Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted formats of VHS and LaserDisc. This particular release has NEVER been available on DVD until NOW!
This REMASTERED DVD is sourced directly from the original high quality LaserDisc to DVD for the first time ever! Quality is unmatched as it transferred from the long since deleted LaserDisc from OVER THIRTY FOUR years ago.
Background information: this legendary worldwide compilation spanning the performing years of Queen between the years of 1973 to as late as 1986 and was released exclusively on LaserDisc only in Japan in 1989. The VHS Version of this live performance compilation received a much more worldwide release. VHS version also released in 1989 was made available throughout Europe including the UK, Spain, France as well as other countries like Australasia South Africa and Japan.
Some audiophiles and sound purists argue that unless the remastering process includes completely “lossless” compression of audio that no matter how it may be converted/processed, it still is compressed audio thus producing some say a more audibly muddled sound. This is due to the lessening of the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of the audio signal thus producing some distortion and a clipping audio effect. The DVD offered here is sourced from the LaserDisc that exclusively available as an import from Japan back in 1989. Because of the large 12 inch size of the LaserDisc format it can easily support the amount of physical space required to successfully playback large uncompressed sound and in this case even digitally remastered in uncompressed form. This Remastered DVD features the original completely uncompressed digitally remastered audio recording allowing the original true recorded mix to come alive as it was originally intended to be heard in optimum sound quality. This original mix featured with completely uncompressed audio is exclusively preserved here and available in it’s original intended state of production for the very first time on DVD.
Description: From the back sleeve: “RARE LIVE is a unique video event, a Queen concert through time and space, tailored to please the collector’s palate. Kickstarting with the first Queen performance ever caught on video (1973 in a London rehearsal studio), the concert captures Queen at shows spanning every stage of their career, in every corner of the globe they’ve played, performing songs they seldom played live. And when the band launch into more familiar mainstays of their live repertoire, the versions are taken from never-before seen footage, in some cases their first ever performance of anthems-to-be. RARE LIVE is both a refreshing eye-opener for Queen connoisseurs and a thrilling introduction for the uninitiated, collecting some of the most precious, outrageous and humorous highlights of their live history into one video concert.”
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1. I Want It All (Title Track)
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Osaka, Japan ’82)
3. Liar (Rehearsal, London ’73 And Rainbow, London ’74)
4. Another One Bites The Dust (Buenos Aires ’81 And Vienna ’82)
5. Rock ‘n Roll Medley: Big Spender, Jailhouse Rock, Stupid Cupid (Hammersmith, London ’74)
6. My Melancholy Blues (Houston, Texas ’77)
7. Hammer To Fall (Wembley, London ’86)
8. Killer Queen (Earls Court, London ’77)
9. We Will Rock You (Live Aid, Wembley, ’85)
10. Somebody To Love (Milton Keynes ’82)
11. Tie Your Mother Down (Paris ’79, Frankfurt ’82 And Rio De Janeiro ’85)
12. Keep Yourself Alive (Hammersmith, London ’74 And Tokyo, Japan ’85)
13. Love Of My Life (Sao Paulo, Brazil ’81)
14. Stone Cold Crazy (Rainbow, London ’74)
15. Radio Ga Ga (Sydney, Australia ’85)
16. You Take My Breath Away (Earls Court, London ’77)
17. Sheer Heart Attack (Houston, Texas ’77)
18. We Are The Champions (Knebworth ’86 And Frankfurt ’82)
19. God Save The Queen (End Titles)
20. Errata: Unlike the opening title track, the end title track is not explicitly listed.
Directed: “The Torpedo Twins”: Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher.
Edited: Klaus Hundsbichler, Michael Hudecek
Film: Director Hannes Rossacher, Rudi Dolezal
Film: Producer Jim Beach
Remastered: Live Sound at Soundmill Studios, Vienna. Peter J. Müller
Photography: George Taylor