HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979

 2 CD

Label: Wardour 405
Country: Japan
Released: February 2020.
Recorded: Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England  December 26th. 1979.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  Queen – Hammersmith Odeon 1979: Legendary Master Tapes (Wardour-405) is a 2CD set from the Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK on December 26th, 1979.
This benefit concert was part of  “The Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea”.
This is reported to be sourced from the master tapes that brought us Hammersmith Odeon 1979 (Wardour-307).
Looks like Wardour has re-released this legendary concert again. Redone the cover (looks a bit like the previous one), and move some tracks over to cd 2.
I guess same audience tape. Unsure if they have done some work on it.
Limited copies has sticker on cover, This sticker versions has a enclosed a DVDR with the 'raw' convention video recording, follow with the television made program 'Queen Special', which was shown on TV in a lot of country's.
Roots: Audience tape recording.
Time: 44:46 / 69:12

Front cover
 CD 1
 1. Intro: Thunder & Lighting  (tape)
 2. Jailhouse Rock
 3. We Will Rock You  (fast)
 4. Let Me Entertain You
 5. Somebody to Love
 6. If You Can't Beat Them
 7. Mustapha
 8. Death on Two Legs
 9. Killer Queen
 10. I'm in Love With My Car
 11. Get Down, Make Love
 12. You're My Best Friend
 13. Save Me





  CD 2
 1. Now I'm Here
 2. Don't Stop Me Now
 3. Spread Your Wings
 4. Love of My Life
 5. '39
 6. Keep Yourself Alive
 7. Drum solo ~ Guitar Solo
 8. Guitar Solo ~
     Silent Night  (acoustic)
 9. Brighton Rock  (ending)
 10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 11. Bohemian Rhapsody
 12. Tie Your Mother Down
 13. Sheer Heart Attack
 14. We Will Rock You
 15. We Are the Champions
 16. God Save the Queen

 DVDR with the sticker packing only. (109:13)
 1. Jailhouse Rock
 2. We Will Rock You (fast)
 3. Let Me Entertain You
 4. Somebody To Love
 5. Death On Two Legs
 6. Killer Queen
 7. I'm In Love With My Car
 8. Get Down, Make Love
 9. You're My Best Friend
 10. Save Me
 11. Now I'm Here
 12. Love Of My Life
 13. '39
 14. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 15. Tie Your Mother Down
 16. Sheer Heart Attack
 17. We Will Rock You
 18. We Are The Champions
 19. God Save The Queen

 THE QUEEN SPECIAL: Japanese Broadcast Version
 Broadcast Date: 19th August 1981

 20. Now I'm Here
 21. Another One Bites The Dust  (promo video)
 22. You're Are My Best Friend
 23. Flash's Theme  (promo video)
 24. Let Me Entertain You
 25. Don't Stop Me Now
 26. Killer Queen
 27. I'm In Love With My Car
 28. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 29. Sheer Heart Attack
 30. Save Me
 31. We Will Rock You
 32. We Are The Champions
 33. God Save The Queen

 PRO-SHOT COLOUR NTSC Approx.109min
 Special Bonus DVDR for limited numbered stickered edition of "HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979 LEGENDARY MASTER TAPES"(Wardour-405)


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DVDR for limited numbered stickered edition





























  From Internet

This is … this is amazing. We have been dealing with many QUEEN titles, but this time the dimensions are different. Probably … No, a transcendent live album that will definitely be the masterpiece of the entire history of QUEEN has been born!
の Engraved on such a supplementary work is “December 26, 1979 Hammersmith Odeon Performance”. That super-excellent audience recording … yes, the master cassette of the prestigious “Kinney”, the masterpiece of that famous masterpiece “HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979”, has been unearthed!

[Recording the highest peak of a miracle tour that has only “performance”] I’m sorry that the tension suddenly jumped. But this is too great. If you are familiar with HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979 (Wardour-307), you can understand how historical this is, but for those who are not, let’s start with Ichi. . First of all, this work is top notch from the tour. It is the last day of “CRAZY TOUR” called “The miracle tour that will be the No.1 in the history of QUEEN” from enthusiasts. Although it is not well known because it does not bear the album title, there is no useless show on this tour. It was always a “tour with only super-performances” where Freddy’s stormy waves roared terrible throats in all performances. Here, let’s confirm the outline of the tour.

