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Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
|1. Play The Game|
|2. Dragon Attack|
|3. Another One Bites The Dust|
|4. Need Your Loving Tonight|
|5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love|
|6. Rock It (Prime Jive)|
|7. Don't Try Suicide|
|8. Sail Away Sweet Sister|
|9. Coming Soon|
|10. Save Me|
|11. Dragon Attack|
Another One Bites the Dust and You're My Best Friend highlight this 1980 smash!
Top Customer Reviews
Queen started the new decade (1980) with a bang, but not in a way you would expect from the extravagance and bombastic that was 'Queen'. They put out material that was very laid back with basic arraingments, had great melodies, and easily sing-a-longable lyrics to accompany..
Start to finish, the album flows extremely well. The production side of the album is very strong, featuring all instruments in each song to it's full glory. In my opinion, this is the reason the album triumphs so much as a 'coherent' product. Throughout there are 3 different styles/genres of music going on all at once. It has this rockabily 50's sound, 80's New Wave, and a hint of Queens earlier triumphs (Especially in the track 'save me').
Each track features Queen sounding more as a 'unit' than on any other album. You have the basic drums, bass, guitar, and piano parts all shining on their own, each putting in their own piece of the puzzle. Of course you have an occasional synth to add to the ambience, plus an occasional multi tracked guitar solo.. BUT the gist of the album is more of your 'stripped' version of Queen. In a way, this album is the closest Queen would ever come to be considered an 'unplugged' recording. Of course what Queen would refer to unplugged would be using 24 tracks instead of 48..
This is a must have album for any music enthusiast. It is a very popular album that has definately aged well, and some of it's sound has reemerged in the new-wave/punk sound (Rock It/Prime Jive). It also helps to contain 4 hit singles, two of which were #1's!
Overall, the album is fun, effortless, melodical, and eccentric at times which is what makes this album essential music. It influences me every time I listen to it.
Buy it, this is a must own album. You will love it.
All the best, -AndyMan-
The only song I don't like from The Game is Another One Bites The Dust, though live versions I may dig. While the bass riff is cool, the studio arrangement is cheesy, mainly the percussion. Coming Soon is not a great classic either, but ok nevertheless.
Play The Game, though the first Queen song ever to feature a synth, is a great and powerful song. Dragon Attack, though dismissed by some, kicks [butt], especially the bass riff and the guitar solo. Need Your Loving Tonight is an underrated Deacon composition, rockier by his standards. Little Thing Called Love is a stylistic departure by Queen but fine anyway.
Then it comes one of my fave tracks on the cd, Rock It, that kicks all the way through. Don't Try Suicide features a great bass riff and is a good song but not the best on the album. Sail Away Sweet Sister presents the seldom heard gentle May singing to the sister he never had. I already commented on Coming Soon so let's go to Save Me, the best ballad on the cd though slightly flawed by a guitar solo that is way too brief. Seems like they regretted including it a few seconds on it and ruthlessly cut it.
All in all, an enjoyable album by Queen that, in spite of featuring less worked arrangements than their Seventies releases bar Jazz, works as a whole minus Another One Bites The Dust.
Most recent customer reviews
This is another brilliant album. A very good rock album with a bit of an accoustic feel on certain tracks. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2010 by Ben Nicholson
It's strange--- the tunes I like on this CD are some of my favorite Queen songs, but over all, the album is far from one of my favorite Queen songs. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by K. Brown
Queen's style was changed during the album "The Game". Unfortunately this style was more like pop music than rock music. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Reijo Piippula
Queen was good at putting out albums that I could listen to from beginning to end without wanting to skip any tracks: this isn't one of them. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Alan
Queen's first album of the 1980s entitled The Game was released in June of 1980. The album was a fresh album for the band as they had not recorded a studio album since 1978's... Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by Terrence J Reardon
I'm not really sure where I stand on this album. I quite enjoy it on the whole, which is - after all - the whole point, but I definitely wouldn't rank it high on my list of Queen's... Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Braeden P. Jeffery
The above title is for the naysayers among the ranks of reviewers.
There should be nothing but praise for this, Queen's most intriguing and diverse album. Read more
There are two of the greatest songs in this album: Sail Away Sweet Sister and Play the Game. The rest are brilliant and nice-sounding, but not as divine as these two songs. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Jenny Ko
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