|Fiu! I can't believe I finished this. This album was splited in three parts.
In every part there's a document (the same in every one) with a lot of info about the changes, a subjective score for every song, and all which is contained in every part. Is IMPORTANT to read the changes so you can notice them better.
The first one, the album with the B-Sides:
The second one, many interesting bonus tracks:
The third one, extras and random stuff you worth to listen:
If someone can't download the parts, tell me and I'll upload them to RapidShare.
Now, go listen this, enjoy, and please, comment! Thank you!
|Dude, you're a legend! They have to make a monument to you!
|Can't wait to hear this, but probably won't be able to download until the weekend. In the meantime, I'll look forward to the reviews. :)
|I've downloaded all the three parts.
The CD1 has a lots of good stuffs (Breakthru, WIAWI,etc.)
I really like it.
Great work, Matías ; )
PS: I'm waiting for : Liar (Queen), Innuendo (Innuendo) and The Prophet's Song (ANATO)
|Thank you very much guys! I'm really happy to read how much you liked it, it took me a lot of work. I was experimenting today with Liar just to see what can I do (the third time I try to do something with this song), its a really hard challenge, is heavy clipped (like Father to Son heavy part), a mess, plus the original tapes hiss.
The bad quality is more noticeable in the drums than the rest of the instruments, the quality of the cymbals, that's why I focus so much in the drums. Queen album is very difficult to do, through I will do it later.
Now it's The Works turn, time to make some fixes on that weak snare (after I do some university final exams).
Might during the process I can do some single songs (I mean for Innuendo and ANatO tracks). I'm really scared about messing with Innuendo album hahahaha, it's a hard task too, a very strange and unnatural EQ (and the album itself gives me shivers and big nostalgia, the songs, the recording process...).
|Well, I've listened to most of it. Quite a labor of love! I'm amazed at the work you put into this stuff. It's really awesome.
I haven't done any A/B'ing but everything certainly sounds great. I'm really grateful to have the single mixes and b-sides all in one place too.
I have a new found liking for "Hijack My Heart" now. The speed correction is interesting but I think I prefer the faster take. It's a nice song but the lyrics.... Man, that is some bad, cliche ridden prose. I do really LOVE your remix of the Miracle though. It's really, really nice.
The album as a whole though is definitely not one of my favorite Queen albums. The whole thing sounds a little too forced and uninspired. I remember when this thing came out and I was disappointed. They were definitely lost amid the shuffle of what was happening musically at the time. Here in the States, I don't think anybody cared. They were set up to make a comeback too, but it tanked.
'The Miracle', 'Breakthru' and 'Was it all Worth It' are pretty much the only non-cringe inducing tracks here. The rest I came to like because I'm a huge fan but 'Khashoggi's Ship' is not going to make a Queen fan out of ANYbody.
So anyway, GREAT job and thank you very much for all your hard work. I really appreciate it. Got me listening to this album again. And I'll be looking forward to what you have up your sleeve next.
|good job :D
all is really good :D
|I still haven't had time to listen to this in full, but again, it's not an album I know particularly well, as I only really listen to three or four of the tracks. Of what I've heard, WIAWI sounds superb, IWIA and TIM sound fine to me and I think Breakthru is as improved as you could probably get it, but it really needs a completely new drum track to do it justice. I'm hoping you'll do some of the older albums soon, as those are the ones I know and love the best. :)
|Hi all, I hadn't been able to respond. Sorry for the delay.
Beatmichael, really thank you for the honest comment. I love doing this, but the time it takes is heavy. With 'Hijack My Heart' I preffer too the speeded up version, it was so slow. The lyrics are simply Roger basics ideas, always talking about girls, fun, youth, or material things (cars, radios, tvs). This one is about girls, not the best lyrics he wrote, but (I agree) the music is really good.
I don't feel a forced trait on this album, I really enjoy how they are always improvising and jamming around the songs ('Stealin'' natural feel, 'Hang On in There' last part, 'Kashoggi's Ship' main funny idea), and I can feel strengh and soul in other songs (I agree with the three which you kept, are perfect examples, plus 'Scandal' and 'My Life Has Been Saved'). There are two songs which don't give anything to the album: 'Party' and 'Rain Must Fall'.
Again, thank you very much for appreciating this and take in count the big effort it took me (specially the 'The Miracle' Remix)!
Kacio, thank you very much for your answer too! I'm glad and happy to know that you liked it!
