|Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid
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The special edition version includes a second disc featuring the full Queen Live Aid performance, never before seen full performance footage of Queen rehearsing for Live Aid: Bohemian Rhapsody + Radio Gaga + Hammer To Fall and previously unreleased Live Aid interview with the whole band.
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. We Will Rock You (fast) 3. Let Me Entertain You 4. Play The Game 5. Somebody To Love 6. Killer Queen 7. I'm In Love With My Car 8. Get Down Make Love 9. Save Me 10. Now I'm Here 11. Dragon Attack 12. Now I'm Here (reprise) 13. Love Of My Life 14. Under Pressure 15. Keep Yourself Alive 16. Drum & Timpani Solo 17. Guitar Solo 18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 19. Jailhouse Rock 20. Bohemian Rhapsody 21. Tie Your Mother Down 22. Another One Bites The Dust 23. Sheer Heart Attack 24. We Will Rock You 25. We Are The Champions 26. God Save The Queen
Bonus Features * Brand new audio commentary by Brian May and Roger Taylor * The full Queen Live Aid performance * Never before seen full performance footage of Queen rehearsing for Live Aid: Bohemian Rhapsody + Radio Gaga + Hammer To Fall * Previously unreleased Live Aid interview with the whole band * 1982 news feature from US TV series PM Magazine * "Before & After" restoration comparison * Weblink to microsite
Great concert in Montreal and Live Aid is out of this world! Especially when Freddie and Brian do "Is This the World We Created?"...more info
- It's a kind of MAGIC!
I was fortunate to see Queen twice during the "Jazz" tour and they were a terrific live act to say the least. This I believe is the tour for "The Game", but the set design is basically the same although Freddy had moved on from his "Biker" persona to a more wistful and sometimes shirtless version of himself. Let me just say that this is Queen at their very, very best live. They were totally in sync with each other musically and the songs have a spark and a rhythm that I've never heard before. The Live Aid portion of the disc is amazing. I saw this performance on television back in '85 and my recollection of it doesn't compare to what is actually was. For one thing, the sound now is beyond anything that existed back then. The fidelity is surprisingly full and clear. The picture is also quite fantastic especially considering that this was recorded on video tape nearly 25 years ago. One can actually see some detail in the phenomenal crowd on the reverse wide shots (what the performers were looking at). That being said, it's too bad that this history making show wasn't captured on film. The aspect ratio is only 4:3 and I can only imagine how incredible the images could have been with a clearer and wider perspective. Even so, I was actually very impressed with the camera work given the obvious limitations that the crew were saddled with. The Live Aid section is worth the price of this alone! If you have the means, get this on Blu-Ray as the picture and sound are incomparable....more info
- Sound is Incredible. Picture is too!
This concert is excellent. Clear picture. Amazing sound. A true Queen masterpiece to watch over and over again. It is like you are transported back to the 1981 concert in the front row watching Freddie give yet another stellar performance....more info
Yes, the technical specs on this may be impressive, but what people really want is entertainment, and there's little to be had here!
Recorded over 2 nites at Montreal Forum, after their trailblazing South American extravaganza, we find Queen on familiar ground in terms of audience and setlist - they've clearly done it a thousand times before and the boredom of routine starts to show in their performance.
Afetr a promising hard-rock start, the show settles to well-trodden versions of the usual hits and concert highlights without originality or any real connection with the (unusually flat) Queen audience.
Queen's contempt for the audience here is magnifiently illustrated during the ad-lib words in Tie Your Mother Down and the 'f...ckers' remark during a hideous work-out of Jailhouse Rock - they really should have known better!
Their contempt was about to be repayed as their horrible Hot Space album nosedived with their career, never to fully recover in the States.
Queen fans deserved better on the night, and we deserve better now...more info
- great quality product
Its great to see queen in such clear sharp detail and the sound is awesome...more info
- A prize possession for any Queen fan
Amazing !!!!!! The only negative for me was the Montreal audience wasn't as passionate as I would have been! A flawless performance from Queen for sure. Although the video quality of the Live Aid segment didn't match the Montreal concert ..... the sheer magic of the event and the response from the audience and "back stage guys" was extremely emotional for me. This DVD is the pride of my Blu-ray collection...more info
- Queen rocks and so does production
Excellent choice for Xmas pressie for hubby as we love to watch music DVD's and now we have our first Blu-ray!...more info
- A re-re-re-release, just a different name
"Queen Rock Montreal" might seem like a new live DVD from Queen to those who are unaware but in reality, this is actually the THIRD DVD release of the Montreal show which has previously been released under the title "We Will Rock You." One assumes that since Queen now own the rights to the concert film, they wanted to change the title so as not to confuse people with their musical of the same name.
