News > Details on U.S Freddie tribute DVD

Added on 07-Nov-2002 is reporting the following; "EMI has announced a double-disc release of The Freddie Mercury Tribute

Concert: 10th Anniversary Edition, due out on 11/26 for $24.98.

According to the press materials, "Disc 1: The second half of the event,

featuring Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon joined by a glittering

array of guest vocalists and players including Roger Daltrey, Slash,

Robert Plant, Lisa Stansfield, George Michael, David Bowie, Annie

Lennox, Elton John and Axel Rose. Disc 2: Full-length TV Documentary and

Freddie Mercury Inserts." It's unclear what happened to the first half

of the massive concert, but it does not appear to be on this release.

The second half, however, will be presented in full frame with DD 2.0

audio (just as it was originally broadcast). The extras will include

some rehearsal and backstage footage, and a photo gallery."

At first glance you will notice there is no mention of the DTS 5.1 track

that was included on the previously released disc in the U.K. Also of

note is that the article claims it will be presented full frame instead

of the matted widescreen version which was also on said previous


Whether this is true or they simply got the specs wrong remains to be


The U.S. DVD is now available for pre-order from

Ed: Thanks to Mike Allred for this information :)

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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