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Queen Rock Montreal and Live-Aid [Blu-ray]
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
There's no question Queen's musical legacy lives on more than seventeen years after their last album with Freddy Mercury was released, although they never 'officially' disbanded, and all it takes is hearing The Darkness, Miko, The Killers and Panic At The Disco, to name a few, and you'll recognize the signature Queen sound and how it's influenced new generations of musicians. That's why this 2 DVD set is such an important part of rock music history.
Disc 1 features twenty-six songs recorded in Montreal in 1981 and although there was some 'tweaking' of the audio and the whole thing was re-mastered, the end result is fantastic. You get what are probably the band's best performances of "We Will Rock You", "Play The Game", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "I'm In Love With My Car". Freddy is his typical flamboyant self, part camp-part over the top, especially on "Another One Bites The Dust". At the time, Queen was enjoying what was to be arguably the best year of their career and the raw energy combined with the absolute perfection of this live performance was testament to that fact. This was the moment Queen became musical royalty.
The second DVD starts off with what some fans argue is the band's best live performance ever: at Live Aid. There's no question that the entire bill that day was a once in a lifetime historic event but Queen did indeed manage to steal the show with a fervor and intensity unparalleled by any other act on the same bill. Also, for the die-hard fan, the extras include a priceless behind-the-scenes look at the Live Aid rehearsal, an interview with the band and a few extra surprises included for good measure.
For the sake of popular music history and Queen fans, mere words can't adequately describe how important this DVD set is, you have to see and hear it to appreciate that fact.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2010
I was present at the recording of this show and it is one of the best Queen live performances ever, the Blu-Ray HD video and audio quality is great. The Live Aid part is only in SD but, I got this for the Montreal part anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2009
what can I say I am a Queen lover have lots on vinyl seen them in TO long time ago the put on awesome shows.I like live at Wembley Stadium better but they are both good
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WOW i been a singer for about 10 years now, and i knew Freddy Mercury was a decent singer, cause i had difficulty to sing his songs. This show is really amazing, yes its old, but its a nice blu-ray quality transfert. They add a lots of colors to the image quality. The sounds is amazing, there different sounds on it, i always select the HD ones for a decent result.

I knew Freddy was talented, but i never thought that much, you can feel how natural for him is it to play. You can see him singing and dancing then jumping fastly on a piano without any break. This show is great on blu, a must have for any fans of Queen, or any fans of rock like me, who just became a new big fan of Queen. RIP Freddy

I plan buying the 2 others live show of them on blu, i already reserve another one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2008
Queen did know how to rock. No one can take that away from them. This is apparently the first rock concert to be filmed entirely in 35mm? So I've heard. But I have also heard that Freddie didn't make the cameramen's jobs easy at all, LOL.

I watched this concert (mostly) a few months ago on PBS. Of course, they do take the pledge breaks which are about as interesting as watching paint dry, but are a necessary evil for the sake of this great station. Back to the concert: KILLER. Not much more to say. Freddie's soaring vocals, Brian May's intensely creative guitar with huge tones, Roger Deacon's thundering gargantuan drum kit and John Deacon's substantial bass tone all come together in one hugely satisfying package.
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on September 4, 2014
Bittersweet watching this long after Freddie Mercury has passed from this earth. But the voice and the songs, they will live on. And if Queen with Freddie Mercury doesn't get you up and moving and feeling happy I don't know what will. I even remember how everyone wanted to go to this concert in Montreal but we were all too young. Pity, as it appears to probably be one of the best concerts ever put on. And the sheer clarity of the sound makes you realize how muddied and confused much modern music is where noise and vocal violence seems more in tune with what is being delivered as opposed to music and thoughtful lyrics.
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on November 15, 2014
Great Concert.

I was never a huge Queen fan but definitely recognize their greatness now. It would be hard to dispute Mercury as being one of the greatest lead singers of all time.

My only letdown with the Blue Ray disc I got is that the Live Aid footage was not available to play----only the rehersal footage.
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on July 28, 2010
I have loved Queen since I first heard them singing Bohemian Rhapsody...I can't remember when I saw them first on TV, but it had to have been in the late 70's, early 80's. I love their showmanship and style of playing. These dvd's are great...so I am going to be looking for more of them:)
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on January 27, 2015
I was at this concert and I can say that the concert blew my socks off and as for the Live Aid its just and addition to what I really wanted the concert I was at
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on April 21, 2013
Toujours agréable de regarder un spectacle de Queen, surtout lorsque c'est un spectacle à Montréal. La portion Live Aid est plaisant à regarder.
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