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


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted June 16 2014 - 04:32 PM

THEY FINALLY LISTENED!!!!!!

 

Their iconic shows from their first headlining tour being released in September '14!

 

(Their live versions of "Hey, Big Spender" and "See What A Fool I've Been" are worth the price alone....)

 

Press Release: Live At The Rainbow to be Released in September



#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Mikael Soderholm

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Posted June 18 2014 - 08:31 AM

Wow, exciting. Think the two-CD, with both shows, will do it for me. Thanks for the tip.


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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted June 18 2014 - 08:42 AM

They mentioned a standard definition blu-ray...I take it this was filmed?

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Posted June 18 2014 - 01:35 PM

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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Posted June 26 2014 - 06:26 AM

The full "bells and whistles" gift set is up for preorder:

 

Amazon.com: Live at the Rainbow (Deluxe Box Set): Music



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Posted June 26 2014 - 06:53 AM

This promo trailer is LIGHT YEARS better in quality than the version I have!

 

Queen - Live At The Rainbow - 1974 - YouTube


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Posted July 21 2014 - 08:58 PM

Count me in.


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Posted July 22 2014 - 05:33 AM

I'm a bit confused now...Amazon has the Deluxe Box Set only available for pre-order (the two full shows on CD, DVD/BD concert film, book and "swag") but Amazon.co.uk has the 4-LP set, separate DVD, BD, CD, etc. up for pre-order.

 

As much as I want this on vinyl, I may take the plunge for the big US release.

 

Amazon.com: queen live at the rainbow

 

UK items:

Live At The Rainbow: Amazon.co.uk: Music

Live At The Rainbow [VINYL]: Amazon.co.uk: Music

Live At The Rainbow: Amazon.co.uk: Music



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Posted September 09 2014 - 07:18 PM

Arrived today, just before I left for work...so glad I have the next two days off!!!!

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Posted September 10 2014 - 10:57 AM

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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Posted September 11 2014 - 03:55 AM

Just ordered mine this morning!


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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted September 11 2014 - 11:53 AM

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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Posted September 13 2014 - 07:53 PM

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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Posted September 19 2014 - 07:07 PM

Love it. Those guys rocked HARD.

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Posted September 20 2014 - 06:51 PM

The CD is also fantastic. Properly mastered, which is saying something these days.
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Posted October 16 2014 - 08:32 AM

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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Posted October 16 2014 - 09:17 AM

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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