Queen: Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert 1992 (Blu-ray) 2013 DTS HD Master Audio
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 was 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.
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 whose charter is the relief of suffering from AIDS throughout the world. Now for the first time both halves of the concert are being made available along with additional bonus material in this special edition release.
The concert opened with a message from the three remaining members of Queen in tribute to Mercury. The music then commenced with short sets from bands that were influenced by the music of Queen, including Metallica, Extreme (playing a Queen medley), Def Leppard (who brought Brian May onstage for a faithful version of "Now I'm Here"), and Guns N' Roses. Between bands, several video clips honouring Freddie Mercury were shown, while the roadies changed the stage for the following act's performance.
The second half of the concert featured the three remaining Queen members - John Deacon (on bass), Brian May (on guitar) and Roger Taylor (on drums) - along with guest singers and guitarists, including Elton John, Roger Daltrey (of The Who), Tony Iommi (of Black Sabbath), David Bowie, Mick Ronson (of Spiders from Mars), James Hetfield (of Metallica), George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin), Joe Elliott and Phil Collen (of Def Leppard), Axl Rose and Slash (of Guns N' Roses), Liza Minnelli, and others. This was the second high-profile project with both Elton John and George Michael in as many years; the year before, they did a live reworking of John's song "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". Via satellite from Sacramento, California, U2 dedicated a live performance of "Until the End of the World" to Mercury. The drum set used by Roger Taylor during the show was given to Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the Foo Fighters and Queen fanatic, and is currently stored in Studio 606.
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert features the surviving members of Queen (Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon) reuniting for a performance at Wembley Stadium in London on April 20, 1992, following the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991. Songs include "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "The Show Must Go On," and "We Will Rock You." Features guest vocalists include David Bowie, Robert Plant, Annie Lennox, Elton John, and more. For the finale, Liza Minnelli performs "We Are the Champions." ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
- Metallica - "Enter Sandman", "Sad But True", "Nothing Else Matters"
- Extreme - Queen Medley, "Love of My Life" (Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt), "More Than Words" (Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt)
- Def Leppard - "Animal", "Let's Get Rocked", "Now I'm Here" (with Brian May)
- Bob Geldof - "Too Late God"
- Spinal Tap - "The Majesty of Rock"
- U2 - "Until the End of the World" - played via satellite from Sacramento, California
- Guns N' Roses - "Paradise City", "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
- Mango Groove - "Special Star" - played via satellite from Johannesburg, South Africa
- Elizabeth Taylor - AIDS Prevention Speech
- Freddie Mercury - compilation of various interactions with the audience
- Queen + Joe Elliott/Slash - "Tie Your Mother Down"
- Queen + Roger Daltrey/Tony Iommi - "Heaven and Hell" (intro), "Pinball Wizard" (intro), "I Want It All"
- Queen + Zucchero - "Las Palabras de Amor"
- Queen + Gary Cherone/Tony Iommi - "Hammer to Fall"
- Queen + James Hetfield/Tony Iommi - "Stone Cold Crazy "
- Queen + Robert Plant - "Innuendo (including parts of " Kashmir"), "Thank You" (intro), "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
- Brian May with Spike Edney - "Too Much Love Will Kill You"
- Queen + Paul Young - "Radio Ga Ga"
- Queen + Seal - "Who Wants to Live Forever"
- Queen + Lisa Stansfield - "I Want to Break Free"
- Queen + David Bowie/Annie Lennox - "Under Pressure"
- Queen + Ian Hunter/David Bowie/Mick Ronson/Joe Elliot/Phil Collen - "All The Young Dudes"
- Queen + David Bowie/Mick Ronson - "Heroes"
- David Bowie - "The Lord's Prayer"
- Queen + George Michael - "'39"
- Queen + George Michael/Lisa Stansfield - "These Are the Days of Our Lives"
- Queen + George Michael - "Somebody to Love"
- Queen + Elton John/Axl Rose - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
- Queen + Elton John/Tony Iommi - "The Show Must Go On"
- Queen + Axl Rose - "We Will Rock You"
- Queen + Liza Minnelli/Cast - "We Are the Champions"
- Queen - "God Save the Queen" (taped outro)
|The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert [Blu-Ray]|
|Music Video & Concerts, Rock|
|Rock / Pop, Music Video (Concert / Performance)|
|10 September 2013|
|O: Blu-ray Disc|
|This Item Can Only Be Shipped To United States Addresses. No International Export.|
|10 September 2013|
|UMGD/EAGLE ROCK VISION ( EGWN )|
|A: Americas, E Asia|
|Discs:1 ~ Format:Blu-Ray ~ Region:A ~ Country:Usa|
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