ULTIMATE HOUSTON 1977 

2 CD + 1 DVD

Label: Wardour 246
Country: Japan
Released: August 2017. Re-pressed in January 2019.
Recorded: The Summit, Houston, Texas USA on December 11th. 1977.
Sound: Professional recording and filmed. Claimed to be a 'new' stereo recording.
Comments:  This is a 'new' bootleg version of this Houston show in 1977. The show was recorded professionally for the Queen archive. The show has leaked out to the marked for some years ago. A 'quick video version' was made out for some years ago (around 2000), to be shown at the Officially Queen fan club convention.
This convention version has later been leaked out, and released on audio and dvd bootlegs.
A better film version has also leaked out, but as I remember, it's the same shoots as the convention version, but as I say, a better version.
I'm not sure which sources this 'Ultimate' bootleg has used. I find it strange that another sauce has leaked out.
This 2cd & dvd is listed as a stereo recording. I don't have the this 2cd, so I have no more info.
 ~ means this is played more than less as a medley.
Summer 2017 has Queen production suggested that they will publish a 40th anniversary box, with "News Of The World" album re-stored from original master tapes, + bonus tracks & a new documentary from the 77 US tour.
This concert will NOT be included.

Wardour label re-pressed this bootleg again in January 2019. Same looks & contains.
Roots: Pro-recording from the archive. But, this is more raw copies.
Time: 58:21 / 54:59    DVD 113:31


Front cover



Back cover

 CD ONE
 1. Intro: We Will Rock You  (slow, tape)
 2. We Will Rock You  (fast version)
 3. Brighton Rock

 4. Somebody To Love
 5. Death On Two Legs ~
 6. Killer Queen ~
 7. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy ~

 8. I'm In Love With My Car ~
 9. Get Down Make Love ~
 10. The Millionaire Waltz ~

 11. You're My Best Friend
 12. Liar
 13. Love Of My Life
 14. ' 39
 15. My Melancholy Blues 


 CD TWO
 1. White Man ~
 2. The Prophet's Song  (part II)
 3. Guitar Solo
 4. Now I'm Here
 5. Stone Cold Crazy

 6. Bohemian Rhapsody
 7. Keep Yourself Alive
 8. Tie Your Mother Down
 9. We Will Rock You 

10. We Are The Champions
  - - - - - - encore - - - - - -
11. Sheer Heart Attack
12. Jailhouse Rock
13. God Save The Queen



 DVD  PRO-SHOT COLOUR NTSC Approx. 114min.
 1. We Will Rock You  (slow, tape)
 2. We Will Rock You  (fast version)
 3. Brighton Rock

 4. Somebody To Love
 5. Death On Two Legs ~
 6. Killer Queen ~
 7. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy ~

 8. I'm In Love With My Car ~
 9. Get Down, Make Love ~
 10. The Millionaire Waltz ~

 11. You're My Best Friend
 12. Liar
 13. Love Of My Life
 14. ' 39
 15. My Melancholy Blues 

 16. White Man ~
 17. The Prophet's Song
 18. Guitar Solo
 19. Now I'm Here
 20. Stone Cold Crazy

 21. Bohemian Rhapsody
 22. Keep Yourself Alive
 23. Tie Your Mother Down

 24. We Will Rock You
 25. We Are The Champions
 26. Sheer Heart Attack 

 27. Jailhouse Rock
 28. God Save The Queen
 


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From Internet

The ultimate title which was said even as “the top of QUEEN all titles” is re-appearing at the encore press. It is included in its top works “December 11, 1977 Houston Performance”. The stereo sound board & pro shot reigning in a large classic is the vertex board that evolved ultimately! What kind of show was such a big staple was recorded? Speaking of 1977, it is also the time when two world tours “A DAY AT THE RACES TOUR” and “NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR” overlap. First of all, let’s check the position from the activity summary at that time.

 ● 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)

 This is the whole picture of 1977/1978. Both tours are about North America and Europe, this work is “NEWS OF THE WORLD TOUR”.
It was a concert that was the 20th performance of “North America # 2” that was the beginning of the show, this day was familiar with sound boards and pro shots since ancient times, a large staple in the classic that has repeatedly upgraded many times. This work reigns at its top. It is the highest peak set of Pro Shot which synchronized the ultimate superior voice and the extreme quality sound board album that appeared in recent years and the ultimate quality.
It is the sound board that becomes necessary, but its upgrade is different from the conventional one. So far, doing “tracking noise has disappeared” “There is no sound fluctuation!” But doing “Intro’s” Don Don Cha “is a lot of times !!” “MC that I’ve never heard That’s it! … Although it has improved at various points, this work is not a story at hand. The master who made this work is correctly perfect and official class sound. This work is the ultimate triplet that puts the transcendence sound board on Disk 1-2, plus a pro shot that made use of the new sound board on Disk 3.

【Disc 1-2: Ultimate Soundboard · Album】 Tradition “Houston 1977 performance” has also been called “Official grade”, but even so, the upgrade of this work is amazing. To tell the truth, even though it says “official class” to the mouth, it is awesome from exciting exciting sounds of historical name sounds to officials who are officials. This work is ultra superb in light of its “official standards”. It is correctly “name board class sound”. Actually, maniacs all over the world tremble with this terrible quality. “There is no more unofficial sound” “It is an official leak!” It is about such an argument has come about.
Moreover, this work is not such a net · master itself, and was further mastering by the world mania of QUEEN research. That’s the version that the researcher offered to say “This is the ultimate. So it is permanent preservation.” That mastering is “official sense” all the time. For supreme superb sound that shakes the world from the beginning, it is useless as forcible equalizing etc.
However, I am refining with a researcher’s point of view that “It should be done if it is really officially released” to its funeness. For example, turn off the hiss that was heard a little when it was made into a large volume, slightly hit the reverb of the official taste, and adjust the rising of the sound so that it does not become rounded among them. Each one is an extremely slight fine adjustment, but by carefully superimposing them carefully, “elegance of the official grade” was blown up.

【Disc 3: Pro Shot Synchronized with Ultimate Sound】 Because it is such an ultimate sound, I want to bring out the charm to the utmost. So we also recorded a DVD that synchronized the super beautiful sound of this work to the best professional shot on disk 3. There were various versions of this pro shot, but the image used for this work is the highest peak version at the moment. Once popularized in the press DVD “DEFINITIVE HOUSTON”, it is a superb picture with none of the traditional chirping horizontal noise. At that time, even from the professional magazine “great quality up, I can assert that the difference is obvious to everyone’s eyes” “At the level saying there is a difference compared to a brute force, the image quality is” Dramatic improvement of all of “the color and shade of color” and “I think that what was used when studying what kind of performances on the official side will be made into DVD” was praised as such.
Such visual beauty also looks quite different when audio is ultimately upgraded. Vivid stereo which is different from the center-side mix so far spreads extremely dynamic. Breathtaking level vocal, chorus filled with elegance, guitar sound of nameplayer grade, even dramatic rhythm work …… Even the “sense of life” that emanates from glamorous beautiful image quality is quite different. Houston performance that I listened to hundreds of times and listened to it. Ultimate title whose masterpiece was born at all. It is a set of three pieces of historical masterpiece / cultural heritage grade quality that even “Official grade” that was supposed to be the maximum compliment is missing. Because of the quality and the wonder of the show, the first press two years ago sold out and out of print in a blink of an eye.
I could not make it in time for those who came back to QUEEN as a result of the big hit of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. However, even so many super masterpieces must be known to many people. For that, it is the appearance of repressing press board. Since it is extremely popular this time, do not miss this opportunity!