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Posted: 10 Aug 06, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just finished watching the legendary 1976 Hyde Park concert for the first time, and I admit to losing a tear down my cheek during the medley, at the end of Bohemian Rhapsody. Was that the first time the crowd had ever taken over and sung the final line for Freddie? His reaction was touching and priceless, and the shock and joy on his face as he motioned for them to keep coming, then his extremely subdued, quiet, and emotional "Thank you, you're beautiful," seemed as if he was practically crying himself.

When people ask me why I download so many of Queen's concerts, I used to show them a few clips from the Hammersmith Odeon 1975 concert, mostly from Ogre Battle when Freddie is "commanding" the pyrotechnics. Now, I will undoubtedly show them the Hyde Park medley, from the beginning of You're My Best Friend clear on through to the end of Bring Back that Leroy Brown, and if they don't instantly get it upon seeing the end of BoRhap, then they'll just never understand.


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Posted: 10 Aug 06, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="red">The Audacity of Kelley wrote:

I would consider downloading a corcert or something (hooray for this fast Internet/Broadband/whatever-it-is thingy !), but what's the legality of doing such a thing ?


Nothing is really legal when it comes to downloading concerts darling. Queen owns their songs, wether its being played in 2006 or back in 76!. Is Hyde Park unrealeased on video? yes. Does that mean its legal to download. no. But that doesnt really matter. It's pish-posh my dear. I wouldn't worry about it though! Download whatever you want :)

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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Extreme medley was very good as I recall, and they did a great job with Hammer to fall.

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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey SK, what's up with all the dears and darlings?


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