Live in Yokohama Bunka Taikukan,
April 30, 1975
One of the first Queen gigs in Japan, filled with a couple of surprises and funny moments. The band are not very well together during the beginning of Ogre Battle. Freddie introduces Son And Daughter as a song the audience should now, because they've seen it recently on television. Since the songs doesn't have a promo video, he must mean
a live version. Did Japan TV show Son And Daughter from one of the Rainbow concerts before their visit? Can anybody confirm it? Also a nice addition to the setlist is Great King Rat, which is pretty rare to hear live. Roger introduces Seven Seas of Rhye as "a number by HIM,
written by HIM". Freddie introduces Stone Cold Crazy with "This is called Sh.... (silence) Stone Cold Crazy" - did he want to introduce Sheer Heart Attack?
The main source for this merge was an old recording taped by the legendary Japanese taper known only as "Mr. Peach". A few years ago he donated a collection of his tapes
to a bootleg company called Tarantura. The folks at Tarantura then remaster it, or "try" to remaster it, and release a few professional Queen bootlegs each year.
There is one HUGE problem with their bootlegs, or to be more precise with their remastering process. For some weird reason the person responsible for the remastering,
even though he claims to be a professional sound engineer, he ruins the recordings with extreme loudness and compression. The result - always when I forget how these CDs sound like, and I put one of them in my CD player, I experience a big shock. I usually have to run to the speakers and lower the volume as low as possible so that
I'm actually able to listen to it without having to be afraid that I'm gonna damage my ears or my equipment :-)
There are also some other problems with this recording. The show was taped on 90 minutes tapes (SONY C90) so Mr. Peach stopped after each roughly 40 minutes for a
tape flip. We lose two precious parts - the first one is just a part of Freddie's speech. Unfortunately it's exactly the part of the speech which suggests, that Japanese fans could recently see Son And Daughter. The second one is more painful, we lose the last approx. 1 second from Liar, Brian's speech and a surprisingly long segment of In The Lap Of The Gods ...revisited. Two segments actually, which is even more surprising - could Mr. Peach have problems with his equipment? The funny thing is that we miss a part of a song, but we get 2 times the audience cheering between
the encores :-) Another problem is a surprisingly high ammount of hiss, especially in the quiter parts.
Fortunately for us an alternate source exists. The quality is much worse, it's incomplete and all we have is a youtube rip, so it's lossy, but luckily this alternate source has a full version of In The Lap Of The Gods ...revisited.
I have taken the main source, and tried to re-remaster it. I opened each track in good old Cool Edit Pro and used "restore clipped recording". That made the songs sound much more pleaseant to my ears, I don't know if YOU will like it, but I did this for myself, and I DO like it :-) Also, on a couple of tracks a small hiss reduction was done, on the worst sounding parts. Again, I'm no Stark, so don't be too harsh about these changes, if you don't like them, the original bootleg is really easy to find online. The last second of Liar and the missing parts of In The Lap of the Gods ...revisited were patched from the alternate source using
cross-fades instead of cuts. Also the repeating material between discs 1 and 2 was minimized.
Source 1 : AUD > Mr. Peach master tape (2x Sony C90 tapes) > unknown "remastering" by "Zero-Fighter" > "In Hama" Tarantura bootleg > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > restoring clipped recording > hiss reduction where necessary > WAV
Source 2 (*) : AUD > master tape > ? > YouTube > mp4 downloaded via keepvid.com > WAV > FLAC level 8
2. Now I'm Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Great King Rat
5. White Queen
6. Flick of the Wrist
7. Doing All Right
8. In The Lap of the Gods
9. Killer Queen
10. The March of the Black Queen
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
12. Son And Daughter (cut beginning speech)
1. Keep Yourself Alive
2. Seven Seas of Rhye
3. Stone Cold Crazy
4. Liar (ending from *)
5. In The Lap of the Gods ...revisited (some parts taken from *)
6. Waiting for Encore
7. Big Spender
8. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
9. Jailhouse Rock
10. Waiting for Encore 2
11. See What A Fool I've Been
12. God Save The Queen
CD 1 : link
CD 2 : link
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|Thanks a lot Pittrek!!!|
|Thank you. Much appreciated!!|
|people on streets
|Great work Peter.
This one is a keeper for the collection!
Make a torrent plz :)
|Yeah, I sometimes use the clip restoration feature in Audition on studio CDs!|
|Thanks a lot, Peter!|
|Thanks for this!|
|Thank you very much!!|
|Grazie ! ! ! Tks ! ! !|
|Thanks for remastering/restoring and merging of this recording.
It's great that you want to share your work with us !
|Nice work Pittrek! Thank you very much.|
|thanks for the share|
|Thank you, nice work. :)|
|Thanks for this one!|
|Thanks for your work.
Here is a torrent for those who need it:
|thank you very much Peter!|
|Amazing stuff, Pete! Grazie mille!|
|I'm surprised to find here so much positive feedback, I'm planning to do more merges for myself in the near future so if there will be enough interest they will appear here too|
|The merges are excellent! Keep doing them!|
|Thank you very much for your time and efforts.
|This is excellent. Good work sir!|
|Thank you very much!|
|The Real Wizard
pittrek wrote: Did Japan TV show Son And Daughter from one of the Rainbow concerts before their visit? Can anybody confirm it?It must have been ... I can't imagine it being anything else.
|The Real Wizard
|(whoops, double post)|
|The Real Wizard
pittrek wrote: I have taken the main source, and tried to re-remaster it. I opened each track in good old Cool Edit Pro and used "restore clipped recording". That made the songs sound much more pleaseant to my ears, I don't know if YOU will like it, but I did this for myself, and I DO like it :-)It's undeniably an improvement - thanks a lot ! Even the distortion from the clipping is removed. What a great tool.
Could you do the same for the 4-23-79 Tarantura bootleg?
|on my way up
|Fantastic! A great improvement :-)
If you could work your magic on some of the other tarantura's... :-)
The Real Wizard wrote:I can definitely try it, I just need one day in an empty house :-)pittrek wrote: I have taken the main source, and tried to re-remaster it. I opened each track in good old Cool Edit Pro and used "restore clipped recording". That made the songs sound much more pleaseant to my ears, I don't know if YOU will like it, but I did this for myself, and I DO like it :-)It's undeniably an improvement - thanks a lot ! Even the distortion from the clipping is removed. What a great tool. Could you do the same for the 4-23-79 Tarantura bootleg? link
|Lookin' Divine In Good Ol' '89
|Thank you for the awesome work pittrek :)|
|Can someone reupload this please?|
|Here you go!