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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, well well...one week after release and i still haven't bought either dvd or cd of "on fire"
sorry people - i STILL can't see what the fuss is about....
before you all verbally abuse me
1. i was there - it was a good concert, good but not great
2. i still have the channel4 - the tube - broadcast on vhs - and seldom play it - just don't like it that much - the material from that tour was uninspiring
3. i refuse to get dragged into the hype

there are much better concerts out there....but queen won't release them....so we should be grateful for this? count me out....if it were houston, earls court, hammy75, osaka 85, argentina81, then perhaps - but not this


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, perhaps Brian would say: "If you haven't seen it, you should just shut up". :-)
No, really, I think it's worth buying. The quality could be better than your VHS. The show is great, full of energy and I'm sure you have the money to buy it and eventually you'll get over spending your money on this.




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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I brought the CD, but I cant buy the DVD as my sis has got it me for Xmas, I'll have to make do with the VHS for now!


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

I brought the CD, but I cant buy the DVD as my sis has got it me for Xmas, I'll have to make do with the VHS for now!


thats nice... but the wait must be agony!

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

I brought the CD, but I cant buy the DVD as my sis has got it me for Xmas, I'll have to make do with the VHS for now!


thats nice... but the wait must be agony!



Oh yes, lol


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Philipp Nothaft wrote:

I don't think there's a real "hype" concerning MK. People simply enjoy the DVD, yet they tend to be critical as well.


Really? Not that much of a hype? I thought different :(

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What hype, indeed. Just felt the same as when GVHII came out. Now, I think there was more of a hype feel with the Wembley dvd release.

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rock In Rio was pretty shite.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 02:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HM wrote:
i think one of the main reasons for QP have released MK'82 is the same of Wembley'86, Rio'85 and Budapest'86: in the day of the gig, the whole country where the gig happened stopped to watch it's trasmission on TV and listen in the radio

wembley and MK were not broadcast live on tv or radio in england



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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"which WAS going to be aired live for a whole country!"

WAS, doesn't meant to say it ever did and neither of them ever were aired live.

Take if from somebody who saw both original transmissions in the UK, which were edited by the C4 prog 'The Tube' and broadvcasr several months after the actual events.

As to the original poster.

Watching ANYTHING on DVD (that is done correctly) is like watching something you've not seen before. Throw away your fuzzy old, cut-down ageing VHS copy and go watch the DVD and see Queen how they were meant to be seen.

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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rien wrote:

Well, perhaps Brian would say: "If you haven't seen it, you should just shut up". :-)



Nah, I think Brian would say something like "Come and see WWRY, It's great!"


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe thats the reason I rarely check Brianmay.com these days


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

but most people seem to have completely ignored my original post - ie - they HAVE got caught in the hype

it was MY opinion - the concert was good - it has nothing to do with it only being vhs (up til now)
I WAS there and it was good - but not great - and that's my opinion - and that's why i won' be buying it.
i have replaced several vhs tapes with dvds down the years - films and music - but i only do this i fi can remember wanting to look at the vhs often enought to justify it - and with MK i can't.

...and now perhaps the person who said i was wrong about MK and wembley being broadcast live would like to admit I was right and they were wrong...MK was broadcast in the autumn - i can verify this because the TUBE launched in the autumn and it was (along with a Roling Stones gig) one of their big initial "sellers" to get the programme some viewers - the concert was 5:6:82 - i know - iwas there!!!

as for wembley - can't be sure but i was at least a month after the concert - i know again - because i didn't need to set the VHS before travelling down the M40 to London for the concert
ok?


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee><font color = green>Brenski wrote:

well, well well...one week after release and i still haven't bought either dvd or cd of "on fire"
sorry people - i STILL can't see what the fuss is about....
before you all verbally abuse me
1. i was there - it was a good concert, good but not great
2. i still have the channel4 - the tube - broadcast on vhs - and seldom play it - just don't like it that much - the material from that tour was uninspiring
3. i refuse to get dragged into the hype

there are much better concerts out there....but queen won't release them....so we should be grateful for this? count me out....if it were houston, earls court, hammy75, osaka 85, argentina81, then perhaps - but not this
Well mate, i was also there, and you have just said what i've been saying all year, but certain people on this forum won't listen to your opinion, and just try to shoot you down, kids will be kids i suppose.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, and than we're surprised they don't want to release old gigs... Not Hammersmith...? Well, no- don't like it- your choice- what's the deal? You want to know what the fuss is all about? The fucking great vocal delivery that night- not that many times Fred sang better... Set list? I agree- could have been better- I mean I love 70's and anything from that era would be welcome, BUT- a year ago we were bitching about Queen keeping their gigs in the vaults- When one of them is out we say "what's all the fuss about" and "why not Hammersmith"... I bet if they released Hmmersmith'75 some ppl would say- well, I have a perfect VCD of it, nothing special, setlist isn't THAT interesting, they made some mistakes (and they made quite few)- why not fucking Truro'71...? I wrote that already once in other thread- this feels like a graet place to repeat... Are you ever going to be staisfied...? I understand- that's your opinion; it wasn't great, you're not buying it- fine. But most ppl seem to enjoy the performance- why saying that it's a hype? I love this gig, man!!! And I dislike Wembley- now that was a freaking hype!!!

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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

How in the world can you dislike Wembley?
Freddie's voice is in a bad shape, the set list is full of greatest hits therefore- crap, half of the gig in the daylight, many mistakes... AND ESPECIALLY- the hype surrounding this gig... Undeserved, when it gets to performance...

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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek
you took the words right out of my mouth.
I have 3 different copies of MK, and I am lucky to delete them now. Just obsolete.
And I never loved the Hot Space thing at all.
But on all your TV copies or what ever, there is no Action, no Back Chat and all the missing rest.
And the Vienna 82 sequence is completly new for 99% of us ( except some seconds in the DoRo videos ).Don´t forget that.
I never really liked 82-85, I prefer the 70s,
but isn´t it great, that QP finally found out, they have some treasures, which will still bring a lot of Cash?
Imagine, if they find out about Earls Court (nowadays no prob to fix that little sound errors), Cologne 1986( = rehearsal video for Budapest), Houston 77 ( WWRY fast...thats all? )

And a lot more...

All these tapes exist, there must only be someone you tells them, there´s a lot of cash to earn...

What about Greg Brooks?


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Osaka '85 isnt as good as Milton Keynes. I don't mind what they release as long as I havent got it and it's good.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

frank39 wrote:

Fenderek
you took the words right out of my mouth.
I have 3 different copies of MK, and I am lucky to delete them now. Just obsolete.
And I never loved the Hot Space thing at all.
But on all your TV copies or what ever, there is no Action, no Back Chat and all the missing rest.
And the Vienna 82 sequence is completly new for 99% of us ( except some seconds in the DoRo videos ).Don´t forget that.
I never really liked 82-85, I prefer the 70s,
but isn´t it great, that QP finally found out, they have some treasures, which will still bring a lot of Cash?
Imagine, if they find out about Earls Court (nowadays no prob to fix that little sound errors), Cologne 1986( = rehearsal video for Budapest), Houston 77 ( WWRY fast...thats all? )

And a lot more...

All these tapes exist, there must only be someone you tells them, there´s a lot of cash to earn...

What about Greg Brooks?


I was hoping too that Cologne '86 still exists, but in another thread here I found out that the director actually used just a few cameras and the same tape as in Budapest, he just recorded over it - so sadly no Cologne footage...


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't wait to buy it and, trust me, there is NO hype here in the US. Can the 12 people who know about it's release create hype???


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