Rotterdam 1979

Running Time
Image Quality
Sound Quality
: 29.01.1979
: Ahoy Hall
: Rotterdam
: The Netherlands
: 33 minutes
: C
: C-


We Will Rock You (Fast)
Let Me Entertain You
Somebody To Love
If You Can't Beat Them
Death On Two Legs
Killer Queen
Bicycle Race
I'm In Love With My Car
You're My Best Friend
Now I'm Here
Don't Stop Me Now
Spread Your Wings
Dreamer's Ball
It's Late
Brighton Rock
Keep Yourself Alive
Bohemian Rhapsody
Tie Your Mother Down

*Amateur film


Behind the stage footage
Picture gallery



Audience film from the first night in Rotterdam 1979. This video is a compilation of a few different sources made by Peter Vanek. He did a very good job. He used the parts of the Japanese TV documentary from 2004, an unconfirmed gen copy of a Dutch TV special and the main source comes from the 8 mm audience film. For the main audience source Peter synched the audio from an alternate audience source to the video, so most of the audio comes not from the original video. The sound quality is unfortunately not so good, but listenable. The image quality is also not so good, but it's an old recording and very valuable to have. I'm glad that the audience film is in colour! Note that all the songs are cut. Some songs are only very short segments, but at least something than nothing. This DVD contains some bonus material. Such as behind the stage footage, interviews, soundcheck and a picture gallery. Most of the bonus material comes from the Japanese 2004 documentery. 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: 720x576 (625/50)
Frame Rate: 25.00
Source picture letterboxed: Letterboxed
Bitrate: Around 8.00Mbps

Audio Attributes

Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not Specified
Number of Audio channels: 2.0
Bitrate: 384 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1