Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1981
Director: Saul Swimmer
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 801213-331598
Running time: 2:18 (138 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 04, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#242)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 10, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Queen Rock Montreal, recorded live at Montreal's 18,000 seater Forum over two nights in November 1981, is a celebration of Queen at the very height of their 80's record breaking achievements. It is also a historic recording of the very last concerts of Queen 'raw'.

This was the time when Queen had topped both the US singles and album charts for the first time, had become the first band ever to top the UK singles, albums and video charts simultaneously and on their historic invasion of Latin America had broken the world attendance record for a single paying concert when 131,000 Brazilians saw the band play Sao Paulo's Morumbi stadium. 1981 was, says John Deacon, "a year for discovering new audiences we didn't know existed."

Queen ended that year of extraordinary events at Montreal''s Forum. The dates - November 24 and 25, 1981 - were scheduled specifically to make a full length film of their show. As would be expected of Queen, they took the form of the concert film to a new level, becoming the first group to shoot an entire show in full cinema format 35mm.

Having spent almost two years non-stop touring, and invigorated their triumphant Latin America experience, Queen hit Montreal in top form.

This is the pre 'Hot Space' album, before keyboards would find a place in the band''s touring line up; just four God-gifted musicians in total rapport, delivering live the energy and innovation of their studio recordings.

Originally titled WE WILL ROCK YOU, this film was released in North America in 1984 becoming the first commercially available film of Queen in concert. In this special edition, the 35mm negative was scanned to ensure the highest possible resolution, this was the examined frame by frame where any splices, dirt or damage were removes to enhance the sharpness and quality of the pcture. The sound was newly mixed and remastered for DTS Surround Sound and PCM Stereo from the Original multitrack tapes. 25 tracks and 96 minutes of Queen in peak form.


01. We Will Rock You (Fast).
02. Let Me Entertain You.
03. Play The Game.
04. Somebody To Love.
05. Killer Queen.
06. I'm In Love With My Car.
07. Get Down Make Love.
08. Save Me.
09. Now I'm Here.
10. Dragon Attack.
11. Now I'm Here (Reprise).
12. Love Of My Life.
13. Under Pressure.
14. Keep Yourself Alive.
15. Drum And Tympani Solo.
16. Guitar Solo.
17. Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
18. Jailhouse Rock.
19. Bohemian Rhapsody.
20. Tie Your Mother Down.
21. Another One Bites The Dust.
22. Sheer Heart Attack.
23. We Will Rock You.
24. We Are The Champions.
25. God Save The Queen.

Regularly polled as the greatest live performance of all time, Queen's mighty Live AId show at 6.41pm an July 13, 1985, comes as an exceptional value bonus to this DVD. In addition to the full 'global jukebox' set that reinforced Queen's position as unrivalled rock entertainers, Freddie and Brain's preformance later in the evening of their poignant composotion 'Is This The World We Created' is included. Also - and here's the new bonus - 11 minutes of never before seen Live Aid rehearsal footage plus a rehearsal interview with the band.

In addition, there''s the real curiosity value of a 1982 news feature frum US TV series PM Magazine. Brain May and Roger Taylor bring the story up to date with a brand new audio commentary of the Montreal concert.
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Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid

Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid

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Production Studios:
 • Queen Films
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Media Companies:
 • Eagle Rock Entertainment
Audio format
English  PCM 2-Channel Stereo
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Live Aid Performance Footage, Live Aid Rehersal
Saul Swimmer....Director
Saul Swimmer....Producer
Jim Beach....Producer
Adrian Scrope....Executive Producer
Richard E. Brooks....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert M. Brady....Film Editor
Greg Sheldon....Film Editor
Mel J. Zelniker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John Deacon
Brian May
Freddie Mercury
Roger Taylor