A recent Japanese TV video interview with QUEEN‘s Brian May and Roger Taylor in which they talk about the March 2011 earthquake in Japan, their first Japanese tour and the last days with singer Freddie Mercurycan be seen below.
March 14 saw the re-release of QUEEN‘s first five albums — one of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early 1970s London music scene, QUEEN created a groundbreaking and unique soundtrack that remains globally influential today. Theatrical, imaginative, diverse, melodic and unpredictable they had a sound and a look all of their own. Sitting alongside their contemporaries like LED ZEPPELIN and DAVID BOWIE, QUEEN set the standard for British rock in the 1970s and became one of the most thrilling, glamorous and downright rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time, directly influencing a contemporary roll call of artists from FOO FIGHTERS and Axl Rose to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
“Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races” have been specially remastered and each was released as a standard CD as well as a deluxe two-disc set which features new bonus content. Each deluxe album was released on iTunes featuring bonus tracks plus additional sleeve notes, unseen pictures and videos.