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Queen (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [Original recording remastered]

QueenAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (May 17, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 1973
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B004UUKDDU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,155 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Deluxe two CD edition includes bonus CD containing six additional tracks. Digitally remastered edition of the British Pomp Rock band's 1973 debut album. Recently named by Dave Grohl as his favorite album of all time, Queen was recorded in the same studio that David Bowie was recording Ziggy Stardust. Because they didn't have any money, the album was recorded on Bowies downtime, so Queen were literally recording at 3AM after Bowie had gone to bed. Queen is their heaviest album, influenced by The Who, Hendrix and Led Zep and contains some of their hardest rocking songs, and also some of their most imaginative. Like all subsequent Queen albums, no two songs sound the same and there are mixtures of light and shade, the band teasing one minute with a lullaby, then blowing your head off.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This is it, one of the ultimates, a re-issue of super-group Queen's first album! It was released in 1973, and it marked Queen's arrival on the international scene! The first disk is a remaster of the original album, with several tunes that you are sure to have heard before, including Keep Yourself Alive and Liar, and a lot of lesser-know tracks that are really excellent. The second disk contains some nice additions that really make a great album even better.

It's amazing to me that Queen could have been that great, right out of the box! If you liked Queen in their heyday, then you really must check out this reissue. Discover Freddie Mercury and Queen all over again, get this album!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of,if not,their best release February 27, 2012
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This album(cd)is one of the greatest rock releases ever.And they finally got the remastering job down pat!They also (quite wisely)included the bonus material on a separate disc.This way you get the feel of the original intact,the way it was meant to be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock December 7, 2011
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You might take a bit of time to get to appreciate the genius of this but this is certainly a masterpiece and I love it . My favourites are upbeat rocker 'Keep Yourself Alive' , the beautiful 'Doing Alright 'the brilliant 'Liar' the sad and imaginative 'My Fairy King and Roger Taylor's 'Modern Times Rock 'N Roll -classic 1970's hard rock at its best. We would see more examples of by Taylor in subsequent albums ..These are all masterpieces which should have got much greater recognition than they did .
There are also numbers with some rather nasty verses such as 'Great King Rat and 'Mad The Swine ' which we would see toned down in the later albums , and 'Son and Daughter' is rather strange . Jesus sounds like Queen's tribute to Gospel music and is actually quite memorable with it's melodic choral chant. Nevertheless all of them are important in studying the development of the band.
It definitely worth getting.Listen a few times and you'll love it .Its one of the best rock albums of all time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's debut gets the royal treatment November 12, 2012
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Queen is the first album by Queen. It was originally released in 1973, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

During their roughly two decades together, Queen released some of the most iconic rock and roll of all time. Their elaborate, often progressive and experimental take on the world of rock music has guaranteed that they are band that will never be forgotten - ever. Even over 20 years after singer Freddie Mercury's passing, the band's music remains ever popular.

Queen's catalogue has seen a number of releases on CD, all around the world. These latest remasters from the band include the original album on one disc, and a set of associated bonus tracks on a second disc.

Queen's debut album was nowhere near as popular as the works they would create later in the 70s, however it is an underrated work that contains some early signs of genius from the soon-to-be superstars. The band's earlier output, largely chronicled on their first two albums, is considerably darker and rocks harder than their later material. This disc captures the band in a raw state that would be lost with the slick overproduction of later efforts. But, how is the music itself?

Put simply, despite a few little issues, the first album by Queen is a rock masterpiece. Brian May's opening track, Keep Yourself Alive, is the most popular song to come from the record, and arguably its only "hit." But the greatness doesn't end there. There are rockers, ballads, and even some borderline progressive material that hints at the band's later, more elaborate efforts. It is interesting to hear the band in this raw infancy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's brilliant debut gets a stellar remastering November 16, 2011
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Queen's self titled debut was released in July of 1973 in the group's native England and September of 1973 in the US.
The band evolved from a group called Smile which featured guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. In 1971, May and Taylor joined up with singer Freddie Mercury (whom was originally from the African island of Zanzibar (now Tanzania) as Farooq Bulsara) and fellow British bass player John Deacon and Queen was born.
When the band's first album appeared, the album did well in the UK but America wasn't ready for Queen as they couldn't take Queen's combo of Yes harmonies with the crunch of Zeppelin and other influences.
What did I think of it when I first heard the album in April of 1992, read on.
We kick the album off with the band's first single and still a classic rock staple "Keep Yourself Alive". The song is a great rocker from May and is still a great song today. Next is the track "Doing All Right" which is a pretty ballad/rocker, with a very nice piano intro and was a song that May and Taylor had done with their band Smile a few years before but when re-recorded for Queen's debut, the song became theirs. Next is the hard rocker "Great King Rat" which is a powerful, heavy rock song from Queen that is of excellent quality. The song is one of my favorite Queen tracks. The first half ending "My Fairy King" is next and has screams by Taylor at the intro and a nice, high pitched falsetto vocal from Mercury and showed his diverse singing style which would become a trademark.
The second half of the album kicks off with the rocker "Liar" which is an energetic, fast moving rock song that gives you a different chorus each time. The band loved this track and would be in the setlist until it was dropped after the US leg of the 1977 News of the World tour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As advertised. Thank you!
Published 8 days ago by Paul Macy
5.0 out of 5 stars By Far Their Best
It is all a rapid downhill from here (excpet Bohemian Rhapsody). This is a great debut album that does not get the recognition it deserves. Read more
Published 3 months ago by MJH
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Masterpiece
It's strange that Queen, the first album, was not a great success. Unique, exciting, early authentic Queen. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Betty Wiley
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I had this as a album when it came out. This was their first release for me and I liked the "heavy" guitar-laden sound of the band.
Published 4 months ago by W. Starkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen #1
much harder edge than their later stuff..definately a studio album redubbed to perfection but stilll loaded with incredible arrangements, melodies,& harmonies.. Read more
Published 7 months ago by gary hillerich
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Greatness.
Terrified of "remixed" versions of classics? This one is most tastefully done and the bonus EP tracks are a great bonus!
Published 12 months ago by Hedd Roxx
5.0 out of 5 stars Freddy Freddy and more Freddy at his best!
Nothing beats this gem! So original, so cool, so Mercury. Rock and Roll it, Freddie....... Brian May on guitar is just totally outrageous!
Published 12 months ago by M. Skwara
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
This is a great CD!!! All Journey fans need to get this CD for your collection. The songs bring back memories.
Published 13 months ago by shelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen At There Best
The sound is better than the album I recomend this CD to anybody who even likes Queen alittile Plus the CD has a couple of songs that are not on the album
Published 20 months ago by Gizmo
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen rocks and rolls
Examples of why this record are amazing is heard in songs like "Jesus." The Bonus EP does not disappoint either, the de-lane lea demo almost literally light your ears on fire by... Read more
Published on April 12, 2012 by r3d5
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It could have fit nicely in one disc. It would have been better if the extra disc is a surround mix in blu ray. Same for all releases.
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