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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone on this list own these yet? I have both and highly recommend them. The new video version of I Was Born To Love You is fantastic; it uses the version from Made In Heaven and intercuts Queen live footage with footage of Freddie from the original video. The sound and clarity of all the videos is better on this Japanese import than any commercially-released compilations (and that includes GH 1 and 2), and the Let Me Live photo gallery is unique due to the music accompanying it and the rare photos included. I think the Japanese technology in pressing DVDs is far superior to UK and US releases, and it certainly shows on Jewels. The drawback? The DVD will only play in Japanese or region-free DVD players. The CD will play on any player. Both are a bit pricey, but definitely worth considering adding to your collection!

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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Curious. What's the unique thing about the Let Me Live part?

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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The photogallery isn't Let Me Live instrumental ? If it is, someone please upload an mp3 :-)

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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Owh, I've got the CD btw... Still need to order the DVD someday...

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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Instrumental, eh? Koooolll! If it is, please upload for all.

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Posted: 30 May 04, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dunno if it is - but there were some rumours about a Karaoke Jewels DVD, so maybe they already mixed some tracks for that?

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Posted: 30 May 04, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let Me Live is not instrumental. Just the regular song.
btw some time ago I already posted an item about this dvd and made a fragment and pics of the I Was Born To Love You clip available through my site. (your enthusiasm is welcomed though)


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Posted: 30 May 04, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where can I get it????

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Posted: 30 May 04, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then what is so unique about it?

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Posted: 30 May 04, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Let Me Live photo gallery has the song from Made In Heaven playing while still pictures are shown for a few seconds each. There are a lot of outtake pictures (alternates of some originals that have been published) and some that have never been seen (as the advertising for the Jewels DVD stated). Another thing I left out is the main menu. It plays the Japanese "beginning" from A Day At The Races and really fits the tome of the DVD. And before each video, there's a nice picture from the Japanese 45 of each song. The booklet inside the DVD has no pictures whatsoever but features lyrics and credits in Japanese and English, and the DVD is white like the case.
I'm still impressed with it and the CD too!

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Posted: 30 May 04, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So basically, we got excited about nothing ? ;)

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Posted: 30 May 04, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't say the quality of the videos are any better than GVH 1 & 2. There are a few previously unseen photos, mainly live ones.

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Posted: 30 May 04, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Homer: Ooohhhh... Ah well, I can hope for LML instrum...

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Posted: 30 May 04, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Darren, do you have the Jewels DVD? The videos are much clearer on this than the UK or US release of GH1 or 2. For example: Don't Stop Me Now is so clear and doesn't have the annoying "freeze-frame" at the end, it fades out like the song. Slightly Mad looks very sharp and Fred fairly glows! WWRY is so vivid you can almost feel how cold it was in Roger's backyard! The sound on all videos (and the Let Me Live gallery) is awesome, very close to DVD-A. I feel lucky I have a player that will play it, since it was only released in Japan.

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Posted: 30 May 04, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Jewels Karaoke may not happen since they've now got a new version of Greatest Karaoke Hits plus Karaoke Flix DVD coming out in July.. that's probably what the rumors were referring to.

As for the quality, it's most likely due to the fact that the total run time is shorter plus there's no space devoted to DTS audio, so they've allowed the video to have a higher bitrate.

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Posted: 30 May 04, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"It plays the Japanese "beginning" from A Day At The Races and really fits the tome of the DVD"

How does the Japanese intro differ from all other versions?


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Posted: 30 May 04, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think whoever said that meant the regular intro has a "Japanese sound".



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Posted: 30 May 04, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, that would make more sense.


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Posted: 30 May 04, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The Jewels Karaoke may not happen since they've now got a new version of Greatest Karaoke Hits plus Karaoke Flix DVD coming out in July.. that's probably what the rumors were referring to."

Whoa -- this sounds exciting! Where did you hear about this?

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Posted: 31 May 04, 01:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HMV has listings for them:

http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail.asp?sku=1865192 is Greatest Karaoke Hits - remastered with the bonus track 'I Was Born To Love You'

And http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail.asp?sku=1856904 is the DVD companion, also with 'I Was Born To Love You' added.

I would imagine that (except for the bonus track) the releases will still follow the pattern of the original 'Flix' sets as seen on the 1996 laserdisc version. In other words, I don't think they'll use cropped or re-edited versions as they did with GVH and Jewels.

And if they do it properly, the lyrics will be optional (they were burnt-in on the laserdisc), and the original soundtrack will be included as well as the karaoke.. that's how the laserdisc audio was.