GLASGOW 1975 2ND NIGHT
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QUEEN in 1975 brought out the historical masterpiece “Night at the Opera”
that rewrote rock history.
This is the whole picture of “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Tour”. Until the first
visit to Japan was the
● “British” leg details
In this way, the official work “A NIGHT AT THE ODEON” was a Christmas gig on the final day. This work was also the 24th performance concert just before that. This work recorded at such a show is a rare sound source that was said to be a phantom. Although its existence itself has been known for a long time, it was only distributed among core collectors, and for a long time the name in the trade list was seen with a finger in its mouth. However, one of the core collectors has recently been released. Finally got the chance to be heard.
The sound of this work is truly vintage. To be honest, it is undeniable that there is some distance, and there is no scene where lively enthusiasm interrupts the performance. However, its master freshness is excellent. Almost no tape twists or disturbances can be seen, and hiss noise is extremely small. The atmosphere that was floating in the Apollo Theater 47 years ago blows out vividly from the speakers.
If you are familiar with the original sound that appeared on the net here, you may think, “Isn’t it too much praise?”, but there is a reason for that. It is easy to hear and upgraded with our own mastering.
Of course, noise processing such as hiss and hum is also applied, but more importantly, it is monaural.
Although it is a common pattern in the 70’s recording, this recording was originally monaural. It was dubbed to a stereo cassette and distributed. In such cases, the same sound is recorded on the left and right channels, but differences occur depending on the length of time and the playback environment.
This recording was also difficult to hear because the left channel deteriorated in the net original sound.
Therefore, in this work, the left and right sides are aligned and completely monaural.
The deterioration of both channels is complemented by each other, realizing a sound with outstanding stability.
Such an upgraded sound is reminiscent of “A NIGHT AT THE ODEON” immediately after… on the contrary, it’s a completely different full show. In order to explain the meaning, let’s organize the set while comparing here.
● Sheer Heart Attack (7 songs)
… and it looks like this. Unfortunately, the recording of this work ended
with “Big Spender”. (Although it can not be determined because there is no
other recording, probably) “Jailhouse Rock” is a recording leak, but you can
enjoy the whole view other than that. The content is also quite different
from “A NIGHT AT THE ODEON”, starting with “Ogre Battle” led by “Bohemian
Rhapsody” from the opening. After that, numbers unique to this period such
as “Sweet Lady” and “Doing All Right” will be rolled out one after another.
★ Vintage audience recording of “December 16, 1975 Glasgow Performance”. It is a hidden treasure master that was distributed among core collectors, and although it is somewhat distant, the master freshness is excellent.
Furthermore, meticulous mastering has dramatically improved the ease of listening.
While it is a concert just before the official “A NIGHT AT THE ODEON”, you can enjoy plenty of “Flick Of The Wrist”, “Doing All Right”, “Sweet Lady”, and “The Prophet’s Song” that you could not hear in the official work.