Thursday, August 4, 2011

Queen: Live At Wembley gets 25th Anniversary treatment

Queen’s DVD release of their Live at Wembley Stadium show is getting the 25th Anniversary treatment.

Due on September 5 – which would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday - the updated edition DVD of Queen’s legendary 1986 concerts at the London venue will come as a 2 disc set featuring previously unreleased footage and brand new bonus features.

Queen played two legendary sellout shows at Wembley over one weekend, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th July 1986. The 25th Anniversary edition contains, for the first time, both the Friday and Saturday night concerts in their entirety.

“The Wembley concerts in 1986 were the pinnacle for us” says Brian May. “We were at our height band-wise, and Freddie had developed this phenomenal way of dealing with stadium audiences. Being back home in London playing two sell-out nights was such a big, big occasion for us. None of us realized that this would be almost the last time we played together…”

Queen’s 1986 Magic Tour had been their most successful to date. Regenerated and reinvigorated by their triumph at Live Aid almost exactly a year earlier, the band were on a 26-date tour of the UK and Europe and after a month out of the country returned home to London to play two defining concerts.

“Wembley Stadium was such a special place,” says Roger Tyalor. “Having played it as part of Live Aid and to come back and play it again was such a blast.”

Extras on the DVD include ‘The Magic Tour’, a short feature containing brand new interviews with Brian and Roger, filmed this year. They reflect back on what was to be their final tour with their familiar intelligence, honesty and brilliant wit and humour. They explain in depth how they would approach planning their concerts and they also reflect on the poignancy of the shows which were to become among the last few performances with Freddie.



Live At Wembley Stadium Saturday 07-12-1986

01. One Vision
02. Tie Your Mother Down
03. In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited
04. Seven Seas Of Rhye
05. Tear It Up
06. A Kind Of Magic
07. Under Pressure
08. Another One Bites The Dust
09. Who Wants To Live Forever
10. I Want To Break Free
11. Impromptu
12. Brighton Rock Solo
13. Now I’m Here
14. Love Of My Life
15. Is This The World We Created
16. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
17. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
18. Tutti Frutti
19. Gimme Some Lovin’ *
20. Bohemian Rhapsody
21. Hammer To Fall
22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
23. Big Spender *
24. Radio Ga Ga
25. We Will Rock You
26. Friends Will Be Friends
27. We Are The Champions
28. God Save The Queen

* Saturday 12 July 1986 concert only


Live At Wembley Stadium Friday 11-07-1986

Bonus Features:

• The Magic Tour - approx 12min feature containing new interview filmed with Brian and Roger in 2011.
• The Wembley Weekend - approx 25min feature where Brian and Roger describe what went into these legendary concerts filmed in 2003
• Rehearsal - Secretly filmed footage from the bands rehearsal for the Magic Tour.

Queen Queen

Queen – Tie Your Mother Down
Live At Wembley Stadium DVD

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Queen: Rock In Rio 2011 to pay tribute to Freddie Mercury
Queen: second round of reissues on the way
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