Fun in Space Original recording remastered, Import
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time I was introduced to their music, I also
got to hear Fun in Space, which blew my mind
more than anything. The copy I listened to
for years was one I had made -open air!- from
one cassette recorder to another. The music
was so good I didn't care. There is a HIGH
nostalgia factor here, which biases my review, but
which you 'might' understand if you remember and
enjoyed the music of the early 1980s.
This album just seemed like a miracle then, and it
still does now. Ironically, it has largely
gone unnoticed by the masses. I believe that
this indicates the novelty of the music as
opposed to its lacking in anything. It's a one
of a kind piece of music - one I'll always
keep close to the vest.
Roger does most or all the music himself, and
provides us with poignant even haunting melodies
at times. All the tracks are good - not one
could have been omitted. The album is full of
catchy guitar hooks and keyboard melodies,
but does not sound derivative (to my ears).
Comparable at times to The Game, this is
Roger's game, and its `epic' in its own personal way.
A special piece of art not to be missed, esp. by fans
of Queen. If I could give it an extra star, I would
Roger's songwriting tends to ebb and flow. He'll write something amazing like Pressure On (from Electric Fire) and then follow it up with something truly ridiculous (i.e. The Whisperers off the same album). Electric Fire, his most recent effort from 1998, is considered by many to be his strongest solo album as a whole, but I have to say I think Fun in Space is definitely a strong contender for the honor. The album includes some solid rock and roll tracks that we all expect from Roger, but also includes some real experimental stuff, showcasing his interest in branching out as a songwriter. Standout tracks include No Violins, Good Times Are Now, My Country I & II, and Future Management. The album contains several other strong tracks and no real duds (which is a huge accomplishment for Roger!)
Roger's always been the most eclectic of the songwriters in Queen so don't mistakenly think that this album (or any of his solo albums) are going to sound like Queen - they absolutely don't. However, Roger's got a great songwriting style (when he's on) and a voice strong enough that in any other band, he would have been the lead singer. If you're interested in his solo work, check out this album or Electric Fire first and you won't be disappointed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hadn't heard this album in about 30 years. It has quite a few great moments. Roger Taylor's songs with Queen were always among my favorites -- this is similar, but the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jef Harvey
This does rather fall into the 'For Queen Fans Only' category, but this album has no bad tunes among them. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mr Bump
Great album...just what you'd expect from the musical genius of Roger Taylor....I can't wait to collect the rest of his music.Published on June 2, 2014 by John M. Duffy
I still remember the first time I heard this album...I was getting a lift into work (my first proper job) the week after it's release and my boss has the tape playing in the car. Read morePublished on September 9, 2010