Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert - SD Blu-ray Review

Written by General Jabbo

In the world of rock and roll, there have been few, if any, greater front men than Freddie Mercury. This was a man who while intensely private off stage, could command an audience of 100,000 and make it feel like an intimate performance. In addition to his showmanship, he had the voice and songs to match. When Mercury died in November 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS, the band decided to, in the words of guitarist Brian May, "give him the biggest sendoff in history." They quite possibly may have achieved that on April 20, 1992, at Wembley Stadium in London. Available on Blu-ray for the first time, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert featured the surviving members of Queen with a who's who of rock royalty paying tribute to the late singer.

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