The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert


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Released on 23 November 1992 as a double video set (lengths 84 and 106 minutes)
Re-released on 13 May 2002 as a double DVD set (lengths 120 and 92 minutes)
Re-released on 2 September 2013 as a triple DVD or Blu-ray set (lengths 84, 106, 77, and 270 minutes)

Opening Acts:
(1992 and 2013 releases only)
1. Insert 1 - Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Queen Introduction
3-5. Enter Sandman (5:36), Sad But True (5:17), Nothing Else Matters (6:09) (Metallica)
6. Insert 2 (You Take My Breath Away (live), The Great Pretender, My Melancholy Blues, Somebody To Love (live) and One Vision)
7. Queen Medley (Extreme)
8. Insert 3 (I Want It All, Play The Game (live), The Show Must Go On and These Are The Days Of Our Lives)
9. Now I'm Here (Def Leppard & Brian May)
10. Insert 4 (I'm Going Slightly Mad)
11. Too Late God (Bob Geldof & The Happy Club)
12-13. Paradise City (6:01) Knocking On Heaven's Door (8:35) (Guns 'n' Roses)
14. Elizabeth Taylor Speech


Queen Set:
(all releases)
Insert 5 ('We Will Rock You' and 'Freddie Singalongs')
Entire Queen Set
Insert 6 ('God Save The Queen')


Bonus Features:
(2002 and 2013 reissues only)
Somebody To Love (rehearsal)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (rehearsal)
Under Pressure (rehearsal)
TV Documentary
Official Photo Gallery ('The Show Must Go On')
Fan's Photo Gallery ('Somebody To Love')
Complete set of 6 inserts (2002 DVD only, but included throughout the 1992 and 2013 releases)
Elizabeth Taylor Speech (2002 DVD only, but included within the Opening Acts on the 1992 and 2013 releases)
QueenOnline Information ('We Will Rock You') (2002 reissue only)
Mercury Phoenix Trust Information ('Say It's Not True' by Queen + Paul Rodgers) (2013 reissues only)

 

Produced by Queen and Jim Beach
Directed by David Mallet
Inserts directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher.
Animations produced by Jerry Hibbert and Ralph (?)
Sound produced by David Richards

Recorded at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 April 1992.
Also featuring Spike Edney, Joshua J. Macrae, Chris Thompson, Mike Moran, Miriam Stockley, Maggie Ryder, and the London Community Gospel Choir.


2002 Reissue:
Concert remastered by Dionne Orrom
Surround Sound mixed by Justin Shirley Smith and Ricky Graham

2013 Reissue:
Executive producers Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach
Executive producers for Eagle Rock Entertainment: Geoff Kempin and Terry Shand
A Fujitive Production for Queen Films
Producers for Fujitive: Dominic Anciano and Ray Burdis
Sound produced by David Richards assisted by Justin Shirley-Smith, Andre Gauchat, Dominik Tarqua and Ruadhri Cushnan
Additional mixing by Bob St John and Nuno Bettencourt
Post production supervisors Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredrikkson
Audio restoration by Kris Fredrikkson
Mastered by Tim Young, Metrpolis Mastering, London



Due to the number of tracks across the releases, this page features details of the Inserts, TV Documentary, and Opening Acts tracks which either feature Queen involvement in some way, or which cover Queen tracks. Details are not provided for the other tracks (three by Metallica, and two by Guns 'n' Roses).
Full details of Queen's set can be found here.



1992 Release:
The two videos represent the two halves of the concert - guests artists (largely) performing without Queen involvement, and Queen's main set, featuring guest vocalists. Various inserts appear throughout the videos, which were shown via videoscreen during the concert, partly as fillers while the stage was prepared for the next act. These inserts feature the audience singing along in several places.

2002 Reissue:
This release loses most of the first video, but retains the second, and adds some bonus features. When the DVD first starts, a short excerpt of the live version of 'We Are The Champions' is played, while the menu loads.

