Selected: Queen - A Night Up The Chimney - 1975-12-24

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  • Band / Artist
  • Concert Date
  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Queen
  • 1975-12-24
  • A Night Up The Chimney
  • Hammersmith Odeon
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • London
  • N/A
  • England
  • FLAC
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Multiple
  • Excellent
  • Groovinpict
  • 14th of October 2008
  • Taper - Unknown
  • Artist: Queen Date: 24.12.1975 Venue: Hammersmith Odeon; London, UK Title: "A Night Up The Chimney" Label: Furry Animal Cat #: FA012revA Lineage: FM>WAV>FLAC (main source) Sound Quality: EX+ Source: Tracks 1-9, 11: Radio Classic 21 (Belgium) broadcasted on Friday evening 25 March 2005 at 12pm Track 10: Unknown bootleg Video CD Track 12: Bootleg "London 1975" (FBCD1146) Track 13: ESKIMO's first gen tape from BBC broadcast Equipment: recorded from Sony Tuner ST-SE520 to HD with Cool Edit Pro v2.1 via VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM) soundchip - edited with CEP - track split with CD Wave Audio Editor v1.71 - lossless compression with Flac Frontend v1.1.0m level 8, aligned on sector boundaries. Tracklist: 01. Now I'm Here 02. Ogre Battle 03. White Queen (As It Began) 04. Queen Medley: Bohemian Rhapsody Killer Queen March Of The Black Queen Bohemian Rhapsody reprise 05. Bring Back That Leroy Brown 06. Brighton Rock / Son And Daughter reprise 07. Keep Yourself Alive 08. Liar 09. In The Lap Of The Gods... revisited 10. * Rock'n'roll medley: Big Spender! Jailhouse Rock Stupid Cupid Be Bop A Lula Jailhouse Rock reprise Shake Rattle & Roll 11. Seven Seas Of Rhye 12. ** See What A Fool I've Been 13. *** God Save The Queen * channel panning and volume adjustement with CEP ** speedcorrected (96.826%), rebalanced and volume adjustement with CEP ***speedcorrected (100.990%), rebalanced with CEP Line-up: Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano, tambourine) Brian May (electric guitar, backing vocals, banjo) Roger Taylor (drums, backing vocals) John Deacon (bass guitar, triangle) Notes about the show: --------------------- Both Freddie and Brian didn't feel very well that night but this concert (broadcasted on the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' on BBC) has become one of their finest live performances EVER. Notes about this release: ------------------------- After I had the pleasure to release my own recording of this show back in March 2005, I always wanted to find a very COMPLETE bootleg in excellent sound quality of this fine show, which stands for many Queen fans on their bedtable since years. This is now finally done and I am very glad to present a - hopefully - definitive complete edition of this show, based on my previous release. Here is Revision A of FA012, the Christmas show of the first "A Night at the Opera" UK tour which I kiddingly renamed "A Night Up The Chimney". The main source used (for 3/4 of the show) comes from an FM-rebroadcast captured directly to my HD. I assume the source used by the radio station is one of those fine quality BBC transcription CD's. The sound quality is the best I heard for this show, alas it is the least complete version I've spotted in trading circles. Most other versions do include the blues encore "See what a fool I've been". Still, those ain't complete either. Most bootlegs miss the second encore and the rock'n'roll medley. I guess this medley never was broadcasted on radio dued to copyright issues with those covers of classic rock'n'roll songs. The only version including the complete setlist I know of is video sourced and is of inferior SQ than my main source. I compared my FM-broadcast with "London 75" and noticed the latter was way too slow, spoilt with static and noises and the channels were unbalanced. I took "See what a fool I've been" from that one and so you can make the comparison by yourself. I have speedcorrected it and rebalanced the channels though. The source for the Rock'n'roll medley is pretty poor, it's nothing better than the mpeg extraction from the VCD. Yes I know, this is mp3 compression, and it is very noticeable when you listen with headphones, but unless some kind soul (and I never found one) offers me a direct audio capture from a CLEAN VHS, this is the best I could find for this song. I also had the audio from a DVD of the Japanese broadcast, but though the bitrate was higher (220kbps), the sound sucked horribly, plagued with very annoying static noise from the TV receiver. Very unpleasant. At least the VCD source was cleaner (but more compressed). Also the VCD source had a weird channel mix, with voices panned more to the left and guitar more to the right, while my other sources were more centered. I tried to correct the panning the best I could, but pure "channel average mixing" made the compression even more evident and sounded worse than it originally was. So I mixed the channels the best I could to make it sound more like the main source, but while listening with headphones you may still notice a weird change in panning (besides the evident drop in sound quality of course). A fourth source used to complete this show with the "God save the Queen" outro comes from the master (well actually it should be called first gen) cassette tape of a trader nicknamed ESKIMO who recorded the show many years ago straight from the BBC radio. This source was the most hissy, but the sound was well defined. Fortunatelly the hiss is not too much noticeable on that "God Save The Queen" portion. The fading at the end is quite short and comes in abruptly, but that's because I edited out the DJ comment at the very end, and I didn't feel like it was worth it to paste more audience cheering from anywhere (though that's what I did on the first version of this release). All in all - even though I say it - I'd rate this release EX-. EX+ for the main source, but the overal rating is dragged down by the poorer sources (but best available at the moment!!) used for the patches. The only thing we still miss are maybe a few seconds audience cheering and the censored line in "See what a Fool I've been", which I haven't spotted uncensored yet. Thanks to jdk for the idea and for provided sources. Enjoy! - Furry Animal (26 Aug 05) A FURRY ANIMAL PRODUCTION *********************************************************************** *********************************************************************** ** ** ** Respect the trading spirit ; DO NOT SELL ** ** Respect the sound quality ; DO NOT TRADE IN LOSSY FORMAT like MP3 ** ** Do not release under another label, use your own source. ** ** ** *********************************************************************** ***********************************************************************