all credits for this new pearl go the the ones who spent their money to buy this piece of Queen history and risk a lot for that and at least to the Wizard to make it available for the public. Please have a listen to the first live performance of Queen's most successful song.
regards and thanks for bringing this up to light.
Sir GH wrote:
November 14, 1975
This will undoubtedly make quite a few people blow their goo in all the right ways !
Previously uncirculated, this is the first show of the A Night At The Opera tour, which means it's the first live recording of Bohemian Rhapsody - pretty historically significant. This recording is presumably from the master tape, but unconfirmed at this time. A bunch of collectors combined to buy this tape from an auction, and let me assure you it was not cheap !!
There is some bass distortion. Since it's mono and there was more tape hiss in the left channel, I copied the right channel on top of it. I also slowed it down as the tape played slightly too quickly.
Freddie's speech after Sweet Lady is missing for a tape flip (White Queen through Keep Yourself Alive are a 45 minute side of a tape) and God Save The Queen is missing. The show is otherwise complete.
Although Mercury delivers an excellent Sweet Lady, the band almost train wreck after the second chorus ! Essential listening here.
Note the interesting combination of Son And Daughter and Keep Yourself Alive via Brian May's solo, part of a four song mini-set from their debut album.
AUD > Master Cassette (?) > WAV (GoldWave fixes) > FLAC level 8
More info here:
1) Bohemian Rhapsody (tape & rock part)
2) Ogre Battle
3) Sweet Lady
4) White Queen
5) Flick Of The Wrist
6) Bohemian Rhapsody (verses)
7) Killer Queen
8) The March Of The Black Queen
9) Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise)
10) Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11) The Prophet's Song
12) Stone Cold Crazy
13) Doing All Right
14) Son And Daughter
15) guitar solo
16) Keep Yourself Alive [cut]
2) In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
3) Now I'm Here
4) Big Spender
5) Jailhouse Rock
Enjoy, keep it lossless, and DO NOT BOOTLEG THIS !"
And finally the link:
Please find attached some artwork created by ethiessen1.
|Fantastic! The first (and hopefully not only) new unheard tape of 2016! Thank you so much to the auctioneers and everyone involved in bringing this to the public!!|
|Brilliant! Thanks to those responsible for this share :-)|
|Many thanks to Bob and all involved for acquiring and sharing this show.|
|Cruella de Vil
|I am looking forward to haering this, train wreck and all. They must've been nervous. I had a old tape of the 2nd Liverpool show where Deacy launches at full throttle into Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll, while the rest of the band are playing Stone Cold Crazy. Thank you to all involved for your generosity, As Freddie said: " may you all have champagne for breakfast!" Cheers!|
Thank you very much!
|Many thanks to all those involved for making this recording available for us !|
|OMG this is brilliant! Many thanks to Bob and all involved!|
|Thanks to all involved.|
|Just amazing. What great and generous people there are in this world. Thanks to all those responsible.|
|on my way up
|Fantastic! Thanks :-)
A legendary performance... simply because one of the most legendary songs of all time was heard live by an audience for the first time.
Love it how Freddie is daring while singing Sweet Lady. It happened quite a few times that the first performance(s) of a song had him singing it closer to the record.
This happened throughout his entire career. Remember how he sang A kind of magic much closer to the record at the first couple of shows before settling with a less demanding interpretation :-)
|Fantastic share! Huge thanks for everyone involved for making this possible! First ever performance of Bo Rhap..damn! Thats monumental.. Looking forward listening through this one, that's for sure :-)|
|Huge thanks but file deleted... again please???|
|I just can say "thank you very much". I wasn't sure if I could be able to listen to this. It's one of these recordings I was waiting for.|
|Thank you very much for sharing!|
|on my way up
|Funny how there's not a big noise by the audience when Freddie starts Bo Rhap... It was an unknown song then :-) :-)|
|Yes, and the audience also seem to be a little upset that after all the requests Freddie asked for, the "Prophet Song" is starting.|
|Thank you very much for this fantastic share!
on my way up wrote: Funny how there's not a big noise by the audience when Freddie starts Bo Rhap... It was an unknown song then :-) :-)Bohemian Rhapsody was released before this concert on 31th October 1975.
|Thank you to all the people involved in putting together this share of this historic Queen live show. It's historic as it's the very first live performance of the A Night At The Opera tour, and, by proxy, the first live performances of Bohemian Rhapsody, Sweet Lady, and The Prophet's Song. In addition, it's also the first Queen concert where Brian uses the John Birch replica of the Red Special as his spare guitar.|
|people on streets
|wow. Serious clipping going on.
I wouldnt call it "some bass distortion"
Having said that, thanks for selling, buying & sharing.
Was nice to listen to once.
|Many Thanks for the share ! It will light up my closing time :)
It's beer o'clock for me !
|The Real Wizard
|Enjoy the new tape, folks ! It's a great one.
Let's hope this inspires others to bring out their uncirculated Queen material, such as:
Philadelphia 75 audience master
Inglewood 12-22-77 audience master
Detroit 78 audience master
Providence 78 audience master
^ this stuff is ALL out there in one way or another. Let's hope that this creates a ripple effect of people simply wanting to bring the joy of new music to others. It can't just sit in attics or on hard drives forever.
