I thought the tribute concert was excellent, but I agree they shouldn't have cut out the Extreme set. I also don't like the fact that they removed Robert Plant singing Innuendo. I know he messed up the beginning, but I would rather see the entire show than bits and pieces. I don't like this trend toward presenting "cleaned-up" versions of DVDs - e.g., no Zeppelin at Live Aid, no Plant on the Mercury Tribute. I feel cheated. Plant actually handled the remaining part of the song pretty well, and the mistakes "humanize" him. Anyway, I also enjoyed Daltrey, the girl who sang I Want to Break Free, and, of course, George Michael and Elton John. Fantastic!
Yeah that's the funny thing about Innuendo, there are moments during the performance where you really hear how it should have sounded. It's a bummer he couldn't have been persuaded to try the song again a few years later - he hit a plateau in the mid 90's, he was fantastic.
I liked the Extreme medley, tie your mother down, I want it all and George Michael was doing ok.
Paul Young was probably the worst peformer, I think he really ruined Radio Ga Ga.
In my opinion it was overall a good farewell show for Freddie, but I always felt that two or three more big names would have put more value to the show.
What I really liked was the sound of Brians, Rogers and Johns performance, especially the red special, for example at the beginnings of Hammer to Fall and tie youe mother down...so energetic!
Daltrey- probably the best number on Tribute.
Plant with Crazy Little Thing Called Love- very intersting one, plus a kind of "dream come true". (Yes, you can call me biased).
Hunter and Iommi- were ok.
Elton John- erm.... no.
Axel Rose- crazy monkey.
George Michael- can't bear the chap in general.
I think that SCC with James Hatfield was very enjoyable. And Roger
Daltre was fantastic. As for Somebody to love, George was wonderfull but the band did it better in the early 80's, althought had a gospel choir live in this one was fantastic.
Watched on Sky last night...Loved Axil the boys from GNR Were totally out of it at the end singing We are the champions at the end.
I loved David Bowie and Annie Lennox and Extreme's Set which should not have been cut from the dvd.
Brian Singing Too much love will kill you was toooooo emotional i dont know how he kept it together, very emotional.
Also my guilty little pleasure of James H singing SCC i love him!!!
Brilliant Tribute concert but i sorta feel that after it everyones careers went down the toilet in some respects...Maybe there was a curse, but then again maybe it was just an end of an era and that music became less popular with the explosion of dance and crap like that in the 90's!!!
I Loved this concert on the day and when we got home the following day I couldn't wait to watch the live broadcast my parents had taped for me. I thought it was even better because you got all the close ups and different angles. It was a fantastic day and was captured really well by the BBC.
When the double video came out I was a bit disappointed to see how much had been cut, but it was nice to have a better visual and sound than before from the TV. The DVD was fantastic too and a good upgrade from VHS, but again there was too much missing from the original broadcast.
Anyway I still have the original VHS tapes (now transferred to DVD too) and can watch them whenever I want to.....a brilliant gig with a steller line up (at that time anyway).
I would love them to do something like this again, with todays top bands and artists that were influenecd by Queen and Freddie on the bill. You never know.