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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/yywu6/iama_rhys_thomas_freddie_mercury_documentary/

Rhys Thomas director of the upcoming Freddie Mercury documentary ‘The Great Pretender’.




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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 21:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can somebody ask him whether Paul Rodgers was Freddie's favourite singer ?

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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very decent read

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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Q: How long and extense was the Bob Harris 1977 bbc documentary about queen that's been used as source in many documentaries ?

A: Basically all the filming had been completed but nothing assembled. So lots of footage of the band but it had no linking device. We found the whole thing which hadn't been touched for 30 years. We almost wet ourselves watching it through. There is still a lot more in glorious HD that one day we plan to finish of and release, perhaps to accompany some shows from that 77 US tour.

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^ Best thing I've read all year.


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 01:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Q: How long and extense was the Bob Harris 1977 bbc documentary about queen that's been used as source in many documentaries ?
A: Basically all the filming had been completed but nothing assembled. So lots of footage of the band but it had no linking device. We found the whole thing which hadn't been touched for 30 years. We almost wet ourselves watching it through. There is still a lot more in glorious HD that one day we plan to finish of and release, perhaps to accompany some shows from that 77 US tour.
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^ Best thing I've read all year.

^I agree.
I almost wet myself when I read:
"perhaps to accompany some shows from that 77 US tour"


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My goodness.. I was under the impression portions of it were lost!

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This should be getting more notice here - he also confirms that the forthcoming Freddie documentary will air snippets of There Must Be More to Life Than This with Michael Jackson, along with recording with Rod Stewart, which I assume is Let Me Live.

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Q: How long and extense was the Bob Harris 1977 bbc documentary about queen that's been used as source in many documentaries ?
A: Basically all the filming had been completed but nothing assembled. So lots of footage of the band but it had no linking device. We found the whole thing which hadn't been touched for 30 years. We almost wet ourselves watching it through. There is still a lot more in glorious HD that one day we plan to finish of and release, perhaps to accompany some shows from that 77 US tour.
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^ Best thing I've read all year.



This is the best news in ages, I really really hope that happens...please someone at QP read this and work on it!!


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For what it's worth I emailed this to Brian's site and said, if true it is something the fans would really want to see...


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Q: How long and extense was the Bob Harris 1977 bbc documentary about queen that's been used as source in many documentaries ?
A: Basically all the filming had been completed but nothing assembled. So lots of footage of the band but it had no linking device. We found the whole thing which hadn't been touched for 30 years. We almost wet ourselves watching it through. There is still a lot more in glorious HD that one day we plan to finish of and release, perhaps to accompany some shows from that 77 US tour.
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^ Best thing I've read all year.

This is a treasure, and i´m glad Bob Harris did it!

And thanks to OZZ for bringing this up to my atention. Really apreciated the reading.

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A couple hours of this 1977 footage on DVD or blu-ray would be an absolute goldmine. 20 songs from various shows, interviews and backstage footage as extras.

Nothing could possibly top this.


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Real Wizard wrote: Q: How long and extense was the Bob Harris 1977 bbc documentary about queen that's been used as source in many documentaries ?

A: Basically all the filming had been completed but nothing assembled. So lots of footage of the band but it had no linking device. We found the whole thing which hadn't been touched for 30 years. We almost wet ourselves watching it through. There is still a lot more in glorious HD that one day we plan to finish of and release, perhaps to accompany some shows from that 77 US tour.

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^ Best thing I've read all year.


He is talking about "some shows from that 77 tour"which mean more shows than 1... Which ones could these be  ? And are they 1 camera only like the HOuston footage filmed from the mixing desk as seen on tatDOOL docu ?

2nd. Question : is there any statement know WHEN EXACTLY Harris started and stopped shooting documentary footage ?

Keep your fingers crossed for the LA 77 show... slim chanche... at least they were with the band Noveber 12th... at Houston...

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dec 11 you mean .. !

Fort Worth and Vegas are likely candidates, as they have been mentioned in the past. I wonder how much of that alt angle of Houston exists .. ?


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Dec 11 you mean .. !
Fort Worth and Vegas are likely candidates, as they have been mentioned in the past. I wonder how much of that alt angle of Houston exists .. ?



Ah yes december 11 , before my post i took a quick look at your website and forgot how we turn the month and day around.

But any idea when Harris started filming and
the day he stopped following the band?

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope they can make this doc like The Who's The Kids Are Alright(Best rock film EVER!!), and show complete performance footage of songs over the years with NO VOICE OVERS!

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's answering again currently, so you can test your luck.

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Q:Can you tell what's the last date when Freddie recorded in studio? There is a lot of contradictory information about that. Some say it was in May, while others say it was in October-November during the last visit to Montreux.

A:I have asked the same question to Greg Brooks, you will have to ask him. I think October is right.

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, October. Surprises me if true.

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this guy is the best thing to happen to the Queen camp in a lot of time, along with Gary Taylor.

I am very excited at the possibility of some of that 1977 footage being released in HD. Even if it's not a full show, it would be an awesome documentary. However, it doesn't sound to me like that's even in the works just something that he believes would be great to do.

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, seems like a genuine nerd like us :)

Interesting to think what the state of the Queen DVDs would be without him.

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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Rainbow is there... waiting to be released... wonderful.

And... there's time to show some love to tim staffel in that thread too.

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