Queen Rock Montreal...recorded live at Montreal's 18,000 seater over two nights in November 1981, is a celebration of Queen at the very height of their 80's record breaking achievements. It is also a historic recording of the very latest concerts of Queen 'raw''.
This was the time when Queen had topped both the US singles and album charts for the first time, had become the first band ever to top the UK singles and album charts for the first time, had become the first band ever to top the UK singles, albums and video charts simultaneously and on their historic invasion of Latin America had broken the world attendance record for a single paying concert when 131,000 Brazilians saw the band play Sao Paulo's Morumbi stadium.
Queen ended that year of extraordinary events at Montreal's Forum. The dates - November 24 and 25, 1981 - were scheduled specifically to make a full length film of their live show. As would be expected of Queen, they took the form of the concert film to a new level, becoming the first group to shoot an entire show in full cinema format 35mm.
Having spent almost two years non-stop touring, and invigorated by their triumphant Latin America experience, Queen hit Montreal in top form.
This is the pre the Hot Space album, before keyboards would finds place in the band's touring like up: just four God-gifted musicians in total rapport, delivering live the energy and innovation of their studio recordings.
Originally titled We Will Rock You, this film was released in North America in 1984 becoming the first commercially available film of Queen in concert. In this special edition, the 35mm negative was scanned to ensure the highest possible resolution, this was then examined frame by frame where any splices, dirt or damage were removed to enhance the sharpness and quality of the picture. The sound was a newly mixed and remastered for DTS Surround Sound and PCM Stereo from the original multi track tapes. 25 tracks and 96 minutes of Queen in peak form.
02: we Will Rock You (fast).
03: Let Me Entertain You.
04: Play The Game.
05: Somebody To Love.
06: Killer Queen.
07: I'm In Love With My Car.
08: Get Down Make Love.
09: Save Me.
10: Now I'm Here
11: Dragon Attack.
12: Now I'm Here (reprise).
13: Love Of My Life.
14: Under Pressure.
15: Keep Yourself Alive.
16: Drum & Timpani Solo.
17: Guitar Solo.
18: Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
19: Jailhouse Rock.
20: Bohemian Rhapsody.
21: Tie Your Mother Down.
22: Another One Bites The Dust.
23: Sheer Heart Attack.
24: We Will Rock You.
25: We Are The Champions.
26: God Save The Queen.
27: Live Aid: Bohemian Rhapsody.
28: Live Aid: Radio Gaga.
29: Live Aid: Hammer To Fall.
30: Live Aid: Crazy Little Thing Called...
31: Live Aid: We Will Rock You.
32: Live Aid: We Are The Champions.
33: Live Aid: Is This The World We Crea...