Queen Preview Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert DVD

The band was joined by some of the biggest musical talent in the world to celebrate Freddies life and work

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Queen are sharing a preview of "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert" reissue coming to DVD and SD Blu-ray September 2 (September 3 in North America), Hennemusic reports.

The April 20, 1992 event saw the surviving members of Queen Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon take to the stage at London's Wembley Stadium to pay tribute the Mercury and to increase public awareness of AIDS, the disease that had prematurely ended his life the previous November.

Queen were joined by some of the biggest musical talent in the world to celebrate Freddie's life and work, including David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Robert Plant, Metallica and many others.

The event was broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world with an estimated audience of up to one billion.

The concert raised a huge and still growing sum of money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity formed at the time by Taylor, May and Queen's longtime manager Jim Beach whose charter is the relief of suffering from AIDS throughout the world. Profits from this release will be donated by the Mercury Phoenix Trust to AIDS charities around the globe.

Previously released on VHS and DVD, the reissued "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert" will be available as a triple DVD set, as an SD Blu-ray with upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD surround sound for the best possible quality - and in digital formats.

This release boasts newly remastered sound across both sections of the concert and represents the first time the opening acts' performances have been made available on DVD or Blu-Ray.

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Opening Acts*:

Intro Brian May / Roger Taylor / John Deacon Introduction Metallica - "Enter Sandman" Metallica - "Sad But True" Metallica - "Nothing Else Matters"

Freddie Montage (Insert)

Extreme - Queen Medley including: "Mustapha" / "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "Keep Yourself Alive" / "I Want to Break Free" / "Fat Bottomed Girls" / "Bicycle Race" / "Another One Bites the Dust" / "Stone Cold Crazy" / "Radio Ga Ga"

Freddie Montage (Insert)

Def Leppard & Brian May - "Now I'm Here" Queen - "I'm Going Slightly Mad" video (Insert) Bob Geldof - "Too Late God" Guns N' Roses - "Paradise City" Guns N' Roses - "Knocking on Heaven's Door"

Elizabeth Taylor Speech

Main Queen + set:

Joe Elliott, Slash & Queen - "Tie Your Mother Down" Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi & Queen - "I Want It All" Zucchero & Queen - "Las Palabras De Amor" Gary Cherone, Tony Iommi & Queen - "Hammer to Fall" James Hetfield, Tony Iommi & Queen - "Stone Cold Crazy" Robert Plant & Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Brian May - "Too Much Love Will Kill You" Paul Young & Queen - "Radio Ga Ga" Seal & Queen - "Who Wants to Live Forever" Lisa Stansfield & Queen - "I Want To Break Free" David Bowie, Annie Lennox & Queen - "Under Pressure" Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson & Queen - "All the Young Dudes" David Bowie, Mick Ronson & Queen - "Heroes" George Michael & Queen - "'39" George Michael, Lisa Stansfield & Queen - "These Are the Days of Our Lives" George Michael, London Gospel Choir & Queen - "Somebody to Love" Elton John, Axl Rose & Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" Elton John, Tony Iommi & Queen - "The Show Must Go On" Axl Rose & Queen - "We Will Rock You" Liza Minnelli & Ensemble - "We Are the Champions"

Bonus material:

Rehearsal performances of Queen +: David Bowie and Annie Lennox - "Under Pressure" George Michael and Lisa Stansfield - "These Are the Days of Our Lives" George Michael - "Somebody to Love"

10th Anniversary Documentary Photo Galleries Mercury Phoenix Trust Facts

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    It's gonna be a hard sell. We've seen almost all of this on YouTube.
    not really, the quality of the footage, the fact it's a new official queen release will appease fans, and the rest who know queen won't have sought out the youtube footage so they'll be keen.
    I remember it being broadcast on BBC live , Metallica were amazing , Spinal Tap were embarrasing , and after the Queen set I lost virginity !!!! Great day !!
    Goddamn, i never even got to see freddy mercury, and even still i miss him
    Can't wait for it, even though I saw it a billion times. An empty place on my shelf is ready to be filled up.
    No one is as huge a Queen fan as I am but this is 10 years too late I've already coverted my vhs to dvd would rather have rare unreleased Queen from the early years in blu ray!
    It was an important even but 21 years later re-release is a hard sell indeed.
    The video of this concert has been so mass-distributed through tape-sharing, file-sharing, and YouTube that anyone who wanted to see this has already seen it. I for one would be glad to buy it, though. Blu-ray beats YouTube any day of the week.