While not the favourite tour of most Queen fans, many truly adore the first night of said tour.
And rightfully so, it must have been a spectacular show for everyone who was there.
I can imagine that Forest National - a typical arena with a capacity of about 7000 or 8000 (I guess) - was an ideal venue to fully appreciate the amazing lighting rig the band had. It is truly unfortunate that - even though camera's were present - the entire show was not captured on film (or at least video).
Not only because of the wonderful lights but also because the mustached miracle listening to the name Mercury was in absolutely stunning voice. He combined the power of his later live years with the range and beautiful tone of the earlier years (for the most part). He went for notes he could only dream of hitting just a few weeks later. The rest of the band were tight and the audience was totally in the swing of things.
Aaaah... yes. I was there, in the front rows. We talked about it earlier in some other thread, but what a show. Still... i would love to buy a ticket for Hammersmith Odeon Christmas 1975 ;) ...or Houston 1977...
We don't really know what was actually filmed or not. Some more footage emerged lately, in the Let Me in Your Heart Again video. So who knows. I do remember the special cameras (there were two of them ?) on these articulated arms, but I can't tell if they were used just for a part of the show or for the whole show. I would say the former. There was also some footage on some belgium TV (RTBF ?). There must be some more somewhere, that won't see the light of day most likely. That's life...
How many cameras were set up during the concert? 6? 1 from the TV News Station. And 6 from David? The two on the side of the stage, 1 in the center and one on the top and the last one from the back on top?
The footage from the camera's on each side of the stage: aren't this shots from the actual filming of the clip the day after the concert?
The angle that intrigues me most is the camera at the back of the arena. I could easily watch an entire show from that angle...
I thought the same thing! I wouldn't mind watching it from that angle! Would actually be a nice kind of "there" experience. Hopefully they release this footage on a future The Works Tour release. Like they did with the Japan footage on A Night At The Odeon