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North American Queen set offers great balance of price and content

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With the forthcoming super deluxe edition Queen Live at the Rainbow ’74 still north of £100 on Amazon UK, fans who can live without the book or the memorabilia – or simply don’t have the funds for such an investment – should seriously consider the ‘North American’ exclusive Blu-ray+CD as an alternative.

This set is a unique combo of the single CD edition which contains the 24-track November Rainbow show and the blu-ray of the same show which includes four bonus tracks from the March Rainbow gig.

Although this is an “SD-Blu-ray”, which basically means DVD picture quality rather than HD, you still get HD audio which is a significant benefit. The audio and visuals have been newly remixed and restored. The SDE box is the only other set that combines these two formats but whereas at current prices the Blu-ray + CD bundle is around £16 ($27) the SDE is currently £112 in the UK. A significant saving even once you’ve budgeted for shipping and potential import duty.

We are assured that the blu-ray is region free/zero so that should not be a concern for those in Europe purchasing from the States.

A full breakdown of the purchasing options can be found in this post. Queen Live at the Rainbow ’74 will be released on 8 September 2014.



Track listing

CD 

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, November ’74

  •  1. Procession
  • 2. Now I’m Here
  • 3. Ogre Battle
  • 4. Father To Son
  • 5. White Queen (As It Began)
  • 6. Flick Of The Wrist
  • 7. In The Lap Of The Gods
  • 8. Killer Queen
  • 9. The March Of The Black Queen
  • 10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  • 11. Son And Daughter
  • 12. Guitar Solo
  • 13. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
  • 14. Keep Yourself Alive
  • 15. Drum Solo
  • 16. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
  • 17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
  • 18. Stone Cold Crazy
  • 19. Liar
  • 20. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
  •  21. Big Spender
  • 22. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
  • 23. Jailhouse Rock
  • 24. God Save The Queen

Blu-ray

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, November ’74

  • 1. Procession
  • 2. Now I’m Here
  • 3. Ogre Battle
  • 4. Father To Son
  • 5. White Queen (As It Began)
  • 6. Flick Of The Wrist
  • 7. In The Lap Of The Gods
  • 8. Killer Queen
  • 9. The March Of The Black Queen
  • 10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  • 11. Son And Daughter
  • 12. Guitar Solo
  • 13. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
  •  14. Keep Yourself Alive
  • 15. Drum Solo
  • 16. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
  • 17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
  • 18. Stone Cold Crazy
  • 19. Liar
  • 20. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
  • 21. Big Spender
  • 22. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
  • 23. Jailhouse Rock

Bonus tracks

QUEEN II TOUR

Live at the Rainbow, March ’74

  • 1. Son And Daughter
  • 2. Guitar Solo
  • 3. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
  • 4. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll

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10 responses to North American Queen set offers great balance of price and content

  1. Friso Pas says:

    Be aware that this set does not have the second cd, that is in the overpriced UK SDE.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      This is true. It’s still a good deal though and the only set outside the SDE to offer video/CD combo.

  2. Ian Hill says:

    Amazon Canada still seems to be the best bet for the super-deluxe edition. Works out at less than £50 although, of course, you may get hit with import costs – should still be way cheaper than amazon.co.uk though.

  3. Ryan S. says:

    If this had both CDs, I’d snap it up, but I’ll end up getting the standalone BD and the 2-CD set.

    BTW, the SDE on amazon.com is down to $55.

  4. DaveDogFacedBoy says:

    and this is exclusive to the USA because…….?

    I’ll get a Canadian pal to get it and bung it to me

  5. Ranasakawa says:

    There is no other way to get a DVD appart from the deluxe box.

  6. Mortimerman says:

    Is anyone else having trouble w/ Amazon Canada link?

  7. peter says:

    I can’t access the Canadian amazon link either.
    I have the 2 cd and bluray on order for now.

  8. James says:

    Howdy
    At walmart in the US you can get the 2 cd only versions for 15 bucks and the 2 cd, 1 dvd, 1 blu ray for $55.

    Good luck

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