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5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Live Band!!, 29 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid (2DVD) [2007] (DVD)
Don't read and listen to what JJ writes before, c'mon you can't have seen the new release...!?

It's amazing what new technology can do on this new release. The first version released on VHS 1984 really got me thinking what went wrong in the final mix and editing, and when it was released on DVD as We will rock you in 2001, I was amazed on how good the picture quality was, but the audio mix was terrible (in the wrong speed, which made me feel ill after two songs).

Now the Queen production team bought the rights and has done an amazing work to present it "as it should have been in the first place".
The Montreal audience actually is part of the show, the mix has lifted them to the front and the instruments and vocals are christal clear.
The DTS 5.1 mix delivers a sound that puts you in the front seat - wow!!

I can only say that the anger the band felt about the director Paul Swimmer - (he changed everything around, cameras were everywhere to distract the performance, he changed lights, demanded that the band should make the same moves, and using the same clothes etc.)- made the show full of energy and it shows an edgy band, and the songs are very hard at times, almost hard rock in a sence. It shows a band that is performing in a more demanding way. But they play fantastic, and Freddie sings like a God.

And with the Live Aid show as a bonus - it's one of their most complete Queen DVDs ever released. Even though, Live at Wembley Stadium (released 2003) and Queen On Fire At The Bowl (2004) is great shows, the Montreal show differs because it's filmed on "real 35 mm film" and it is capturing the band in an Arena where all the lights and effects lifting "The perfect liveband" to even higher grounds.

Queen with Mercury was a force that has never been matched since.
The upcoming Blue Ray/HD versions is going to be "breath taking"
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2007 16:33:56 GMT
The Blu-ray version is stunning, and reason alone to get a Blu-ray player... (PS3 or standalone.)
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