'Queen: Greatest Video Hits'
(Queen / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2012 / Eagle Eye Media)
Overview: This 2-disc set packages many of Queen's classic promotional videos into one package for the first time.
DVD Verdict: I have loved Queen since (seemingly) day one. Even went to Paris, France as a young boy on a coach to see them play on their Works tour over there. Frank Zappa played what was to be his last ever gig right next door too!
By now you should all know, or at least remember when they come on TV (or used to re: when MTV used to play music videos) how they all play out. For the most part they are based around Freddie's flambouyant lead singer pose, but the music was always the focal point. Indeed, even if you don't know your Queen videos then go ahead, have fun discovering them all here in one 2-disc package.
The first set kicks off with the all-time classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' before heading into 'Another One Bites The Dust,' 'Killer Queen,' 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' 'Bicycle Race,' 'You're My Best Friend,' 'Don't Stop Me Now,' 'Save Me,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love,' 'Somebody To Love,' 'Spread Your Wings,' 'Play The Game,' 'Flash,' 'Tie Your Mother Down,' 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions.'
The second disc gives us "newer" stuff such as 'A Kind Of Magic,' 'I Want It All,' 'Radio Ga Ga,' 'I Want To Break Free,' 'Breakthru,' 'Under Pressure,' 'Scandal,' 'Who Wants To Live Forever,' 'The Miracle,' 'It's A Hard Life,' 'The Invisible Man,' 'Las Palabras De Amor,' 'Friends Will Be Friends,' 'Body Language,' 'Hammer To Fall,' 'Princes Of The Universe,' and the soaring 'One Vision.'
I mean sure, there's nothing new here, how could there be, but they are all lovingly restored and shown in 16:9 widescreen. Filmed originally when all televisions were a "squarer" 4:3 format, it's obvious the restoration team had several ways to go - and succeeded, for my money! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.