Queen Greatest Hits DVD - Champion
EMI Records (UK)
recently announced the Region 2 DVD of Queen's Greatest Video Hits as a 2-disc set retailing at £19.99 from 14th October 2002. The Press Release explains everything...
Queen's Greatest Video Hits on DVD For the First Time
Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD For release 14 October 2002
Containing no less than 22 of the band's all-time greatest hits, Queen - Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD is the first of a series of DVD releases from Queen which will revisit the band's legendary video catalogue and make it available in the most advanced audio and visual formats currently in existence.
Compiled directly from the band's phenomenally successful Greatest Hits 1 album, which has to date sold in excess of 25million copies worldwide, the DVD arrives after more than twelve months of extensive archive research and audio and visual enhancement.
Under the close supervision of Brian May and Roger Taylor, Queen engineer Justin Shirley Smith has re-mixed these classic Queen tracks from the original masters in stunning DTS 5.1 surround sound.
David Mallet, whose association with Queen as video director spans over 20 years, has meticulously overseen the restoration of the videos. The majority, some, astoundingly, almost 30 years old, have been re-graded and colourised giving them a new lease of life.
It is the first time a DVD project of this scale has been undertaken. And never has Bohemian Rhapsody sounded like this!
In addition to the enhancement of the original audio and visual tracks, Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD, packaged as a double disc set, also offers a host of bonus material:
- A brand new audio commentary from Brian and Roger, exclusively recorded for this DVD.
- 6 extra tracks - including an unique version of Good Old Lover Boy recorded especially for BBC TV's Top of the Pops.
- A special section devoted to Bohemian Rhapsody, recently voted the No.1 song of the past 50 years, including a unique documentary in which Brian May revisits the original 24 track studio and explains how this landmark song was created.
- A picture gallery featuring previously unseen shots of the band,
- A specially re-edited version of the famous nude Bicycle Race filmed at Wembley Stadium in 1978 containing previously unseen footage discovered in the archive.
Also included as a bonus hidden video is the rarely seen second edit of Bohemian Rhapsody, specially made for Top of The Pops as a means of injecting some variety into the band's week-on-week appearances on the show over the 9 weeks the song remained at No.1 on the charts.
Queen Video Hits 1 DVD
Disc 1: 16 Tracks/DTS Surround Sound/PCM Sound/16.9 widescreen/Comprehensive audio commentary from Queen.
Bohemian Rhapsody/Another One Bites The Dust/Killer Queen/Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race/You're My Best Friend/Don't Stop Me Now/Save Me/Crazy Little Thing Called Love/Somebody To Love/Spread Your Wings/Play The Game/Flash/Tie Your Mother Down/We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
Disc 2: 6 Tracks/Bonus Tracks:
Now I'm Here/Good Old Fashioned Loverboy/Keep Yourself Alive/Liar/Love Of My Life/We Will Rock You (fast live version)/Inside The Rhapsody (documentary)
Photo Gallery - cut to 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'
QOL - 4 x Factual pages about Queen Online (queenonline.com)
Bonus Hidden Video - Bohemian Rhapsody (alternative TOTPS edit)
The double disc package also features a twenty page full colour booklet providing rare photo images, complete histories of all of the videos, together with written contributions from members of the band and many of those involved in Queen's extraordinary video collection.
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