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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All about your Queen Live-book:
1)You say in your book that both the 19/4/1975 and the 1/5/1975 gigs were filmed. If that is true ,that would be fabulous!While watching the 'magic years' video though I saw that the footage on there is from 1/5 and not from the first japanese gig as stated on the video. To my knowledge there isn't any proof that the 19/4 gig was filmed. I really hope Queen does lots of efforts to obtain such great material!!!!
2)In your book we c


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All about your Queen Live-book:
1)You say in your book that both the 19/4/1975 and the 1/5/1975 gigs were filmed. If that is true ,that would be fabulous!While watching the 'magic years' video though I saw that the footage on there is from 1/5 and not from the first japanese gig as stated on the video. To my knowledge there isn't any proof that the 19/4 gig was filmed. I really hope Queen does lots of efforts to obtain such great material!!!!
2)In your book we c


Dude didn't you read his post? He is gone for awhile. Ask JSS.

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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

2)We can also read that 2 shows from 1982 were filmed for the archives: Vienna and Osaka. If that is true, why wasn't any footage included in the On fire release? That would also mean there would be footage from 'Calling all girls' and 'body language'. I think you made a misstake there.

3)In your book you suggest that the second show from the rio concerts was especially filmed for the live-release while most songs on the video come from the first night. Why do you want to misslead people?

4)Some very known concerts have wrong setlists like golder's green and houston'77(spread your wings included)I don't understand how that can happen!

I love your book, it is good but it could be so much better and bigger. YOU could do it so much better. More text , more accurate and with more attention for the music.The seize of an audience is interesting but I want to know other things aswell.





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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow , queenfans are the nicest people in the world. You can't say a word on here or you get an unfiendly answer.


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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On my Way Up, if you bother to read this thread then you will realise as to how there is so many mistakes in Greg's book. He even acknowledges the fact that there is so. I believe he also knows how many "facts" (but not all) are genuine mistakes. Bearing in mind the circumstances of when he started doing this book, these kind of mistakes were likely to happen. Also there was no internet as we know it today to do extensive research with. Yes his book could have better researched, but then we are taking now with the benefit of hindsight and far superior technical resources (Fans sites like this one and Google, etc) than he ever had.

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Wow , queenfans are the nicest people in the world. You can't say a word on here or you get an unfiendly answer.


Actually it wasn'y an unfriendly answer, you don't want any misleading and erronous info from GB, i recommended that you ask JSS that's all. Sorry if you took it the wrong way. :)

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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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2)We can also read that 2 shows from 1982 were filmed for the archives: Vienna and Osaka. If that is true, why wasn't any footage included in the On fire release?


They were released on "On Fire". They are on the second disc under tour highlights. Try a wee bit research next time please


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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To Mr Mercury: the new edition from his book was released in 2005 so he SHOULD have done a better job!

Also, the video-footage on the second on fire disc is NOT the footage I was talking about. Read greg's book again and watch On fire again ,then YOu will know what you're talking about.


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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry old chum but I dont have the updated version and I have no intention of getting it as I have heard its still full of mistakes. So with that in mind can you enlighten me with what he was on about regarding the two shows, please?

Also when I said do a wee bit of research I was referring to the DVD discs themselves, sorry!

Not having a go or anything like that btw so please dont take it as such....


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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

greg Brooks claims in his book that the both '82 Vienna gigs were filmed. one by a televisioncompany and one by Queen themselves for the archives. He also states that the Osaka show was filmed by Queen. The released japanese show is NOT the Osaka show but the tokyo show from 3/11/1982. I think he confuses these both gigs.That was what i meant and what I would like to know. Of course do I hope that I'm wrong and that there are several filmed gigs we don't know the existence of.


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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok thanks for that. I hope your right in that there is more live material than we know of as well.


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Posted: 20 Jul 06, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

All about your Queen Live-book:
1)You say in your book that both the 19/4/1975 and the 1/5/1975 gigs were filmed. If that is true ,that would be fabulous!While watching the 'magic years' video though I saw that the footage on there is from 1/5 and not from the first japanese gig as stated on the video. To my knowledge there isn't any proof that the 19/4 gig was filmed. I really hope Queen does lots of efforts to obtain such great material!!!!


The video taken from Japanese TV was traditionally attributed to 4-19-75, because Roger made the comment referring to the "first concert in Japan". But I compared the piano intro of In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited to the 5-1-75 bootleg, and they're identical.

In conclusion, I doubt a 4-19-75 video exists.

2)We can also read that 2 shows from 1982 were filmed for the archives: Vienna and Osaka. If that is true, why wasn't any footage included in the On fire release? That would also mean there would be footage from 'Calling all girls' and 'body language'. I think you made a misstake there.


Congratulations. You found one of approximately 500 mistakes. :)

Osaka wasn't filmed. "Rare Live" claimed Osaka was filmed, but only the Tokyo show was filmed from the Japanese Hot Space tour. Unfortunately, Greg didn't fix this error from his first book.

3)In your book you suggest that the second show from the rio concerts was especially filmed for the live-release while most songs on the video come from the first night. Why do you want to misslead people?


Technically Greg is right on this one, but I don't see why he needed to isolate the second night, especially since both were filmed. There are bootleg videos of both nights available. The first night's video is complete, and the second night's video is about 50 minutes, the one from Globo TV that Greg mentions.

4)Some very known concerts have wrong setlists like golder's green and houston'77(spread your wings included)I don't understand how that can happen!


He blamed it on the printing press. To this day, he hasn't really taken responsibility for all of the errors.



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