New Theatre, Oxford, UK
20. November 1973 Lineage
# : AUD > MC(x) > TDK D-90 > Sherwood DS-3010C deck > WAV > speed correction > FLAC shared on queenzone.com by The Kurgan > Cool Edit Pro (hiss reduction, minor equalisation) > WAV
## : AUD > ? > CDR(x) > WAV (Goldwave speed correction) > CDR(x)
Editing : WAV files > Cool Edit Pro > editing using mostly crossfades > separate WAV files > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC level 8 > Winamp > tagging > FLAC level 8 Tracklist
01. Procession (#) [01:11]
02. Father To Son (#) [05:36]
03. Son And Daughter (#/##) [07:02]
04. Ogre Battle (#) [04:45]
05. Hangman [cut] (#/##) [05:11]
06. Keep Yourself Alive [cut] (#) [03:29]
07. Liar (#/##) [07:18]
08. Jailhouse Rock / Shake Rattle and Roll / Stupid Cupid / Be Bop A Lula / Jailhouse Rock (reprise) (#) [03:36]
09. Bama Lama Bama Loo (#) [02:23]
10. Bonus track - edited soundcheck (#)
Getting a decent sounding recording of this early Queen gig used to be quite a pain in the anus. Most of the previously available sources (e.g. the famous bootleg "Supporting Mott The Hoople
") sounded like extrements. Currently two main sources are available.
The first one, provided by The Real Wizard has clean sound, but it has an annoying, and I mean ANNOYING high frequency noise through the whole recording. It's so annoying that I was never able to listen to the whole thing because the noise was just too painful for my ears.
The second one, recently re-transfered using better equipment and shared on queenzone by The Kurgan doesn't have that extremely annoying noise, and is more complete, but it has very bass heavy (even after a subtle equalisation). But it's still much more enjoyable than the previous version, because it doesn't have that annoying noise.
I have done a careful hiss reduction of Kurgan's source (you can still hear some hiss during the quiter parts). I know many of you don't like hiss reduction, but a) I know what I'm doing (I have actually listened to ONLY the hiss of the complete recording only to be sure that I'm not removing anything else than hiss) and b) Kurgan's share is still available. I have also done some very subtle equalisation.
Then I noticed Kurgan's recording has many small cuts, some of them could be replaced by The Real Wizard's share, mainly the speech between Son And Daughter and Ogre Battle, a fraction of a second in Hangman and a few seconds in Liar. Still missing is a part of Hangman and the opening of Keep Yourself Alive, otherwise it's complete.
Added as track 10 is the edited version of the soundcheck, again a dehissed version of Kurgan's share.
Please don't bootleg this, and don't upload it to youtube - the only persons who have the moral right to make money from
this recording are the members of Queen themselves.
pittrek 2016 for www.queenzone.com Files (236 MB total)
Oxford73merge2016.zip Will be deleted on
6 April, 2016 Download link