April 5, 2014 – 5:26 am

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London 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK; November 20, 1974. Very good soundboard (extracted from film reel).

Here is a little something for Queen collectors.

In 1974 Queen decide to film two of their concerts in the famous Rainbow Theatre in London (19th and 20th November). The film is then shown in British cinemas and in 1992 remastered and released on VHS in a box set called Box Of Tricks. It perfectly captures the atmosphere of the early Queen gigs - unfortunately, the recording is heavily edited. The video itself apparently comes from 20th November but it’s possible some parts are from the previous night. - queenconcerts.com

Bowwow noted at Dime: “This audio is sourced from original film which was shown for free in cinemas in 1976, it was used as publicity by the band. It was played before the feature film. The audio track from the released VHS is completely different.”

Thanks to Ghostwithasmile-is-BACK! for sharing the tracks at queenzone.com. Ghostwithasmile added: “All credits for editing to Wer_al-Zwore - thanks mate.”

Cover picture posted at queenlive.ca.

35mm film > audio (took this to video studio so don’t know how they captured the audio)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Cinema Intro 0:23 (636k)
Track 02. Procession 1:01 (1.7MB)
Track 03. Now I’m Here 4:55 (8.2MB)
Track 04. White Queen 5:15 (8.8MB)
Track 05. Killer Queen 1:20 (2.2MB)
Track 06. March of the Black Queen 1:35 (2.7MB)
Track 07. Bring Back That Leroy Brown 1:09 (1.9MB)
Track 08. Father to Son 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 09. Drum Solo 1:08 (1.9MB)
Track 10. Keep Yourself Alive 0:25 (704k)
Track 11. Liar 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 12. Stone Cold Crazy 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 13. In The Lap of the Gods… Revisited 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 14. God Save the Queen 1:20 (2.2MB)
33 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “QUEEN - LONDON 1974”

  2. 1000 Thank You’s BIG O!!!
    Been on a vintage QUEEN kick as of late… your timing was perfect.

    Early soundboards are tough to find… especially complete shows. I love those first 3 lps, even though the setlists never seemed to cover the things they needed to cover.

    Anymore early 73-75 stuff? Please pass it along!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Apr 5, 2014

  3. brilliant. many thanks :)

    By tony on Apr 5, 2014

  4. wow x 1000! Thanks!!

    By Tommy on Apr 10, 2014

  5. Great gem!
    Thank you bigo!

    By rochacrimson on Apr 19, 2014

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