The first DVD contains Queen's set from the concert, an edited version of Queen's Introduction, and three rehearsal tracks. At the start of the live versions of these tracks, an icon is shown which allows you to access the rehearsals, but they are not linked to in the menus. The menu allows the whole concert to be played, jump directly to a song, or to select between stereo or surround sound.

The second DVD features the complete set of 6 inserts which were shown during the concert, an hour long TV Documentary, an Official Photo Gallery (with an edited version of 'The Show Must Go On'), Fan's Photo Gallery (with an edited version of 'Somebody To Love'), Elizabeth Taylor's Speech, and information about QueenOnline (with an edited version of 'We Will Rock You') and the Mercury Phoenix Trust. The inserts are accessed from the 'Freddie' link on the main menu; there are then two sub-menus, firstly to select sound (normal stereo or surround sound), and then to select the Insert. Each insert has a picture, and when you move over each a short excerpt is played. The inserts have been modified slightly, as some now begin with the 'We Will Rock You' animation of Freddie, and they do not contain the audience singing along.


2013 Reissue DVD:
Discs 1 and 2 are identical to the original video release, but obviously have much improved video and sound quality, available in normal stereo and surround sound. Both discs also feature new credits. When the main menus load there is a short animation, and then audience noise is played on each menu. For the release, the various inserts are titled as 'Opening', 'Moody', 'Showman', 'Two Mad Minutes', 'Day-Oh' and 'King Mercury' respectively.

Each disc has options for Play All, Song Selection and Audio. The Opening Acts feature on disc 1 is divided into 32 chapters, generally one per song, one per insert, and one for each artist first coming on stage. Each part of Extreme's Queen Medley is programmed as a separate chapter, but only four are accessible from the song selection screen. The Main Show on disc 2 is divided into 26 chapters, with only 'Heaven & Hell', 'Pinball Wizard' and 'Thank You' not listed on the song selection screen.

Disc 3 features all of the bonus material; essentially this is the same as the 2002 DVD but there are a couple of changes. It includes the hour long TV Documentary, three rehearsal tracks, a fan's photo gallery (with an edited version of 'Somebody To Love', the same as the 2002 DVD), an official photo gallery (with the full version of 'The Show Must Go On', longer than the 2002 DVD, including photos of the rehearsal, backstage, and the concert itself), and information about the Mercury Phoenix Trust (with the Queen + Paul Rodgers track 'Say It's Not True'). Subtitles are available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.


2013 Reissue Blu-ray:
The Blu-ray release features the same content as the three DVD's, but on a single disc. The menu has the same design, but the options are shown on a red band at the bottom of the screen. When you select an option, the sub-options are shown on pop-up menus, rather than on separate sub-menus. The options are to Play Entire Concert (which simply plays the first disc content, followed by the second, split over 57 chapters, with the credits after disc 1 intact), Opening Acts, Main Show, Bonus Features, and Audio (normal stereo or surround sound). If you press menu while playing the disc, the menu is shown as a band at the bottom of the picture, instead of loading an actual menu.


The 2013 releases were available in Japan from 21st August 2013, and were available as standard DVD's or Blu-rays, or as boxed sets with T-shirts. The releases featured Japanese subtitles, and there were possibly other changes aswell.


Bohemian Rhapsody


Insert 1, track 1. Length 2:01.
Audio footage: album version from 0:00 to 0:48, 3:05 to 4:08, and then two explosions.
Video footage: time-lapse footage of setting up the stage from the 1986 Magic Tour, intercut with footage of Queen.
The 2002 DVD preview for the insert uses the first 7 seconds, so contains the first two lines.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Lyrics:
Is this the real life
Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy, (oooh, poor boy), I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go
Little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche will you do the fandango?
Thunderbolts and lightning - very, very frightening me
Gallileo, gallileo
Gallileo, gallileo
Gallileo, figaro - magnifico-o-o-o-oh
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go
Bismillah! No - we will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go, let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go, let me go
Will not let you go, let me go
Never, never, never, never, never (never let you go)
Never let me go-o-o-o-oh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh, mama mia, mama mia
Mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me

