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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is this http://www2.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=3334 DVD only available in region 1 ?

Also does anybody know if its any good ?


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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a great show and a nice DVD. Excellent quality, superb sound (two different special edition discs are available, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS is available too, for folks who can't increase volume on their own).

A fairly decent audio commentary by the director, though at times he seems a bit uneducated about Queen. And a neat little video tour feature of important Queen landmarks. Not a bad disc at all.

The only real problem with the show is the audience. They don't seem to be very thrilled to be there and don't even sing along with Love of My Life.

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't buy it at that price though! Very expensive. You should be able to get it for half that price.

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's correct, you must buy it, but for a lower price. I bougth it here in the Netherlands for € 15.00.

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely get it, just not at that price. It's a great concert, even if the audience didn't care that much.


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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are several variations of the WWRY DVD floating around... there was a good site explaining the differences... but I can't for the life of me remember the address.

Some smart-alec will probably tell us soon.

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"and don't even sing along with Love of My Life."

Actually, they (Montreal) were seeing Queen's performance of this song for the first time and didn't know the routine.
During the commentary you'll hear the director mentioning this. Especially the point where he notes how Freddie says "you don't know it..."

Peace,
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EDIT: BTW, the DD track is mixed differently. Vocals and drums are higher for some weird reason, so they stick out more than they should. I have the dvd with both DD and DTS. DTS is way better.

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got the original DTS version for € 15,00

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

There are several variations of the WWRY DVD floating around... there was a good site explaining the differences... but I can't for the life of me remember the address.



Found it: http://www.queenvision.com/en/dvd1.html

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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said the sound was crap.

He sounds a little bitter.



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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Montreal sure declined as an audience from 1978 to 1981.


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Posted: 16 Aug 04, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Montreal '82 the audience was very loud...I simply think the audience wasn't mic'ed so well.


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Posted: 17 Aug 04, 01:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bullwinkle wrote:

Brian said the sound was crap.

He sounds a little bitter.


It's too bad he doesn't devote as much attention to listening to official Queen releases. Maybe he would have heard the horrifying glitches on discs like Jazz (1994 remaster), Rocks and The Eye and alerted people to not buy those either.

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Posted: 17 Aug 04, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's interesting about the different mixes. Mine is Dolby Digital and you can't really hear John's bass. Apart from that I really like the mix - very up front and not washed in reverb. And the remastered THX version(s)have a much better image quality. Recomended!


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Posted: 17 Aug 04, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it. Set list is really decent- I prefer it to Wembley... There, I said that "Jehowa, Jehowa"
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Posted: 17 Aug 04, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the one-disc DVD. Because it's so horribly edited, it takes a lot for me to want to watch it. Good show, but the occassional out-of-synch bits just drive me up the wall.

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Posted: 18 Aug 04, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dislike this DVD. The picture quality is pretty good, but the sound is crap, Roger's drumkit is worse, the worst he ever had. The audience is also a weak point of this DVD, I mean, c'mon, during WWRY (fast) all the do is sit on there lazy asses and clapping along, it's so weak, stupid Canadian people:P.


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Posted: 18 Aug 04, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Actually, they (Montreal) were seeing Queen's performance of this song for the first time and didn't know the routine.
During the commentary you'll hear the director mentioning this. Especially the point where he notes how Freddie says "you don't know it..."


So the Montreal 78 and 80 bootlegs are lying? :)

It's not that they didn't know it... it's just that US audiences aren't sing-along audiences; and that pretty much goes for every band.


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Posted: 18 Aug 04, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, I only repeated what I heard the guy on the dvd say. I'm no expert.

But the line about Freddie saying, "you don't know it, uh?" is definitely querying the audience.

Peace,
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Posted: 18 Aug 04, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie loved the Montreal '78 audience. He, in fact, commented to the next concert audience in Toronto (me paraphrasing):

"You guys should be more like Montreal. They'll show you a thing or two."




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