Already out on video for many years, Queen’s spectacular, potent Wembley shows in 1986 were, even by the band’s own admission, a pinnacle of their achievement.
The biggest stage, the biggest lighting rig, the biggest screen that Queen had performed with – and that video release will doubtless form part of most Queen fans’ (indeed many rock fans’) collection.
Now released as a two-disc package on DVD, you get the complete concert, including (obviously) all the favourites, all the biggies (if you need titles, it probably isn’t for you, darling),and all that was the definitive Queen in their element, in their pomp and in their prime.
Also included is ‘bonus’ material that includes new interviews with the remaining band members (yes, even John Deacon speaks!), backstage footage, tributes from the likes of Elton John and Rod Stewart, and tour manager Gerry Stickles’s offering his two-penn’orth (although how much of that lot will you ever watch more than
once?). You also get such DVD bells and whistles as 5.1 Surround Sound and multi-angle viewing.
As live rock videos/ DVDs go, this is probably as good as it gets. Essential.