If you told us we could travel back in time to any gig or concert, we’d probably pick Queen. It’s not quite the same, but “Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ‘86″ comes damn close.
Originally filmed in 1986, this momentous concert movie has been re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound for its first–ever digital cinema screening on Thursday 20th September.
Opening with a special 25 minute documentary feature following legends of rock, Queen, from just after their historic show–stealing performance at Live Aid on 13 July 1985 through the following year leading up to the concert in Budapest, this film is more than just music. It’s history.
As part of the hugely successful 1986 Magic Tour that, poignantly, was the last to be played by 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 the below tracks:
TAVASZL SZÈL 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 NOW I’M HERE LOVE OF MY LIFE 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
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ‘86Thursday 20th September