November 20, 1974
As requested by marvinp01..
This show was part of a (limitedly available) official VHS release called "Live At The Rainbow" - a compilation of the two nights. These three tracks are from an uncut soundboard tape of the second night. Thanks to Pittrek for this copy, the best I've heard.
Soundboard > Trident Reel Tape > ? > CDR (x) > WAV > FLAC level 8
1) Son And Daughter
2) Stone Cold Crazy
3) Liar link
Enjoy, and keep it lossless.
If it's the version which I shared here some time ago, it is either
1) from a CD which I got in a trade, where they were put as bonus tracks to an audio rip of the official VHS ( link ) OR
2) from the Queenhub
then it was opened in Cool Edit Pro where I played a bit with the equalisation so it's not that bass-heavy as the original. I really don't know the exact lineage, it was created in times when I never made any notes to my "remasters".
The intro speech to Stone Cold Crazy is indeed different than on the official release. They probably used the speech from the first night. All those mixes and overdubs etc.. a complete uncut tape from any night would be perfect!
Yes, it is. Son And Daughter - the official VHS tape only removed the second verse (probably because it was repeated after Brian's solo), the rest is the same. There is also a VERY bad cut on the VHS, I don't understand how could it get to an official release - after "something we used to do a long long time back" you can HEAR Freddie saying "no, no, it's not liar" but you can SEE AND HEAR him at the same time saying "this is called Son And Daughter". If you never noticed it, it's in the right beginning of the song. Also during Roger's part before Brian's solo the video is completely out of sync with the audio, but it's very hard to see on this low quality capture :
Stone Cold Crazy - the speech on the official VHS comes from the first (?) night. It is a commonly accepted fact that the officially released tape includes a mixture of both nights, and on some places the video comes from a different night than the audio !
A good example of this is In The Lap Of The Gods
Check the part where Roger sings his high notes - the video is COMPLETELY out of sync with the audio - I really don't understand why they decided NOT to use video and audio from the same night Liar - Does anybody know why they edited it so badly on the VHS ? I mean did they try to recreate the American single ? BTW thanks Bob for the reupload, I planned to do it for my "1974" thread if it happens :-)
Check the part where Roger sings his high notes - the video is COMPLETELY out of sync with the audio - I really don't understand why they decided NOT to use video and audio from the same night
The song didn't differ much from night to night, so this wasn't the issue. It's a completely man-made flaw, as the music and visual are just not synched properly. If you watch Roger's snare, it's a beat off !
Dare I say.. some of the edits on this video are worse than Rare Live.
Olivier Ruth sent me the three tracks from the bootleg, and they are indeed different versions.. link
I'm not sure if the tape generation is different, but on the bootleg the EQ focuses more on the top end, and there is some more tape hiss. Which one do you like better, QueenToso .. ?
Thanks. Indeed the bootleg version sounds more "clean" or with less hiss, but the version you shared sounds more "live" and strong, so I will go for that one.
thanks again for this upload (and all the other upgrades you post) and for the comparison