Got it today! I think i have to warn you people for this release as it's quite like what i expected it to be. A boring set of album reviews spread over 4 dvd's, which when i ordered it seemed very impressive. Well it's not.
The book is ok, with a few rare-ish photo's, a bio and discography with half-ass reviews of all the individual tracks up to Return of the Champions.
The dvd's each are approximately 30 minutes in length, which seems odd. why not release 2 dvd's or perhaps just one?I guess it's much more appealing to have 4 discs than just 1.
The first disc starts off moderately interesting with a few snippets from 80's interviews with the band and the unveiling of the Freddie monument in Feltham. It's advertised as a set of interviews with the band, but all you get is a promotional intro for the whole set which clocks just over 2:30 mins. Every disc starts with the same Two and a half minutes which of course is a blatant rip-off. Between the interviews you see footage of the band, which are repeated over he course of the 4 dvd's + the pictures from the book.
The rest is a collection of interviews which were already released in 2007, titled "Queen - Rock Case Studies", the title pops up on the dvd. The interviewees:
Mark Blake, journalist (MOJO) and author of "Is This The Real Life? The Untold Story Of Queen" (which i think IS a great book)
Les Davidson,, studio guitarist and producer. He also plays a few riffs of Queen here and there, nothing special.
Malcolm Dome, journalist (Kerrang, Classic Rock)
Jerry Ewing, Queenfan, journalist (Progrock)
Jeff Griffin, BBCproducer
It's basically Queen - Under Review, but worse with a decent book. :D
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