You Take My Breath Away

(live)


Insert 2, track 1. Length 1:01.
This is an excerpt of a live version of the track, performed at Earl's Court, London, on 6 June 1977. A slightly longer version of the track appears on the 'Rare Live' video, while the full version was released as a streaming video as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release. Full details of the full version can be found on the Miscellaneous Live Songs page.
The 2002 DVD preview for the insert uses part of the second interview extract, of length 4 seconds, containing 'I mean, I looked ridiculous then, but it worked'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Freddie: OK, before we ah, tease you with a bit of, sort of, heavy rock and roll things towards the end, ah, I'd just like to slip in a little a, well I'd like you to listen carefully to a simple little song this, is me on the piano, it's called 'You Take My Breath Away'

Look into my eyes and you'll see
I am the only one
You've captured my heart
Stolen my love
Changed my life

Everytime you make a move
You destroy my mind
And the way you touch
I lose control and shiver deep inside
You take my breath away


Freddie: I mean, I looked ridiculous then, but it worked

The Great Pretender


Insert 2, track 2. Length 1:51.
Audio footage: An edit of the album version, containing 0:33 to 1:16, 1:51 to 2:42 and 2:47 to 3:03, fading both in and out.
Video footage: The original video, intercut with various Queen clips.
Details of the original version can be found on the Freddie Mercury Miscellaneous Songs page.

Lyrics:
Oh yes, I'm the great pretender (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
Adrift in a world of my own (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
I play the game
But to my real shame
You've left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make believe (oooooh, make believe)
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal (oooh, ooh, oooh, ooh, oooh)

Yeah (ooooh-oh-ooh-oh-oooh)
Woo-hoo
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal (real, feel, what my heart)

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown (oooh-ooh-oooh-ooh)
I seem to be what I'm not you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around


Interview: I am a man of extremes, but I, I don't have any, I don't feel I have that much in the middle, which is, you either get me when I'm very strong, or I'm very soft, so if the right person gets me they'll find me that I'm very vulnerable and I can be a real baby

My Melancholy Blues


Insert 2, track 3. Length 1:14.
Audio footage: An edit of the album version, containing 0:08 to 1:15 and then 3:04 to 3:10, fading out from 3:07 onwards.
Video footage: Montage of various Queen clips.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
Another party's over
And I'm left cold sober
Baby left me for somebody new, oooh, oooh
I don't wanna talk about it
Want to forget about it
Wanna be intoxicated with that special brew

So come and get me
Let me
Get in that sinking feeling
That says my heart is on an all time low, so
Melancholy blues


Interview: No, myself as an artist. I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.

Somebody To Love

(live)


Insert 2, track 4. Length 1:26.
This is an excerpt of a live version of the track, performed at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, on 5 June 1982. A longer version, but still edited, appeared on the 'Rare Live' video, while the full version of the track appears on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' CD and DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Day At The Races' album page.

Lyrics:
Somebody
Somebody to love
Can you find me somebody to love


Interview: I don't know, I'm just me, you know, I'm just me
Freddie: Are you ready?
Interview: If I had to do this everyday, forget it.
Freddie: Huh, are you ready brothers and sisters?


Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
I just can't get no relief, Lord
Somebody (somebody), somebody (somebody)
Anybody find me somebody to love


Interview: I'm not afraid to speak out, and say things that I want to do, or do the things that I want to do, so um, I think in the end, being natural, and being, being actually genuine is what wins.

One Vision


Insert 2, track 5. Length 0:58.
Audio footage: An edit of the single version, from 1:49 to 2:18 (fading in at start), then 3:31 onwards.
Video footage: Original promo video.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Kind Of Magic' album page.

