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Old 04-04-02, 03:26 PM
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The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert DVD details!

from the Official International Queen Fan Club web site;

"FREDDIE TRIBUTE CONCERT DVD

This is now planned for release on May 13th. it will consist of TWO discs, disc one is the second half of the show with a track listing as follows:

Intro piece - interview
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen & Joe Elliott
I Want It All - Queen & Roger Daltry
Las Palabras De Amor - Queen & Zucchero
Hammer To Fall - Queen and Gary Cherone
Stone Cold Crazy - Queen and James Hetfield
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen & Robert Plant
Too Much Love Will Kill You - Brian May
Radio Ga Ga - Queen and Paul Young
Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen & Seal
I Want To Break Free - Queen & Lisa Stansfield
Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie/Annie Lennox
All The Young Dudes - Queen & David Bowie
Heroes - Queen & David Bowie
'39 - George Michael & Queen
These Are The Days Of Our Lives - George Michael & Queen
Somebody To Love - George Michael & Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen/Elton John/Axl Rose We Will Rock You - Queen & Axl Rose
We Are The Champions - Queen & Liza Minelli

Disc two features a documentary made by DoRo about the event, including backstage footage and rehearsals, and features an introduction by Roger filmed just a few weeks ago. There is also a short piece on the Mercury Phoenix Trust and still photos from fans and from the official photographers."
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Now why the entire show is not being released is confusing to me. Besides, what they are releasing (the "Queen 2nd half") is minus 2 performances, Robert Plant's "Innuendo" (which wasn't on the original VHS version) and Elton John's "The Show Must Go On".

As a reminder, the release date mentioned is specifically for the UK/Europe. Nothing has been said for a U.S release.
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Old 04-04-02, 04:25 PM
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So it doesn't have the first half of the show? No "Now I'm Here"? Still, the Bowie "Heroes" here is one of the most moving versions of that song. Looks good.
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May I add that the Liza performance is funny as hell. Almost as funny as her wedding.
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UK only?

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Old 04-04-02, 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by MatthewCho
UK only?

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For now.......
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Originally posted by buskerdog No "Now I'm Here"?
No DEF LEPPARD...No SALE! 2 damn discs & they can't get it right.
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Thank God for my laserdisc! I watch that concert bout every 6 months.
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If it doesn't have Extreme's performance on there, I'm not getting it.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert DVD details!

Originally posted by evilbaby
Now why the entire show is not being released is confusing to me. Besides, what they are releasing (the "Queen 2nd half") is minus 2 performances, Robert Plant's "Innuendo" (which wasn't on the original VHS version) and Elton John's "The Show Must Go On".
Not including "The Show Must Go On" is criminal" as it is an awesome tune, and was Freddy's parting shot on the bands last album release (while he was still alive). NO SALE!
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I personally do not see the appeal of owning this concert unless you are a Queen completist. I used to be just that. I had it on VHS & finally got around to watching it. Almost all of the performances are crappy & the concert is just plain dull.

I just wish they would release some other stuff for Queen. I would love to have their videos on DVD.
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If the tracklist above is disc 1 of a 2 disc set....
WHAT THE HELL IS ON DISC 2????????
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Old 04-08-02, 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by GuessWho
If the tracklist above is disc 1 of a 2 disc set....
WHAT THE HELL IS ON DISC 2????????
Read a little closer, disc 2 contains a new documentary on the concert.
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Originally posted by evilbaby
Read a little closer, disc 2 contains a new documentary on the concert.
Doh! I'm an idiot.

My guess as to why the non-Queen part isn't included is that there was probably too much red tape regarding the rights and royalties for each of the artists performing their songs... too many songwriters would be required payment. There fore they kept it to the Queen-written songs (which still does not excuse Def Leppard's "Now I'm Here" or Extreme's "Queen Medley" from being included)
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Of course, "The Show Must Go On" was indeed on the disc.

Now for news on the upcoming U.S release...


www.dvdangle.com 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 release.

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

The U.S. DVD is now available for pre-order from www.amazon.com
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Hmm,it sounds as though my UK edition is the one to have?

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