11.12.1977    Houston, Texas, USA [2x]

Version 1

Live In Houston 1977


Date
Venue
City
State
Country
Running Time
Image Quality
Sound Quality
: 11.12.1977
: The Summit
: Houston
: Texas
: USA
: 114 minutes
: B+
: A


Tracklisting:

We Will Rock You (Slow)
We Will Rock You (Fast)
Brighton Rock
Somebody To Love
Death On Two Legs
Killer Queen
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
I'm In Love With My Car
Get Down Make Love
The Millionaire Waltz
You're My Best Friend
Liar
Love Of My Life
'39
My Melancholy Blues
White Man
The Prophet's Song
Guitar Solo
Now I'm Here
Stone Cold Crazy
Bohemian Rhapsody
Keep Yourself Alive
Tie Your Mother Down
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
Sheer Heart Attack
Jailhouse Rock
God Save The Queen

*PRO-filmed

 

Comment:

Wonderful recording on DVD from the legendary Houston concert in 1977. The overall image quality is good, but not great. Some parts are even a bit better than the main rating. It has no horizontal lines in the screen, so it's not one of the worst versions around. The overall sound quality is excellent and highly enjoyable. It probably seems that Spread Your Wings is missing. I'm not really sure if they played it this night but if they did, then it is the only song that is missing. Otherwise complete concert without cuts in the songs. Freddie's voice is in very good shape, and it is said that this was one of their greatest concerts ever. Freddie greets the audience after We Will Rock You (Fast) and says ''Thank you, good evening Houston! You're ready to party tonight!? Do some rock'n'Roll with us. Okay, okay, it's really nice to be back here, in a nice sort of setting tonight. We're gonna do a lot of music for you tonight and straight away we like to do a song called Brighton Rock''. This DVD has no copy errors. Not sourced from VCD/SVCD.


DVD Attributes:

Video Attributes

Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 625/50 (PAL)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Display Mode: reserved
Source picture resolution: 704x576 (625/50)
Frame Rate: 25.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: Around 4.50Mbps

Audio Attributes

Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not Specified
Number of Audio channels: 2.0
Bitrate: 256 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1

 

Houston1977

 

 

1977Houston1.mp4

 


Version 2

Live In Houston 1977 (2017 remaster)


Date
Venue
City
State
Country
Running Time
Image Quality
Sound Quality
: 11.12.1977
: The Summit
: Houston
: Texas
: USA
: 114 minutes
: A-
: A+


Tracklisting:

We Will Rock You (Slow)
We Will Rock You (Fast)
Brighton Rock
Somebody To Love
Death On Two Legs
Killer Queen
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
I'm In Love With My Car
Get Down Make Love
The Millionaire Waltz
You're My Best Friend
Liar
Love Of My Life
'39
My Melancholy Blues
White Man
The Prophet's Song
Guitar Solo
Now I'm Here
Stone Cold Crazy
Bohemian Rhapsody
Keep Yourself Alive
Tie Your Mother Down
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
Sheer Heart Attack
Jailhouse Rock
God Save The Queen

*PRO-filmed

 

Comment:

This version of Houston 1977 is a very good remaster made by ''Chief Mouse''. This is by far the definitive version! As long as this great concert is not officially released, then this version is the one to have. The overall image quality is much better and the audio comes from the great sounding ''DJGreg'' remaster.


Chief Mouse's comment:

After taking a look at it for years, this time was the right time. The time I finally knew what to do with it to make it look better.
This video was awfully inconsistent. Brightness changes, colour tint changes. Sometimes changing on shot by shot (angle change) basis. Required lots of manual colour correction, roughly tweaked for the whole concert. Basically what I did with Montreal, but more crude and much less thorough, so more than some shots probably slipped through because it would have taken ages otherwise.

* Bright halo outline removed
* More depth and detail brought out
* Some colour correction
* Overall clean up pass
* Added DJ Greg's audio remaster (big thanks goes out to him!)


Video / Audio Attributes:

Video Attributes

Video format: Mkv
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Source picture resolution: 720x540
Frame Rate: 50.00
Bitrate: Around 3.50Mbps
File size: 3,58 GB

Audio Attributes

Audio Coding mode: FLAC (Free lossless audio codec)
Sampling Rate: 44kHz
Number of Audio channels: 2
Bitrate: 844 Kbps

 

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1977Houston2.mp4