Lyrics:
I had a dream when I was young
A dream of sweet illusion
A glimpse of hope and unity
And visions of one sweet union
But a cold wind blows
And a dark rain falls
And in my heart it shows
Look what they've done to my dream
Yeah

One flesh, one bone, one true religion
One voice, one hope, one real decision
Gimme one night, yeah
Gimme one hope, hey
Just gimme
One man, one man
One bar, one day
One day, hey, hey
Just gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme
Fried chicken
Vision, vision, vision, vision, vision

I Want It All


Insert 3, track 1. Length 1:29.
Audio footage: An edit of the album version, containing 3:47 to 3:56, 4:06 to 4:09, 0:10 to 1:01, 3:57 to 4:06 and 4:16 to 4:35, fading out over a second. This is in fact an edit of the version on 'Rare Live', beginning with audience noise.
Video footage: footage of Queen live in concert from over the years, which is very similar to the track at the start of 'Rare Live'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Miracle' album page.

Lyrics:
Interview: You know, the bigger the better. In everything

I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now, oh, ooh, ooh

Adventure seeker, on an empty street
Just an alley creeper, light on his feet
A young fighter screaming, with no time for doubt
With the pain and anger, can't see a way out

It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say
Gotta find me a future, move out of my way
I want it all (yeah, yeah, yeah), I want it all, I want it all
And I want it - now
I want it, I want it
Oooh, hot


Interview: I'm a human being, you know, and I'd, I'd like people to realise the fact that I'm a human being and that I can sort of react that way, and I have the same feelings, and the same kind of destructive qualities, I'm bad and good, like everybody else.

Play The Game

(live)


Insert 3, track 2. Length 0:53.
This is an excerpt of a live version of the track, performed at Milton Keynes Bowl, England, on 5 June 1982. The full version appears on the 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' CD and DVD.
The 2002 DVD preview for the insert uses an interview segment of length 5 seconds, containing 'when they stop buying our records, then I'll say goodbye and do something else, become a strip artist or something'.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'The Game' album page.

Lyrics:
Interview: If I didn't do this, I, I don't have anything to do, you know. I can't cook, I'm not very good at being a housewife.

When you're feeling down and your resistance is low
Light another cigarette and let yourself go
This is your bloody life
Don't play hard to get
It's a free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game
Everybody play the game of


Interview: As long as the music is still there, and as long as the people are still buying the music, then, then it's OK. When they stop buying our records, then I'll say goodbye and do something else, become a strip artist or something
Interviewer (Rudi Dolezal): Yeah, what, to what music you would strip? What music would you..
Interview: All the songs I've written, come on.

The Show Must Go On


Insert 3, track 3. Length 2:31.
Audio footage: an edit of the album version, containing the first 35 seconds, 0:55 to 0:59, and 2:07 onwards, fading out by about 4:01.
Video footage: original promo video, with some additional Queen clip inserts and interviews.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics:
Phil Collins: You don't get too many, too many people like him
Mick Jagger: If you're watching Freddie
Paul McCartney: King Mercury


Empty spaces, what are we living for
Abandoned places, I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody want to take it anymore

The show must go on
The show must go on, yeah, yeah
Oooh, inside my heart is breaking (ooooh)
My make up may be flaking (oooh)
But my smile still stays on
Yeah, yeah
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh-woah

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die
I can fly my friends

The show must go on (go on, go on, go on), yeah, yeah
The show must go on (go on, go on, go on)
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On with the show

Oooh, I'll top the bill
I'll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the show
On with the show
The show must go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on


Interview: If I had to do it again, yes, why not, why not. I'd do it slightly differently.

