Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Queen: Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert reissue due this fall

“The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert” is being reissued on DVD and SD Blu-ray this fall.

Due September 2 (September 3 in North America), the April 20, 1992 event saw the surviving members of Queen – Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon – take the stage at London’s Wembley Stadium to pay tribute to Mercury and to increase public awareness of AIDS, the disease that had prematurely ended his life the previous November.

Queen were joined by some of the biggest musical talent in the world to celebrate Freddie’s life and work, including David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Robert Plant, Metallica, Extreme and many others.

The event was broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world with an estimated audience of up to one billion.

The concert raised a huge and still growing sum of money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity formed at the time by Taylor, 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.

Previously released on VHS and DVD, the reissued “Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert” will be available as 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 in digital formats.

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.


Opening Acts*:

Brian May / Roger Taylor / John Deacon Introduction
Metallica - 'Enter Sandman'
Metallica - 'Sad But True'
Metallica - 'Nothing Else Matters'
Freddie Montage (Insert)
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'
Freddie Montage (Insert)
Def Leppard & Brian May - 'Now I’m Here'
Queen - 'I’m Going Slightly Mad' video (Insert)
Bob Geldof - 'Too Late God'
Guns ‘n’ Roses - 'Paradise City'
Guns ‘n’ Roses - 'Knocking On Heavens Door'
Elizabeth Taylor Speech

Main Queen + set:

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

Bonus material:

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’

10th Anniversary Documentary
Photo Galleries
Mercury Phoenix Trust Facts

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

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