Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid

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“Queen Rock Montreal” will be released simultaneously in both high definition formats, HDDVD and Blu-Ray. This version includes 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. The Montreal concert is presented in high definition, while the Live Aid and all bonus materials will remain in standard … More >>

Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid

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  1. 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
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I knew it was an old concert but both the audio & video quality were not up to my standards.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. While admittedly live performances are just that, live, I still dislike it when the lead singer feels the need to vary from the original recording. What I hear first is what I think it should always be and Freddie Mercury chose to accessorize the songs and the differences were annoying to me, but that is just me. If you aren’t that familiar with the songs you won’t notice any problems.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. The video and Audio blow away the Blu-ray version. If you have a choice, go HD-DVD.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I know this was taken from old footage, but I was not impressed with the quality of the audio or video considering this was a blu-ray transfer.

    Compared to Roy Orbison – Black and White Night (5 stars)
    Rating: 2 / 5

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