These Are The Days Of Our Lives


Insert 3, track 4. Length 2:03.
Audio footage: An edit of the album version, containing 0:09 to 0:47, 1:19 to 2:19 and 3:33 to 3:58, fading out.
Video footage: original promo video, with some additional Queen clip inserts.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics:
Sometimes I get to feeling
I was back in the old days, long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect, you know

The days were endless, we were crazy, we were young
The sun was always shining, we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don't know
The rest of my life's been just a show

You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the time
Ain't that a shame?
I'd like to go back one time on a rollercoaster ride
When life was just a game

No use in sitting and a thinking on what you did
When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately I just don't know
Better sit back and go with the flow

'Cos these are the days of our lives
They've flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but
One thing's still true
When I look and I find
I still love you

I still love you

I'm Going Slightly Mad


Insert 4. Length 2:08.
Audio footage: the album version, containing the first 12 seconds twice, then 1:17 to 1:58, and 3:19 onwards.
Video footage: an edit of the promo video, with some additional Queen clips.
The version on the 2002 DVD adds the 'We Will Rock You' animation from insert 5 to the start.
The 2002 DVD preview for the insert uses the insert from 1:32 to 1:41, containing 'I'm slightly mad, just very slightly mad', from about 3:45 to 3:54 of the album version.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Innuendo' album page.

Lyrics:
Oh dear
Ha, ha, ha, ha

I'm one card short of a full deck
I'm not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I'm not my usual top billing

I'm coming down with a fever (oooohh)
I'm really out to sea
This kettle is boiling over (ooooh, oooh, oooh)
I think I'm a banana tree (oooh, ooh)

I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened
It finally happened, oh, yes
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
Just very slightly mad
And there you have it

We Will Rock You


Insert 5, track 1. Length 0:08.
Audio footage: an edit of the instrumental version from approximately 0:45 to 0:53.
Video footage: a short animation of Freddie.
Oddly, this track only appeared at the start of insert 5 on the original release, but was moved to the start of inserts 2, 3 and 4 on the 2002 DVD.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'News Of The World' album page.

Lyrics:
We will, we will, rock you

Freddie Sinaglongs

(live)


Insert 5, track 2. Length 1:11.
This is a compilation of singalongs featuring, in order, Budapest 1986 (rehearsal), Live Aid 1985, Wembley 1986, and Live Aid 1985 again. It finishes with an audio excerpt of Freddie which is echoed repeatedly, fading out.
The 2002 DVD preview for the insert uses part of Freddie's rehearsal singalong from Budapest, of length 5 seconds.
Details of Freddie's singalongs can be found on the Live Solos & Improvisations page.

Dialogue:
This is what you wanted, this is what you're gonna get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get, get

God Save The Queen


Insert 6. Length 1:08.
Audio footage: standard album version of 'God Save The Queen'.
Video footage: footage of Freddie with his crown and robe from the 1986 Magic Tour, and at the very end, the finale to the 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives' video.
The 2002 DVD preview for the insert uses the last 6 seconds of the album version of the track.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'A Night At The Opera' album page.

Queen Introduction


Length 1:15. The speech on the 2002 DVD is slightly edited, to lose John's introduction to Metallica, from 'first of all' onwards, which reduces the length to 1:00.
Dialogue:
Brian: Hi Folks. Good evening Wembley and the world. We are here tonight to celebrate the life, and work, and dreams, of one Freddie Mercury. We're gonna give him the biggest send off in history.
Roger: OK, today is for Freddie, it's for you, it's to tell everybody around the world that AIDS affects us all. That's what all these red ribbons are about. You can cry as much as you like, and John's got something to tell you.
John: Hello, first of all, Brian, Roger and myself would like to thank all the artists who are performing here today, in London, and they've given their time and energy to make this tribute to Freddie a reality, and to happen today. First of all, the show must go on, and we'll start with an American band, three times Grammy award winners, will you please welcome Metallica.

