Live at Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
March 31st 1974[/u]
Audio source 1 :
SBD > multi-track master tape > editing, overdubbing > Trident tape > Elektra reel-to-reel tape > digital transfer
> 96kHz 32bit PCM file > Cool Edit Pro > downsampling to 44kHz / 16 bit (for making it "CD-friendly"), correcting the
speed to match it the older audio sources and the BBC video, patching the right channel gap in Keep Yourself Alive
with information from the left channel, splitting > WAV files
Audio source 2 :
SBD > ? > "Master of Sheetkeeckers" LP > ? > CD > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (hiss reduction)
Audio source 3 :
Video master > ? > VHS(x) > DVD > WAV
First of all, this was done BY me and FOR me. That's why I'm not claiming anything like "this is the best you're gonna get", only "it's as good as I was able to do it".
The main source is a 96kHz/32bit transfer of an Elektra reel to reel tape owned by SvdV and share here :
When I was listening to it I noticed it runs slower than the old sources. After comparing it with my old source
and the BBC video I came to something what is HOPEFULLY the correct speed - I can't guarantee it's correct, but as I wrote it matches the speed of the old source(s) and of the BBC video bits, the speed of Procession appears to match the speed of the album version too. Of course if someone can make a better job, feel free to do so.
I took the speed-corrected 96kHz wav file and downsampled it to 48kHz for synchronizing with the video which will be shared here soon. When I was trying to sync it to the video, I noticed that "what comes next? " from Son And Daughter is missing, so I added it from the video source. Also after a closer examination I noticed that my old copy of "Sheetkeeckers" transfer (at least that's how I have labelled it, can somebody confirm it's this bootleg?) has a few seconds more at the beginning of Procession, so I added the missing seconds. Then I noticed that there's a small in the right channel in Keep Yourself Alive, I "fixed" it by simply merging the fragmentary data in the right channel with the data from the left channel. Only AFTER I finished it I noticed that it was already fixed by Wer-al-zwore for the 44kHz version. He used a different method - he patched the gap with the old radio source, but you can notice
that in his version the speed changes.
So, in his version you get a sudden speed/pitch change for a few seconds, in my version you jump from stereo to mono for a few seconds. I don't know which version is better, as I said above I did this primarly for myself and I prefer the jump to mono, your oppinion may differ, please see the queenzone thread mentioned above for download of the original 44kHz version with werakzwore's fix.
The resulting wav file was again downsampled to 44.1kHz so that it can be burned to a CD and split to 8 was files, each containing one song. The wav files were converted to
FLAC level 8 with Trader's Little Helper with SBE correction. The tracks were then tagged with good old Winamp, which really whips the llama's ass.
1. Procession (first seconds coming from alternate source) [1:10]
2. Father To Son [5:44]
3. Ogre Battle [5:04]
4. Son And Daughter (Freddie's "What comes next?" line coming from the video source) [7:36]
5. Keep Yourself Alive (dropout at right channel fixed by merging with data from left channel) [3:54]
6. Seven Seas of Rhye [3:11]
7. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll [2:45]
8. Liar [8:29]
Enjoy (yourself, it's later than you think)
|Let me be the first to say thank you for this.|
|Let me be the first to say You're welcome|
|Let me be the second to say thanks a lot for this one! gonna download it right fucking now! ;)|
|I hadn't got round to listening to Sikke's uploads which I'm now glad about.
This concert sounds incredible!
|Was In the lap of the Gods in this concert? I have it on The box of flix VHS but yet to hear it in good quality stereo (as this and the previous share).|
|The video on the official VHS is from at least one of the two November shows, this is the March show|
|Thank you Peter, great work as always. :)|
|Thank you very much indeed!!|
|Thanks for your work on this! Listening to "Queen II" right now.|
|people on streets
|Thanks Peter. Saves me a lot of work and time.
This one is a keeper for the collection.
|Thank you very much!|
|The Real Wizard
|Fab ... looking forward to this !|
|Thank you very much! It sounds great, and reminds me why I miss John so much.|
PS: Pittrek, I've sent you a PM
|Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
|Thank you very much!|
|This is fantastic. I just can't get enough of this concert.
Thanks for the corrected speed version.
|Pittrek, could you give more details about your next DVD? What will be envolve??
|I don't plan to upload any DVD to Queenzone anymore.My next upload (either tonight or tomorrow, depending on my upload speed) will be an mkv file (it's 2014!) containing the best sources of the March footage - at least the best "I" was able to find|
|Thank you very much!|
|Many thanks Pittrek!|
|you're my hero!|
|thank you for the share Pittrek|
|Ghostwithasmile is BACK!
|What a perfect share thank you so much mr. V !
Is it still necessary to call in Simon Kitt (stark) for a EQ remaster ?
I gues not .... the only thing that could be better than the Pittrek share is simply the full QueenPL (**** *** ******* ** ** ***** ******* ****** *****) (use your anti spoil admin code to enconde the * text!) full release of this gig. I really hope this will turn up soon. Not that this was taken from one of my reels, but I really think , at least for me, this is the best ever Queen show recorded.
So no moustache , no yellow jacket, no galileo's , no huge stadium, just four young huys ready to conquer the world.
Thanks again Peter, you did a great job ! I played tis the first time in my car yesterday volume to the max ! What a show , what a quality ! Shame only so few Queen shows were soundboard recorded.
Thanks Peter this is great !
Cheers from sunny Holland Sikke van der Veen
|And thanks of course for putting your reel public :-)
Cheers from rainy Slovakia
|Thanks a very very lot, man, wonderful work, thank you very much for sharing it!!|
|Thanks Pittrek, just grabbed this, can't get enough Rainbow related goodies.|
|I know it's been official released, but is there any artwork for this 3source version!!|
fly wrote: I know it's been official released, but is there any artwork for this 3source version!!no, there's not but I'll do some art over this weekend
fly wrote: I know it's been official released, but is there any artwork for this 3source version!!here you go!
|The link is dead|
jskwsj3jgb wrote: The link is deadThis should be it: link
|Chin, you're great! :)|
|This is now an official release. There is no reason for having this version anymore|
|I guess some people don't like the official mix.|
pittrek wrote: This is now an official release. There is no reason for having this version anymoreAgreed