We Will Rock You
After their successful tour of South America in 1981 Queen arrange two concerts in Montreal, Canada (on 24th and 25th November). Both concerts are filmed for obvious purpose: it's time to release the first Queen live video. Canada was chosen because The Game was highly successful there and filming was cheaper there than in the USA. However, the result is as usually very disappointing. While the sound & video quality is pretty good (or even brilliant on the recently released DVD), the audience is very weak. Queen were ready to offer their best but it's impossible to play a really good concert when the audience is not willing to co-operate! I personally think they should have shot such a concert video either in the Netherlands, Germany or Italy. In addition, the recording is incomplete and is a compilation of both nights.
Queen Rock Montreal
The DVD has basically the same content as WWRY, only the quality is different. While the sound is brilliant, the picture was obviously modified (for unknown reasons - perhaps the master tapes were in a bad shape?) and is significantly different (worse) than on the WWRY DVD. Also a 2CD set was released and that features Flash's Theme and The Hero which are sadly not available on the DVD.
Get the Queen Rock Montreal blue-ray if you can! It's by far better than any previous releases.
Note: this concert was released many times so be careful! Buy the latest DVD (2007) if you can! Tracks marked with * don't appear on the original US release (1984, 60 minutes). The second VHS release (1992, 90 minutes) was then followed by three DVD releases (2x WWRY and 1x QRM) .