Queen Medley


Available on the 1992 video and 2013 releases, but not the 2002 DVD. Performed by Extreme. Length 12:31.
This is a medley of Queen songs, featuring: 'Mustapha', 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Keep Yourself Alive', 'I Want To Break Free', 'Fat Bottomed Girls', 'Bicycle Race', 'Another One Bites The Dust', 'We Will Rock You' (instrumental), 'Stone Cold Crazy', a singalong, 'Radio Ga Ga', and a reprise of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Lyrics:
Brian: Thank you. OK, thank you. It gives me great pleasure, it gives me real great pleasure to introduce our next guests, there seems to be a certain amount of noise going on here. These guys are real friends, and they're possibly, more than any other group on this planet, the people that understand exactly what Queen have been about all these years, and what Freddie was about all the years. Ladies and gentlemen, please give your best welcome for Paul, Pat, Nuno and Gary - Extreme.

Ibrahim
Ibrahim
Ibrahim
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will pray for you
Hey!

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out - I just gotta get right outta here

Gary Cherone: Wembley - are you ready?
Gary Cherone: Ha, let's take a trip down memory lane, people. Do it


I was told a million times of all the troubles in my way
Tried to grow a little wiser, better every day
I crossed a million rivers, and I rode a million miles
I'd still be where I started, bread and butter for a smile
I sold a million mirrors in a shop in alley way
I never saw my face in any window any day
Now they say your folks are telling you be a superstar
I tell you just be satisfied, stay right where you are
Sing it

Keep yourself alive, come on, keep yourself alive
I'll take you all your time and a money
Honey I will survive

Do you think you're better every day?
No, I just think I'm two steps nearer to my grave
Alright

Keep yourself alive, come on, keep yourself alive
I'll take you all your time and a money
Honey I will survive, sing it

Keep yourself alive, come on, keep yourself alive
All you people keep yourself alive

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied I don't need you
I want to break free, everybody
God knows, God knows I want to break free

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
This time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love, yeah, yeah, Wembley
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

Ow, it's strange but it's true, hey
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh, how I want to be free, baby
Oh, how I want to be free, sing it
Oh, how I want to break free

Oh, you gonna take me home tonight
Oh, down beside that red fire light
Oh, you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

You say coke, I say cane
You say John, I say Wayne
Hot dog, I say cool it man
I don't want to be the president of America

You say smile, I say cheese
Cartier, I say please
Income tax, I say Jesus
I don't want to be a candidate
For Vietnam or Watergate
All I wanna do is

Bicycle (yeah), bicycle (hey), bicycle
I want to ride my
Bicycle (yeah), bicycle (yeah), bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike, sing it
I want to ride my bicycle
Want to ride it where I like

Ha
Do it

Steve walks wearily down the street
Brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat, sing it, hey

Another one bites the dust, alright, do it
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, sing it
Hey, gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust, hey

How do you think I'm gonna get along
Without you when you're gone
You took me for everything that I had
And leave me out on my own
Are you happy, are you satisfied
How long can you stand the heat
Out of the door way the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat
Hey

Another one bites the dust, come on baby
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Sleeping very soundly on a Saturday morning I was dreaming I was Al Capone
There's a rumour going round, gotta clear outta town
And I'm smelling like a dry fish bone
Here come the law, gonna break down the door, gonna carry me away once more
I never, I never, I never want it any more
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
Stone cold crazy, you know


(Ad-libbed singalong follows)
Alright people, Patrick

(Radio)
I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio
Sing it now (radio)

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars
You made 'em laugh, you made 'em cry
You made us feel like we could fly
(Radio)

So don't become some background noise, sing it
Backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't care or just don't care
Or just complain when you're not there
You had the time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio), sing it


Audience: All we hear is
Radio ga ga
Audience: Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
You got it
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo, radio ga ga, sing it
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio ga ga
Radio what's new?
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Gary Cherone: Thank you, you got it.
Nuno Bettencourt: Thank you
Gary Cherone: Thank you. There's really not a lot to say, we know why we're here today, we know why you people are here today, we love you Freddie.

