Date Venue City Country Running Time Image Quality Sound Quality
: 06.06.1977 : Earls Court : London : England : 119 minutes : A- : A
Procession Tie Your Mother Down Ogre Battle White Queen Somebody To Love Killer Queen Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy The Millionaire Waltz You're My Best Friend Bring Back That Leroy Brown Death On Two Legs Doing Allright Brighton Rock Guitar Solo Brighton Rock (Reprise)
'39 You Take My Breath Away White Man The Prophet's Song Bohemian Rhapsody Keep Yourself Alive Stone Cold Crazy In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited Now I'm Here Liar Rock'n'Roll Medley
BONUS (from the second night)
Killer Queen Rock'n'Roll Medley God Save The Queen
This DVD version covers the complete concert. Remastered by Peter Vanek who created the best available version so far. Peter used the Snivlle's version to make it even better. It is now archived on two DVDs to have the best quality possible. Overall image quality is highly enjoyable and very good coloured with almost no lines in the screen. The sound quality is excellent. This concert was originally recorded to be released as Queen's first live video, but due to some technical problems with Freddie's microphone it was never released. The second DVD includes some bonus material from the second night. Alex Solan created the wonderful cover art. It has no copy errors. Not sourced from VCD/SVCD.
I received a copy of this show from a great trading pal from the UK. As he'd told me before we traded, it was indeed one of the best versions of the show to have ever circulated. To find high quality copies of classic 70s QUEEN shows is very, very rare. After carefully watching the disc that I'd received from my friend a few times, I decided that there was enough picture quality remaining, underneath all the video noise, to facilitate a decent remastering attempt. It took close to 3 weeks of processing, remastering, revising, testing, and finally compiling, to come up with the finished product. It is an unfortunate fact of "video-geek" life that there are only 240 lines of resolution inherent in VHS recordings. This number can obviously not compare to the more the 540 lines of resolution seen in commercial DVDs. The motivation behind all "Snivlle Remastered Edition" DVDs is not to compete with commercial DVD quality; rather, it is to get older VHS footage as close as possible to the quality of SVHS or Laser Disc.
The original VOB files were extracted from the source disc using DVD Decrypter. The VOB files were analyzed and indexed as a d2v file with DGindex. The VOBs were then frame-served with AVIsynth into Pro-grade NLE (Non Linear Editing) Video/DVD production software. AVIsynth frame-serving was used so that a few very powerful AVIsynth filters could be used on the footage without having to re-encode at this stage, or without having to create 100 GB uncompressed AVI files. In particular, the AVIsynth filters used were UnDot, CNR2, and Guavacomb. In combination, these filters eliminate multi-gen VHS anamolies such as ''dotcrawl'', chromiance shifting, and over all chromiance noise. The nasty chroma disturbances are removed WITHOUT affecting the actual picture details.
Various video noise samples were captured and analyzed from the original footage. Careful video temporal de-noising was applied to remove a substantial amount of analog VHS noise and mpeg-2 artifacts. This portion of the video processing was carefully calculated to ensure that maximum results would be achieved without disturbing the integrity of the original picture. I use the "NeatVideo" noise reduction plug-in in Highest quality/High resolution mode. Remastered editions are never mpeg-2 transcoded! All of my DVD projects are frame-served and encoded with Cinema Craft Encoder SP. The Cinema Craft Encoder is recognized within the DVD Production industry as the leader in high quality mpeg encoding. In order to maintain compatibility with a broad range of SA DVD players, bitrates are kept at 8000 KB/s or lower. I use standard (PAL) GOP settings (N=3/M=4), higher than average quantization settings, and tweaked picture quality parameters within the encoder itself.
This is my "pittrek" remaster of the "Snivlle remastered edition" of the Earls Court DVD. I have replaced his audio with a lossless source transfered from a low-generation VHS tape by ''frank39'' (www.queenhouse.de). The video and audio were synchronised using Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD. The 6 chanel ac3 track was also created in Womble. The subtitles are created from text files by ''SirGH'' (www.queenlive.ca) using SubtitleCreator. I have also created new motion menus and compiled this DVD in DVDLabPro. Or in basic words: I took the Snivlle remaster. I thought it's great until I realised that it contains all the bad editing errors (the repeating section during the rock'n'roll medley is a fine example) and it contains AC3 audio. I have decided that I can do it better, so I have taken Snivvle's set and the old YV DVD and the fantastic lossless audio from ''frank39''. Then I have corrected all the cuts by "shifting" the video on the timeline wherever it was necessary, which means after every song. On disc 2 there were 2 serious errors. First of all was the repeating section during the rock'n'roll medley. I have corrected it and filled a few seconds which were missing from the YV DVD. The second "serious error" was the missing God Save The Queen track, so I have added it from YV's source, of course color corrected. Also during the opera section of Bohemian Rhapsody there was only a black screen, so I have replaced it with the heads from the official video, just like QP does with almost all their concert DVDs. The video is synchronised with 2 tracks, one is a stereo LPCM track, the second is a 5.1 track, which was "upmixed" from the stereo track. There is also a good subtitle track for Freddie's speeches. The bonus is all the footage we have from the second night.
2nd Gen (PAL) VHS > SA DVDR > DVD Decrypter > Elementary Streams > Professional NLE and Video Editing/Remastering software > Frame-served to CCE SP2 > DVD Chaptered/Authored > DVDR (0)
Video compression mode: MPEG-2 TV system: 625/50 (PAL) Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Display Mode: reserved Source picture resolution: 720x576 (625/50) Frame Rate: 25.00 Source picture letterboxed: Letterboxed Bitrate: Around 7.00Mbps
Audio Coding mode: LPCM Sampling Rate: 48kHz Audio application mode: Not Specified Number of Audio channels: 2.0 Bitrate: 1536 Kbps Number of Audio streams: 2