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Posted: 14 Feb 06, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[quote]'MAKING OF A NIGHT AT THE OPERA' DVD

May also be pre-ordered from amazon.co.uk Now fairly widely advertised on merchant sites it seems that The Making of A Night At The Opera DVD has an expected release date of Monday 20 March for the UK. It also seeme likely that there are two versions in the pipeline - a one-disc issue 99 minutes duration and a two-disc Special Edition 2hrs 23 minutes running time.

Synopsis from makers: Eagle Rock website:

If ever there was an album worthy of inclusion in Eagle Vision’s Classic Albums series it is Queen’s breakout release A Night At The Opera. Released in 1975, this was not only the band’s first platinum album, but also the one that catapulted them into the spotlight as one of the biggest rock acts in the world. Now for the first time, fans are offered an in-depth look at one of rock music’s seminal records with the Classic Albums DVD Queen — The Making Of A Night At The Opera.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
• BRAND NEW INTERVIEWS with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
• COMMENTARY by original producer Roy Thomas Baker.
• ARCHIVAL PERFORMANCE and INTERVIEW FOOTAGE with late lead singer Freddie Mercury.
• INTERVIEWS and GUEST COMMENTARY by guitarists Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and many more.
• NEW ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES of ’39 and Love Of My Life by Brian May.
• DRUM and ACOUSTIC DEMONSTRATIONS of I ’m In Love With My Car from Roger Taylor.
• ANALYSIS OF THE RECORDING PROCESS of all 12 tracks on the album.

Artwork opposite from Eaglerock website

Featuring excerpts from: Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) • Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon • I'm In Love With My Car • You're My Best Friend • '39 • Sweet Lady • Seaside Rendezvous • The Prophet's Song • Love Of My Life • Good Company • Bohemian Rhapsody • God Save The Queen

The two-disc Special Edition, it appears, will have the following content:

Special Features
Additional interviews and analysis of tracks
Exclusive live performances of '39' and 'Love Of My Life' by Brian May
Previously unreleased full live performance of 'Sweet Lady' from the Hyde Park free concert in 1976

Review
'Queen: The Making Of A Night At The Opera' tells the track by track story of the album through new interviews with Brian May, Roger Taylor and producer Roy Thomas Baker along with archive interviews with Freddie Mercury and contributions from photographer Mick Rock, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Ian Hunter from Mott The Hoople amongst others. Illustrated by classic live footage, much of it from the Hyde Park free concert in 1976, and in depth studio analysis the film gives an intimate portrait of the making of a true classic album and is a worthy addition to our acclaimed and highly successful Classic Albums series.

Track Listing:
Disc One
1. Death On Two Legs
2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
3. I'm In Love With My Car
4. You're My Best Friend
5. '39
6. Sweet Lady
7. Seaside Rendezvous
8. Good Company
9. Love Of My Life
10. Bohemian Rhapsody

Bonus Disc (screen format 4:3):
The entire original studio album re-mixed into Dolby Digital (5.1) and DTS Surround Sound, with the original videos for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'You're My Best Friend', newly created visuals for all the other tracks and a commentary on each track made up from archive and new interviews with all four band members.

Technical Details
Certificate - Exempt from Classification
Screen - 16:9
Languages - English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
Subtitles - English ; French ; German ; Spanish ; Italian ; Dutch ; Portuguese
Duration - 2 hours 23 minutes (approx)
Region - Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
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Unfortunately the US is *only* getting the single disc version:

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Eagle Rock have today kindly confirmed to us that in the USA they are only releasing the single DVD of 'The Making of A Night At the Opera'/

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Posted: 15 Feb 06, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bonus Disc (screen format 4:3):
The entire original studio album re-mixed into Dolby Digital (5.1) and DTS Surround Sound, with the original videos for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'You're My Best Friend', newly created visuals for all the other tracks and a commentary on each track made up from archive and new interviews with all four band members.


Do I smell moneybags Brian trying desperately to whore out that DVD *again*??

And DOLBY Digital 5.1?! I think there's an error there...

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Posted: 15 Feb 06, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, excellent - they have made the material that is so readily available on the CD set available yet again!

How exciting and so fucking predictable that QPL should feel the need to offer us the opportunity to buy all of this again.


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Posted: 15 Feb 06, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, call me when they release the Hot Space DVD.

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

And you'll be the 2 DVD versiom cause it just has a tiny few more extras.

Fucking hell. Why didn't they tell us about this before 30th Anniversary version came out?...


