DEFINETIVE  SEATTLE 1977

 2 CD

Label: Wardour 322
Country: Japan
Released: February 2019.
Recorded: Live at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA  USA,  March 13th, 1977.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  Another bootleg 2cd from this well known recording. I'm not sure which tape source 'Wardour' producer has used on this release, but I'm sure it's ok.
This was also released by Wardour about 10 years ago as A Day At Seattle (Wardour-069).
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 42:50 / 59:56


Front cover

 DISC 1
 1. Intro: 'A Day At The Races' Theme  (tape)
 2. Tie Your Mother Down
 3. Ogre Battle
 4. White Queen
 5. Somebody To Love
 6. Killer Queen
 7. The Millionaire Waltz
 8. You're My Best Friend
 9. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 10. Brighton Rock
 11. Guitar Solo
 12. Brighton Rock  (reprise)
 



 DISC 2
 1. '39
 2. You Take My Breath Away
 3. White Man
 4. The Prophet's Song
 5. Bohemian Rhapsody
 6. Stone Cold Crazy
 7. Keep Yourself Alive
 8. Liar
 9. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
 10. Now I'm Here
 11. Big Spender ~
 12. Jailhouse Rock ~
       Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting ~
       Stupid Cupid ~
       Be Bop A Lula 


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From internet.

Brilliant up with the famous board of the live album representing the wonderful "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR". It is a permanent preservation press appeared in 2CD.
The masterpiece was recorded in "Seattle Performance March 13, 1977". That super superb audience recording. "A DAY AT THE RACES" was released in December 1976, but the tour began in January 1977 when the year was revised. Speaking of 1977, "NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR" is also involved, so let's review the two tours in battle and check the position of the show.

● 1977
"A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR"
January 13 - March 18: North America # 1 (40 shows)
May 8 - June 7: Europe # 1 (19 performances)

"October 28" NEWS OF THE WORLD "Release"
"NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR"
November 11 - December 22: North America # 2 (26 performances)
● 1978
April 12 - May 13: European # 2 (20 performances)

 An outline of 1977 when this was running up the stairs of success. "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR" began with the United States to capture, but the Seattle performance of this work was a concert that was the 37th performance of the final stage of "North America # 1".
This show is famous for having super-superlative recordings more than anything. From the analog era "P.N.W." "DUCK SOUP" is a big staple in the classic that has continued to be loved. This work is also a superb audience recording born from such a show, the name recording which becomes the longest and highest peak of "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR" which was excavated 10 years ago from now. The appearance was a shock. The freshness digitized from the original reel master before becoming LP is the ultimate, and it was not recorded in the analog board "A Day At The Races Intro" "Tie Your Mother Down" "Stone Cold Crazy" "Keep Yourself Alive "also appeared. To the goodness of too much sound, "It is really sound board", "Is not it recording different from analog?" "It might be the same taper as the 1975 Seattle recording of LED ZEPPELIN", etc. It was so intense that I could nod either of those theories, it was a miraculous sound that I could not stay searching behind the scenes.
In our shop, we introduced that name recording as "A DAY AT SEATTLE", but sold out and out of print in a blink of an eye. This work is a thing that polished so much ultra-determined recording with further latest and meticulous remaster. That point is a soundboard feeling. As mentioned earlier, it was clear and vivid enough to say "Actually SBD !?", but the hall ringing is obviously an audience recording. Therefore, this work restrains the hall ringing, detailing one sound one by one. The sound pressure is not raised up to an extent that it will be adjusted indefinitely, but as the contour becomes vivid, it is more on and feels close. Especially Freddie's singing voice and piano are full of close contact feeling flowing directly into the ear, and it is really finished like a direct sound like a sound board.
Another point is glossiness. As a matter of fact, this recording is also known for its high treble (although it is a very high-level story), it is hard for high tones to peak. Especially it was felt that the lyrics "Sa line" was kinkin. In this work, such high tones are individually adjusted. It is preparing the whole balance at the level not damaging the sound quality.
It is the world of wonderful "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR" that is drawn with such a sound. This tour is in the process of growing from an up-and-coming young band to a big band, afterwards popular songs such as "Somebody to Love" which is going to become a standardization afterwards increase. "Brighton Rock" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" are also beginning to play full. It is full of delicious songs such as "The Millionaire Waltz" "You Take My Breath Away" "White Man / The Prophet's Song" "In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited". Although it is not an explosion tension that makes the brain cramp, it is overwhelmed by only the colorful famous piece rush which is delivered one after another.

It is regrettable that the final recording "God Save The Queen" will not reach, recording will end. However, other disadvantages are not found at all. There is no other live album that you can enjoy "A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR" on this long length with miracle sound so far. It is one to update the highest peak in historical name recording ever. "A DAY AT THE RACES If you listen to the era, first of all, it is a famous masterpiece that will become a kore. Please enjoy it to your heart's content with permanent preservation press 2CD.

 

★ "A DAY AT THE RACES" The highest sound quality on the tour is the main board.

 

★ (Remaster memo) Although it is quite high sound quality, there is a sense of hole squealing, so I improved my omission.