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Queen (1973)

Artist: Queen
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Format: CD
Sku: 222678235
UPC: 050087240660
UPC 14: 00050087240660
Release Date: 7/26/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Keep Yourself Alive ~ Queen
2. Doing All Right ~ Queen
3. Great King Rat ~ Queen
4. My Fairy King ~ Queen
5. Liar ~ Queen
6. Night Comes Down, The ~ Queen
7. Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll ~ Queen
8. Son and Daughter ~ Queen
9. Jesus ~ Queen
10. Seven Seas of Rhye... ~ Queen

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Brian May (vocals, guitar, piano); Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Roger Taylor (vocals, percussion); John Deacon (bass guitar).
Muze PNote Recording information: De Lane Lea Studios (12/1971-11/1972).
Muze PNote Photographer: Douglas Puddifoot.
Muze PNote Queen's 1973 debut is definitely their most underrated album of that decade. Although most tracks aren't as well known as the band's later material, QUEEN proves to be an impressively consistent listen from beginning to end. It's extraordinary how many of the group's future musical trademarks were already detectable in their debut--Brian May's orchestrated guitar harmonies, multi-tracked vocal "choirs," imaginative songwriting and dynamics that could switch from head-banging heavy metal to reflective balladry in the blink of an eye.
Muze PNote Although QUEEN was recorded off and on over a three-year period, the tracks still manage to be focused and unified. The rocker "Liar" contains a middle section that foreshadows Queen's future hits (1975's "Bohemian Rhapsody," 1976's "Somebody To Love," etc.) while "The Night Comes Down" and "Doing All Right" are two gorgeous ballads. But make no mistake: the majority of QUEEN is raucous hard rock--see "Great King Rat" and the grand Zeppelin groove of "Son & Daughter." Also included as a CD bonus track is the forgotten composition "Mad The Swine," and an instrumental version of their future hit "Seven Seas Of Rhye."

Producer: John Anthony; Queen; Roy Baker

Engineer: Ted Sharpe; Mike Stone; Dave Henshel; Roy Baker

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Associated Artists and Works

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

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/26/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1973
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 40660
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 : 00050087240660

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.77)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[This album] highlights the band's raw roots, particularly on a series of 1971 demos. On those tracks Freddie Mercury already belts like the superstar he'd become..."

Q (Magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "The frantic 'Keep Yourself Alive' still sounds fresh, while 'Liar' and 'Son & Daughter' impress with their swagger and manic harmonies..."

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's a greater bombast to the tempo-jumping 'My Fairy King' and 'Great King Rat'..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Queen
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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