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Posted: 03 Aug 07, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On October 29, 2007, Eagle Rock Entertainment will simultaneously release two incredible DVDs capturing the incomparable QUEEN in their pomp as the world's biggest band at a sold-out show in 1981 at Montreal's 18,000-seater Forum. The single 95-minute DVD is "Queen Rock Montreal", and there is a special edition double DVD "Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid", clocking in at 138 minutes of footage. The live CD/LP from the concert is released on the same date on EMI with HD-DVD and Blu-ray versions to follow in November through Eagle.

Following their record-breaking South American tour, the Montreal shows on November 24 and 25, 1981 were to be the only concerts by QUEEN ever shot on film — indeed they were the first group to shoot an entire show in full cinema format 35mm. These releases offer the best ever sound and picture quality on a QUEEN concert release. Always a great live band, with two years non-stop touring behind them and Freddie Mercury in front of them, QUEEN excelled themselves with the cameras rolling. The footage has been digitally restored from the original film and the sound has been newly mixed and mastered for DTS Surround Sound and PCM Stereo from the original multi-track tapes.

"Hello Montreal...long time no see. You wanna get crazy?" asks Freddie as the band tear into their alternative "fast" version of "We Will Rock You", and from there on QUEEN show their hard rock roots, slowing down only for "Love of My Life" and the more mid-tempo "Under Pressure", notably being performed live for the first time in this concert.

The real joy to be had in watching Freddie, Brian, Roger and John performing here is that, unlike any other QUEEN concert film available, this delivers raw QUEEN. This is before the "Hot Space" album, before keyboards would find a place in the band's touring line up; this is simply four musicians in total cohesion.

Originally titled "We Will Rock You", this film was first launched at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1983 — as only QUEEN could. It was then released in North America (September 1984), becoming the first commercially available film of QUEEN in concert. For this special edition, the picture has been digitally restored from the original 35mm negative.

The double disc release offers the incredible bonus of a slew of Live Aid features and performances. Regularly polled as the greatest live performance of all time, QUEEN's mighty Live Aid show at 6:44pm on July 13, 1985, is here in full. In addition to the set that reinforced QUEEN's position as unrivalled rock entertainers, Freddie and Brian's performance later in the evening of the poignant "Is This The World We Created" is included. Also featured are 11 minutes of never before seen Live Aid rehearsal footage, plus a rehearsal interview with the band. In addition, there's the curiosity value of a 1982 news feature from U.S. TV series "PM Magazine". Brian May and Roger Taylor bring the story up to date with a brand new audio commentary on the Montreal concert.

Track listing:

01. Intro
02. We Will Rock You (fast)
03. Let Me Entertain You
04. Play The Game
05. Somebody To Love
06. Killer Queen
07. I'm In Love With My Car
08. Get Down Make Love
09. Save Me
10. Now I'm Here
11. Dragon Attack
12. Now I'm Here (reprise)
13. Love Of My Life
14. Under Pressure
15. Keep Yourself Alive
16. Drum & Timpani Solo
17. Guitar Solo
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19. Jailhouse Rock
20. Bohemian Rhapsody
21. Tie Your Mother Down
22. Another One Bites The Dust
23. Sheer Heart Attack
24. We Will Rock You
25. We Are The Champions
26. God Save The Queen

Track listing (Double Disc Live Aid footage)

Live Aid:

01. Bohemian Rhapsody
02. Radio Gaga
03. Hammer To Fall
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
05. We Will Rock You
06. We Are The Champions
07. Is Thi

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Posted: 03 Aug 07, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First impression is not positive, I have to be honest.

I understand that Queen's position is that the remixed audio is worth the purchase - I really do. BUT they have to accept that many of us will have bought this material a number of times before, and to then offer Live Aid (which we've already bought before as well) is a little disappointing for a start.

When we then factor in the possible alternatives (the huge wealth of footage from 1981) and the format followed on Live At The Bowl ("tour highlights"), I think we move past disappointed and on to frustrated.

I would love to know what the reasoning was between recycling Live Aid from four years later(admittedly with what I presume is the BBC-filmed material that has been circulating for years added on as a genuine extra) and ignoring all the South American material. Unfortunately, the fact that I haven't been suitably effusive will mean that Greg either ignores this or calls me a picky whinger.


(Which is not to suggest that he is responsible for this decision, he's just the best chance I have of hearing about the aforesaid reasoning)

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Posted: 03 Aug 07, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm looking forward to the BR/HDDVD Versions.

The previously released dvd of Montreal was just great in sound and picture although it was a bootleg(?).
Let's see how this looks in Hi- Def Quality!

