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Added on 30-Jul-2012

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE GREATEST VIDEO HITS BY QUEEN





 ~2DVD OUT AUGUST 28~





New York, NY (July 30, 2012)—Over three hours long on two DVDs, one of the greatest visual bands in rock history will get their due on August 28 when Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world leader in visual music, releases Greatest Video Hits by Queen [Pre-book order date August 3, MSRP $19.98].





Upgraded digitally in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, with added commentary from lead guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, this 2DVD set packages Queen’s pioneering and groundbreaking video history into a seamless whole.





33 videos deep, this is the first time that this collection will be released in one package.





Heavy on the early days, the first disc spotlights Queen in the 1970s, when the music video as an art form began to emerge. It includes the iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions,” as well as “Flash,” from the 1980 sci-fi film Flash Gordon. From the freezing backyard shoots of “We Will Rock You” and “Spread Your Wings,” to the visual masterpiece that accompanies “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen was already showing off the various ways that they visually wanted to represent their music.





The 1980 years are represented on Disc 2, from 1982’s Hot Space album through 1989’s The Miracle. With the advent of MTV in the US, Queen proved they could be as creative visually as they were on record. The ’84 “Radio Ga Ga” video was hailed by both film and music critics alike for its referencing of the original 1927 cinematic milestone Metropolis by Fritz Lang. From the spoofing of Coronation Street in “I Want To Break Free,” to children replacing the band members in “The Miracle,” Queen put their stamp on the music video in the best way they knew how – offering something fresh and different every time.





Queen burned so bright it created a legacy that continues today. From its self-titled 1973 debut to its fitting finale 1995’s Made In Heaven, the band set precedents within rock music that will never be equaled. Singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), bassist John Deacon, May and Taylor meshed like magic and the results will be seen, heard and deeply felt on August 28.





Eagle Rock will also release the Freddie Mercury documentary The Great Pretender on DVD and Blu-ray September 25.





Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.





Track Listing 





Disc #1)





Bohemian Rhapsody





Another One Bites The Dust





Killer Queen





Fat Bottomed Girls





Bicycle Race





You’re My Best Friend





Don’t Stop Me Now





Save Me





Crazy Little Thing Called Love





Somebody To Love





Spread Your Wings





Play The Game





Flash





Tie Your Mother Down





We Will Rock You





We Are The Champions





 





Disc #2)





A Kind Of Magic





I Want It All





Radio Ga Ga





I Want To Break Free





Breakthru





Under Pressure





Scandal





Who Wants To Live Forever





The Miracle





It’s A Hard Life





The Invisible Man





Las Palabras De Amor





Friends Will Be Friends





Body Language





Hammer To Fall





Princes Of The Universe





One Vision

Submitted by: Queenzone Ghost

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