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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have not bought/seen the ROTC dvd yet. I saw Queen+ in St. Paul, and it was terrific. Anyone, how would you compare the dvd to the live show?


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They hadn't been playing for very long when they recorded ROTC.
ROTC is okay but the band is a lot tighter now.


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The DVD is excellent, particularly given the quickness with which it was released. That short timeframe didn't allow for much editing, enhancing, etc. The video quality isn't always great, but the sound is surprisingly good. What you hear on the DVD, especially with surround sound really cranked up, is remarkably similar to the feel of the live concert.

One of the things I really like about the video portion of the DVD is seeing the audience involvement. The audience at Sheffield was very much into Queen, knew all the lyrics, knew the hand-claps for Radio Ga Ga, and in general participated in the performance much more than do American audiences. In effect, it's pretty apparent they appreciate Queen in larger numbers than we do here in the U.S. The video did a great job of capturing the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd.

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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rockyracoon wrote:

The DVD is excellent, particularly given the quickness with which it was released. That short timeframe didn't allow for much editing, enhancing, etc. The video quality isn't always great, but the sound is surprisingly good. What you hear on the DVD, especially with surround sound really cranked up, is remarkably similar to the feel of the live concert.

One of the things I really like about the video portion of the DVD is seeing the audience involvement. The audience at Sheffield was very much into Queen, knew all the lyrics, knew the hand-claps for Radio Ga Ga, and in general participated in the performance much more than do American audiences. In effect, it's pretty apparent they appreciate Queen in larger numbers than we do here in the U.S. The video did a great job of capturing the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd.


... even though, according to many people who were there, the audience at Sheffield wasn't nearly as good as the audience in most other concerts of the British leg!


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 01:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The DVD is excellent but it's soooo much better live oh my god...I left the venue in awe...


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have just seen i want it all in youtube..ROTC is really amazing i think..it is definately not like an ordinary tour concert but not all concerts are supposed to become dvd!!! i think the dvd is a very modern and i don't think q+pr is a terrible idea..i wish i could see them :))

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do like ROTC...but I saw them in Cleveland and they were very much tighter there!!!...Greatest concert I ever saw!!!...Freddie we love you!!!!...Ciao!!!

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Much tighter live--they are rockin the USA--despite attendence, lack of promotino etc.

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like the ROTC DVD, though at times the amount of white that the band is wearing clashes with the lights, camera, etc... Watch it and you'll see what I mean.

I'll tell you this though... the best thing about it is the 5.1 Dolby option. Wembley 86' is great and all, but no 5.1. I put ROTC in my dvd player and between the incredible picture on my 50" SXRD and the sound pushed out by my Marantz tuner, I was blown away. I immediately skipped right to WWRY and cranked it up as loud as I dared without blowing a channel in my tuner or my speakers... and it shook the house!!! SWEET!!!!!


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Posted: 31 Mar 06, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is Let There Be Drums on it? I would buy it for that reason alone.


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Posted: 31 Mar 06, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Reaching Out (Hill/Black)
2. Tie Your Mother Down (May)
3. I Want To Break Free (Deacon)
4. Fat Bottomed Girls (May)
5. Wishing Well (Rodgers / Kirke / Yamauchi / Kossoff / Bundrick)
6. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon)
7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury)
8. Say It's Not True (Taylor)
9. '39 (May)
10. Love Of My Life (Mercury)
11. Hammer To Fall (May)
12. Feel Like Makin' Love (Rodgers / Ralphs)
13. Let There Be Drums (Nelson / Podolor)
14. I'm In Love With My Car (Taylor)
15. Guitar Solo (May)
16. Last Horizon (May)
17. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Queen)
18. Radio Ga Ga (Taylor)
19. Can't Get Enough (Ralphs)
20. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor)
21. I Want It All (Queen)
22. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)
23. The Show Must Go On (Queen)
24. All Right Now (Rodgers / Fraser)
25. We Will Rock You (May)
26. We Are The Champions (Mercury)
27. God Save The Queen (Trad. Arr. May)

Closing Credits Track

28. It's A Beautiful Day (remix)(Queen)
29. Imagine (Hyde Park, London) (Lennon)

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Posted: 31 Mar 06, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree. Much better and tighter now. (just watched it again this evening before band practice with my drummer.)

I didn't think of it at Chicago or St Paul, but if you run around frantically at the show, craning your head back and forth, it's a fairly good representation of the choppy camera edits on ROTC. Will try it in Seattle.


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Posted: 01 Apr 06, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Donna13 wrote:

1. Reaching Out (Hill/Black)
2. Tie Your Mother Down (May)
3. I Want To Break Free (Deacon)
4. Fat Bottomed Girls (May)
5. Wishing Well (Rodgers / Kirke / Yamauchi / Kossoff / Bundrick)
6. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon)
7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury)
8. Say It's Not True (Taylor)
9. '39 (May)
10. Love Of My Life (Mercury)
11. Hammer To Fall (May)
12. Feel Like Makin' Love (Rodgers / Ralphs)
13. Let There Be Drums (Nelson / Podolor)
14. I'm In Love With My Car (Taylor)
15. Guitar Solo (May)
16. Last Horizon (May)
17. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Queen)
18. Radio Ga Ga (Taylor)
19. Can't Get Enough (Ralphs)
20. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor)
21. I Want It All (Queen)
22. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)
23. The Show Must Go On (Queen)
24. All Right Now (Rodgers / Fraser)
25. We Will Rock You (May)
26. We Are The Champions (Mercury)
27. God Save The Queen (Trad. Arr. May)

Closing Credits Track

28. It's A Beautiful Day (remix)(Queen)
29. Imagine (Hyde Park, London) (Lennon)


Thanks for the list. I think I gotta have it.


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