Now I'm Here


Available on the 1992 video and 2013 releases, but not the 2002 DVD. Performed by Def Leppard with Brian May. Length 4:56.
This track was also later released on Def Leppard's 'Tonight' single.
Details of the original version can be found on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album page.

Lyrics:
Roger: OK, they're British, they're number one all over the world right now, please welcome on stage Def Leppard.

Joe Elliott: Good evening. Are you all enjoying yourselves? We er, we feel very privileged to be here, we also feel equally privileged to welcome on stage with us a great friend of ours, from probably the biggest band in the world that there's ever been, the man with the curly hair and the curly guitar lead, Mr Brian May. You may know this next one. Let's see some hands in the air, come on
(Unknown voice) Everybody


Here I stand
Look around, around, around, around, around
But you won't see me

Now I'm there
Now I'm there
I'm just a
Just a new man
'Cos you made me live again, ow

A baby I was when you took my hand
The light of the night burned bright
The people all stared didn't understand
But you knew my name on sight

Whatever came of you and me
America's new bride to be
Don't worry baby I'm safe and sound
Down in the dungeon just Peaches 'n' me
Don't I love her so
'Cos you made me live again, ow

Yeah
Ooh, a thin moon me in a smoke screen sky
Where the beams of your lovelight chase
Don't move, don't speak, don't feel no pain
The rain running down my face
Your matches still light up the sky
Many a tear lives on in my eye
Down in the city just Hoople 'n' me
Vivian Campbell

Whatever came of you and me
I love to leave my memory with you

Now I'm here
Think I'll stay around, around, around, around, around
Down in the city justa you 'n' me

Brian May

Down into the city
Whatever comes of you and me
I love to leave my memory with you


Joe Elliott: Thank you, see you soon, alright, goodnight. Brian May. Enjoy the rest of the evening, alright, see you.

Too Late God


Available on the 1992 video and 2013 releases, but not the 2002 DVD. Performed by Bob Geldof & The Happy Club. Length 2:26.
According to the introduction, this track was written by Bob Geldof and Freddie. Part of the lyrics are in French.
The song was later released on Bob Geldof's 1993 album 'The Happy Club', but Freddie wasn't credited as a writer.

Lyrics:
Roger: How you doing? Sounds great from back there. Got to welcome the suit of the day, the man who started this kind of concert, the very ticklish Mr Bob Geldof and the Happy Club.
Bob: Good evening. Um, it seems very unlikely, but Freddie and I were very good friends, and um, many an evening, I'd go up there and he'd be practising his fluent Gaelic on me, and as the evening wore on, we'd start talking about indigenous music and things and eventually we got to writing some songs, and I want to do this afternoon, a song that we wrote together, and it's particularly apt for this occasion. It's called 'Too Late God'.


Too late, too late God
Didn't you get my message
Too late, too late God
Didn't you get my call

How long, how long con
Combien ans avant mon respond?
How long, un a cent
Un a cent a mort

Time flies like a prayer
Sliding down my face-like general
Trying to hide my Buddhist line
And half way to belong

Things you do and things you don't do
Things you do and don't will haunt you
How do start on you
And I wouldn't if you could
But it's

Too late, too late God
Didn't you get my message
Too late, too late God
Didn't you get my call

How long, how long con
Combien ans avant mon respond?
How long, un a cent
Un a cent a mort

There I was, here I am
Irresponsive citizen
Peer of all that's good
I bore myself to sleep

Things you do and things you don't do
Things you do and don't will haunt you
How do start on you
And I wouldn't if you could do

Too late, too late God
Didn't you get my message
Too late, too late God
Didn't you get my call

How long, how long con
Combien ans avant mon respond?
How long, un a cent
Un a cent a mort

