Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest is a must–see concert experience by legends of rock, Queen is released on DVD, Blu-Ray, 2CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and a 2CD+Blu-ray Deluxe Edition.
Originally filmed in 1986, this momentous concert movie has been re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound. An amazing performance is now available to be seen in crystal clear HD clarity.
Also included on the DVD and Blu-ray is a new 25 minute documentary feature entitled “A Magic Year”. This follows Queen from just after their historic show–stealing performance at Live Aid, London, on July 13, 1985, through the year leading up to the epic concert in Budapest. Using archive footage from rehearsals, interviews with the band in the studio and on the road during the Magic Tour – some of which has never been seen before – this fascinating feature has been specially created for this new release.
As part of the hugely successful 1986 Magic Tour that, poignantly, was the last to be played by the band with Freddie Mercury, Queen were for the first time able to include Hungary on the tour schedule. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first Western Rock Concert staged in a stadium behind the then Iron Curtain. It was of such significance to the Hungarian authorities and film industry that a group of the country’s top film cameramen and technicians were brought together to film it for posterity.
Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favorite hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Want To Break Free,” and “We Are The Champions.”
“We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground–breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene – it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.” Brian May and Roger Taylor
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DVD and Blu Ray Tracklisting:
• One Vision • Tie Your Mother Down • In The Lap Of The Gods • Seven Seas Of Rhye • Tear It Up • A Kind Of Magic • Under Pressure • Who Wants To Live Forever • I Want To Break Free • Guitar Solo • Now I’m Here • Love Of My Life • Tavaszi Szél Vizet Áraszt • Is This The World We Created…? • Tutti Frutti • Bohemian Rhapsody • Hammer To Fall • Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Radio Ga Ga • We Will Rock You • Friends Will Be Friends • We Are The Champions
Extras: ‘A Magic Year’ documentary Deluxe Package CD CD Tracklisting: 1
• One Vision • Tie Your Mother Down • In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited • Seven Seas Of Rhye • Tear It Up • A Kind Of Magic • Under Pressure • Another One Bites The Dust • Who Wants To Live Forever • I Want To Break Free • Looks Like It’s Gonna Be A Good Night – Improv • Guitar Solo • Now I’m Here
CD Tracklisting: 2
• Love Of My Life • Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt • Is This The World We Created…? • (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care • Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) • Tutti Frutti • Bohemian Rhapsody • Hammer To Fall • Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Radio Ga Ga • We Will Rock You • Friends Will Be Friends • We Are The Champions • God Save The Queen
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