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Posted: 19 May 11, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

19th May 2011
Press Release: 'Queen: Days Of Our Lives' Documentary

MAJOR BBC TV DOCUMENTARY
Unseen footage and rare interviews to celebrate 40th Anniversary
Broadcast on BBC Two on 29th and 30th May 2011
Queen continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary in regal fashion
with the broadcast of a major two part BBC Two TV documentary ‘Queen:
Days of Our Lives’ which sees Roger Taylor and Brian May looking back
at the band’s incredible career in candid detail for the first time.
Showing on BBC Two at 10pm on 29th and 30th May the two one hour
shows explore the remarkable story of Brian, Roger, John Deacon and
Freddie Mercury - looking into the early struggles, huge obstacles,
success, arguments, breakups, triumph, tragedy and an enduring legacy –
all against a backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live
performances. With an extensive archive of unseen footage (the
producers uncovered Queen's first ever TV performance, missing believed
wiped, and shown here for the first time) plus remarkable archive
interviews with Freddie Mercury, the documentary is the band’s story in
their own words – a compelling journey told with intelligence, wit,
plenty of humour and painful honesty.
The documentaries cover each of the band’s studio albums, their
legendary world tours of the 70’s and 80’s as they conquered South and
North America and Asia, Live Aid and their enduring success since the
passing of Freddie leading up to the present day and a popularity that
continues to grow yearly. The Sun annointed them ‘Britain’s Best Loved
Band’ earlier this year.
‘Queen: Days of Our Lives’ is produced by Rhys Thomas (the comedian
who famously broke the Mastermind all time record points score with a
specialist subject of Queen) and Simon Lupton, and is directed by the
renowned director Matt O’Casey.
Rhys Thomas comments, “We have set out to make the definitive Queen
documentary. It's a funny, honest, inspiring and ultimately tragic
account of ‘a certain band called Queen’, as told by the band
themselves. We tell the story of four students who met in West London,
slogged hard and conquered the world, ultimately changing rock music
forever.” 
The band will be previewing the documentaries in a rare radio
interview as they guest live on the Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 Breakfast
Show on May 27th. Brian and Roger will also attend the 9th anniversary
celebration performance of their hit musical We Will Rock You on the
evening of Tuesday May 31 at The Dominion Theatre with Brian performing
with the cast.
Queen's 40th Anniversary year has kicked off in spectacular style so
far with their  first ever major exhibition 'Stormtroopers in
Stilettos' in London’s East End which drew an incredible crowd of over
20,000 visitors in two weeks, and kicked off with a star studded launch
party attended by the likes of Foo Fighters and Jessie J. Meanwhile the
bands first five albums have been reissued to considerable acclaim. The
Telegraph said of their early work, 'Queen's greatest music was
extravagantly innovative, technically brilliant and created with a
jeweller's care.’ The five albums covering the 77-82 period (News of
the World’, ‘Jazz’, ’The Game’, ‘Flash Gordon’ and ‘Hot Space’) are
also reissued on June 27th.

source: http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/press-release-queen-days-our-lives-/

Looks very promising to me *g*

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Posted: 19 May 11, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i will be watching

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Posted: 19 May 11, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"With an extensive archive of unseen footage (the
producers uncovered Queen's first ever TV performance, missing believed
wiped, and shown here for the first time)"

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First ever TV performance??
Are they talking about Seven seas of rhye (TOTP)??


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Posted: 21 May 11, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hope someone will record it and share it here :-)


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Posted: 21 May 11, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the BBC website

Queen - Days of our lives, episode 1
In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. Their story is a remarkable one, a narrative that covers early struggles, huge obstacles, success, arguments, breakups, triumph, tragedy and an enduring legacy - all against a backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances from every corner of the globe.
In this film, for the first time, it is the band that tells their story. Guiding us through an extensive archive full of hitherto unseen footage, the documentary reveals how four strong-minded individuals, all capable of writing massive hit songs, worked together so successfully for four decades. Queen never did anything by halves - meaning their highs were massive, but their lows catastrophic. It is a compelling story told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humour and painful honesty.

