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Live Killers Editions

Postby mab » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:18 pm

Which is the best sounding edition of Live Killers? The Japan mini-vinyl? Or is it no better/different?
 
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby WeeMann » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:21 pm

They re-mastered it about 10 years ago. I think this supersedes the Japanese masters, but I don't have a Japanese version to compare how they both sound.
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby jl151080 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:49 pm

The last Live Killers remaster was in 2001 for the Japanese mini vinyl CD series.

When Live Killers was reissued in Europe/UK in a slimline double case in 2003, this 2001 remaster was used.

As far as I can remember, I couldn't notice much difference between the 2001 remaster & the previous 1994 CD remaster.
 
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby Kes » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:37 pm

I could.

The Japanese mini-vinyl and subsequent European slimline versions were miles better to my ears, than the so called Digital master series version.
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby jl151080 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:32 pm

I should say that I never did a detailed comparison of the two versions, just a cursory listen, which is probably why I didn't notice the differences.
 
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby maidenpriest » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:07 am

jl151080 wrote:The last Live Killers remaster was in 2001 for the Japanese mini vinyl CD series.



I have it and totally agree, it 'sparkles' and is a definate improvement which IMO is much needed compared to the original dull sounding EMI version, and next year if it gets a remaster without any bonus content I doubt I will replace it !!
 
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby DREAMASTER » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:50 pm

So when the live albums are going to be released?
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Re: Live Killers Editions

Postby Pingu » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:30 pm

Is the general consensus then that the recent Island remasters and older Toshiba remasters are not that far apart in quality? I did borrow the first album (Toshiba ed) from the library and thought it sounded great, compared to say the SHA 1994 EMI CD. (not comparing like with like, I know).

I'm tempted by a Live Killers CD release myself (the old vinyl was already knackered when I got it). It's all there is of 70s Queen live officially released so far, apart from a few bits of VHS (incomplete clips on Rare Live etc, god save us). Sadly it seems it's likely to be expunged from the catalogue just as Live Magic was elbowed out by Wembley. Live Killers is not the greatest thing ever but I rate some of the songs above their studio versions and think in particular the acoustic set is outstanding.


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