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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i know we've talkked about a lot of times but i bought a week ago and i didn't like it.
yeah,freddie performance is superb but the director work is a shit cause he never put the cameras on rog or john..it seems a freddie mercury show.the stage is very small and the audience is cold.
the second disc is quite disappointing and in those shows freddie can't reach a decent note

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and when brian plays piano in save me they put the camera on freddie.
disc two of live at wembley is much better in my humble opinion.
i agree with "better live songs than interviews" but it depends from what songs.i really didin't want to listenfor the 1000000000times to aobtd o wwry/watc.

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley's had the big drawback that it has been so huge. Therefore, the audience is only audible if it really freaks out. I always found it annoying that the audience's reaction took so long (i.e. singing along or doing Freddie's daaaayyooo thingy). Milton Keynes stage was much closer to the crowd and hence it is much more easier to hear. I prefer that...


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i diasgree with you

i was at both wembley and milton keynes

and at MK i managed to get about four body-widths from the front....and it was still a good 10 yards to hurl stuff at the Teardrop Explodes (yes i admit i was one of them - but I love Julian Cope's music now)

the stage at wembley seemed no further away - perspective and distance-wise - if anything it may have been closer


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Brenski for the information. Maybe I haven't been precise enough... Didn't Roger say something about the Wembley roar or something like that? The architecture of this place swallowed the noise of the crowd... at least that's what I gather from Roger's words. And I still feel that you can hear this on the record. Why then is the audience more direct at Milton Keynes. Since you have been on both occasions, maybe you can tell...


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guitar solo was great.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah I just watched that. I could hardly see Brian May when he was talking to the audiance and same with Freddie's first entrance on the stage. They did get some good shots of Roger during Dragon Attack though.

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Frankly, I think that the audience is better in MK. But I also thought of the bowl being an open place. Still, Wembley's audience has quite a delay, or am I simply deaf or stupid or both? I am in no way capable of describing sound waves, whether they are reflected at Wembley or not, but I always think of Roger stating that he saw bands at Wembley dying because the audience was not loud enough.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think they maybe "miked" the audience at MK a little more "up in the mix" because of the bowl i remember looking back over the place and thinking how disjointed the crowd were....after the ten tousand or so crammed near the stage there appeared to be huge gaps - and many camped on the hills of the bowl and lit fires - much like we (my friends and i) did at port vale 81 (ozzy) and reading, donnington - fromthe official records i think there were close to 40k there at KM but to behonest - even "up front" in only sounded like about 10/15k

you're right wembley did have a"roar" it's the shape of the place (as was) the noise would bounce back off the archetecture....the stupid shape of the place made sound travel up the stands to the back and then roll inside the roof before rebounding to the stage...listen to Live Aid - you can hear it again...and virtually eVERY footie match played ther...there is a delay to the action

now knebworth on the other hand, that had genuine noise . i remember watching the earlier acts from further back - up towards the house past where all the food/bootleg sellers were and thinking -"christ this crowd really love it" it was only when you got down the front that the sound "dampened down a little" and sounded more realistic


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i wouldn't even recognise me now....had a couple of piss-poor photos that i took somewhere

and they were awful believe me



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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, those light streaks were very annoying. However, I quite enjoy the dvd now. It did take a while to get used to, and Brian's performance wasn't his best, but overall the music is great. The main problem was the mediocre camera job, and not getting enough footage of the others (WHO played the piano on Save Me? Hmmmm...?). But I love Freddie's sitting at the edge of the stage, and Brian's solo during Now I'm Here. It's also cute when Brian pops the sombrero off of Freddie's head.

And I like the interviews! Brian could be funny? Who knew? Most interviews he seems so serious... but in the one w/ him and Roger they were making jokes and cracking themselves and eachother up. My favorite:

RT: "So basically we see just as much of eachother as we always did... It's quite sickening actually-"

BM: "Disgusting"


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome-O _4000 wrote:

Yeah, those light streaks were very annoying. However, I quite enjoy the dvd now. It did take a while to get used to, and Brian's performance wasn't his best, but overall the music is great. The main problem was the mediocre camera job, and not getting enough footage of the others (WHO played the piano on Save Me? Hmmmm...?). But I love Freddie's sitting at the edge of the stage, and Brian's solo during Now I'm Here. It's also cute when Brian pops the sombrero off of Freddie's head.