Queen - Days of our lives, episode 2
The story of British rock band Queen, formed in 1971. The second half of this documentary sees Queen at the peak of their powers. With the ultimate showman in Freddie Mercury and a string of rock anthems to their name, Queen smashed attendance records with a series of stadium shows across South America.
But the band quickly learned that if reaching the top is tough, staying there is the biggest challenge of all. With a loss of focus in the studio, the decline in popularity in North America, increasing internal tension and a desire to pursue solo projects, it seemed as if the band had had its day. Then came the performance from Mercury at Live Aid, and their record breaking Magic tour in 1986. Queen were propelled back amongst the very best. Rejuvinated, the world was once again at their feet, but then tragedy struck and threatened to tear the band apart.
Featuring musical performances, previously unseen and rare footage, and intimate interviews.

Looking forward to it!

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Posted: 23 May 11, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi
any chance someone on here could record and share it on HD ?
I hope this can be possible.

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Posted: 23 May 11, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hope someone will record it.


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Posted: 25 May 11, 04:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This documentary is really superb.  I think it's the best documentary on Queen, by far, ever assembled.

It covers MUCH ground and features lots of detail you won't have seen before. There are things in this that will startle you!!

I fine job.

DON'T MISS IT.


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Posted: 25 May 11, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

This documentary is really superb.  I think it's the best documentary on Queen, by far, ever assembled.

It covers MUCH ground and features lots of detail you won't have seen before. There are things in this that will startle you!!

I fine job.

DON'T MISS IT.


Will it be "commercially available" for all of us who can't catch BBC or should we all wait till it gets uploaded ?

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Posted: 25 May 11, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope they release a 2-disc edition of this, with lots of extra's which would not be of interest to be released separately. Throw in a nice slipcase, a small booklet and I'm sure it would sell quite good. But we'll probably get a re-release of Flix 1 & 2 or something instead.

Very much looking forward to this documentary though :)

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Posted: 26 May 11, 03:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote: This documentary is really superb.  I think it's the best documentary on Queen, by far, ever assembled.

It covers MUCH ground and features lots of detail you won't have seen before. There are things in this that will startle you!!

I fine job.

DON'T MISS IT.

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I think it will cover a lot of footage shown in the Stormtroopers thing. So SSOR and also the Houston rehearsal stuff. Am I right Greg?


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Posted: 26 May 11, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote: This documentary is really superb.  I think it's the best documentary on Queen, by far, ever assembled.

It covers MUCH ground and features lots of detail you won't have seen before. There are things in this that will startle you!!

I fine job.

DON'T MISS IT.
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Sounds promising :-)


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Posted: 26 May 11, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't wait :)


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Posted: 26 May 11, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen's Documentary Interview at BBC Breakfast 2011-05-26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlJ1Hv2ZmWI

Nice interview with a few excerpts of the documentary.


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Posted: 26 May 11, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, thanks for posting the link!

:-)


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Posted: 26 May 11, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

longer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLzn4acwux4

:o)

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Posted: 26 May 11, 06:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great footage from 1977. And SSOR in colour, finally :)

I want this documentary on DVD!


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Posted: 26 May 11, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If anyone was watching at around 8:30, there was a short 3-4 second clip of some 77/78 (crown) footage which I have certainly not seen before. Was pro shot from the audience, looked a similar quality to the other Bob Harris stuff.

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Posted: 26 May 11, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hooray for the Queen!

I listened to Hot Space last night and it made me do foamy piss out of my knitted cock!

I fucking love Queens!

SG
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Posted: 26 May 11, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: Great footage from 1977. And SSOR in colour, finally :)

I want this documentary on DVD!

It seems there will be a DVD from this great documentary in the future with extra material not included in the broadcast!!!

In Brian May's page there's the link of a nice interview to Rhys Thomas

http://thequietus.com/articles/06338-queen-days-of-our-lives-interview


Please will you direct me in the right way?