|The Real Wizard
Providence, RI, USA
Providence Civic Center
August 26, 1980
Folks, this is a great day in Queen land. First they just announced the complete first night at Wembley '86 will be released on DVD, and a few hours ago I acquired the first excellent-sounding recording from 1980 to come out in ages - probably since the Chicago master came out 6-7 years ago.
This is a substantial upgrade to previous copies of the Providence audience tape. Also worth noting is it has an extra 15 seconds of tape before Now I'm Here after the tape flip, but it is missing the overture and most of Jailhouse Rock. I have thus also included a version of Jailhouse Rock that merges in the rest of the song from a higher generation copy of the audience tape.
There is no specific lineage here, but this is from a cassette made from a reel-to-reel around 1990 that was not far from the master - likely a first or second gen cassette. Many thanks to ThomasQuinn for transferring his cassette for all to enjoy.
AUD > Master Cassette > ? > Reel-to-reel > Cassette > WAV > FLAC level 8
Throughout Brian May's solo spot, the new owner of Freddie Mercury's tambourine thrown away during Keep Yourself Alive can be heard playing it throughout, indicating how close to the stage the recording was taped from.
More info on this show here - link
1) Jailhouse Rock [cut]
2) We Will Rock You (fast)
3) Let Me Entertain You
4) Play The Game
6) Death On Two Legs
7) Killer Queen
8) I'm In Love With My Car
9) Get Down Make Love
10) You're My Best Friend
11) Save Me
12) Another One Bites The Dust
1) Now I'm Here
2) Dragon Attack
3) Now I'm Here (reprise)
4) Fat Bottomed Girls
5) Love Of My Life
6) Keep Yourself Alive
7) drum solo
8) guitar solo
9) Brighton Rock (reprise)
10) Crazy Little Thing Called Love
bonus track - Jailhouse Rock (merge of two copies)
Enjoy, and keep it lossless.
|Thanks Sir GH, and ThomasQuinn too.|
|Thank you very much.|
|amazing, thanks for the upload Bob|
|Thanks Sir GH !!|
|A Word In Your Ear
|I was thinking that things were a bit quiet around here, and then all this happens..... many thanks, Bob!
I made a torrent for anyone who wants :)
|Thanks Sir GH and ThomasQuinn !!
|Thank you! :D|
|Sounds great, thank you very much!|
|Thanks a lot|
|Thanks a lot|
|First night of Wembley out on DVD??? Is this a joke I do not understand??? Thanks for the Providence upgrade, looking forward to listen to it...|
|Great! Thank you very much indeed!!|
|Cheers Bob! :)|
|Great share, thank you very much, Bob !|
|Thanks to all involved!!!
|Thank you both very much, thanks ThomasQuinn, thanks Sir GH!|
|Thank you both for that share ! It is a diamond.
I don't know how Freddie did this but he joined sensitivity and courage on the Death on two legs on this gig, it must be one of the best versions.
As to the Killer Queen mentioned on your site, Bob, I disagree. The recently shared Birmingham gig is better in context of that and some other songs but that's my personal opinion.
Pity we don't have the complete gig, maybe it will surface in its complete form one day, who knows.
The quality is amazing, like multitrack with little noise. It could be released officially...
|Thanks for sharing this one Bob !!|
|thank you very much!!|
|So this is a first attempt to create some cover artwork for this wonderful recording... what I did is putting together and modifying the already existing cover artwork, putting together the tracklists of both cds to one - as they fit together on one disc... hope one of the "artwork specialists" will do a better job, so far enjoy this one...
|Thank you very much Bob!|
|Over the Field
|thank you very much!|
|Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
|Thanks a lot!!|
|T h a n k s ! ! !|
|thanks to Thomas and Bob!
here the artwork =)
|Thanks for this- I was actually at that show- seems like forever ago. can't wait to hear this.
|Indeed a GREAT SHARE... Thanks a lot!|
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|Cool, thanks for the great pic, thetman.
Is that the only photo you took? Would be happy to add the whole lot to my website.
|Thanks for the artwork Alex.
I'll try to find time this week to listen to this upgrade.
Thank you Bob for bringing it up.
|I do have more pics somewhere, but I'm afraid through the years all of my digital files are scattered (not good). infact I was trying to locate another file tonight and cannot find it- so its time to clean my act up. I'll see what I can find-I know I have the actual photos someplace so I'm not too worried. I listened to the concert- very nice- wow brings back alot of memories- what a fun night. Took things for granted back then-didn't realize what a rare treat it was.|
|thetman wrote: I do have more pics somewhere, but I'm afraid through the years all of my digital files are scattered (not good). infact I was trying to locate another file tonight and cannot find it- so its time to clean my act up. I'll see what I can find-I know I have the actual photos someplace so I'm not too worried. I listened to the concert- very nice- wow brings back alot of memories- what a fun night. Took things for granted back then-didn't realize what a rare treat it was.
thanks for that pic! I'm hoping you can rescue some more =)
what about your ticket? is it alive? lol
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|And ... it took less than two weeks for someone to bootleg it. A new record?
|Sir GH wrote: And ... it took less than two weeks for someone to bootleg it. A new record?
the front pic it's from Montreal 81 and the back from Rosemont, September 19 1980... geez...
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