Fickle, to me WIAWI was one of the songs which most had changed too, which MLHBS, Stealin' and Breakthru, the songs in which you can really notice main changes without reading them.
I really agree with you about Breakthru. Maybe someday I'll do something about that ugly snare which sounds like chewing gum and put a good rocker natural drums. Actually, you woke up lots of desires about doing a mix with this one!
Currently I'm with The Works. I would see what can be the next one, might from the very very early era (a real challenge).
Thank for your comment and hope you like it in it's whole listening!
I want to give special thanks to those who posted comments here, trough I thank too to those other 40 people who downloaded the album!
|This really is a phenomenal piece of work. I love your remix of The miracle, the more prominent guitar is great. I'm still to really study the difference between the original mix and yours, but really enjoyed the listen.
Thank you for sharing.
|Drmurph, the most honestly thanks to you for your appreciaton about the mix and the general album. I'm really glad you're enjoying it!
|Damn. I wish there was a way you could share the files as FLACs rather than mp3...
|I'll look forward to getting this - I loved the album when it came out, a great summer album for me as a kid. Looking back of course it is a flimsy effort and would really have benefitted with the addition of HOIT, HMH and CT on the main record (tape version!) I loved HMH at the time and was really miffed it wasn't on the album. It was a cool song in '89!
|A very solid piece of work you've put together here...your mixing talents have brought out much in this CD...esp the 5.1 mixes...those I found to be really awesome!
|Thanks for the replies, guys. BriansWig, uploading all this in FLAC would drive me crazy, the complete files size is about 1,41Gb.
Anyway, I'm planning to abandon this project to start a new one, making all the songs sound like if were mastered yesterday, trying to reach the GVH and Multitracks quality and put the GVH mixes sandwiched between the rest which doesn't have another source than the 2011 remasters.
Right now I was experimenting with the SHA trio (TF/FotW/LotV) and starting with The Works, without any documentation (changes, A/B comparisons...) which always took me a lot of time to write.
Dysan, that's a really interesting fact! I didn't even know that HMH was a known song at all. I was born in 1992, and how I wish to were born before to see the album releases, and they live in 1981, when they came to Argentina. I couldn't go to the 2008 either... fucking school final exams AAARGGGHHH!!! I really doubt they come again. At least I can buy the albums and DVDs which come to Argentinian stores (boxsets have to be imported or bought by 'Mercado Libre', Latinoamerican Ebay), and the remasters here had suffered heavy and serious desing mistakes, not prolix at all.
Bambams, thank you very much! The source sound quality is just AWESOME! They disclose lots of details barely audible on the CD master mixes. This might sound very stupid, but I like to listen the songs in two ways: Ultra quality (like the 5.1s with studio audiophones) or very old (having the first releases vinyls warm in a old player with the pitch and speed ups and downs, or a casette with a bit of original hiss!).
The fact to me is that the remasters (all the releases they've done) are in the middle, not one or another. I always try to give the best quality I can, like if they were mixed yesterday. It's very hard trough, just listen to Keep Yourself Alive album versions, where there isn't a clean hi-hat. In the multitrack you have it, but is imposible to bring it back from any album sources. The same with all the songs (AKoM and The Miracle songs have a SO MUCH more powerful and natural snare, cymbals, cleaner voices..., which is hard to rescue from the album mixes).
Thank you very much again for responsing!
|Hi Blaise, I'm currently working in a different project about not only correct some mistakes but convert the discography in HD to sound better. I'm currently with The Works (finished the four hits + MotP), and now messing with KPtOW. In a few days I'll upload a kind of "preview". Cheers!
|Thanks for the news! ;)
|The links are broken? Hope it's temporary...
|PiotreQ, the links work for me. Might it was temporary when you tried (some hour ago from when I write this). If you still having problems, tell me and I'll upload the CD's to other download server too :)
|No need to re-upload, the links seem to work now :-)
|Great then! Soon I'll be uploading some songs from "The Works" HD Revision. And a few days later the whole version when I finish it. Cheers!
|Great then! Soon I'll be uploading some songs from "The Works" HD Revision. And a few days later the whole version when I finish it. Cheers!
|I must say, from the individual tracks that you've posted in the other album remixes, like '39 and IILWMC, you really have got the knack for remixing these wonderful songs to make them even better, and I must congratulate you on producing such wonderful pieces of work and thank you for the effort.
Unfortunately, I've been unable to download your offerings for this album (one of my favourites might I add, which doesn't seem to be the general concencus with most people). It's coming up with things like:
"Breakthru" by Queen can be downloaded from one of these fine retailers.
