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Posted: 29 May 05, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would like to order this dvd but I have a few questions first.Does anyone know why it wasn't released in europe?Where can i order it at a good price?and is it worth getting(haven't seen it yet)?thanks


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Posted: 29 May 05, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't seen it either, and in my opinion, it's not a particularly exciting set list. The official Japan DVD is an edited 90 minute version (not sure what was edited out), and is available from the link below. This should work out at around £19.50 + shipping, but you would also be likely to have to pay additional import duties, as it's over the £18 threshold. If anyone knows where to get this cheaper, I would also be grateful for the info.

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=POBE-3200


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Posted: 29 May 05, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in online to buy in the hmv online store for £19.99


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Posted: 29 May 05, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what is the hmv online store?




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Posted: 29 May 05, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have pirate copy only - it's similar to VHS version.

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Posted: 29 May 05, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is that the brazilian bootlegrelease mr.scully refers to on his site?how is the performance?I would really like to see and have it and since it was officially released I hope I will be able to get hold of it!


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Posted: 29 May 05, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUESTION
Is mix as crappy as VHS or is it better? I have numerous bootlegs that sounds better than THAT...

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Posted: 29 May 05, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

Does anyone know why it wasn't released in europe?
and is it worth getting(haven't seen it yet)?thanks


A good guess would be something similar to why the WWRY wasn't released in Europe: because somebody else has the rights to release it. So you can expect a "worldwide relase" (like Rio... :P) to replace it in a few years.

I've only watched it once myself, but isn't any official Queen dvd worth getting?

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Posted: 29 May 05, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Is that the brazilian bootlegrelease mr.scully refers to on his site?

No, that´s the (official?) Japanese dvd, the Brazilian bootleg was only available as a laserdisc I think.

I got my dvd from Ebay and in my opinion it´s really worth getting if you want to know about the Works tour, much better than RIR. But if you don´t have any live dvd yet and just looking for a great concert then buy LAW or LATB first.

The dvd is missing Dragon Attack and the Guitar Solo apart from that it´s complete. The picture quality is quite good, but the camera angles are a bit strange, until Jailhouse Rock or so you don´t see anything from the audience and they can hardly be heard. The performance itself is ok, I´m not really a fan of the Works tour, but the setlist is great with many older songs they wouldn´t play during the Magic Tour anymore. As I said the dvd is enjoyable to watch, the quality is good, so I think you shouldn´t be disappointed.

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Posted: 29 May 05, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thank you!I'm curious about it since the show from two days earlier sounds so good.Propably one of the best works gigs!I would like to have it all:-)


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Posted: 29 May 05, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's a good gig the only downside is that the guitar is a little bit quiet in some places


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Posted: 29 May 05, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As noted by dimcyril, the guitar is low down. Everytime this question comes up there are people like myself who know to warn people off this bootleg/official release.

The audio mix is particularly shoddy as Brian's guitar is mixed below the synths! That sole fact in itself should ring alarm bells. The recording is a soundboard and is pretty nice. But because of bad mixing you don't get the most out of it.

I don't listen to it anymore as its pretty shoddy mix annoys on repeat listens. If you desperately want it, get it. Just don't expect something on par with the recent QP releases.

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Posted: 29 May 05, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Everytime this question comes up there are people like myself who know to warn people off this bootleg/official release.

At least it´s an acceptable representative of the Works tour, it´s better than Rio anyway. And there is no other pro shot footage available from this tour. So I think apart from these mentioned issues with the mix and some strange camera angles there is no need to warn people from buying it. It´s not up to QP release standards of course, but it´s not that bad IMO. Just my opinion.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think its crap, the audience dont wake up until 10mins before the end, Freds voice is awful and whats up with Roger ?, he looks like hes in a right sulk. You can tell the band are fed-up and if it wasnt for live aid this would have been the last tour for a long time.

Do like Break Free on this though.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to have a tape of the original fm radio broadcast(which included Dragon Attack) and a vhs of about an hour of the show from Japanese tv and as far as I can remember the audio mix was excellent

The Dvd I've got now is perfect quality but I don't know what they were thinking when they mixed the audio,Brians guitar is far too low in the mix, Spike is too loud and the drumsound is awful,when people slate the works tour drumsound I think it's because of this gig(I saw them at the NEC on that tour and EVERYTHING sounded great)

Despite this its worth getting hold of, the visuals are excellent and audio aside its far better than the Rio 85 official release(I've got a dvd of the full Rio show as well not the greatest qualitity but more enjoyable than the official one)

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Posted: 30 May 05, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tilomagnet wrote:

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Everytime this question comes up there are people like myself who know to warn people off this bootleg/official release.

At least it´s an acceptable representative of the Works tour, it´s better than Rio anyway. And there is no other pro shot footage available from this tour. So I think apart from these mentioned issues with the mix and some strange camera angles there is no need to warn people from buying it. It´s not up to QP release standards of course, but it´s not that bad IMO. Just my opinion.


Like I said, if they really want it, they should buy it. Warnings are just that, a warning. They don't have to take notice of our view!

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Posted: 31 May 05, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have DVD version. This bootleg was published only in Russia, exellent picture and good sound.