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

making anato dvd....rip.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its a shame they've only put Sweet Lady on. Rather than doing something great and putting the whole Hyde Park gig on, they've been ultra lazy with the second disc of the 30th version of ANATO.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The single disc looks better (complete Classic Albums broadcast)....

The 2-disc compliation is just yet another money making scheme...

I'll be buying the former, whether it has Sweet Lady from Hyde Park on it or not.

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is yet another rip off - how many times are we expected to buy the same album? OK, so this does have a fairly interesting documentary, but this should have been included on the 30th Anniversary issue, instead of stupid bloody seaside videos. Nice to get a full track from Hyde Park, but hell, where's the rest of it? I'll buy this, of course I will, but it's about time some of the other albums were concentrated on for DVD-A. Are we going to get the same next year for ADATR?


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a thought as an alternative :

Why not release a "Classic Albums" show for every album, and have that as part of a CD/DVD release, and for the CD disc release outtakes, demos etc from the album?

As opposed to another ANATO rehash...

UK/US LP 1975
UK CD release original
UK 1993/1994 Remaster
US 1991 remaster
DVD-A
Japan 2004 Mini-Vinyl
30th Anniversary CD/DVD/LP
Making Of....





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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always thought that previous releases haven't been a complete rip off, but the 30th Anniversary ANATO was just a waste of time. Rendered void by this release.

Please don't do it again Queen Productions. I am going to very careful now when they release something "new", I'm not gonna rush out and buy it straight away.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitesthedust<br><h6>The QZ gentleman... wrote:

Here's a thought as an alternative :

Why not release a "Classic Albums" show for every album, and have that as part of a CD/DVD release, and for the CD disc release outtakes, demos etc from the album?


To be honest, I think a "Classic Albums" set for every album would be mis-titled, as some of the albums were certainly not "classics". "Classic Albums - Hot Space", anyone? Think not. I also think that studio documentaries have a limited scope, and after a few albums worth, would become uninteresting, but outtakes, demos, alternative mixes, and perhaps a short retrospective review of each album from Brian and Roger would be nice. I just hope we have seen the last of ANATO for a while - classic is may be, but it's starting to get on my tits!


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They should've stuck to the Box Set format, just released it over a period of time, as opposed to one big promotion costing say, £150.

That way people could have picked and chose what stuff they wanted....

But revisiting Sheer Heart Attack as a "Classic Album" would rock...A Night At The Opera is overrated in my opinion to be honest. It's good, very good, but not great. Not in my top 3 favourites.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I'm more interested in is why people on this board blow a fuse when they (Queen) try to make money. God forbid, you know?

There's always a good piece of advice in these situations... If you don't like it, then don't buy it! And in this situation, that's merely the second choice. The first would be to avoid the one with the dvd album disc and just get the one with the docu on it. Either that, or download the copy that has been circulating these forums.

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great...better start saving...again...*sigh*


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 02:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitesthedust<br><h6>The QZ gentleman... wrote:

Here's a thought as an alternative :

Why not release a "Classic Albums" show for every album, and have that as part of a CD/DVD release, and for the CD disc release outtakes, demos etc from the album?


Yeah, but that would make too much sense...

But not for every album... Jazz and Hot Space certainly weren't classics!


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

bitesthedust<br><h6>The QZ gentleman... wrote:

Here's a thought as an alternative :

Why not release a "Classic Albums" show for every album, and have that as part of a CD/DVD release, and for the CD disc release outtakes, demos etc from the album?


Yeah, but that would make too much sense...

But not for every album... Jazz and Hot Space certainly weren't classics!


Agreed, but I like those shows to be honest and how they separate parts of individual tracks. Perhaps the box-set idea would have been better...release material in stages, unreleased material, not re-releasing the same old, same old.

Of course Queen want to make money, I have no problem with that. But why not offer something new?

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Posted: 20 Feb 06, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is an Eagle Rock production


I'll just let that hang there for a while...



It's not Queen prod, they didn't film the doc so how could they use it on the 30th anni version.

Don't buy it if you don't like it, anybody that askes how many times are we meant to buy it? eeerr well once would be fine, nobody is holding a gun to your head.


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Posted: 20 Feb 06, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no trouble with QP making money. They aren't a band, they are a business entity. However, they are the kings of recycling product to drain their fans. That is cheesy.


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Posted: 20 Feb 06, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II was better in my opinion...

Sheer Heart Attack is the second best

Innuendo third


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