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Posted: 03 Aug 07, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't Brian sais in his site, that the saturday night live in 1982, is goin to be on the the bonus DVD ? I think i red something about this


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Posted: 03 Aug 07, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like just another rip-off


Micrówave wrote: I would prefer they release a concert of all four sitting at a table just talking about Queen without exerting any kind of energy. Well, maybe Fred can smoke
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Posted: 03 Aug 07, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Budapest 86 was filmed in 35mm too, wasn't it? So that could be a future HD release as well if it was

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep in mind that this release is aimed at a broader market, not a bunch of obsessed fans who would download a filed of Freddie farting if it was in flac. Check this out:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=885172

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At least the CD is complete.

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 03:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a pointless release


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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shame.


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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is this a still "Queen The Video Collection" ???
I still dont understand why they don't include track The Hero and Flash etc :( - even with this "bad shots" or whatever reason was. Why it's still compilation and not one gig!
Why the hell they don't restore video from Sao Paulo :( The world is cruel !

kenny8 wrote:

Budapest 86 was filmed in 35mm too, wasn't it? So that could be a future HD release as well if it was


If they release this - even on HD - it will be realy one of the best Queen stuff from '80 - maybe not tracklist but video quality. We must wait. Yes, it's another Magic stuff but what a stuff ! - one of best performances from '86 (not counting Wembley second night)

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

coops wrote:

Keep in mind that this release is aimed at a broader market, not a bunch of obsessed fans who would download a filed of Freddie farting if it was in flac. Check this out:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=885172>

They seem to be excited that the DVD is coming to Blu-Ray which is understandable for the hi-def nuts out there.

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when is greatest hits 3 going to be release ? well overdue i think


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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

coops wrote:

Keep in mind that this release is aimed at a broader market, not a bunch of obsessed fans who would download a filed of Freddie farting if it was in flac. Check this out:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=885172


Why do you have to insult the fans on a Queen fan website? You don't need to be "obsessed" only because you criticize a release. You can buy it as much as you want, I won't blame you for that but I would appreciate some more civility on your side, too.


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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[QUOTEWhy do you have to insult the fans on a Queen fan website? You don't need to be "obsessed" only because you criticize a release. You can buy it as much as you want, I won't blame you for that but I would appreciate some more civility on your side, too.

It's not meant as an insult. It's the truth.

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think there's enough mateiral for a GVH 3, maybe they'll wait after the album with Paul, so they have something to add


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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I don't think there's enough mateiral for a GVH 3, maybe they'll wait after the album with Paul, so they have something to add

Are you joking ?

Innuendo - 14 videos
Made In Heaven - 17 videos
Queen Rocks - 5 videos
GH3 videos (Under Pressure Rah mix, AOBTD with Wyclef Jean, Show must go on with Elton, STL with GM 2 versions...)
WWRY with Five, Flash with Vanguard, WATCH with Robbie Williams ...
videos they dropped from 1973-1989 era
original versions of videos from 1973-1989 era

They have material for 5 other DVDs.

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Posted: 04 Aug 07, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My potential GVH3 line-up:

Disc 1:
1. Innuendo (familiar version)
2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
3. Headlong
4. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (band version)
5. The Show Must Go On
6. Heaven For Everyone (David Mallet version)
7. A Winter's Tale (DoRo version) (ugh)
8. Too Much Love Will Kill You (DoRo version) (ugh again)
9. Let Me Live
10. You Don't Fool Me
11. No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (original version, no clips of Freddie)

Disc 2:
Innuendo section:
- 'Innuendo' (banned version)
- 'Days Of Our Lives' (with animation)
- Making of I'm Going Slightly Mad
- Making of Headlong
- Electronic press kit

Made In Heaven section:
- Made In Heaven films, including:
* Mother Love
* My Life Has Been Saved ("O")
* I Was Born To Love You
* Heaven For Everyone ("Evolution")
* Too Much Love Will Kill You ("Heart-Ache")
* You Don't Fool Me (Dancing Divaz Club Mix version)
* A Winter's Tale ("Outside-In")
- I Was Born To Love You (2004 re-edit)

Queen Rocks section:
- Making of No One But You
- No One But You (with clips of Freddie)
- Electronic press kit

Queen + section:
- Under Pressure ('rah' remix)
- Somebody To Love (with George Michael)
- The Show Must Go On (with Elton John)
- Another One Bites The Dust (with Wyclef Jean, Pras, and Free)
- We Will Rock You (with Five)
- Flash (with Vanguard)
- Reaching Out / Tie Your Mother Down (with Paul Rodgers)
- We Are The Champions (with Paul Rodgers)

That would be okay, eh?

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Posted: 05 Aug 07, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Disc 1 would be a little bit poor I think...

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Posted: 05 Aug 07, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie May wrote:

Disc 1 would be a little bit poor I think...


Oh, don't worry... Most of the Queen+ section from the disc 2 list would end up on disc 1 anyway. :P