I guess more tapes from the Queen archive had to be sourced and watched, how does that process work?
Well You Tube is one amazing source. All of this stuff you find around the world shows up there, usually badly recorded. I spent hours on there looking for stuffand we found a lot that doesn't even exist anymore, so we had to take what was on there.
A great find was the uncut Rio show, with Freddie in full drag, which opens our show. I also went through hours and hours of tapes, with no labels, literally looking for things that had never been seen and I found the unseen interview with Freddie from 1985 and Keith our researcher found an early interview from 1975 and 76. - Quite outstanding stuff. We also had access of ALL the rushes from the videos now transferred into glorious HD.
Find anything of interest unrelated to 'The Great Pretender' project?
Yes, things like the New Orleans press conference from 1978 live early footage and lots of outtakes from Queen Videos. One day there will be a great Blue Raypackage of ALL Queens' Greatest Hits with lots of unseen stuff.