Preview: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert - Queen + Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Release Date: September 2, 2013
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Format(s): 3-DVDs, Blu-Ray

On April 20, 1992, surviving Queen members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon performed at Wembley Stadium in London with a long list of guest performers, saluting the late Freddie Mercury.

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the concert on 3-DVDs or 1 Blue-Ray with upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD surround sound for the best possible quality. 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.

Guests at the show included 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.

The first half of the show features artists performing some of their biggest hits while the second half includes Queen with special guests performing some of the band's best loved hits with a short foray into the catalog of David Bowie.

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.

Track List:

Opening Acts
  • Intro
  • Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon Introduction
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • Sad But True - Metallica
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • Freddie Mercury montage
  • Queen Medley: 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 - Extreme
  • Freddie Mercury montage
  • Now I'm Here - Def Leppard and Brian May
  • Video: I'm Going Slightly Mad - Queen
  • Too Late God - Bob Geldof
  • Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
  • Knocking on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
  • Speech by Elizabeth Taylor
Main Set by Queen + 
  • Tie Your Mother Down - Joe Elliott, Slash and Queen
  • I Want It All - Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi and Queen
  • Las Palabras de Amor - Zucchero and Queen
  • Hammer to Fall - Gary Cherone, Tony Iommi and Queen
  • Stone Cold Crazy - James Hetfield, Tony Iommi and Queen
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Robert Plant and Queen
  • Too Much Love Will Kill You - Brian May
  • Radio Ga Ga - Paul Young and Queen
  • Who Wants to Live Forever - Seal and Queen
  • I Want to Break Free - Lisa Stansfield and Queen
  • Under Pressure - David Bowie, Annie Lennox and Queen
  • All the Young Dudes - Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson and Queen
  • Heroes - David Bowie, Mick Ronson and Queen
  • '39 - George Michael and Queen
  • These Are the Days Of Our Lives - George Michael, Lisa Stansfield and Queen
  • Somebody to Love - George Michael, London Gospel Choir and Queen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Elton John, Axl Rose and Queen
  • The Show Must Go On - Elton John, Tony Iommi and Queen
  • We Will Rock You - Axl Rose and Queen
  • We Are the Champions - Liza Minnelli and Ensamble
Extras
  • Rehearsal Performances
    • Under Pressure - David Bowie and Annie Lennox
    • These Are the Days of Our Lives - George Michael and Lisa Stansfield
    • Somebody to Love - George Michael
  • 10th Anniversary Documentary
  • Photo Galleries
  • Mercury Phoenix Trust Facts

2 comments

Anonymous said...

Almost complete. Just as it was on the original UK VHS(and UK & Japan Laserdisc releases) a Def Leppard song is omitted, apparently at the group's request.

gootsy said...

Also missing is the Robert Plant/Queen version of Innuendo. Not a great moment neither for percy nor the song, but they could've included it for the sake of commpleteness...

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