Sheer Heart Attack

July 26, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: July 26, 2011
  • Release Date: July 26, 2011
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Hollywood Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 38:49
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  • ASIN: B005D0Q9NE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,610 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Todd Beckman
If only today's bands could accomplish a third of what Queen offers on this album, a resurgence of rock would overwhelm the music industry.
deftrick4339
I just wanted to get this album on CD, and this is a very good recording.
James H. Haynes Jr.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By deftrick4339 on September 1, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
I frankly couldn't believe someone hasn't written a review for this album already. This was the album that put Queen on the rock 'n roll map. People weren't quite ready for them quite yet when this album was released. That "Killer Queen" song was catchy but the pretentious English haughtiness was a bit different from most other rock that was hitting the radio. So the inevitable question was "OK, what's the rest of the album like?"
It is an album that stands the test of time because it spans centuries of musical eras wrapped in quintessential Roy Thomas Baker production that would capture us for years to come. There was also this very versatile guitarist that seemed to have honed a sound like no other ever had or ever would again. The drummer was singing in ranges left to female sopranos on an opera circuit and the bass player was no slouch. Everyone in this band knew their instruments and played in genres together that ranged from the renaissance to backstreet tin pan alley and they did it with a rockin' vengeance. You listen to this album's diversity today and the energy will still capture you right down to the slow songs that whisper of a poetic melancholia delivered by a band that can make even that come alive regardless of the critics who panned those songs as schmaltz.
Today, these songs still stand strong! If only today's bands could accomplish a third of what Queen offers on this album, a resurgence of rock would overwhelm the music industry. Where else does music span from classical to heavy metal in a matter of a few notes? Who else sings with the lush production that only a good set of headphones could illuminate the musical peaks this album has. Queen was writing songs 2 minutes long other bands couldn't capture in 10 minutes even if they tried.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dallis Wiseman on January 10, 2013
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This is my favorite studio Queen CD. "Brighton Rock" is my favorite Queen song. Brian May rocks your socks off on that one. I also love "Now I`m Here", and I really like "Stone Cold Crazy". This CD rocks from start to finish. Just take 2 Asprin to thin the blood!
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Queen is one of those bands, like Genesis, that have different periods of creativity. Invariably this sparks fans to engage in debate as to which period is the best and most representative of the band. Queen's early output is vastly different from latter offerings in musical style, lyrical content and production values. Just as Foxtrot by Genesis is wildly divergent from Illegal Alien, so is Sheer Heart Attack from The Works.

I think its fair to say that Queen may be one of the most unique rock bands of all time. I mean, who really sounds like them outside of an album or two by Muse? They carved out a unique niche in rock history.

Sheer Heart Attack is a pivotal album in Queen's catalog taking them from the end of their first period, which I would categorize as a combination of hard rock/ heavy metal and pomp/art rock into the second phase of classic/stadium rock staples found on Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races and News of the World . Jazz would then begin to take them in directions that I was unwilling to go from that point on.

From the beginning, I would go so far as to say that Queen are the progenitors of thrash metal -- witness Keep Yourself Alive, Ogre Battle, Brighton Rock, Sheet Heart Attack (song) and the all time classic Stone Cold Crazy. IMHO Queen is never given the credit they deserve as a genuine inspiration for the development of metal. Blind Guardian and Metallica surely draw upon early Queen as much as early Sabbath. It pains me to think that many people remember them for Another One Bites the Dust and Radio Ga Ga (sigh)!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dora Williams on February 2, 2014
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Queen at it's Best! I never get tired of listening to it!It's just got the right mix of Rock, Freddies amazing Vocals and beautiful Ballads...........
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jewelry buff on April 28, 2014
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queen is one of the best groups from the past and always enjoy the music. would recommend to anyone who loves queen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James H. Haynes Jr. on December 15, 2012
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I just wanted to get this album on CD, and this is a very good recording. Freddie Mercury and Brian May were great.
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