New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Kes » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:46 pm

Good Apothecary Man wrote:.... I don’t even think Hammersmith ’75 was re-broadcast until 1984; if it was, I didn’t see or hear it.
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Just for info: It was repeated as a simulcast on BBC2, and Radio 1, the Christmas after, 1976.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Good Apothecary Man » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:15 pm

Kes wrote:Just for info: It was repeated as a simulcast on BBC2, and Radio 1, the Christmas after, 1976.


Indeed - "by popular demand", I think the fan-club biography used to say!

To be clear, I was referring to the years from 1977, which is when I first became aware of the band, onwards. Apart from a brief appearance at the Britannia Awards in 1977, Roger & John appearing on Tiswas during the Crazy Tour and Crazy Little Thing Called Love filmed during the soundcheck in Bristol (I think), were there any other appearances on British TV during the late-70s? Nothing immediately springs to mind.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby icy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:15 pm

dave76 wrote:They became closer when Freddie got ill and they really protected him from all bad publicity. After NOTW it went a bit downhill and especially during the Hot Space era they had trouble working together and each one went their seperate way after that.

Ah thanks. I wish they were close all through the years. I remember the resurgence of Queen in 1992, and all the clips gave the impression the band were close all along, or that's what I thought.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Kes » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:34 pm

Good Apothecary Man wrote:
Kes wrote:Just for info: It was repeated as a simulcast on BBC2, and Radio 1, the Christmas after, 1976.


Indeed - "by popular demand", I think the fan-club biography used to say!

To be clear, I was referring to the years from 1977, which is when I first became aware of the band, onwards. Apart from a brief appearance at the Britannia Awards in 1977, Roger & John appearing on Tiswas during the Crazy Tour and Crazy Little Thing Called Love filmed during the soundcheck in Bristol (I think), were there any other appearances on British TV during the late-70s? Nothing immediately springs to mind.


No, not that I'm aware of, even the 80s was quite sporadic, we had about a twenty minute portion of the Xmas 75 gig was shown on the BBC in the mid eighties, Milton Keynes was shown on Channel 4, when that station wasn't screened throughout the whole of the U.K. I know, because I was in an area that didn't get it. You had the two Montreux miming shows, their 20 minute set at Live Aid, and the Real Magic Wembley TV showing, and that's about it.

Don't know what America got out of that lot, but they had the two songs on Saturday Night Live, for a start.

Being completely fair, the first a lot of people ever got of seeing Queen play live, outside of those who'd actually been to a gig, was Live Aid.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Guru » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:44 pm

Montreal was released in '84, although VHS was admittedly still a bit niche.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby TheHero » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:28 pm

Was the first part here, of MMBlues, included in the documentary ?


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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Guru » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:41 pm

TheHero wrote:Was the first part here, of MMBlues, included in the documentary ?


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Yes. Also the bit at 1:30 where they're watching TOTP, the bit at 2:14 with Freddie poncing.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby YAFF » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:56 pm

Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I thought it was quite good. Loads of stuff I'd never seen before and Freddie just adorable.
That crap at the end though, with Lambert 'singing' was fucking embarrassing.


It is utterly contemptible. Lamberace is a joke. Fuck him and fuck QAL. If I had any qualms about NOT buying this box set they are gone. The doc was good but ruined by the inclusion of something that is the opposite of Queen.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby JLP » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:39 am

YAFF wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I thought it was quite good. Loads of stuff I'd never seen before and Freddie just adorable.
That crap at the end though, with Lambert 'singing' was fucking embarrassing.


It is utterly contemptible. Lamberace is a joke. Fuck him and fuck QAL. If I had any qualms about buying this box set they are gone. The doc was good but ruined by the inclusion of something that is the opposite of Queen.



Just watched it. As soon as it got to the travesty of 2017, I hit fast forward.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby icy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:09 am

YAFF wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:I thought it was quite good. Loads of stuff I'd never seen before and Freddie just adorable.
That crap at the end though, with Lambert 'singing' was fucking embarrassing.


It is utterly contemptible. Lamberace is a joke. Fuck him and fuck QAL. If I had any qualms about buying this box set they are gone. The doc was good but ruined by the inclusion of something that is the opposite of Queen.

How much of that was included?
Honestly, I'd much rather Queen and Q+ stay separate. AL did not bring the songs to life, and its not his blood, sweat and tears on the album.
I want to see it, but I'd probably fast forward that bit too.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby icy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:53 am

After watching it via Barry Mitchell's Facebook...all I can say....wow. Things like this get me excited and happy to be a Queen fan again. It was wonderful to see. So much new to me footage! Love, love it! :onfire:
Yea, I skipped the Q+AL bits.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby TheHero » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:29 am

Telegraph:

Queen: Rock the World, review: this long-lost documentary was a dream for fans

Rating: 4/5

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/11/0 ... ream-fans/
 
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby parchedpeas » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:23 am

I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't rush to watch it again.

The Houston stuff was nice though.
 
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Kes » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:30 am

Guru wrote:Montreal was released in '84, although VHS was admittedly still a bit niche.


I bought the original Peppermint release of that before I even owned a video player, but I was talking about stuff that was broadcast on TV.

If we're on about video releases, we could add Live In Budapest to that list, as up until the release of Wembley on VHS, circa 1992, Budapest, Montreal, Rare Live, and Rio were the only live concert footage that I remember being on the market.
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Re: New NOTW documentary november 3rd on BBC4

Postby Lover Boy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:28 pm

I've watched the documentary twice and I've got to say it's brilliant. So much footage that shows our band at a time when they were close and hungry for world domination. I too thought the inclusion of Adam Lambert at the end was awkward and distracting. Now, I haven't anything against the man. In fact, I'm thankful for the work he's done with Queen, but he wasn't necessary for the documentary. The only part of it I liked is that it shows just how strong the fan base is after 40 years of Frank, but that's about it.
 
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