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Format: CD
Sku: 60010949
UPC: 720616103727
UPC 14: 00720616103727
Release Date: 3/5/1991
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. We Will Rock You ~ Queen
2. We Are The Champions ~ Queen
3. Sheer Heart Attack ~ Queen
4. All Dead, All Dead ~ Queen
5. Spread Your Wings ~ Queen
6. Fight From The Inside ~ Queen
7. Get Down, Make Love ~ Queen
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk ~ Queen
9. Who Needs You ~ Queen
10. It's Late ~ Queen
11. My Melancholy Blues ~ Queen
12. We Will Rock You - (mix) ~ Queen

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Brian May (guitar, background vocals); John Deacon (bass); Roger Taylor (drums, background vocals).
Muze PNote Personnel: Brian May (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, background vocals); Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Roger Taylor (vocals, drums, background vocals); John Deacon (guitar, bass guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Kevin Metcalfe.
Muze PNote If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn't seem to hold to any particular center. It's front-loaded with two of Queen's biggest anthems -- the stomping, stadium-filling chant "We Will Rock You" and its triumphant companion, "We Are the Champions" -- which are quickly followed by the ferocious "Sheer Heart Attack," a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself). Three songs, three quick shifts in mood, but that's hardly the end of it. As the News rolls on, you're treated to the arch, campy crooning of "My Melancholy Blues," a shticky blues shuffle in "Sleeping on the Sidewalk," and breezy Latin rhythms on "Who Needs You." Then there's the neo-disco of "Fight from the Inside," which is eclipsed by the mechanical funk of "Get Down, Make Love," a dirty grind that's stripped of sensuality. That cold streak on "Get Down, Make Love" runs through the album as a whole. Despite the explosion of sounds and rhythms, this album doesn't add up to party thanks to that slightly distancing chilly vibe that hangs over the album. Nevertheless, many of these songs work well on their own as entities, so there is plenty to savor here, especially from Brian May. Whether he's doing the strangely subdued eccentric English pop "All Dead, All Dead" or especially the majestic yet nimble rocker "It's Late," he turns in work that gives this album some lightness, which it needs. And that's the reason News of the World was a monster hit despite its coldness -- when it works, it's massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Mike "Clay" Stone; Queen

Engineer: Mike Stone; Mike "Clay" Stone

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Associated Artists and Works

Dragon Attack
Edison Male Quartet
London Symphony Orchestra
Miami Project
Michael, George
Orchestra Regina
Original Soundtrack
Palmer, David
Return of the Champions [Digipak] ~ Rodgers, Paul
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Killer Queen: A Tribute To Queen ~ Various Artists
von Lichten, Helmut

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/05/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1977
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 61037-2
Music Label Name Label : Hollywood
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00720616103727

Professional Reviews

Q (Magazine)
- "The album contained such anthemic fare as 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions.'"

Uncut (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "NEWS OF THE WORLD contains moments of jazzy melancholy..."

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