I hope it's just me and that other can still download, but have you possibly got a link to another site to download from?
|Hi Narudge! Thank you very much for your feedback, it's always important. MediaFire fucked all my shares, so I'm planning to reupload all of them to PutLocker and give the site a try. For now, I'll upload the CD 1 in MP3, as soon as I can the CD 2, and then I'll revisit this album.
This was the second album I worked with, and now I'm doing a different kind of revision called "HD". This album was done when I hadn't the same mixing knowledge than now, so it might doesn't sound like the new ones. I would recommend you to check "The Game" or "The Works" HD revisions, but MediaFire eliminated those too. I'll reupload all of them as soon as possible.
Check this post in a few hours, I'll put the link for both "The Miracle" CDs so you can listen to them.
Sorry for all the troubles, I'm looking for some site which don't eliminates my shares. Cheers and thank you for your comment!
Here are the links!
CD 1: link
CD 2: link
|Thank you very much for re-uploading, that site worked perfectly first time, and I must say, you've done a fantastic job on these as well! The Miracle (the song, not the album) sounds more beautiful than ever, and that's only scratching the surface with the other songs.
I thoroughly look forward to your next batch of songs! :)
|Thanks for your feedback! I really like how 'The Miracle' sounds too. It's one of my favorite songs. I'll be uploading ANatO by Thursday at night and creating a post with all the albums together.
Thank you very much for listening!
|Could you please re-upload this one? Thanks a lot.
|I'll reupload it as soon as I can (I think that it'll be tomorrow hopefully, with 'The Game'). This was one of the firsts albums I've done, so don't expect too much. Before starting with 'Hot Space' I've done a few tracks from 'The Miracle' again, but with my actual knowledge in the audio edition, so in some time I'll upload a better version for this lovely album. Cheers!
Can you re-upload these CD's to OneDrive?
|yes Matt, please, reupload on OneDrive to have the whole collection of your mixes in one site, and many thanks dude
|could you post other links for 3 parts, any of them work for me :( thanks & keep rocking
|Hi Matt! Thank you for these wonderful works! Please reupload Miracle on OneDrive!
|Please can you re-upload these? Your work is amazing :)
|Yes, please reupload these files :)
|hey guys, maybe Matt proves me wrong, but don't expect him to reupload this one any time soon.
he appears to be very busy these days, and has already told us his efforts are focused on QII, innuendo and 2.0 versions of ADTR and Hot Space.
So I would expect him to upload "The Miracle v2.0" some day instead of his first attempt on this album.
|^ I remember Matt saying in some thread that he wasn't going to upload it, because it was old work and unimpressive. I mean, it has minor changes which weren't those changes you start to hear in the The Game remaster.
|Hey! Thank you for answering in my absence! For those who want this album, I'm really sorry, but Vali and Beta are both correct: I will do a 2.0 version for TM, because the original version wasn't that good. Anyway, I don't have the album anymore in my PC (only few tracks in MP3). I regret deleting the sessions, since I could work with the songs a lot more faster now, that's why I now save every multitrack for every song I work with.
I've done this some time ago, so it's old WIP, but sounds good overall:
|Hey Matt, is it possible to re-upload The Miracle again?
|Hello, Dave! Sadly, I don't have it anymore. Only a few songs and other few from the old 'Jazz' revision. It had some highlights and corrections, but it didn't sound as good as the new revisions. In the comment before yours there's an approach of the new revision.
|Matt, would you have a major problem if I uploaded it for you? I have all of it in my external hard drive :)
If someone could recommend a good site to upload it, I'll do so when I get home from work today :)
you've got a PM! :)
|bootLuca, I attempted to respond to you, my apologies the website for some reason won't let me reply, only saying that it is a website issue. Anyways, I do NOT have them in FLAC or WAV, only in mp3. Not sure if that was the only way they were shared, or if it's because both options were available, and I chose mp3 simply due to being lazy. Anyways, I will upload them here shortly.
|Hello guys, thank you for caring! Shit, so long since my last post here. Time flies to me right now. Bambams, do you want to PM the links and I upload the MP3's to OneDrive in case you can't?
|C_Matt can you send The Miracle ?
|Hi, Kacio! It got lost, but I'm working on the new version. There are some songs in this post, but I recommend you to check the new post. Cheers!!
|Hey Matt was wondering if you had the I Want it all single version?