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

The VHS version omitted Jailhouse Rock, whereas the DVD is the full show (though both the VHS and DVD are edits of two nights played as one full show).

It is Montreal 1981.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or it could be a rights issue. Maybe with the initial release as a film in 1982 the producers didn't want to pay royalties for that one song, but the situation changed with the DVD's release in 1998.

Or maybe QP wanted it to be only Queen songs. Not sure really, but there are several possibilities.



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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great performance, crappy audience.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just remembered that I also have that video and watch it now...
I think they actually filmed it with movie cameras in contrast to the so far available concerts on DVD (??), so the colors are quite interesting. It was intended to be shown in a mobile cinema across America and was filmed at 2 concerts, if I remember correctly. Both Brian and Freddie play piano and guitar on "Save me". They had no extra keyboarder at that time.
The sound is much more "pure" than on Live at the Bowl (and also Live Killers), more like in a small club.
I would want to have that in DVD quality.



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

Oh yes, great performance! I love it. :)


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW I remember in my VHS version, Freddie told the crowd something like: 'til now you proved to be cool and sophisticated, but now rock your asses'... but I can't find it on my DVD version (I don't have the VHS version anymore).

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh there is a DVD version? Great!

This section in "under pressure" is nice. Freddie sings in 3 octaves.

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't watched its DVD recently, so today I'm going to watch it and make sure of Freddie's banters...


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the VHS.. think I paid about 20p for it on eBay.. then there was P+P

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's from Montreal concert in '81.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The DVD and LaserDisc releases are not connected to QP, unfortunately. Hence any attempts Brian makes at trying to keep people from buying the DTS versions especially.

It's not really an official Queen DVD, even though it is legal. At least not in Queen's catalogue anyway...