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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Being relatively new on here, i was just wondering what you thought about the concert, who you liked and who you didnt like

I liked when George Michael did somebody to love and when Seal sang Who Wants to live forever, brian was in tears at the end of that, Roger looked very overcome at the end of We are the Champions

All the others were ok but the above were my favorite

I like the 2nd disc on the dvd special as it has lots of little extras of freddie on there and all the performers rehearsing


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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked only the extreme part of the show....too bad the dvd cut their part out.

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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i liked Boh Rhap.




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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Daltrey .... bits of the Extreme segments (basically any bit where he wasn't singing) and George Michael for the crowd response.

You can pretty much toss the rest.


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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All The Young Dudes, Somebody To Love and Thank You.


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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton's part, because I'm Elton's fan. He was really good as well. Roger Daltrey's part because he was awesome

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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought the tribute concert was excellent, but I agree they shouldn't have cut out the Extreme set.  I also don't like the fact that they removed Robert Plant singing Innuendo.  I know he messed up the beginning, but I would rather see the entire show than bits and pieces.  I don't like this trend toward presenting "cleaned-up" versions of DVDs - e.g., no Zeppelin at Live Aid, no Plant on the Mercury Tribute. I feel cheated. Plant actually handled the remaining part of the song pretty well, and the mistakes "humanize" him.  Anyway, I also enjoyed Daltrey, the girl who sang I Want to Break Free, and, of course, George Michael and Elton John. Fantastic!


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Posted: 01 Feb 10, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah that's the funny thing about Innuendo, there are moments during the performance where you really hear how it should have sounded.  It's a bummer he couldn't have been persuaded to try the song again a few years later - he hit a plateau in the mid 90's, he was fantastic.


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Posted: 02 Feb 10, 03:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yes i liked Elton singing the Show Must go on and the beginning of Bohemian Rhapsody as well


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Posted: 02 Feb 10, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked the Extreme medley, tie your mother down, I want it all and George Michael was doing ok.

Paul Young was probably the worst peformer, I think he really ruined Radio Ga Ga.

In my opinion it was overall a good farewell show for Freddie, but I always felt that two or three more big names would have put more value to the show.

What I really liked was the sound of Brians, Rogers and Johns performance, especially the red special, for example at the beginnings of Hammer to Fall and tie youe mother down...so energetic!

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Posted: 02 Feb 10, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Favourites:
Daltrey- probably the best number on Tribute.
Plant with Crazy Little Thing Called Love- very intersting one, plus a kind of "dream come true". (Yes, you can call me biased).
Hunter and Iommi- were ok.

Least favourite:
Elton John- erm.... no.
Seal- erm....no.
Axel Rose- crazy monkey.
George Michael- can't bear the chap in general.



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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 07:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate AXL..
His voice for GNR is great, but not for Queen.. I feel like pukeing everytime i hear him.


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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that SCC with James Hatfield was very enjoyable. And Roger
Daltre was fantastic. As for Somebody to love, George was wonderfull but the band did it better in the early 80´s, althought had a gospel choir live in this one was fantastic.


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Posted: 05 Feb 10, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Also liked the beginning of Tie Your mother down


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Posted: 05 Feb 10, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ALL THE YOUNG DUDES

I WANT IT ALL

rest is pretty much shite tbh

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too much love will kiil you - brill


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Posted: 05 Feb 10, 20:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My view? I was standing to the left of the small camera station pointing straight at the front of the stage.


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Posted: 06 Feb 10, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Watched on Sky last night...Loved Axil the boys from GNR  Were totally out of it at the end singing We are the champions at the end.
I loved David Bowie and Annie Lennox and Extreme's Set which should not have been cut from the dvd.
Brian Singing Too much love will kill you was toooooo emotional i dont know how he kept it together, very emotional.
Also my guilty little pleasure of James H singing SCC i love him!!!
Brilliant Tribute concert but i sorta feel that after it everyones careers went down the toilet in some respects...Maybe there was a curse, but then again maybe it was just an end of an era and that music became less popular with the explosion of dance and crap like that in the 90's!!!



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Posted: 07 Feb 10, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Loved this concert on the day and when we got home the following day I couldn't wait to watch the live broadcast my parents had taped for me. I thought it was even better because you got all the close ups and different angles. It was a fantastic day and was captured really well by the BBC.

When the double video came out I was a bit disappointed to see how much had been cut, but it was nice to have a better visual and sound than before from the TV. The DVD was fantastic too and a good upgrade from VHS, but again there was too much missing from the original broadcast.

Anyway I still have the original VHS tapes (now transferred to DVD too) and can watch them whenever I want to.....a brilliant gig with a steller line up (at that time anyway).

I would love them to do something like this again, with todays top bands and artists that were influenecd by Queen and Freddie on the bill. You never know.