Few bands embodied the pure excess of the ’70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deeply into camp and bombast, creating a huge, mock-operatic sound with layered guitars and overdubbed vocals. Queen’s music was a bizarre yet highly accessible fusion of the macho and the fey.
For years, their albums boasted the motto “no synthesizers were used on this record”, signaling their allegiance with the legions of post-Led Zeppelin hard rock bands. But vocalist Freddie Mercury brought an extravagant sense of camp to Queen, pushing them toward kitschy humor and pseudo-classical arrangements, as epitomized on their best-known song, “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
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And now, “Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest”, a must–see concert experience by legends of rock comes to DVD and Blu-ray. It will be released on 5th November worldwide in these formats:
- 2CD and DVD Deluxe Edition
- 2CD and 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 13th July 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.
The DVD is currently available at local music stores! Alternatively, you could also purchase it off iTunes here.
For more information, visit the band’s official website.