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The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition - OUT NOW!

“The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition” OUT NOW!

Today, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert” on a triple DVD set, as an SD Blu-ray – with upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD surround sound for the best possible quality - and digital formats [Cat Nos: EREDV988, ERSBD3007 and EVD1060 respectively].  This release boasts newly remastered sound across both sections of the concert and represents the first time the opening acts' performances have been made available on DVD or Blu-Ray.  See below for full track listing.

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On April 20th 1992, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon, the surviving members of Queen, took to the stage at Wembley Stadium for the start of one of the biggest events in rock history, which the band had organised to pay tribute to their former colleague – the incomparable Freddie Mercury. Queen were joined by some of the greatest musical talent in the world to celebrate Freddie’s life and work and to increase public awareness of AIDS, the disease that had prematurely ended his life the previous year.

 “The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert”  features many Queen classics in unique performances including: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Hammer To Fall”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “I Want To Break Free”, “Under Pressure”, “Somebody To Love”, “We Will Rock You”, “We Are The Champions” and many more.  Special guests include David Bowie, Gary Cherone, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard, Joe Elliott, Extreme, Bob Geldof, Guns ‘n’ Roses, James Hetfield, Ian Hunter, Tony Iommi, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Metallica, George Michael, Liza Minnelli, Robert Plant, Mick Ronson, Axl Rose, Seal, Slash, Lisa Stansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Young & Zucchero.

As well as being great entertainment, the concert raised a huge and still growing sum of money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity formed at the time by Roger Taylor, Brian May and Queen’s longtime manager Jim Beach whose charter is the relief of suffering from AIDS throughout the world.  Profits from this release will be donated by the Mercury Phoenix Trust to AIDS charities around the globe.

For more information on the Mercury Phoenix Trust, go to www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com 

OPENING ACTS*

1) Intro   2) Brian May / Roger Taylor / John Deacon Introduction   3) Metallica – Enter Sandman   4) Metallica – Sad But True   5) Metallica – Nothing Else Matters   6) Freddie Montage (Insert)   7) Extreme – Queen Medley including: Mustapha / Bohemian Rhapsody / Keep Yourself Alive / I Want To Break Free / Fat Bottomed Girls / Bicycle Race / Another One Bites The Dust / Stone Cold Crazy / Radio Ga Ga 8) Freddie Montage (Insert)   9) Def Leppard & Brian May – Now I’m Here   10) Queen – I’m Going Slightly Mad video (Insert)   11) Bob Geldof – Too Late God   12) Guns ‘n’ Roses – Paradise City   13) Guns ‘n’ Roses – Knocking On Heavens Door   14) Elizabeth Taylor Speech

MAIN QUEEN + SET

1) Joe Elliott, Slash & Queen – Tie Your Mother Down   2) Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi & Queen – I Want It All   3) Zucchero & Queen – Las Palabras De Amor   4) Gary Cherone, Tony Iommi & Queen – Hammer To Fall   5) James Hetfield, Tony Iommi & Queen – Stone Cold Crazy   6) Robert Plant & Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love   7) Brian May – Too Much Love Will Kill You   8) Paul Young & Queen – Radio Ga Ga   9) Seal & Queen – Who Wants To Live Forever   10) Lisa Stansfield & Queen – I Want To Break Free   11) David Bowie, Annie Lennox & Queen – Under Pressure   12) Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson & Queen – All The Young Dudes 13) David Bowie, Mick Ronson & Queen – Heroes   14) George Michael & Queen –’39 15) George Michael, Lisa Stansfield & Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives 16) George Michael, London Gospel Choir & Queen – Somebody To Love   17) Elton John, Axl Rose & Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody   18) Elton John, Tony Iommi & Queen – The Show Must Go On   19) Axl Rose & Queen – We Will Rock You   20) Liza Minnelli & Ensemble – We Are The Champions

BONUS MATERIAL

1) Rehearsal performances of Queen +: 

David Bowie and Annie Lennox ‘Under Pressure’

George Michael and Lisa Stansfield ‘These Are The Days Of Our Lives

George Michael ‘Somebody To Love’

2) 10th Anniversary Documentary 

3) Photo Galleries   

4) Mercury Phoenix Trust Facts

* Each section features on one DVD disc, all sections feature on the single Blu-ray disc.

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The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition - OUT NOW!

miros_laugh

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...i cannot understand what is the point not releasing the complete show after 21years, as we all can find the omitted songs in YouTube, in some torrents, even Robert Plant's Innuendo?! It reminds me the Live Aid DVD story! This will be the only incomplete concert issued 4 times, ever!!! I was expecting the complete show as we watched on TV then with all video segments, etc on Blu Ray, but I am mistaken :-(
IS IT POSSIBLE Dr.BRIAN MAY and Mr.ROGER TAYLOR TO GIVE US EXPLANATION ABOUT THIS EDITION AND IF IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO BE INCLUDED THE MISSING ACTS, BECAUSE NOBODY OF QUEEN FANS WILL STAY ALIVE UNTILL THIS SHOW BE RELEASED IN ITS COMPLETE VERSION!!!

pete

What!!!!! No Spinal Tap

Mike_Boat

Well, only Queen can release NOT a full show and call it "The Definitive Edition" :P.

Max

Oh Shit. All that crap again....?

El Rata

Compren discos piratas y videos piratas por lo menos no te decepcionan, y por lo menos no se benefician los que nos quieren robar como Brian y Roger, que todos los años hacen lo mismo

Pablo_uru

I agree with graham...

