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Posted: 29 Dec 17, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After listening this show yesterday I think this is one of the best Queen concert ever. And one of my favourite. The band is in the great mood. Audience also loves it. Basically every song has some great moments, even Brian's solo is phenomenal (and I noticed the 2nd Christmas song. This song was used in the famous 'Home Alone' movie from 1990). Their playing is outstanding, and their singing just as good. Freddie is VERY daring to sing many high notes and sometimes his singing is more similar to the record than usual. One of the show that definitely deserves better recording. Let's hope the taper will share his tape knowing the copy is already leaked. Queen were probably the best band in the world at that time.

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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 02:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

people on streets wrote:

on my way up wrote:

people on streets wrote:

on my way up wrote:

Hearing this show it's safe to say the extremely positive reviews we've had for years are truly correct.
This is one of Queen's finest and most thrilling shows EVER!

We should really find a way to convince the band/QPL to release the COMPLETE mono soundboard they OBVIOUSLY have for this concert. It'll probably sound the same as Sleeping on the sidewalk from the recent release (which is absolutely wonderful!).
How can we make this happen, folks? Let's start a campaign and get noticed on the social media (by posting a YouTube video of this White Christmas all over twitter and facebook??).
Maybe Chief Mouse should do his magic and create a video for it at his usual high level... If we're clever the global press can be reached. I really believe this is possible.

What do you all think?


Cutie. So wonderfully naive.
Go ahead. Call me a negative bastard :)

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How's the campaign doing? Reached global press already?



Dunning-Kruger.
All I could think when reading your posts...

And I feel really sorry for you.






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This guy.

You know I have a law degree right? You act terribly bitter and naive for an educated person. You did lawschool too if I remember correctly, didn't you?

Good luck with dreaming Brian will see the 'global campaign' and release your beloved concert Raf...

It will never happen.





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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You conclude I'm naive because I express my wish to hear a pro recording of my favourite band on a hobby forum ?
Don't you think that is jumping to conclusions?
Most of your posts on this hobby forum are very negative, often riducling people and their (free time) dreams, just like you did with my initial post. My initial post was full of positivism and hope but apparently those sentiments are for you - even in this hobby context - weak features... Talking about bitterness...
Whatever degree one has is totally irrelevant on this forum and I really feel sorry for you if the day you got your degree was the day you lost your ability to dream about - indeed in the wider scheme of things - futility like getting better recordings of a band you really love.
I work hard every day to make a difference to people and can quite happily add that I more often than not succeed. Is a little non-realistic dreaming in my hobby hours allowed? Try it, it feels good!



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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hate to interrupt the cock fight here, but enjoy the last day of the new year! It'll be less than 24 hours before 2018 starts!

The complete show from Tokyo (1979-04-13) just got posted on DIME! Awesome way to end 2017!


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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

You conclude I'm naive because I express my wish to hear a pro recording of my favourite band on a hobby forum ?


No. Because you said and I quote you:

"How can we make this happen, folks? Let's start a campaign and get noticed on the social media (by posting a YouTube video of this White Christmas all over twitter and facebook??). Maybe Chief Mouse should do his magic and create a video for it at his usual high level... If we're clever the global press can be reached. I really believe this is possible. What do you all think?"

My answer to that question was that I think you're a cutie. So wonderfully naive. I still think so. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing and it sure wasn't meant as an insult. Sorry you seem to take it that way.

on my way up wrote:
Most of your posts on this hobby forum are very negative, often riducling people and their (free time) dreams


Excuse me? Most of my posts are very negative? Ridiculing people? Like what I said above. It's often how one can read things. As a lawyer you should know this too.
I have no intention whatsoever to insult people. In my opinion I don't do that. Maybe you think different. Fine.

on my way up wrote:
Whatever degree one has is totally irrelevant on this forum

Dunning-Kruger. That's what you said about me.
That's why I told you about my degree. You really didn't see that causality? I'm sure you do. Try harder Raf.

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I really feel sorry for you if the day you got your degree was the day you lost your ability to dream about getting better recordings of a band you really love.


You feel sorry for me again? Because of what exactly? I don't dream about some soundboard that will never see the light of day? You're such a cutie!

on my way up wrote:
I work hard every day to make a difference to people and can quite happily add that I more often than not succeed. Is a little non-realistic dreaming in my hobby hours allowed? Try it, it feels good!


You're fully allowed to do and dream whatever you please my dear Raf and post those dreams on this hobby forum.

Just as much as I'm allowed to make a comment on it after it has been posted. Naive and cute. Wow. Big deal.

Happy new year! May all your hopes and dreams come true!

x



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Posted: 31 Dec 17, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best wishes to everyone!




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Posted: 03 Mar 18, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!!!!

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Posted: 04 Jun 18, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

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At last!
Been looking for this since GB brought out his "live" book back in the 90's.

That's two fingers up to Queen who took "White Christmas" OFF the end of the original edit of the NOTW doco....


Wait, they had White Christmas in the documentary, but removed it for the TV/DVD version??


Correct, it was in the version which was publicly shown and removed later


Just catching up on this thread.

Where was it shown? Is there any chance someone recorded it?



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Posted: 05 Jun 18, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:

pittrek wrote:

Nitroboy wrote:

brians wig wrote:

At last!
Been looking for this since GB brought out his "live" book back in the 90's.

That's two fingers up to Queen who took "White Christmas" OFF the end of the original edit of the NOTW doco....


Wait, they had White Christmas in the documentary, but removed it for the TV/DVD version??


