Queen on vinyl

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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:02 pm

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Live Magic LP arrived today.
Here it is, compared to the Live Magic CD:


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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:26 pm

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According to the number, EMC 3519, the record is a UK first (and last?) pressing (1986).
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:32 pm

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I have listened to both the CD and the LP, using brand new quality headphones.. and I am simply amazed that the vinyl sounds as good as the CD. I am using a decent turntable from the 70s (40 years old), and the LP is probably from around 1986 (30 years old), because I don't think Live Magic had a 2nd release. I honestly thought the CD (1994) would sound a bit better, but no, the vinyl sounds as perfect as a CD, no signs of loss in quality whatsoever. I was not able to tell the difference. This is the proof I needed to take away all suspicion; it tells me that vinyl quality will last forever as long as you treat the records with care. The sound quality of the Live Magic album is excellent. Most songs are from the Knebworth concert, Queen's last concert.

Note: (Before playing the record, I gave it a good clean on both sides with a professional brush for vinyl records, and afterwards I used vinyl cleaning liquid, and cleaned the record with the accompanying cloth). This is recommended to do before playing a used record for the first time.

The stylus (needle) on my turntable is also brand new. After around 300 hours of playing, you should check your stylus, and maybe change it in order to get the sound as good as you possibly can.

Put on the record, sit down and relax.. enjoy the power of analogue sound! :)
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:01 pm

If you don't fancy splashing out on specialist record cleaning fluid, a decent quality isopropanol alcohol does just fine. That's what they use in those professional record cleaning decks you sometimes see in record collector's shops
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:01 pm

Kes wrote:If you don't fancy splashing out on specialist record cleaning fluid, a decent quality isopropanol alcohol does just fine. That's what they use in those professional record cleaning decks you sometimes see in record collector's shops


Yes, but this bottle will last a long time as I haven't got more than about 20 LPs, maybe another 18 soon, so it won't be that expensive;). I also wanted the nice cloth that came with it.

May I ask what kind of turntable you are using, new or vintage? The platter on my turntable is very heavy. Driven by spindle. Made in Germany.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:26 am

It's an old Denon deck, running with an Ortofon OM5 headshell and stylus.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:52 pm

40 year old Dual with Shure cartridge and stylus.
By coincidence, I think Freddie's mic in the 80s was a Shure Unisphere.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:39 pm

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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:24 am

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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:46 pm

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Kes wrote:If you don't fancy splashing out on specialist record cleaning fluid, a decent quality isopropanol alcohol does just fine. That's what they use in those professional record cleaning decks you sometimes see in record collector's shops


Yes, but this bottle will last a long time as I haven't got more than about 20 LPs, maybe another 18 soon, so it won't be that expensive;). I also wanted the nice cloth that came with it.

May I ask what kind of turntable you are using, new or vintage? The platter on my turntable is very heavy. Driven by spindle. Made in Germany.


I'll add to that, that I never intend having to clean the records in the new boxset. All the cleaning I do, is largely relevant to second hand records I buy, on the grounds that I "hope" that I know how to keep records in a way that doesn't require them needed to be cleaned.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:39 am

A nice photo of some genuine merchandise:



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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:43 am

I agree concerning the box set :) It will be handled with care.
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby TheHero » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:38 am

Are these official products ? :?:





Queen II – EMI 210242-1 311 CZECH REPUBLIC (1992) ~ Light blue coloured vinyl – Side A





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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby imthewalrus79 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:38 am

stagnation wrote:I would love to see the greatest hits packages get a vinyl release - Greatest Hits 1 would definitely benefit from a 2LP release as there 30mins of music on each side which means due to the groove cramming it sounds very quiet and "un-dynamic" They would also have to revert back to the original EMI artwork rather than the 2011 version as that's cr@p.

What about Greatest Hits 3?


I would love to see the three Greatest Hits albums get a re-release. I wouldn't care if it were on black or colored vinyl, as long as it were 180g. It would get the single versions of the hits back out there on vinyl. And it would be even better if they used the original single version of Save Me on GH1. And making GH1 a double album would be perfect to: 1) Make the sound quality better by not squeezing so much music on an album side and 2) It would match it to GH2 & 3.

Speaking of GH2 & 3, they could package all three hits together to offer "The Platinum Collection" on vinyl for the first time ever. I know I would buy it.
 
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Re: Queen on vinyl

Postby Kes » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:57 am

TheHero wrote:Are these official products ? :?:





Queen II – EMI 210242-1 311 CZECH REPUBLIC (1992) ~ Light blue coloured vinyl – Side A





UK Marble promos


With the Queen II, I have a couple of those on differing coloured vinyls. Basically, when you play them, there's a gap between the songs, so whoever was cutting them used an MP3 as their master, and probably didn't realise the tracks were actually meant to be joined. So, no, not official.

The marble vinyls of News Of The World, Jazz and Live Magic aren't official either. I think I've got two out of the three.

Prior to the Studio Collection boxset, there was a massive market for Queen stuff on coloured vinyl. Saying that, there's been a few new probably unofficial Queen coloured vinyls materialise since... Innuendo on either gold or red vinyl (badged up as a Hollywood pressing), Sheer Heart Attack (saying its a Japanese Elektra pressing, with an original and four different negative sleeves), and the first album on red or white vinyl (masquerading as an original UK EMI version). All of these seem to be selling at about £30 a go.

Thinking about it, there was also a green vinyl edition of Live At Wembley, with Polish markings on the sleeve. It's a bit hard to work out how official some of this stuff really is, as in some places, even the official distributors seem to do what the fuck they want to do. I'd say that because the band don't seem to know about most of this stuff, and that it originates from places where they have little or no control, that it's unofficial, but don't hold me to it.
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