"This is a model DVD release for a rock band. No corners seem to have been cut! The concert footage itself is very good, the extras are excellent, and there's a lot of care and attention paid to every last detail of the packaging. This probably isn't the best concert in Queen's history, but it's probably the best filmed Queen concert, and that's more than good enough for me. Everything you loved, or hated, or loved to hate about the band is preserved in exceptional detail. It's almost like being there. I prefer this DVD to other filmed Queen concerts, to be honest. Queen were not only first-rate rockers but also fantastic showmen, and Freddie and Brian's showmanship is nothing but captivating. This is one of my favorite concert DVDs, and is well worth a purchase instead of the collections of Queen lip-synched videos also available on the market."
All time great!
Rolltide | Columbia, Tn | 10/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perhaps this is the number one best live rock video you can buy. It's queen in their last live tour at a place that loves and appreciates them the most. Some of the reviews are just too picky. One person even suggested this isn't an actual live video. Huh? What else is it? Sure not all of queen's 2 1/2 hour concert is here, the video is about 75 minutes but all 75 minutes is live footage from that concert. One can argue some with the song selection, something else instead of tutti frutti for example but most of the show is fantastic and contains stuff from most of their albums over the previous 15 years. The band hits the stage running just before sundown with "one vision" and "tie your mother down". Then comes an onslaught of hits and favorites and freddie has total control of the crowd. Rarely can you see a concert where the audience of that size is so close and intimate with a band. The band itself plays a tight, inspired self assured concert. Seasoned pros at their best playing before long time friends. Definitely a special moment and who would have guessed that just 5 years later freddie would be gone and queen would be no more. Everyone should own this video!................socks"
Queen's Best Concert on DVD
TexanMGM | 05/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"By 1986, Queen was at their absolute peak. They had placed themselves up there with the greats. So during their Magic Tour, they decided to professionally film their Wembley Stadium concert. They played two nights at Wembley, July 11-12 1986, and each night they packed in 70,000 plus. Since it rained the first night, the Wembley Concert DVD is from the sunny, July 12th.
Since there is no track listing to be found (except for the Live At Wembley CDs), I will provide you with one.
1. One Vision 2. Tie Your Mother Down 3. In The Lap Of The Gods 4. Seven Seas Of Rhye 5. Tear It Up 6. A Kind Of Magic 7. Under Pressure 8. Another One Bites The Dust 9. Who Wants To Live Forever 10. I Want To Break Free 11. Impromptu 12. Brighton Rock Solo (Brain May's Guitar Solo) 13. Now I'm Here 14. Love Of My Life 15. Is This The World We Created 16. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care [Cover] 17. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) [Cover] 18. Tutti Frutti [Cover] 19. Gimme Some Lovin' [Cover] 20. Bohemian Rhapsody 21. Hammer To Fall 22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 23. Big Spender [Cover] 24. Radio GA GA 25. We Will Rock You 26. Friends Will Be Friends 27. We Are The Champions 28. God Save The Queen
The first thing to point out is that Seven Seas Of Rhye is only 1 minute, 18 seconds long here. In other words, it's not the complete song. That's okay though, since the Rest of the DVD is a gem. Brain's guitar solo ends up at more than 9 minutes, and in the middle of the concert, Queen throws in covers of old songs. Ending out the DVD is We Will Rock You, followed by Friends Will Be Friends. First, it's only 2 minutes of Friends Will Be Friends, but surprisingly second, it's not the We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions combo. That's okay, I never mind a little change once and a while.
Overall, the concert is excellent. It contains many great Queen songs, and other great non-Queen songs. You have songs on here like One Vision, Another On Bites The Dust, Now I'm Here, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio GA GA, We Will Rock You, and We Are The Champions just to name a few. The stage is huge, and Freddie Mercury manages to cover every square inch of it. Every moment, he's somewhere different.
The bonus features are as followed:
1. New Interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor 2. Multi Angle Feature 3. Rehearsal and Friday (July 11) Concert excerpts 4. Backstage Documentary
While watching the bonus features, you'll learn more about the Wembley concerts and how rainy it was at the Friday concert. You'll also learn about the camera positions and see Queen in multi angle. For four songs (One Vision, Under Pressure, Now I'm Here, and We Are The Champions) you can select one band member and watch him for the entire song. The Queen Live At Wembley bonus disc is better that most bonus discs are.
In the end, you get a wonderful Queen concert and an excellent bonus disc, along with a photo booklet for a list price of 20 dollars, but the sale price is usually under 15 dollars. It's a great DVD set and I recommend it to anyone who doesn't yet own it.
If you like Queen Live At Wembley, then you will also enjoy the Live Killers CDs, The Platinum Collection, and Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl."
WARNING: DO NOT CONFUSE WITH THE BRAZILIAN DVD BOOTLEG
Daniel Aldana | North Bellmore, NY United States | 06/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Check some of the 1 star reviews for this DVD. It's not because it is bad, but because these people bought the wrong DVD.People please pay attention... The Official 'Queen Live at Wembley DVD' includes 2 Discs and shows Freddie on the cover kind of kneeling on one foot.
The Brazilian bootleg has only one disc, it doesn't include the complete show and it has very poor audio and video quality. It's a pirate version and it shouldn't be sold in stores. Please be careful when you buy it."
Live at Wembley
Manny | New York | 06/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been to 5 Queen concerts at Madison Square Garden since the release of "A Day at the Races" the last being the "Hot Space" tour. I've always said that Queen was the greatest live band of my time and possibly of all times. This release by Hollywood records proves me right! It was alway my dream to see Queen perform in one of the world's most famous venues (Wembley) but unfortunately that never happened, so I have to settle for second best. This DVD has the entire concert in DTS 5.1 and PCM sound format and then some! It has footage of Queen in rehearsal, tracks from the first concert at Wembley,new interviews with Brian and Roger (No Deacon), and interviews with their tour Manager Gerry Stickells and concert Director Gavin Taylor. Going back to the Main Event, Queen coasts through almost every one of their greatest hits (No Sombody to Love)and the audience's participation is something to see. Freddie always said he wrote music for the audience to escape into and have fun with, and boy is the audience having a great time. Freddie leads the audience with some impressive vocal scales and the audience responds with equally impressive scales, the audience participates in hand clapping songs such as Radio GaGa (in the tradition of the video),We will Rock You, then as usual the audience goes crazy with Bohemian Rhapsody.
The band also does interesting covers of Hello Mary Lou, Your So Square, Tutti Frutti, Gimme Some Lovin.
I think anyone who appreciates great music, whether you are a Queen fan or not, should give this Gem of a concert a look.
Queen wrote "Who Wants to Live Forever?" and answered the question with this performance."