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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, after reading May issue of the excellent Italian magazine Rock Hard I stumbled upon an article about Queen and their fortieth anniversary with a beautiful, intimate and in-depth interview of Bri & Rog that traces their career with many memories and anecdotes. At one point the interviewer asks Brian "... is there any possibility to publish some unreleased early seventies live material from which there is no official documentation?".  Brian answered the question this way: "...I can definitely say that we will publish in its entirety the Rainbow Theater concert of the '74 and I personally would like also to see the Budapest concert restored. For this particular concert we are also thinking of making a 3D version. Currently we are just doing some tests to see how it could be ... intrigues me very much to publish something in this format."
The little extract of the article (Italian language) can be viewed here:

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. Interesting. Rainbow 1974 complete would be a dream come true!


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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"For this particular concert we are also thinking of making a 3D version."

So they are complete fucking morons after all. Anyone who's seen a 2d digital film re-vamped into 3d knows the result is pathetic. How much more so if the source is a film reel or a video recording...


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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 06:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great news about Rainbow!!

a 2D version of Budapest in HD will do me just fine :) if they manage to make it sound as good as Montreal, I'll be a VERY happy fan

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, how I wish it would come true!


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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Budapest and Rainbow gigs in HD on Blu Ray with fully remixed (NOT downmixed from original stereo tapes) audio is good with me.  Budpaest at the correct speed will be lovely!

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

e-man wrote: great news about Rainbow!!

a 2D version of Budapest in HD will do me just fine :) if they manage to make it sound as good as Montreal, I'll be a VERY happy fan

Me too, Budapest on BD  and in DTS HD matser Audio should be great.  They can ditch the gimmicky 3D though!

As long as they remember that the years are ticking on and 'time waits for nobody'

So anytime before I'm 100 would be nice!

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the Rainbow release i hope for a 2 dvd set.
1st Disc: 19.11.1974  London, UK
2nd Disc: 20.11.1974  London, UK (VHS version)
Bonus section: all the songs omitted on the VHS and the ones cutted presented in full version plus 31.03.1974  London, UK  and backstage footage from the 2 nights of November.
Also for Budapest it would be great a 2 dvd set:
1st Disc: The concert film
2nd Disc: all the songs omitted on the VHS and the ones cutted presented in full version plus an extensive documentary about Magic Tour (with footage from soundchecks, Paris, Mannheim, Budapest, Knebworth, Spain).
Maybe I'm a dreamer... but I'm not the only one ;)

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow  ... SWEET!

I would not want to hold up the project for 3D on Budapest.  Just a clean copy would be good enough for me.


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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

News confirmed also on the italian web site Queenheaven.it:
http://www.queenheaven.it/2011/rock-hard-intervista-i-queen-maggio-2011/4/

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

3D will be fine. Will certainly be interesting to see.

Rainbow in time for Christmas?

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dysan wrote: 3D will be fine. Will certainly be interesting to see.

Rainbow in time for Christmas?

I hope so :)

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMFG stay AWAY from 3D dammit !

Just release the damned things as you have them, we will be absolutely satisfied

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They will release Budapest in stereo pictures with the soundtrack extracted from Live Magic.

Well, Rainbow is great, probably they'll release something more than what we had on Box of Tricks and, of course, we all expect it on Blu-ray.

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow is a fine choice btw. One of the early concerts that captures John in a very good mood. Has anyone ever noticed that? At other concerts he seemed more...I don't know...like he didn't enjoy it that much.


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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course they want to release the only three gigs filmed in proper film. Is a great notice after all, Montreal is fantastic, a memento of the Raw power of Queen. Rainbow is a dream for every fan, and Budapest is simply, one of their best gig ever, and the better production in Queen history, maybe my favourite too, much better than Wembley. With this three gigs released in HD i will be happy. They only question is: Why they didn't film more gigs? (I know, that was a different era, but...)

My congratulations to Queen Productions!!!!

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that there's a reasonable explanation for this lack of proper
video recordings, actually the only way you could release the concerts
on those days is as a movie to the teathers rather than today, that you
can release it on dvd or in the eighties, when VHS was around.

I don't know much about this but probably it was very expensive to
record a gig (and they used to record more than one night) in 35 mm at
the time and spent a lot of money to record something that will not be
released at all wasn't interesting to the band at that point.

At least, they recorded other concerts in standard quality, bands like
Pink Floyd didn't even have SD concerts recorded from their classic
line-up.

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Budapest which would look amazing on blu ray. It really is one of their best. 3D is just trendy and might be laughable in the near future. A cleaned up picture directly from film, while making sure the HD sound has both  good stereo and surround mixes is best. I know Brian likes to make sure there is both audio formats. Montreal looks and sounds amazing and so would Budapest. Judging by the sped up sound of the Budapest to fit it into the 90 minute max VHS format will be redone. I know the speed up drives lots of us crazy.

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't watched Budapest for YEARS. I might have a look tonight. I love love love the candid stuff around the city. A great, friendly concert film.

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Posted: 09 Jun 11, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow released, OH HELL YEAH!!!! Budapest 3d. Might be good but I wouldn´t get my hopes up.