While there are some new bonus features on this disc as compared with previous versions (the new edition features a commentary with band members Brian May and Roger Taylor) the primary reason is that Brian May was not happy with the DTS surround sound mixes included on the previous versions and the new disc offers an "approved" surround sound mix. Not much of a selling point if you ask me.
No word on if "Rock Montreal" will be presented in widescreen like the last DVD was (this *was* a concert film intended for theaters.)
This particular edition of the DVD includes a bonus disc featuring Queen's historic set at Live Aid which, you guessed it, has also been previously released on DVD. Lots of double and triple dipping here and frankly the inclusion of their Live Aid segment is a tad shameful, using their set from a charity show to promote their own product makes me cringe a bit.
On top of all this, the "Rock Montreal" concert is virtually identical to the set list from Queen's last DVD, "On Fire at the Bowl." There just isn't much here for fans to buy yet again. HOWEVER the companion CD release of the concert (which uses the same title) has never been officially released on CD before AND it includes two songs NOT included on the DVD so that's certainly something for a fan to buy.
Overall, "Queen Rock Montreal" is not a must buy for Queen fans unless you have not purchased the concert before.
- Amazing quality, Queen at their top
This disk is finally a release of what must be one of the top Queen live shows. Just the four of them, at the top of their fame and strength. Together with the Queen on Fire, this is a must have for any fan.
Freddie's voice is strong, amazing, no shortcuts, no compromises. The band just clicks together. Some beautiful performances here.
The video is very good given the age of the material, too bad more footage was not preserved to re-cut the show. Audio is flawless.
Commentary is entertaining, although best watched as subtitles (available in several languages), since the music is very quiet between the comments which are rather sparse.
Great show, probably the best live concert disk in my collection....more info
- Queen will rock you on Blu Ray Disc!!! A great concert plus more!!!
Wow this is a great concert (origially titled:"We Will Rock You") on Blu Ray Disc!!! Includes the classic Montreal preformance + the classic Live Aid stuff as well as some cool extras including a commentary by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor!!! This title is also available on standard DVD but Blu Ray is the way to go if you have a Blu Ray player!!! For me it was money well spent,much cheaper than a concert ticket,and you have the best seat in the house,and can enjoy it over and over again!!! R.I.P. Freddie Murcury. Very recommended!!! Two tgumbs up!!! A+...more info
- What is There To Say it's Queen
Here to entertain is the Ultimate God of Rock and his Prince's Brian, John and Roger. These four men are genius's of music and performing. Songs are timeless and energetic in nature. Treat Yourself...more info
- It's Like Being There!
The picture is crystal clear - it is like being at the concert. Even though Mercury is long dead, he looks very much alive on this disc (I know he WAS alive on this disc, but you know what I mean). The sound is spectacular and this disc is in 24/96Khz! For that alone it's worth a purchase. The music sounds pefect. With Blu Ray, it's like being there!...more info
- Everything you could expect in a concert DVD
For those of us lucky enough to have actually seen Queen in concert during their heyday, this DVD is a "Must see" and will bring back all the great memories of those shows.
If you never saw them in concert, you owe it to yourself to see this DVD when Queen were at the height of their careers. Freddie Mercury is at his absolute best and Brian May on guitar is untouchable perfection. Old fan or new...You might find yourself in tears a few times, it is that good ;-)
After Freddie's untimely death....we're only left to imagine the performances that the world would never see and the millions of fans who are left to wonder what could have been. Thankfully, we have these performances to enjoy what once was, and will never be again.
Please...Enjoy one of the greatest bands of all time. Simply put, "Queen, there is no substitute!"...more info
- A Beautiful View and Rememberance to Queen!
This is so upfront and so Queen. Beautiful! Awesome! Freddie Mercury at his PEAK! You have to get this, too!...more info
- Queen-Rock Montreal + Live Aid
This video was a look back at Queen with Freddie Mercury at the height of their careers in 1981 in Montreal and their appearance at Live Aid in 1985. The concert was just four members of the band at their best showcasing their talent and the spectacular stage presence they had. Freddie Mercury was a fantastic frontman and their Live Aid performance will always be remembered as the best 20 minutes of that show....more info
- Amazing Concert
As someone who never paid the slightest attention to Queen or Freddie Mercury, I was absolutely blown away when I saw portions of this concert on my local PBS station. So, I bought this disc from Amazon and I am very pleased to have it in my collection. It includes not only the wonderful concert in Montreal but also a second DVD with a fund raiser in London that is truly awe inspiring. I cannot recommend this too highly: if you are a fan you will love it. If you have never seen or heard of this group, you will become a fan!...more info
- A must have for your viewing library!
