I know it's a rant, and that there is nothing I can do about it (and that I am turning into a grumpy old man), but why oh why does it take artists like 'Queen' so long to upgrade their succesful back catalogue into modern, user friendly formats?
I mean, I am not asking for something new or unreleased - just updated DVD versions of old VHS favourites like 'Rainbow '74', or 'Budapest '86' - or how about 'Magic Years vols 1 -3'?
I know that we all possess home-made DVD back-ups, but there is still something special about an officially released (easy to use) product - and the fact that they are still VHS (and bootleg DVD) available, kind of kills the 'limited audience' idea.
Even if such DVD's were limited by shelf-life, why not release as a budget range, or as 3 x DVD sets (as they do with John Wayne or Elvis Presley movies)?
After a serious accident last-year, I still ponder the limitations of my own mortality, and while Queen (amongst others) may have a rolling-stock 5 year plan, I find that, for previously available products anyway, time may not be on the side of everyone.
"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."