Elizabeth Taylor Speech


Available on all releases. Length 4:15.
Dialogue:
Hi. Don't worry, I'm not going to sing. We are here to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury. An extraordinary rock star, who rushed across our cultural landscape like a comet shooting across the sky. We are here also to tell the whole world that he, like others we have lost to AIDS, died before his time. The bright light of his talent still exhilarates us even now that his life has been so cruelly extinguished. It needn't have happened, it shouldn't have happened, please, let's not it happen again. Each day, around the world, five thousand people are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Just last week, it was reported in the United States alone, that there are nine thousand actual cases of AIDS among teenage and young adults, with thousands more that probably don't even know they're infected. (Member of audience shouts 'Get off') I'll get off in a minute. I'll get off, I have something to say. There's seventy, there's seventy thousand people in this stadium tonight. Look at yourselves, look at how many you are. In just two short weeks, there will be as many new infections as there are people here tonight. Please don't let it happen to you, you are the future of our world, you are the best and the brightest, you are the shining lights that will illuminate a better world tomorrow. Protect yourselves. If you have sex, everytime you have sex, use a condom, every single time. Straight sex, gay sex, bisexual sex, use a condom, whoever you are, and if you share drugs, don't share a needle. Tonight, we are here to raise money to help those living with AIDS. Tonight, we're here to send them a message that we care. But I'm also here with a message for each and every one of you. Protect yourselves, love yourselves, respect yourselves, because I will keep on telling you until you do, and I won't give in, and I won't give up, because the world needs you to live. You see, we really love you. We really care. God bless. Bye

TV Documentary


Available on the 2002 and 2013 releases. Length 57 minutes.
Produced by Jim Beach and Rudi Dolezal
Directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher
At approximately 23:00 into the 2002 DVD, there is a link to hidden footage of the Elizabeth Taylor Speech, length 4 minutes.
This documentary was broadcast on Channel 4 in 2002, and probably elsewhere as well. It is divided into the following chapters:
  1. New introduction by Roger, recorded in 2002
    Introductory Credits, with the original Insert 1, and interview with Roger
    Footage of 'Tie Your Mother Down' by Queen + Joe Elliott, with excerpts of various artists being introduced
    Interview with Brian and excerpt of 'Save Me' with footage from rehearsals at Bray Studios
    Footage of 'Pinball Wizard' and 'I Want It All' from rehearsals and concert
  2. Interview with Roger Daltrey, and further concert footage of 'I Want It All', ending with the album version
    Footage of Insert 5 from the concert, with audience singing along
    Interview with Robert Plant and Brian and footage of 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' from the concert
    Interviews with Seal, Paul Young, Slash and Tony Iommi
    Footage of 'Play The Game' from Insert 3, with the audience watching
  3. Footage of 'I Want To Break Free' from the concert, and interview with Lisa Stansfield, and end footage from rehearsal.
  4. Extract of the Elizabeth Taylor speech
    Interview with Brian and footage of 'Under Pressure' from the rehearsal and concert
    Interviews with David Bowie and Annie Lennox
  5. Excerpt of 'My Melancholy Blues', and interviews with Brian, Mike Moran, Roger, Roger Daltrey, Slash, Chris Thompson, Nuno Bettencourt, Liza Minelli, Gerry Stickells
    Footage of 'Somebody To Love' from the concert, and interviews with George Michael and Brian
    Excerpt of 'Action This Day', backstage footage from the concert, and interview with Slash
    Footage of Brian and Slash rehearsing for 'Tie Your Mother Down'
  6. Interview with Gerry Stickells, backstage footage, footage of 'We Will Rock You' from the concert, and interviews with Slash and Axl Rose
    Footage of 'The Show Must Go On' from the rehearsal and concert (intercut with Queen clips), and interviews with Elton John and Brian
    Backstage footage and interviews with Brian, Roger, Spike Edney
  7. Footage of 'We Are The Champions' from the concert, further backstage footage, and interview snippets from most of the performers.
    Interview with Roger, with Insert 6
  8. Information about the Mercury Phoenix Trust, with Thierry Lang's version of 'Guide Me Home'
    Documentary credits, with an excerpt of the album version of 'My Melancholy Blues'

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