**As always, I have restored/remastered this FOR MY OWN USE. I hope the community sees it
as enough of an upgrade to want it, but if you don't like it, please don't download it.**
Firstly, this recording has been crushed by compression (see 'BEFORE' picture), and it's
impossible to undo. However, by correcting the equalisation I have minimised the effect
and significantly increased the peak-to-average ratio (dynamic range) - see 'AFTER'
Secondly, each track has been individually normalised by Tarantura, resulting in, for
example, Love Of My Life being the same volume as Sheer Heart Attack. This normalisation
also causes the raising of background noise (i.e. tape hiss and crowd noise) on quieter
tracks, so I have manually matched the transitions between tracks so the volume no longer
jumps when a new song starts.
As for the sound, the bulk of the equalisation was done with Har-Bal. I then applied high-
and low-pass filters (essentially sophisticated bass and treble controls) with a Waves
VEQ4 equaliser and brought it back up to level (-0.2dB) with a Waves L3 limiter in
Wavelab. I have re-tracked the songs so there now less tracks, corrected the balance
between left and right channels and applied new fades to disc beginnings and ends. NO new
compression was applied. And...no denoisers!
Please note that if you are directly comparing this version with the original, it will
sound quieter. If anyone wants more info on the remastering, please contact me and I'd be
delighted to bore you with it.
Lastly, I'm aware that this is far from perfect. It is, however, about as good as it's going to get until Tarantura decide to share their unprocessed masters.
Artist : Queen
Title : THE MIRACLE GAME
Date : Monday February 16th 1981
Venue : Nippon Budokan Tokyo Japan
Lineage : Tarantura (TCQD-2-1,2) silver > EAC (WAVE) > FLAC (Level 8) > wav > harbal >
wavelab > flac (level 8)
01. Jailhouse Rock
02. We Will Rock You
03. Let Me Entertain You
04. Play The Game
06. Death On Two Legs
07. Killer Queen
08. I'm In Love With My Car
09. Get Down Make Love
10. Rock It (Prime Jive)
11. Save Me
12. Now I'm Here
13. Dragon Attack
14. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
15. Love Of My Life
01. Keep Yourself Alive
02. In The Death Cell
03. Execution Of Flash
04. Vultan's Theme
05. Battle Theme
06. Flash's Theme
07. The Hero
08. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
09. Bohemian Rhapsody
10. Tie Your Mother Down
11. Another One Bites The Dust
12. Sheer Heart Attack
13. We Will Rock You
14. We Are The Champions
15. God Save The Queen
|Here's a little taster, hopefully raising a smile in the process. Original first, then the restoration.
|Thank you 'Stark, for all your effort in making a better sound quality in overall, providing more pleasure in listening to this amazing show !!! :-)|
|GuitarMay wrote: Thank you 'Stark, for all your effort in making a better sound quality in overall, providing more pleasure in listening to this amazing show !!! :-)
Absolutely welcome! The best part is that listening to this doesn't give you a headache anymore!
|I always liked your work, so I'm curious how will this sound :-)
|pittrek wrote: I always liked your work, so I'm curious how will this sound :-)
What a nice thing to say, thanks Pittrek. Please don't forget I'm always interested to know your thoughts. I'm working on the other 4 recent Tarantura releases now, so knowing what you think is always helpful.
|Another snippet to help hear the difference. Volumes are matched between the two sources, even though it doesn't really sound like it. Original first, then remaster. Switches between sources are at 7 seconds, 11 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 31 seconds, 35 seconds and 39 seconds.
Let me know if this stuff is helpful or not - I'm just trying to give the best idea of how the new version sounds compared to the original.
If the attachment doesn't work, use this link link
|Thanks for sharing this & taking the time to do the restoration and stuff :)|
|Thanks for this share and upgrade !!
I add this one to downoadsection on queenconcerts.com
|Thanks for sharing your version.|
|Super - can't wait to give this a listen as I've enjoyed all your remasters so far. Thanks!|
|Thanks for sharing, this is superb!|
|Thank you very much, it's very enjoyable now!|
|thanx for this work, Stark|
|The Real Wizard
If anyone wants more info on the remastering, please contact me and I'd be delighted to bore you with it.
Haha... a damn good bore it was.
Thanks Stark for doing your wondrous work once again. The sound is infinitely more natural and well-balanced now.
Looking forward to the other Taranturas if this is how they're going to sound !
|OK I'm listening to it right now and it sounds great, thanks a lot.
But a small tip for the future - please don't call your files "1" but "01" - or in other words , be sure that the track number has 2 characters. The reason for it is that many people (e.g. me) listen to it on their computer using WinAmp, and WinAmp is so dumb that it plays after track "1" track "10" . I"ve been wondering why they played Prime Jive after Jailhouse Rock :-)
|Thanks fro sharing. But I'm unable to decode the flac files, is it with XLD or xACT (never had any problem before). Any idea why ?|
|The Real Wizard
But I'm unable to decode the flac files, is it with XLD or xACT (never had any problem before). Any idea why ?
No idea, but it worked fine for me with FLAC Frontend.
|It sounds amazing, many thanks for sharing your job, Stark !|
|Farrokh The Great
|Hey man, this is really a good work!!!
This isn't a upgrade, is a total change!!!
More natural sound its THE KEY !!!!!
Everyone here should to put samples as You did
Thank You SO MUCH!!!
I'll stay tuned for your next fixes.........
|Good work Stark! Many thanks for sharing your remaster.|
|Damn. This is a great remaster. Thank you!
Make sure you download this! It's worth the wait!
|Thank you !|
|Hi there, first of all a big big thank you to Stark who has made this possible for all of us!, by the way dear Stark, could you make this process again but with the 'Teo Torriatte' bootleg from the following night (17/02)?, thanks in advance, great great job indeed!!!|
|Many thanks for all your hard work Stark, downloading now!|
|Thank you very much for this remaster!|
|Good work! Thank You!!|
|The sound is great. Freddie's voice sounds amazing. One of my favorite shows. Many thanks!!!!|
|Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
|Thank you very much!!|
|Thanks to everyone who left comments on this - glad to know people enjoyed it.
Couple of things:
- Pittrek, track numbering duly noted. I'll correct this in future.
- Alejandro, I'm working on getting the remaining four recent Tarantura releases up as soon as possible. It takes time though, so bear with me. Should be something up in the next week or so.
|Excellent work! Thank you very much!|
|Another fantastic re-master, thanks a lot for your great work, it's just amazing... are there some remasters of the radio broadcast versions of the South American tour dates out there, though these are already great recordings yet?|
|What a nice thing to say, thanks Pittrek. Please don't forget I'm
always interested to know your thoughts. I'm working on the other 4
recent Tarantura releases now, so knowing what you think is always
Let me say it's a great pleasure to listen to your remastered work - wish I'd have the knowledge to do things like this. Did you finish the other Tarantula releases in the meantime? I'd be pleased to know if you already "re-released" it!
|Thank you very much!|
|On recommendation, I have joined over here, hopefully it can complete :D|
|please can i get a seed here? thanks guys|
|from Bokke's 'wonderful' database
|How I missed this one? Amazing quality. Thanks a lot....|
|Could someone please re-upload this show on mega?
Thanks in advance
|Here you go.....
|Hello would anyone please re upload this? thank you|
|This is what I have:
flac from silvers - link
stark remaster - link
mp3 from flac - link
Links are valid for 7 days.
If you miss them, ask again.
Thanks to the original uploaders!
|@jakelic Thank you so much for all the links.|