very difficult. So I capture the end of the
Thin Lizzy set sitting in my seat.
The Queen intro starts and I begin recording. I try and stand on my
seat but the usher cautions me to sit down (you will hear him say this
several times on the tape). So I record the first 2 songs from my seat
again. About midway thru ‘White Queen’ everyone stands and there isn’t
much the usher can do except to say “sit down”. I stand up holding my
microphone (which I had painted black a few weeks earlier). The trouble
is I can just barely see the top of the stage and the cable to my
microphone is pulled taut. This causes one of the channels to cut out
intermittently. After ‘Bring Back That Leroy Brown’ I sat down and
changed cassettes, picked up the TC152 recording deck and put it on my
seat. Then I stood on the arm rests in order to get higher than stage
level and started recording. At this height, the sound off the stage was
fabulous. I stayed there for most off the show, but my mic cord was
still taut, so I still ended up getting an intermittent channel/noise
issue. To make matters worse, some guy jumped into my seat when I tried
to move the deck. As I yelled at him to get back, I ended up
accidentally turning the VU Meter lights on, which caused the batteries
to drain quickly. So though I was holding my mic after ‘Liar’, I just
wasn’t taping anything.
One other thing: something odd happened. I was standing on the arm
rests; this would have been midway through the show. I am holding my mic
as high as I can. Freddie comes over to my corner of the stage while
singing. It was strange. I’m holding a mic and Freddie is only 20-30ft
from me and he is holding a mic. I know he looked over in my direction
which caused me to pull the mic towards my chest. I can’t explain it. It
was an odd feeling.
So many things went wrong at this show, and my deck got crushed and
cracked that I almost went back to taping FM broadcasts and thought
about giving up trying to do anything at the Boston Garden.
' I used Goldwav to fix the channel dropouts. However I left the
intermittent mic cable blips in as I am not as proficient as others and
didn’t want to butcher this recording (which was butchered already).
This recording is coming from my reels as I no longer have the original
cassettes in my possession.
Boston Garden, Boston Mass
Feb 9th 1977
Audience Recording (Incomplete)
Total Time: 80:35
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Ogre Battle
4. White Queen
5. Somebody to Love (Channel Drops out-switch to mono briefly)
6. Killer Queen->
7. The Millionaire Waltz->
8. You're My Best Friend->
9. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Cassette Flip before Champaigne toast
12.' 39 (Channel Drops out-mono almost entire song)
13.You Take My Breath Away
16.Stone Cold Crazy (Speed issues??)
17.Keep Yourself Alive (Speed issues??)
18.Liar (Speed issues??)
1st row far right
Recorded on a (2) Maxell UD90's
w/ Sony TC-152 Portable Cassette Deck / Tape Position 'Normal' /
Dolby 'B' in
using Sony ECM-99A (hand held one point stereo mic)
Sony TC-152 Cassette Deck / Tape Position 'Normal' / Dolby 'B' out
--> / Revox B-77 (Maxell UD35-90 7 1/2 ips) / Tascam CD-RW2000 -->
EAC --> Goldwav --> FLAC 8
Heads were aligned for optimum playback.
As with all Digital releases, this is for free trade or blank media
Not to be bought or sold. Keep the spirit of trading alive and well.
Nothing has been edited out or EQ'd!! Hezekiahx2
Thanks to hezekiahx2 who uploaded this torrent to dimeadozen!!!
|Dime is open for new members at the moment, be quick though...
Some mp3 samples too.
Tie Your Mother Down
|Somebody to Love|
|You're My Best friend|
|You Take My Breath Away|
|A piece of Bohemian Rhapsody|
|The Real Wizard
|This is absolutely superb!
If necessary, I'll share a remaster here, as the taper said a bit more work could be done on it. We shall see..
|So I've spent last 3 days clicking on dime's search button every 5 minutes and he shares it when I'm back at work :-) What is the sound quality ?|
Sir GH wrote: This is absolutely superb! If necessary, I'll share a remaster here, as the taper said a bit more work could be done on it. We shall see..
I'm sure there's some tidying that could be done but sadly there's not much room for sonic improvement. This is one of those where it is what it is - best suggestion is to turn down the bass a little when you play it. A little touch somewhere around 200Hz ought to do it....
|The Real Wizard
|I actually like the extra bit of bottom end, as it feels like you're in the concert hall. The atmosphere on the recording is just excellent.|
|Until now I have found dropouts in Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Brighton Rock, intro '39. Fixed this with nero wave editor by coping the right channel into the left and then with stereo broadening try to fix the stereo effect. It is not perfect but at least the dropouts are gone and it absolute sounds better. Stereo issue's are mainly in Somebody To Love, Brighton Rock and '39, again with stereo broadening tried to make the difference a little less...it is better but I am not satisfied. Tried to fix the speed error at the end of Liar, but there's not much to do there. Finally cut down the bass around 200 hz as proposed by Stark.
Maybe somebody can do this with proffesional equipment? It's absolutely worth it!
Hey sit down people!! [img=/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif][/img]
|Great Leonardo!!! Thank you for this. Now it would be great to have a copy from master also for the 8mm video :-))|
|A Word In Your Ear
Nordico wrote: Until now I have found dropouts in Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Brighton Rock, intro '39. Fixed this with nero wave editor by coping the right channel into the left and then with stereo broadening try to fix the stereo effect. It is not perfect but at least the dropouts are gone and it absolute sounds better. Stereo issue's are mainly in Somebody To Love, Brighton Rock and '39, again with stereo broadening tried to make the difference a little less...it is better but I am not satisfied. Tried to fix the speed error at the end of Liar, but there's not much to do there. Finally cut down the bass around 200 hz as proposed by Stark. Maybe somebody can do this with proffesional equipment? It's absolutely worth it! Hey sit down people!! [img=/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif][/img]
THANKS!!! Leonardo for sharing this, you're a star. :-)
Nordico, is there any chance of you uploading you remastered version. :-)
|Of course It's no problem for me, but first of all I will upload here some examples. When you like it, since It always has to do with personal taste, I will upload the rest as a seperate share.
Things I have tried to fix: missing stereo effect and dropouts in Somebody To Love around 39 - 44 sec, 1 min and 4,02. cut down the bass around 200 Hz.
|Example 2: Somebody To Love
The first one was "White Queen" by the way
|Example 3: You Take My Breath Away (Final one)|
|Nordico - love the tweaks... please upload your remaster!! many thanks [img=link|
|The Real Wizard
Note that the tape is a bit slow for the bulk of the show, speeds up a little bit by BoRhap where it's correct for 3 songs, and is a bit too quick by Liar, which is usually what happens when the battery is running out. Maybe you can correct this too ??
I need some help. I am downloading at 225Kb/s but uploading at only 0.2Kb/s.
I am trying to find info on how to fix this but I can't find anything in
the Dime FAQ or Wiki. Could please someone tell me how to seed with a
Thanks a lot!
|The Real Wizard
|It's a firewall issue, my friend.
I've been trying to solve the problem for years, too. Some sites I can upload quickly to, but others I can't.
|Ok! I'm working on it!|
|I have problems to seed this. Could anyone upload it in rapidshare, please!|
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