The Real Wizard wrote: Enjoy the new tape, folks ! It's a great one. Let's hope this inspires others to bring out their uncirculated Queen material, such as: Philadelphia 75 audience master Inglewood 12-22-77 audience master Detroit 78 audience master Providence 78 audience master ^ this stuff is ALL out there in one way or another. Let's hope that this creates a ripple effect of people simply wanting to bring the joy of new music to others. It can't just sit in attics or on hard drives forever.
It's great all these exsist!
|WOW MERCI BEAUCOUP|
|This is special!
Thank you to all involved in the sharing of this concert.
|Thank you very much to anybody involved in this share!|
|Many thanks for acquiring and uploading this!!
people on streets wrote: wow. Serious clipping going on. I wouldnt call it "some bass distortion"There's no clipping whatsoever. I noticed lots of people on the pseudo-audiophile Steve Hoffman forum constantly misuse the term. There is general distortion on the source tape - as you'd expect from a vintage bootleg recording like this done on consumer gear.
|This is definetely an amazing concert! Wow! Specially i love it because are songs that were released one year later like Sweet Lady. Thanks to the owner of the tape, the transferer and who uploaded it!|
|Thanks a lot for this new and important show for our collections!|
Sweet Lady was on ANATO, so it had been out for two weeks. I 'second' the thank yous to those who provided this for us.
And thanks to anyone who might post this to youtube in an uninterrupted version (I'm fine with mp3). Also... I have no idea how to open the .rar file and then change to mp3.
(yes, I'm 'old', and 'old school')
|The Real Wizard
*goodco* wrote: Sweet Lady was on ANATO, so it had been out for two weeks.It actually wouldn't be released until a few days later. They played Sweet Lady and The Prophet's Song and nobody knew the tunes.
I have no idea how to open the .rar file and then change to mp3.If you're on PC, download a program called WinRAR to extract the FLAC files. It should be freeware.
|Big thanks to everyone. Can't wait to give it a listen!|
*goodco* wrote: ^ Sweet Lady was on ANATO, so it had been out for two weeks. I 'second' the thank yous to those who provided this for us. And thanks to anyone who might post this to youtube in an uninterrupted version (I'm fine with mp3). Also... I have no idea how to open the .rar file and then change to mp3. (yes, I'm 'old', and 'old school')
I took the liberty of uploading the show. Gotta say, although the set-list isn't my favourite, it's one hell of a show!
|wow. thanks, i'll take a listen. EDIT: sounds pretty nice, distorted, yes, but still less so than most Queen tapes from late 1975. it is pretty clear-sounding regardless.|
Thank you so much for this great addition :-)
|First....oops....I was looking at the BoRhap release date. My apologies there. Hearing something for the first time in a live setting is different indeed. Reminders of seeing the Jazz tour, knowing FBG and Bicycle, but it would be a few days later before I had the album, and then it's 'yeah, I remember this' and 'did they play that?'
Thanks, Bob, for correcting my error, and for the .rar process help. Thank you, Nitroboy for the uninterrupted youtube upload. My download just finished.
And to all who made this possible.
|Big thank you to all involved in getting this out there for all of us to enjoy.|
|Thank you all involved!|
|Many thanks to all involved. A piece of history indeed.|
|A huge thanks to all involved in sharing this treasure!
|people on streets
Negative Creep wrote: Many thanks for acquiring and uploading this!!clipping is distortion caused by an overdriven amplifier. What do you think caused the distortion on the tape?people on streets wrote: wow. Serious clipping going on. I wouldnt call it "some bass distortion"There's no clipping whatsoever. I noticed lots of people on the pseudo-audiophile Steve Hoffman forum constantly misuse the term. There is general distortion on the source tape - as you'd expect from a vintage bootleg recording like this done on consumer gear.
The internal amplifier of the recorder....
I'd call that clipping. Like most tapers I know do.
A vintage tape doesnt have to have distortion on it. When the mics would have been powered the correct way the recording would've turned out nice.
There are many vintage tapes with perfect sound. All done with consumer gear. (nakamichi cm-300 cardioid microphones for example)
|Great! Wonderful! Thanks to everyone involved!!|
|Many thanks to all involved ! I turned down the low/bass frequencies as far as possible in the Winamp equaliser, and it improves the sound a lot in my opinion. So, this priceless recording is just crying out for a "remaster" from an expert. Mr Stark, wherefore art thou ?|
|Nice to hear a new recording ! A big thank you to everyone involved on this !|
|Thank you to all involved, Bob thanks for your work on this. For some reason I cannot open, can someone please make a torrent, Bob also thanks for your comment on those other shows, would be something else to hear that LA Xmas 1977 show and of course another Crazy tour show would just be amazing!|
|Awesome! Amazing this stuff is still out there and surfacing so many years later!|
|Amazing. I love how Freddie sang Studio phrasing in G4 in both the first verse and second verse. I uploaded just Boh Rap on youtube
|Never mind the G4's, he got one of the B's in Sweet Lady. Sounds awesome!|
|Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
|Thank you very much to all involved for this wonderful share!|
|Thanks a lot for this one.|
|Thanks so much for this|
|Fantastic share! Thanks to everyone involved :-)|