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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 00:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me it would be:

1. Hammersmith 1979 - Great setlist, great performance, and as we now know, they have the whole concert and it's capable of being in great quality. Also it contains a lot of hits plus some non-heard album tracks so it would be perfect for both sets of fans. They can release it with bonus features with more Crazy Tour footage and some Live Killers stuff. 

2. Earls Court '77 - This has potential to make an excellent release. They can do a combo of both nights like they did with Montreal and take the better performances of songs from each night. And there can be bonus material from more concert material from that era and maybe some of the Bob Harris documentary. Nonetheless, great setlist as well and you gotta love Freddie's outfit!

3. Rainbow ' 74 - That would great if they can do a combo of both nights with this one as well and the COMPLETE show with none of those stupid random cuts. The band were truly on fire during this show and Freddie sang very well live then as it was before he got vocal nodules. This is some nice early material that the hard-core fans (like me) who like the early unknown album tracks would like. 

4. Hyde Park '76 - If they could fix Freddie's pitch this would make an excellent release due to the whole atmosphere and mainly because Queen played to so many people. However, if they just improved the quality without slightly touching upon Freddie's vocal I wouldn't wanna see that get out there as I feel it would be an embarrassment to Freddie as his monitors probably weren't working and he could barely hear himself...not to mention the fact that they were playing to 130,000 people!

5. Rock In Rio '85 (First Night) - Great show!!! Really underrated and probably they're best 80's show (not counting Live Aid). Really great vocal performances throughout, and despite some small mistakes due to nervousness, the band were pretty much on fire that night too. The atmosphere was probably the best part because Queen played to over 250,000 that night and there were several points in the show where the audience sang along to the songs. The only reason why this is number 5 on my list is because we already have 3 80's official releases but if you had to choose another 80's one, this would be it.

Queen Productions: PLEASE don't just release Hammersmith 1975 and than forget about these other concerts. Yes I know most of the work is done on that gig but these are all SO MUCH BETTER concerts and would make much better official releases. The Hammy show was hardly even an hour long! Please don't waste it for the official release!


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe we need Hammersmith 1979 as it captures Freddie and Queen at one of their finest points with him hitting all those notes so well! :D Also Hyde Park after seeing the You Take My Breath Away in that quality!

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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me it'd be the March Rainbow show hands down. There's something magic about it.


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be Knebworth '86.  I know they say they don't have the footage + we already have Wembley from the same tour, But Knebworth for me. for obvious reasons.


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 05:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is literally no excuse for there not being a Queen DVD of live 70's stuff, similar to the one that Zeppelin put out a few years ago, (the one with the desert on the cover).

They seem content to sell increasingly banal compilations and remasters, oftentimes with piecemeal glimpses at some of the live stuff they're hanging onto.  It's a bit annoying.  It's not the end of the world - but I would like to buy some of this stuff as opposed to having to constantly poke around on Youtube or bittorrent for it.  QPL don't seem to understand - I have money, and I'm willing to part with it.  *shrug*


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 07:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want Rainbow in the worst way ....

I had not shared this with anyone here but recently, at home, I let it be known that if I had a time machine the very first place I would go is back to Rainbow 1974 for the concert ... others were taken a back by my statement and stated much loftier things like going back in time to see Christ.  I did feel a bit of guilt in that.  But I still want Rainbow.


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Houston '77 or something else from the A Day at the Races tour.


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At first I'd choose Rainbow to be released, then Hammy '79.  Though things don't look too promising.


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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow.

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Posted: 24 Apr 11, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would chose 4/25/1979. The way Freddie manages to hit those incredible notes is unbelievable!


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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen needs to release dvd sets like the "KISSology" series.

I personally want dvds of the '70s concerts, particularly SHA, ANATO, ADATR, NOTW, and Jazz.


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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote: There is literally no excuse for there not being a Queen DVD of live 70's stuff, similar to the one that Zeppelin put out a few years ago, (the one with the desert on the cover).

Led Zeppelin DVD is excellent release for public, but for fans it's pretty pointless. No one needs 4-5 tracks from major concerts in one compilation, when each concert can be released separately in full its glory. Thank God we have complete footage of two Earls Court '75 shows and two Knebworth '79 shows on bootleg market now.

I don't think anybody else here  wants to see an official compilation DVD of Queen in '70 to be released with 3-5 tracks from Rainbow'74, Hammersmith '75, Hyde Park '76, Earls Court '76, Houston '77, Paris '79, Hammersmith '79. I think everyone needs complete sets from each tour.

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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hammersmith '79, no contest.


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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hyde Park 1976

Historical concert. Great atmosphere. Great camera angles. Interesting setlist. The band, I'm sure, were playing great. Don't be fooled by the absymal bootleg video.


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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My vote goes for Hyde Park as well, although I'd be equally happy with a more complete Rainbow 74.  But realistically, I foresee a Hammersmith 75 DVD release with a few songs from Hyde Park as extras.


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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would ask for the Budepest 86 gig cause that is miles better than wembley, but then again many concerts are better than wembely. The Budepest gig would also have the glory of having Full HD like Monteral, hopefully with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. Of Course, I would prefer the full concert, but I wouldn't argue with a HD release of the LaserDisc/VHS release.

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Posted: 25 Apr 11, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12,

I agree with you 100 %!!!   I think i'm at 95% with you, from the day i joined Queenzone ;)

I find it nice that they re-master, but...i Dont need nor want that!

I am a long time fan and collector. My wish is to have all the live videos possible.

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Posted: 26 Apr 11, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I think everyone needs complete sets from each tour. "

The reason this hasn't happened yet is that it's not as realistic as a compilation.  I would like 4 or 5 complete 70's gigs myself, but I'm not sure that would sell as good.  I'd love to be proven wrong - more than anything though, I would simply like good Queen product to be on the shelf again.  70's gigs, and GVH3 (I still want those Innuendo videos).


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Posted: 28 Apr 11, 01:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My choice is "Hammersmith 1979". \m/


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