Correct, it was in the version which was publicly shown and removed later


Just catching up on this thread.

Where was it shown? Is there any chance someone recorded it?


Didn't they announce at the Freddie Mercury birthday party that it had been cut from the doc? It says it on Page 21 of the release's main thread

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Posted: 05 Jun 18, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks Nasty ...

Page 20 seems to start the discussion and specifically mentions a screening at the then upcoming Freddie birthday in Montreux ...

here's the link to page 20 ...

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1481535/news-of-the-world-40th-anniversary-box-set-its-official.aspx?page=20


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Posted: 05 Jun 18, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I saw the documentary, is there anything people would like to know?

It was not made with TV in mind, like previous docs...so there is a lot of long, uncut footage of the band rehearsing/playing - which if airing on the TV would be cut.

Interestingly, the reason why this documentary was never made in the late 70's...is because nothing eventful happened apparently. Brian's string breaking during Liar seems to be it...everything went smoothly and it was hard to make an interesting narrative with the hours of footage shot. That is still the case, but the documentary is obviously a lot more interesting to us fans now as seeing a classic such as We Are The Champions being recorded/mixed is now a lot more interesting than seeing a random up and coming song from a current band having the same treatment.

There's no new interviews with the band, they weren't available...but there are snippets of unused interview Brian/Roger audio material taken from interview sessions for the previous documentaries.

I can reveal that originally the documentary had a very different ending than it does - originally it ended with the band playing 'White Christmas' - it was audio only but with stills and a news report of the unique performance. However, after it was edited together the band weren't too happy with it - they felt the performance wasn't that great and the audio quality, maybe not good enough. Which is a shame, but at the end of the day it was the band's call i suppose. I asked the producer if this could be released as web content or an extra...but apparently the band don't want things which they don't deem to be good enough to be released.

I haven't got a perfect memory of the documentary, but if you have any questions i'll try and answer...but i am on holiday at the moment, so i'm not going to be on my computer a tremendous amount.


Quote taken from http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1481535/news-of-the-world-40th-anniversary-box-set-its-official.aspx?page=21

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Posted: 05 Jun 18, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool, thanks for posting that.

Thank goodness for the audience tape then, which I'm going to give a full review of here now.


It took 40 years for this tape to finally get out, and while it's a stretch to even call the sound at the best of times "decent" due to the bass distortion, without a doubt it's one of the best Queen performances ever.

It takes a few songs for the taper to settle into place, and by the medley the sound is pretty stable. There's a tape flip after Best Friend, and like the first few minutes of the show, the tape is clearly not in great shape, as there are pitch and sound fluctuations until it settles in again.

As long as your ears can adjust to what little sound quality there is, it will bring much delight. We've heard many shows from this tour, and they were always on their game. But on this night they tap into their energy reserves and give a little extra in nearly every song. Mercury's delivery of Somebody To Love, It's Late, Liar, My Melancholy Blues, and White Man are amongst his best ever, and the band, now with 25 shows on the tour under their belt, are tight and focused.

Venues like Madison Square Garden and the LA Forum were seen as an apex for British bands, as the music business at the time revolved around success in the US. Listening to British bands play the Forum (I'm also thinking of Yes, Stones, and Pink Floyd shows taped by Mike Millard) is the sound of English dreams coming true. And although this Queen tape sounds nowhere near as good as those, the performance is equal to those bands peaking at the same venue around the same time.

There are a couple small musical flubs to note - Brian comes in a couple bars late for the initial We Will Rock You guitar solo, and since the backing track with the explosion is on tape, he gets cut off for the last couple bars of the solo. Later, his pitch shifter doesn't work during Get Down Make Love, resulting in the middle section being cut short. But besides that, as well as their somewhat under-rehearsed yet warmly received one-off attempt of White Christmas, they nail pretty much everything else to perfection.

Listening to American audience tapes of Queen from this period can be pretty interesting, as the comments from the audience members really give you a sense of what it was like to attend shows back then. During Brighton Rock you can hear the two tapers speaking to one another about the tape recorder - "you hold it!" When Brian May says "and now for something completely different" before Love Of My Life, one of them is reminded of the Monty Python film. Before the band play '39, they wonder who will sing the lead. And when Brian is sustaining notes with his EBow at the beginning of his solo spot, this same guy says "earthquake!"

Apparently they only had a single 90 minute tape, so the last hour or so of the show is missing. Maybe one day we'll be lucky enough to hear the crazy encores.



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Posted: 05 Jun 18, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Attached is a review of this show. "One of LA's best concerts this year."

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Posted: 05 Jun 18, 23:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

Attached is a review of this show. "One of LA's best concerts this year."


Wonderful - thanks for that. A new one to me. Pretty complimentary review.

But it's actually from the March 2 show earlier in the year, as they mention Thin Lizzy.



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Posted: 06 Jun 18, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If only they filmed this show instead of Houston...

Of course there is nothing wrong with Houston but Inglewood performance is on another level. And in Houston they didn't play It's Late, Spead Your Wings, White Christmas, and did those crazy encores. Would be amazing to watch all of that.

This is in my top 5 Queen shows probably.

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Posted: 06 Jun 18, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW Are there any pictures taken before the encores from that night?

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Posted: 07 Jun 18, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, a couple.

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Posted: 07 Jun 18, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my all time faves.

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Posted: 07 Jun 18, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay! Thanks :)

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Posted: 08 Jun 18, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How I missed this one? Torrent file doesn't work for me. Any possible mega link please???

Thanks...


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