● 1978
“JAZZ TOUR”
・ October 28-December 20: North America (35 performances)
● 1979
・ January 17-March 1: Europe (28 performances)
・ April 13-May 6: Japan (15 performances)
《Started production of “THE GAME” in June》
・ August 18: SAARBRUCKEN OPEN AIR appearance
<< October 5 single “Crazy Little Thing…” release >>
“CRAZY TOUR”
・ November 22-December 26: UK (20 performances) ← ★ coco ★

This is the whole picture of the miraculous “CRAZY TOUR”. The closest album was “JAZZ”, but in fact “JAZZ TOUR” did not have a performance in his home country UK. Therefore, with the single “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, a special tour was set up only in his home country. That was “CRAZY TOUR”. This is normal, but the contents were amazing. After all, Freddie is in great shape every day. It wasn’t just the dimension that the throat was good, but the cracked explosion tension of “LIVE AID”. Of course, “LIVE AID” is also a miracle during the miracle, but also because it was concentrated in about 25 minutes. However, this “JAZZ TOUR” did not lose its momentum even with a full show of 110 minutes or more, and it ran through all the performances.
And the highest peak live album of such a miraculous tour … That is this work. Speaking of what is the best, of course, length and sound. As a matter of fact, “JAZZ TOUR” is not only a super famous performance but also a severe sound. The only exception to this is the famous recording “Kinney”, a full-audience recording by a famous Japanese artist.

[Miracle tour site revived from prestigious Kinney’s original cassette] The highest peak recording of the QUEEN vertex tour …… This is a legendary class alone, but this work is the ultimate board that has achieved “no more” upgrade. Until now, the highest peaks were competing due to the difference in the gene and the route, but this work was digitized directly from the original cassette of the prestigious “Kinny”. In other words, it is a vertex out of the vertices where no more gene updates are possible.
音 The cheering part is the longest ever in the past because the sound sucked into the original cassette is digitized every second. But the sound is overwhelming. Even with the conventional version, “CRAZY TOUR” was the best sound with the best sound and clearness and direct feeling were great, but this work is even richer. The thickness of the sound that has been spoiled somewhere in the dubbing process remains, and the details are firm even to ultra-fine subtleties. It is amazing that the “realism” created by the combination of the two. From the rich response, the presence of “there is QUEEN there” is felt, and the subtleties are “in front of you”. Moreover, there is no need to process it because it is an original cassette, and the texture and balance are extremely natural.
シ ョ The show drawn with such “sound of beauty” is also exquisite. In fact, the show was not just the last day of the tour, but also the first day of the Cambodian rescue charity concert “CONCERT FOR KAMPUCHEA”, inspired by Paul McCartney. The pattern was broadcast on television and the professional shots are also left (you can enjoy it on our press DVD “HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1979”), but there is an incomplete version with many cuts. Here, let’s organize the set while comparing.

● Songs with professional shots
・ SHEER HEART ATTACK: Killer Queen / Now I’m Here
・ A NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Death On Two Legs / I’m In Love With My Car / You’re My Best Friend / Love Of My Life / ’39
・ A DAY AT THE RACES: Somebody To Love / Tie Your Mother Down
・ NEWS OF THE WORLD: We Will Rock You (fast) / Get Down Make Love / Sheer Heart Attack / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
・ JAZZ: Let Me Entertain You / Don’t Stop Me Now
・ THE GAME: Save Me / Crazy Little Thing Called Love
・ Others: Jailhouse Rock

● Songs not seen in professional shots
・ QUEEN: Keep Yourself Alive
・ A NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Bohemian Rhapsody
・ NEWS OF THE WORLD: Spread Your Wings
・ JAZZ: If You Can’t Beat Them / Mustapha
・ Others: Guitar solo, drum solo, etc.

… and it looks like this. I thought about writing songs that couldn’t be seen on TV pro shots, but that wasn’t the point. After all, the sound of this work is much higher quality than the sound board sound of TV pro shot. You can experience a full-show of the sound with that sound.
And, of course, a superlative performance. It is a type with a high degree of perfection rather than an unusual explosion due to the presence of a television, but it is only a kind of difference. The vocalizations that fall in love and the ensemble that was sizzling are terrible. Of course, you can enjoy many of the show’s famous scenes with further upgrades and natural sounds, such as guitar solos that include “Silent Night” only at Christmas time and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” recalled by the audience’s great chorus. .

に も Anyway, a great historical excavation. Hero QUEEN’s “Vertex Tour” “Vertex Recording” “Vertex Master” … I thought that it existed somewhere in the world, but the day will come when I can actually hear it … …. Speaking of QUEEN’s biggest shocking work was “LIVE AID (Wardour-303)”, but this work is also a super masterpiece equal to or more than equivalent. It is also a super famous board born from the original cassette of the prestigious “Kinny”. Enjoy the excitement of this new excavation and enjoy it to your heart’s content with Press 2CD, which will be left forever.