Six open free camera live
For the first show, the stage is very bare with a black background and Peter appears in a black outfit with a shiny decorative band draped over his shoulders and chest** It should be noted that some songs such as The Fountain Of Salmacis & Supper's Ready have very slight edits in them virtually still remaining in tact and a couple of the song stories are joined in progress.
There are 3 different versions of QMC each showing a different part of the setlist played that night.
Other noticeable differences on this version and not available on the others is a few different stage shots/cuts as well as credits rolling at the end.
This is a 5 minute interview and riffs (no Genesis tracks) by Phil and Chester, apparently just before their Toronto performance March 6, 1977 based on Phil's shirt.
We use many sequences from the following video footage in editing together the full Selling Engand By The Pound show.
Those technical issues are part of the original feed and cannot be fixed by me. Would you believe Jethro Tull NEVER professionally recorded a show from this period? This is the era of Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, A Passion Play, Warchild and NO professional video OR EVEN soundboard audio of these tours exists to this day This portion of the DVD set does include more 8mm footage (of the Brick and Passion Play tours) than I would've liked to have included but I felt I HAD to address this time in the band's history one way or another.
' Ye Merry ' Ol England ditties' such as Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy and The Millionaire Waltz were being played for the first time as well new heavies such as Death on 2 Legs and White Man. The initial intent of director Alan Parker and Pink Floyd along with Illustrator Gerald Scarfe was to include live footage of "The Wall" shows into the movie version of "The Wall" and some shows were filmed for that specific purpose.
Doing Alright (from their first album) was even being reintroduced. Since Waters was no longer in the starring role, it no longer made sense for the feature to include Pink Floyd footage, so the live film aspect was dropped.
This DVD contains complete song performances and many excerpts from the Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway concerts as restaged by The Musical Box.
The soundtrack and video from Queen’s 1977 Houston show is one of 2005’s greatest discoveries.