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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!

Amy

Please please please tell me this is being released in the States!!!!

rhiannon

What the hell has become of them beats me and I don't really care anymore. They can stick all this shit back up their arses, right where it belongs, I'm done. See you greedy demons at Armageddon! And hey Jim? Go hang yourself you swine!

clive newman

I lookfawrd o buying a copy of the concert . Then I will have all their discs. I only wishI could of been there But fiannce and thr fact I don't like crowds, Still I can drop hint at Chistmas or my birthday.

Snoogins

Agreeing with "QueenFans" above - where is "Love of My Life"?? Unlike Plant's "Innuendo" performance, I highly doubt that Gary & Nuno didn't like it - it was one of the most emotional moments of the show!

I'll probably get the darn thing, but only because my original recording of the live event on MTV is wearing thin, so much so that I can't watch LOML anymore, not that this will help with that. :(

I honestly don't understand how hard it is to either (1) give the fans what they clearly say they want, or (2) if you can't, be honest and explain why. Would it kill you? I love badgers as much as the next guy, being from Wisconsin and all, but it would be nice if Brian could take a break from his crusades and at least explain the deal (he seems to be the one to address these things in the past). SMH...

Ramffiss

Compren discos y videos piratas de Queen, porque son mejores que lo que sacan como origina

listener86

i have complained a lot lately, in what refers to queen new releases. Although this is yet another re-release, i think i will buy it. since all these material here was not available on the previous DVD.
The biggest blunder is that it's still incomplete......
They could have tried harder this time to get the full show out.
By the way. Where the fuck is rainbow '74???
why wont you release stuff like houston '77, hammersmith '75/79, Buenos Aires '81 or knebworth '86, what is wrong with you guys???

perhaden

Also remembering Mick Ronson & Elizabeth Taylor.They are also no longer with us.
The best version of a Queen song of the day was
Liza Minnelli´s we are the champions
with perfect arrogant´s.

Charles

Do not forget that this blu-ray is standard definition "SD Blu-ray"

KeBaTa

I'm buying this :-). Finally something worth to buy. I have no idea why it say's "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition" when AGAIN this is NOT THE FULL CONCERT that we watched live on TV 21 years ago. Where is "U2"? where is the choir from South Africa? Def Lepard - Let's Get Rock? Extreme - More Than Words? Robert Plant - Innuendo? Anyway I'm gonna buy it.

benjamin

it;s miracale. God save the queen

Diego Salvador From Quito, Ecuador

This is amazing I'll wait for it's release!
And for those who don't know, Robert Plant asked his performance to be left out of the original VHS concert edition. His petition is respected till now...

George Tropicana

I wouldn't pick this up with a tongs.

The Quicklyman

I seem to remember Spinal Tap performing as well. Don't see them listed among the acts here.

Jaun Tomapasca

Why is 'Innuendo' by Robert Plant during the main concert left out again?

Dawn

This is amazing timing...I was telling my Queen-mad 6 years old about this concert only last week (after listening to George Michael singing 'Save Me') and starting to look at getting a copy! Perfect!

ex loyal fan

Really...I have no more words...I don't know how to insult you...This month is a guinnes world record.. extravaganza, queen Icon, Kerry Ellis and now this amazing "definitive edition" ahah fucking ridicolous..with queen Icon it was "limited edition" in this case is definitive...pfff... ahah... I think you use these expressions to highlight that it is supposed to be something cool?!?!?! ahah dude.. I'm not retarded.

But the truth is that I'm a poor jerk.. last week I said "I'm sure they're reading all these comments...and they have probably understood they made a mistake by pubblishing all this crap"..well you don't know shame. You are disgusting...It seems you want your fans pissed off...
I always said the show must go on ..They have to keep on rocking.. but at this point I say queen died in 1991. Now you are boring and you only want to milk your fans. Respect for john.

MadAsABadger

No doubt you've used computer wizardry to have 'West End superstar' Kerry Ellis appearing at the tribute show?!

joslyn iapalucci

Queen and Freddie Mercury werea great part if my youth and love for music. I still grieve for Freddie. Brain. Roger and John you are awesome and fantastic musicians. But Freddie's fans had a close living relationship with him, an no one in this world can ever replace him. May God rest his soul. I love you all!!!

Brian Harmon

I would like to know if it is issues with artist/music rights, or just laziness that is preventing the producers of this release from taking the opportunity to once and for all release a truly COMPLETE record of what happened that day, warts and all. That is what the fans want. Even if there were issues with obtaining the rights to some songs, could it really have been impossible to work something out with the artists involved? There is still so much being left out of this "definitive" version as to make the moniker laughable. It will be nice to finally be able to replace my VHS, but a great opportunity has been missed here, once again.

Jeroen

Why is 'Innuendo' by Robert Plant during the main concert left out again?

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