Queen to officially release "At The Rainbow" '74 live show in multiple formats!

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    Wow, exciting. Think the two-CD, with both shows, will do it for me. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    They mentioned a standard definition blu-ray...I take it this was filmed?
     
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    I have a crappy mono bootleg DVD of the show...it was videotaped. The show I have is from November '74 (and since it was professionally videotaped, I assume it's the show that's getting released), but the official release includes three songs cut from the bootleg version.

    I am a HUGE Queen fan and have always hated the fact that I didn't see them live until 1980 (The Game Tour) and missed out on so many great early hits/album tracks that later got dropped. Great to hear live versions of these finally as there were SO MANY live shows released of the later tours that were really "hit-heavy"!
     
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    Arrived today, just before I left for work...so glad I have the next two days off!!!!
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    What is it with 70s band photos where only one guy is looking at the camera? Was there a law or something? :)
     
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    Just ordered mine this morning!
     
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    Great live sets, especially if you're a fan of the first three albums. They are in OUTSTANDING form! Have't watched the DVD yet...the book is excellent with some great pics.

    ONE CAVEAT: Indie record stores (in the US, at least) are the only ones carrying the vinyl version. However, it is not the full shows, but highlights of the two concerts. Maybe at some point....
     
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    Picked up the BD+CD set. The BD is sonically stunning, even if the video is merely upscaled PAL; the higher native resolution of PAL makes it look far superior to an upscale from NTSC. The band is in excellent form, and Freddie's vocals are simply astounding.
     
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    Love it. Those guys rocked HARD.
     
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    The CD is also fantastic. Properly mastered, which is saying something these days.
     
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    Just got the CD/SD blu, and have only listened to the CD so far. Boy, these guys rocked, 'like Led Zeppelin, but with harmonies', as Roger said. Sounds truly awesome, especially considering this is a band having just done their third album.
    Can't wait to see the blu, even though it is only SD blu, ie upscaled video.
     
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    Although Queen really paid their dues by doing tons of shows to get their name out there, it's amazing how "tight" they were live, this early in their career. Unfortunately, as most older bands do, they started touring as a "hits" band and missed out on performing some great songs live.
     

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