All you're given
Is what you've been given
A thousand times before
Just more more
More of that jazz
More no more of that jazz
Give me no more
No more of that jazz

Marcelo Guzman

Robert Plant & Queen - Innuendo?

graham

And this....

If you're feelin' tired and lonely
Uninspired and lonely
If you're thinkin' how the days seem long
All you're given
Is what you've been given
A thousand times before
Just more more
More of that jazz
More no more of that jazz
Give me no more
No more of that jazz

Graham

The definitive version is the version people recorded off the TV at the time - complete!!!! This version is a load of recycled shite.

Brian & Roger need to take ownership of this situation and stop the regurgittation of product and look into the archives for rarities.

EVEN the bonus material has been seen before on other DVD releases. If anyone running the website reads this and cares - please pass the message to the band - Enough is fuckin' enough!

Claudio

You are ridiculous! another re re re re re re re re re re re re re re re re re release. where is the new stuff?? how long do we have to wait for the the demos and old lives?? You think we are stupid?! I M NOT GOING TO BUY THIS CRAP. The previous edition is enough. This is only anoher way to milk your fans. I hope you spend all the money that you gain in medicines. You are money addicted.

Calders

I have to agree with several comments made. No Spinal Tap, No Innuendo from Robert Plant &The; U2 satellite link is missing.This is really getting boring now. But I ask myself one thing... What is the point of putting comments up here as NOTHING is acted upon.

Queen fans are THE most loyal, but even the hardest most loyal fan is being pushed at the moment. How many more times do we needs to ask for a 70s era DVD release, or even a CD celebrating the Queen live sound through the ages ( No not a 60 minute 'Rare Live' Blu Ray!) I realise that it is a business and that business' need to make money, but surely something can be done for the Army of fans wanting such releases.

Having said all of the above I must say it will be nice to get MOST of the first part of the show on Blu Ray. I was at Wembley & I really enjoyed the show.

Long live Queen, but don't forget your fans.

A. MURRAY

Oh dear, this is barrel scraping at it's most lowest! What's the point of remastering and rehashing this when a) all the fans have it and b) it's something one may view once a decade if very, very bored. Most of the artists were out of their singing depth by the way. Look record company, all Queen fans want today is unreleased live material in audio or visual format and not a bunch of pop stars trying to sing the songs of Queen in vain! This concert is best forgotten as it only serves to remind us of the tragic loss of the great and amazing Freddie Mercury! All sing this after me "We don't, we don't want it"!!! Note:- who cares if Robert Plant's performance is missing, it was terrible and he didn't even know the words of one of the last great Queen songs! Nobody's fault but his!!!

Wayne

Incredible show. It was my first time in London and I was lucky enough to be at that show. Greatest concert I've ever been to! But WHY WON'T ROBERT PLANT LET HIS PERFORMANCE BE IN THE DVD? THEY WERE AWESOME PERFORMING INNUENDO AND THANK YOU. REAL STAND OUTS!! Who cares if ROBERT PLANT SUCKED!! HE SOUNDED FINE SLIPPING IN A VERSE FROM KASHMIR. I CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS SUCH A SELFISH FUCK!!!!

Tony Newman

It's ok guys... Have faith that one day soon Queen will release Live at the Rainbow or Hammersmith Odeon... Probably after the Sacha Baron Cohen movie. After that, they will have drained the 80's and start looking at the incredible magic they had in the 70's. As far as Earls Court and Hyde Park? Never will see the light of day UNLESS they come out with a Huge Box Set that includes cd re-releases to coincide with the tour that followed each album (on Blu-Ray???)... THEN, all you guys will have to put your money where your mouth is... If that day comes, I will pay HANDSOMELY... But it has to be Queen II thru Jazz... Wouldn't that be awesome? I'd buy A Day at the Races cd again if it came with the Earls Court dvd or blu-ray!!! Until then, we'll have to YouTube It...

Brian Harmon

I agree with 'listener86'. When will you release some older material that has never even been on dvd? I for one, having been too young to see Queen live would rush to the store to buy official releases of Rainbow '74, Houston '77 or any other concert that happened before "Live at the Bowl", which was a GREAT release I must say. More like that, please!!!!

simon

for those who are complaining about the def leppard set missing, the band dont have rights to there own music. the record company does.

loml and more than words are missing most probably for sound quality reasons...some times even the best sound engineer cant produce miracles. if the sound isnt good on the master you cant do much with it

and spinal tap is missing for obvious reasons

and innuendo is missing as robert plant wasnt happy with his performance

Ernie

"Deluxe Edition" "Limited Edition" "Definitive Edition" "Super Dooper Edition" "Give Us Your Cash Edition" "Mugs Edition" "We Dont Care About Fans Edition"
As long as the cash keeps rolling in they don't give a damn about there loyal fans, I will stick with the old BBC VHS tape edition, nice try Brian and Roger were not all blind idiots who will line your pockets for old tat

saj ditta

its bout time they could of done this years bdack on bluray but ok its fine they could of had it on a 2/3 cd live set too?but no i bet theyl bleed us longer in memorie of thier dear freddie.i wonder reg the extras anythingnew or the sameol shit again?

Paulo

It's nice to have new stuff out in best quality possible, but this is not a "definitive edition". I would love to see the full show released sometime.... where is Innunendo?????

Donovan Falcón

It´s only goog news, because, as it has been said here, we still don´t have the full concert!!!! It´s great to have it in Blu-Ray, but, as I said, it´s a shame that we aren´t having it complete (again). When is it going to be realised (full)??? Dont´know, maybe in 10 years. And I have a question: the Blu-Ray video is really 1080?? Has it been restored?? If not...forget it!!!!!!! Thanks. Greettings from México!!!!!

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