On September 3 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will 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 [Pre-book Order Date August 9, MSRP $29.99 DVD, $24,98 Blu-ray]. 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.
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 organized 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
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
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 discs
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