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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 04:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Hello,
Is Brian able to clarify how the Friday night show has been prepared?
I specifically recall him saying in the past that Friday night was used as a full dress rehearsal for the cameras with the director taking practice shots etc. but that no tape was put in the machine so nothing was captured which was a big regret.
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Ian
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Dear Ian. 
Thanks for writing, re the upcoming new DVD issue of the Queen 1986 Wembley concerts. 
From what I can gather, there might be some confusion, here, between the second night at Wembley, and the later concert at Knebworth Park. 
The only footage we have of Knebworth is from a documentary camera.  That is the occasion where an opportunity was entirely missed, to record the feeds from the cameras which were being used to put images up on the 'Idaphores' - the biggest video screens available in the day.  
But on the first night at Wembley, the cameras were rolling, and although there was little in the way of  'iso' feed recording (from individual cameras), a live mix was being put down by way of a rehearsal for the following night, which was planned to be the big shoot.  Not all the cameras were in operation, but Gavin Taylor was choosing shots live 'at the coalface', and it was recorded with all his visual cuts.   So although ideally it would be nice to be able to go back and choose some different shots in retrospect, especially from the cameras which were NOT available, we do have a pretty good 'capture' of the event, visually .... easily good enough for a 'bonus' DVD, which is what we are slipping into the new version of the WEMBLEY DVD.  Of course the sound from the night was recorded at very decent quality, on multitrack, just like on the second night, and our chaps have done a great restoration job and mix on the whole soundtrack ... so musically the experience is just fine ...well, more than fine, really !  I have a suspicion that folks out there will enjoy being able to relive both Queen nights at Wembley Stadium 1986 on DVD.   (Those of you who really get into this will note, if you compare this issue with the handful of songs from the Friday night that were offered as a bonus on the 2003 DVD, that there is a small amount of ISO footage from Wembley 1.  I will leave you guys to have fun figuring out exactly which shots were inserted.)  
Cheers 
Bri

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>>>>Of course the sound from the night was recorded at very decent quality, on multitrack, just like on the second night, and our chaps have done a great restoration job and mix on the whole soundtrack ...

This is what I was hoping for...!!! I hope it's going to sound fabulous:-)


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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Outstanding.


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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's great to find some details about the project from Brian itself. So soundtrack for both nights were remixed - that's fabulous!

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely brilliant ... can't wait to see this.

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wasn't expecting much in terms of camera work (based on the bonus material from the 2003 dvd), but great news about the soundtrack!
I'm also looking forward to a remaster of the 2nd night

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

e-man wrote: I wasn't expecting much in terms of camera work (based on the bonus material from the 2003 dvd), but great news about the soundtrack!
I'm also looking forward to a remaster of the 2nd night
Well, for me the audio is so much more important than the camerawork. I'm very pleased to hear they put a lot of effort in the audio for the first concert.

I adore this release, I really do.


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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not really into video. I wish they would put this out as a deluxe box: 2x DVD, 4x CD, 6x LP, repro of the tickets/programma, throw in a Magic Tour repro, all in a big box. I'd happily fork out 100+ quid. But it'll probably be a lunchbox like the Cosmos Rocks DVD.

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great stuff! If we can watch shaky audience filmings then we can watch this with 5.1 I assume!

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only footage we have of Knebworth is from a documentary camera.


The best sentence I read in a long time. It would be the PERFECT DVD 3 to this new Wembley set

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Posted: 10 Aug 11, 00:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

The only footage we have of Knebworth is from a documentary camera.

The best sentence I read in a long time. It would be the PERFECT DVD 3 to this new Wembley set
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Posted: 10 Aug 11, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:
The only footage we have of Knebworth is from a documentary camera.
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Which is what pittrek and myself have been saying for ages.


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Posted: 10 Aug 11, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The only footage we have of Knebworth is from a documentary camera."
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Is that mean full concert footage from documentary camera exist or only part of the concert which they used for old documentaries before?

If they have the full video, this is more exciting news than new Wembley release for me...


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Posted: 10 Aug 11, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian's comment doesn't mean that the entire gig is shot on the documentary camera, but that whatever they've got is from the documentary cameras.

a blu ray audio where the soundtrack is synched up to whatever they've got in addition to audience videos etc would be great

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Posted: 10 Aug 11, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or, they could release the audio as a live album and put up the video on QOL (considering it's not good enough for DVD/Blu-Ray release).

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Posted: 10 Aug 11, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This has to be the first good release since Live At The Bowl, and consequently is the first release since Live At The Bowl I'm actually going to buy!


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Posted: 12 Aug 11, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote: This has to be the first good release since Live At The Bowl, and consequently is the first release since Live At The Bowl I'm actually going to buy!
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Did you not like Montreal?


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Posted: 13 Aug 11, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Documentary cameras = not the whole gig, by some distance!

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Posted: 13 Aug 11, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing! Can't wait 'til it comes out...


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Posted: 13 Aug 11, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Djdownsy wrote: ThomasQuinn wrote: This has to be the first good release since Live At The Bowl, and consequently is the first release since Live At The Bowl I'm actually going to buy!
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Did you not like Montreal? ====

Not especially, no. It's only a gradual improvement over the "We Will Rock You" DVD, IMHO.


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