Queen with Freddie Mercury were meant to be seen live, as is evidenced by this amazing show. I regret to say that I was really more of a casual fan who enjoyed "News of the World" and the radio mainstays of "The Game". After viewing this show, one really gets the magic that was brought to audiences lucky enough to see them. I've promptly received their entire remastered CD collection!
The quality of this Blu-Ray is such that it seems like it was filmed yesterday. The Live Aid footage is a great bonus - their portion was truly, one of, if not THE, greatest live show EVER! ...more info
- Same as We Will Rock You DTS Import version, but...
This IS the Same as the previously released We Will Rock You LIVE FROM MONTREAL DVD, and that too had DTS Sound. On My combo JBL & Infinity speakers it sounded GREAT, and I'm sure this "enhanced" (?) New DTS Mix will sound just as fine. One thing the prior version had was the inclusion of a Commentary track by the Director/Producer of the concert film, Saul Swimmer, which was Very insightful about the band at the time, that particular tour, their approach to touring and shows, how The Band wanted this Concert Film to be Different from others, etc. Also, it had a lot of other "inside" information that I found very cool to hear and find out. So to have this "new/enhanced" DTS version WITH the LIVE AID footage is cool with the added rehearsals thrown in. I Was AT Live Aid in Philly, on the field about 100' from the stage Purposely so we could watch QUEEN from Wembley--a great & VERY HOT day indeed!! So in my opinion, if this really does have Enhanced picture and Improved DTS sound, with the new commentary tracks by Brian/Roger, it will be very worth it. And with my new 2-month old 50" Samsung DLP, Onkyo 7.1 Receiver, and Polk Audio speaker system, I can't wait to ROCK the House LOUD!!! I only was able to see the band One time, 9/26/80, the Day After John Bonham of Led Zep died, and the show was at the Old famed Boston Garden (the Original one, not the newer one obv). It was a great show, and they used the same Widely praised "Moving" Lighting rigs which were very innovative at the time. At the end, Freddie dedicated "We Are The Champions" to their "dear friend, John Bonham", which brought the place down almost. That was for the JAZZ tour at the time....more info
- An awesome job...
I was in London last night with my partner and saw (quite unexpectedly) that the Empire Leicester Square were showing a Digital Presentation of this concert...I saw it and I have to say, the picture and sound for this "re-release" is nothing short of awesome.
Having already seen many far older films and concerts being transferred to high definition, This version ranks among the best I've seen, with perfect colour reproduction and image resolution. The source is meticulously free of dirt and scratches and doesn't suffer from artificial removal of natural grain on the 35mm stock, preserving the concert's filmic look.
Tim Young at Metropolis Studios is on top form and has really outdone himself with the sound mix...It's quite front heavy which is the way I like it with the surrounds only adding to the illusion of actually being at the concert. The bass is deep, fast, clean and tight (and any other words you'd like to describe good bass) and had that real "kick in the chest" gravitas.
The Empire has long been my favourite cinema for picture and sound, so I was surprised when, at one point during the concert, the sub bass distorted rather alarmingly. In their defence, the bass on that particular section was insane, but if Empire want to reclaim their "most spectacular cinema in the world" title, they need to update their sound system to PMC speakers and Bryston amplification, as used by Metropolis and Brian May himself.
I'm expecting great things from this one...and the fact it's coming out on Blu-ray with (hopefully) a HD sound mix means we probably won't see it 're-released' for a good few years to come.
On a side note, the inclusion of the Live Aid tracks is fantastic news for me as it's my favourite Queen performance...followed closely by this one....more info
- This DVD ROCKS!!!!!!!!
YES! THIS is the Queen DVD I've been waiting for. First of all, this DVD is LOADS better than the other Queen concert DVD's. I had Wembley, and the camera work was annoying, and the video quality lousy. THIS is Queen! The restored picture quality is impeccable, and the DTS sound! Holy crap! It ROCKS! If you're listening to this with regular TV speakers, go get a SS receiver man, this is the one. Filmed about 10 months before I saw them live in NJ, this was Queen at their best, before the Hot Space lameness. I am SO glad I waited for this release and didn't get We Will Rock you before. The restoration is beautiful. And as for the clowns saying they look lackluster, um, yea, and George Bush is a good president. Get a clue, this is great. ...more info
- Queen is back!
After 25 years on Panavision now it's time to be on bluray! Thanx to Brian May and the rest of Queen to invest in a highly digitally remastered bluray disc! I've never seen before such a really good quality music DVD/bluray!...more info
Absolutely outstanding! Queen at their best. Now all we need are concerts from earlier in their career ('74-"78)...more info