Friday, December 1, 2017

VIDEO: Queen stream clip from News Of The World documentary

Queen are streaming a clip of "The American Dream", a documentary included in the recently-released 40th anniversary edition of their 1977 album classic “News Of The World.”

The DVD presents material filmed on and off stage during the band’s 1977 US tour in support of the record, including footage from a Houston concert late in the year.

The 2017 3CD/1DVD/1LP “News Of The World” package contains the documentary, engineer Bob Ludwig’s 2011 remaster of the album alongside two discs of bonus tracks, and a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes.

A “Raw Sessions” disc presents recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives, while a bonus tracks disc features a variety of previously-released but hard-to-find versions of “News Of The World” tracks recorded in concert, for radio shows, or in alternate mixes, including the band's entire five-song final live session recorded for BBC Radio in October 1977.

The 40th anniversary edition is rounded out with a selection of memorabilia from the period, including three posters and a 60-page book of images.

Led by the stadium anthem “We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions”, the UK band’s best-selling studio release peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to worldwide sales of 6 million copies, including 4 million in the States alone.

Queen and Adam Lambert are currently playing dates across Europe; the trek will include the band’s first full British tour in almost three years.

The group will next perform in Australia and New Zealand for a series of shows starting in February.

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