Friday, 9 September 2016

Queen [1974.03.31] Majestic Rock (Pre-LP) 2006 Wardour





Queen
'Majestic Rock'  (Pre-LP)
(2006 Wardour : Wardour-033 Bonus)
Rainbow Theatre, London, England
Sunday March 31st, 1974


Excellent Soundboard Recording
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

https://www.discogs.com/Queen-Majestic-Rock/release/4047792
http://www.queenlive.ca/queen/74-03-31.htm

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01 - Procession [cut]
02 - Father To Son
03 - Ogre Battle
04 - Son And Daughter
05 - Keep Yourself Alive
06 - Seven Seas Of Rhye
07 - Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
08 - Liar [cut]

This is a pre-LP copy in superb quality, rendering all previous versions to be obsolete. Some gaps between songs, as well as the beginnings of Procession and Liar, are filled in with one of the old LP sources.

This soundboard recording (multi-track, to be precise, since it certainly has been properly mixed) contains numerous vocal overdubs. The most glaring example of this is 3 minutes into Liar, when Freddie sings "time after time", and the next line begins before the previous one has ended. Keeping the overdubs in mind, the fact that it's perfectly mixed, the between-song segments having been edited, and that it's 37 minutes long, I'd like to suggest the possibility that this may have once been considered to be a live album by the band and ultimately shelved. -Original

Simply put, overdubs aside, this recording showcases the band at their heaviest and rawest. This is one of those few truly essential Queen recordings recommended to any fan of rock music. -Original

2 comments:

  1. You are correct in thinking this may have been recorded for a live release. Queen have released a double live containing 2 concerts both from the Rainbow 1974, though different dates, March & November.

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