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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen
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
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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks pittrek, much appreciated! :P

-Chin


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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Peter, but what is extrements?

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ He probably means excrement (shit).

And yeah, thanks for this! :)


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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, I see.

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I tried to be polite despite my excremental mood today :)

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERCI BEAUCOUP

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure I posted a direct cassette tape transfer years ago with NO breaks between tracks

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this.

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh Peter.
I captured MINE today to send you....

Currently doing all the 73/74 tapes - all of which are over 30 years old.

Bear with me and I'll upload samples for you over the weekend.

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Posted: 30 Mar 16, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NOW you tell me :-)
OK, I'll wait of course

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Posted: 31 Mar 16, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks to all of you!!!!


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Posted: 31 Mar 16, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!

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Posted: 31 Mar 16, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!

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Posted: 31 Mar 16, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this work and share.

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Posted: 31 Mar 16, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Pittrek.

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Posted: 31 Mar 16, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

NOW you tell me :-)
OK, I'll wait of course


Blame Kurgan ;-)

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Posted: 01 Apr 16, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:
pittrek wrote:
NOW you tell me :-)
OK, I'll wait of course

Blame Kurgan ;-)

Real Wizard asked me to share Oxford, so blame him ;-)
Do we all get to hear your version, or is it just for Peter?



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Posted: 01 Apr 16, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Kurgan wrote:

brians wig wrote:
pittrek wrote:
NOW you tell me :-)
OK, I'll wait of course

Blame Kurgan ;-)

Real Wizard asked me to share Oxford, so blame him ;-)
Do we all get to hear your version, or is it just for Peter?



It's all on Wizard then!
I "blamed" you for having made a start on your tapes and thereby kicking me up the **** to get on with mine ;-)

I'll probably do what you did and upload a song to youtube, but I was in talks with Wizard quite a while ago about my tapes and he'd like to hear samples from all of them so he can compare to the best of what we currently have and then post any upgrades for all to share. Obviously he's been talking to you about the same :)

I also tend to involve Pitter's in this kind of thing too because he seems to have an ear for audio like Wizard does.


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Posted: 01 Apr 16, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, so long as we know it's all Real Wizard's fault :D