And I like the interviews! Brian could be funny? Who knew? Most interviews he seems so serious... but in the one w/ him and Roger they were making jokes and cracking themselves and eachother up. My favorite:

RT: "So basically we see just as much of eachother as we always did... It's quite sickening actually-"

BM: "Disgusting"


That interview was hilarious. I loved when the interviewer asked a question and they both pointed at the other in unison, and when Brian interrupted Roger and he just told him to shut up. ;)


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His always are. He struggles to find the words often and it's like the kid in Billy Madison.

Freddie: And t-t-t-t-t-t-
Me: TODAY, DEAD SINGER!

Of course then Oliver Reed and Keith Moon come back to life and bash me to death with knives but dems da prices you pay.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They show Rog and John alot. But you are gonna see Freddie and Brian more coz they are the singer and guitarist. You people just want summat to complain about. Little upstarts.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dennis tm wrote:

gabriel79 wrote:

and when brian plays piano in save me they put the camera on freddie.
disc two of live at wembley is much better in my humble opinion.
i agree with "better live songs than interviews" but it depends from what songs.i really didin't want to listenfor the 1000000000times to aobtd o wwry/watc.


Yes songs like Put Out The Fire but esspecially Teo Torriate are played to often.

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Dennis tm will kick some arses.

I really love the bonus features, their very very good and I am overwelmed with joy bout them.
The concert is the best '80's show I've ever seen.

cheers,
Dennis



i had already seen them on the magic years vhs.and freddie voice is shitty

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

gabriel79 wrote:

i know we've talkked about a lot of times but i bought a week ago and i didn't like it.
yeah,freddie performance is superb but the director work is a shit cause he never put the cameras on rog or john..it seems a freddie mercury show.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is soooo cool!!!!! Finally people are talking about a C.D. i actually have. Yay!!!!

I love this cd, its funny when freddie says something, like an itroduction to a song because he always ends up saying something funny.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know how anyone can say Live at the Bowl was better than WWRY. Maybe as an overall package, because of the extras, but the show on WWRY was ten times better. Fred was in much better voice. Better guitar solo. Cool drum solo. Somebody to Love was so much more powerful. Much better opening (Flash recorded/Hero is their worst opening ever. Let Me Entertain You is just a fantastic way to start a show. They both had Fast WWRY, which is OK.)

The only thing Live at the Bowl has going for it compared to WWRY is the presence of Hot Space tracks.

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Lord Blackadder wrote:

They show Rog and John alot. But you are gonna see Freddie and Brian more coz they are the singer and guitarist. You people just want summat to complain about. Little upstarts.

Well, this was being broadcasted live by a TV channel. For the big crowd, Queen means "Freddie Mercury, the incredible singer, Brian May, the guy with curly hair and exclusive guitar, the blond drummer who looks like a girl and a furth guy who plays bass".



Unfortunately, you're right. When Howard Stern(gag) had Brian on, he kept on insisting, "Now, you and Freddie were really the band, the rest of the guys you could have done w/out Right??? They weren't really that talented compared to you and Freddie" (those were his EXACT words) Brian got kind of pissed off but you know him... he tried to explain that this wasn't the case and Mr. Stern was like, "yeah whatever, Brian's just being modest folks". It's surprising how many non-fans think like this!
Poor Roger and John.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome-O _4000 wrote:



Well, this was being broadcasted live by a TV channel. For the big crowd, Queen means "Freddie Mercury, the incredible singer, Brian May, the guy with curly hair and exclusive guitar, the blond drummer who looks like a girl and a furth guy who plays bass".



Awww i've never thought of them like that.
To me its more
Freddie : The beautiful singer and entertainer.
Brian: The handsome guitar player
Roger: That gorgeous drummer.
John: The cute and shy bassman but is still as special as all of them!

I thought Live at the Bowl was a good concert. The crowd could have been a little more enthusiastic. But i think the Friday night Wembly concert was when Freddie was the most relaxed. (2nd disk) I mean, he even said he couldnt sing with snot up his nose :) I love extra features on the dvd where you can focus on who you want :) 4 guesses who i was lookin at :)


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