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Strange Frontier Original recording remastered, Import

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1996 reissue on Parlophone, the CD debut of the Queendrummer's 1984 solo album for the Nightjar label. 10 tracks,including covers of Bruce Springsteen's 'Racing In TheStreet' & Bob Dylan's 'Masters Of War'.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 14, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B0000074DF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,524 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love Roger's work. I liked all of it, because it diverse and its very interesting. I loved this one too. I may be back to edit this one once I've had time to listen to it again.

To see my review of Fun on Earth, his new CD, you will how I started loving Roger's stuff. More detail there.

Once I know this stuff better I will edit and dissect. But buy it if you can, while you can. A lot of this older stuff is out of print. Get your own copy while you can
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Format: Audio CD
This was Roger Taylor's best solo album and proves him as a great artist in his own right , with his rock rhythms which should appeal to any lover of rock.

Sort of a combination of Smokey and Bruce Springsteen.

My personal favourites are

The angry rocker -Man On Fire , which tells of alienation and frustration.

Strange Frontier - intelligent lyrics combined with perfect synthesis of different tempos merging into one another.

Strange Frontier tells of dangerous times and living through them.

"Take your children while you can

But there's nowhere you can run

No more tears and no more fun".

And the ballad Beautiful Dreams

Taylor's version of the Dylan hit Master Of War.

Taylor certainly should built up his own fan base , with his own special style.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Its a great vinyl. I got it for about seven dollars, and it was worth it.

Aside from that, did someone forget to mention that this record is BRIGHT RED? Because it is, and I wasn't expecting that whatsoever. I love it, it was a random nice surprise to see upon opening the record!
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Format: Audio CD
Strange frontier was first released on vinal in 1980 or 81. After wearing out my copy I've been searching for it ever since. If you like Fun in Space you will love this one. Overshaddowed by Freddie and Brian while with Queen, this album really shows the true talent of Roger Taylor.
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Format: Audio CD
i picked this vinyl up at its release and played it very little. It didn't seem to move me too much. Recently while transferring my Vinyl to digital I got the chance to hear it again "for the first time". It's really a fine effort. Taylor leans heavily on synth and programming but never fails to let the silicon chips block out the soul. We even get to hear a bit of Brian May guitar. Lush in its production Taylor layers his sound so well it still sounds pretty fresh today amid all the synth drums, sound swells and blips and bleeps from the synths. All is not perfect however, some melodies fall flat ("beautiful dreams") and Springsteen's "Racing in the Streets" lays flacid, but alas this is not a top choice Springsteen song to cover. High spots are..."Man on Fire" "I cry for You" "Masters of War" and the hauntingly beautiful "Killing Time". Taylor was indeed ahead of his time. At least he was on my timepiece.
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Well, in the large non-queen career of Roger this album marks the break between the old and the new style of Roger's music. We see a lot of experiments on it (Killing time, Abandonfire, I Cry for you, Masters of War) along with old style songs (Man on fire, It's an ilussion, Young Lovers, Racing in the Streets). We hear in this album a lot of electronic drums and keyboards, that even though put Roger away from his old/classical style, make a really good album as a whole. My favourites are Racing in the Streets, Man on fire and Killing time. My "less" favourite is Abandonfire by far.
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Format: Audio CD
While this was perhaps Taylor's best solo album, considering the combo of polish and catchy cuts, his work with The Cross was far superior. Unfortunately, the three albums he made with that group are no longer in print ("Shove It", "Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know", and "Blue Rock"). And although it was rough hewn, I enjoyed "Fun in Space" far more overall.
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Format: Audio CD
A strong follow-up, shame it had little success.The two covers are absolutely brilliant. "Racing in the Streets" (faster paced than Springsteen's) is seemingly about a man interested only in cars but as the song progresses, drag racing is the escape for this every man yet he realizes he's not been able to provide the life he wanted to give to his love... "she sits on the porch of her daddy's house but all her pretty dreams are torn. she stares off alone into the night with the eyes of one who hates for just being born." Springsteen was the average man's poet and Roger brings a new sadness to these lyrics. The opposite is "Masters of War", a biting indictment of world leaders who casually become involved in war, alluding to the fact that they may be enjoying it all..."you fasten all the triggers for the others to fire, then you sit back and watch as the death count gets higher...." ouch.Roger's anti-nuclear stance is made clear on the poppy (yet strong) title track "Strange Frontier".There is always a down side to every album and the last four songs show this all too well. Perhaps this is because he merely co-wrote them with so-so lyricists?Stick with the first side and you'll enjoy this sucker.
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