BRISTOL 1973

 1 CD

Label: Wardour 359
Country: Japan
Released: July 2019
Recorded: Live at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK  November 29th 1973.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  From the early days. This concert has been released before on bootleg cd's, but 'Wardour' claimed this source is a strong upgrades to what have been in circulation for years. A nice surprise for real Queen fans and collectors
Roots: Audience tape.
Time:

Front cover
  1. Intro: Procession  (tape)
 2. Father To Son
 3. Son And Daughter
 4. Ogre Battle
 5. Hangman
 6. Keep Yourself Alive
 7. Liar
 8. Jailhouse Rock Medley
 9. Big Spender
 10. Bama Lama Bama Loo

  



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Review from Internet.

The upgrade master of the 1973 QUEEN, which was the early days, was decided on two simultaneous release releases. The live album, which will be the longest record even at the beginning of the dawn, is now on the permanent preservation press CD.
It is "November 29, 1973 Bristol show" that is included in such a work. That vintage audience recording.
Speaking of the dawn period QUEEN, we have also archived in the masterpiece "GLASGOW 1973 (Wardour-145)" and "POP SPECTA CULAR (Wardour-340)" in our shop, and this week new excavation master "OXFORD 1973 (Wardour-358)" Also released simultaneously. The outline of the activity, let's give it to the commentary of "OXFORD 1973", let's take a closer look at the positions of few recordings.

・ February 5: BBC session (official: ON AIR)
・ April 9: London performance
   "July 13" QUEEN first LP released
・ July 13-August 3 (3 performances)
・ September 13th "POP SPECTACULAR" & official "ON AIR"
・ October 13-November 16 (eight performances)
・ November 17: Liverpool performance "POP SPECTACULAR (Botra)"
・ November 18th + 19th (two performances)
・ November 20 "OXFORD 1973"
・ November 21st + 22nd (two performances)
・ November 23 "GLASGOW 1973"
・ November 25-28 (4 performances)
・ November 29: Bristol show ← ★ This work ★
・ November 30-December 2 (3 performances)
・ December 3: BBC session (official: ON AIR)
・ December 6-28: UK # 3 (eight performances)

This is a record of 1973, and all shows are from the UK. We have introduced the audience recording of 3 shows (Liverpool / Oxford / Glasgow), but the Bristol show of this work is later than that. It is a live album that experienced the live sizzling of the night after day, and recorded its rapidly growing appearance.
Like the simultaneous release "OXFORD 1973", this show has been known for a long time, but this work is an upgrade master excavated recently. The sound is wonderfully clear. It is not a type mistaken for a sound board, but it is a precious vintage recording to the last, but the core jumps into the hand powerfully without feeling the distance, and the sound played by four people has a sharp outline. As a matter of fact, its individuality was also felt in the conventional master, but the detail of mid-bass was lost during the dubbing process, and only the high-pitched sound was missed. Moreover, the peak of the high-pitched sound was distorted, and it sounded like a stabbing into the ear with a kink while the whole was solidifying.

On the other hand, this work clearly shows the middle bass to a subtlety, and it is clear to the gap between instruments without feeling of mass. Even though the balance itself, which is characterized by high-pitched sound, has not changed, the whole ensemble floats up without sticking to the ear. This work is brushed up with the latest mastering of such a new master. Of course, I am not doing an unwavering sound squeeze. The freshness of the new excavation has been adjusted to the pitch and sound pressure that were randomly changing as it is, and a perfection that can be heard as a music work has been achieved.

In addition to the sound, I'm also glad I first long. As mentioned above, in our shop we have introduced three early audience recordings so far, but most of them are about 30 minutes, at most 40 minutes. Because this UK tour is the support of MOTT THE HOOPLE, this work is never long, but still recording time of over 43 minutes is the longest live album even in 1973. You can enjoy precious numbers such as "Hangman" and Little Richard's cover "Bama Lama Bama Loo" with uncutness. And I can see the growth I have experienced for the first time in the UK tour. Although the tension is not as explosive as the three performances mentioned above, the show is intensively done and the skill is excellent.
Of course, this does not mean that the tension is low, in particular, the ensemble that was ignited by the "Keep Yourself Alive" flames at once, and the venue also becomes hot with it. You can also enjoy the 1973 mood that rock'n'roll medley swells from the original (Big Spender has a big laugh with female customers, but is Freddie doing something?).

This is a famous item of the early days. 27-year-old Freddie roars, 26-year-old Brian sings a red special, and 24-year-old Roger and 22-year-old John beat out a frantic beat. It is a new excavation master who can experience such a spot. The longest live album in the precious 1973 collection. Please enjoy it with the permanent preservation press CD.