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Game [Import]

Queen Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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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

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Another One Bites the Dust and You're My Best Friend highlight this 1980 smash!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's best 80s album June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 uneven effort Jazz. First, they switched producers and engineers from Roy Thomas Baker and Geoff Workman to ELO engineer Mack. The album was recorded in Munich, Germany between the summer of 1979 and the spring of 1980. Frontman Freddie Mercury has three great song on this album starting with the opener Play the Game(a minor hit here in the US), the rockabilly sounding US #1 Crazy Little Thing Called Love(which came out months before the rest of the album) and the anti-suicide number Don't Try Suicide. Drummer Roger Taylor had the hard rocking Rock It(Prime Jive) in which he did lead vocal and the new waveish Coming Soon. Guitarist Brian May had the hard rocker Dragon Attack, the ballad Sail Away Sweet Sister in which he sang lead vocal and the closing ballad Save Me which is a great song. Bassist John Deacon contributed the mammoth #1 rock/disco hybrid hit Another One Bites the Dust (which was the reason for this album's huge success) and the rocker Need Your Loving Tonight. This album was Queen's only US chart-topper as it hit #1 and stayed for 5 weeks and sold 4 million in the US alone(tying News of the World's sales tally). This was Queen's last flawless album until 1989's The Miracle. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Musicians review of this album... April 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
By far Queens barest and simplest output, 'The Game' is also one of Queens' strongest albums released.
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-
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5.0 out of 5 stars Play the game Feb. 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
After the great 70's, Queen started the 80's with a bang. At first long time queen fans were disapointed that they were changing their style with synths, but there was no reason to be disapointed because the game turned into a classic. The first side to the album is perfect, such classics as play the game, dragon attack, the hits another on bites the dust and crazy little thing called love. The second side is also good with roger talyors prime jive to brian mays beutiful ballad save me. The game is a good place for new fans to start, it's a mixture of classic rock to 80's pop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best 80s album from Queen May 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 uneven effort Jazz. First, they switched producers and engineers from Roy Thomas Baker and Geoff Workman to ELO engineer Mack. The album was recorded in Munich, Germany between the summer of 1979 and the spring of 1980. Frontman Freddie Mercury has three great song on this album starting with the opener Play the Game(a minor hit here in the US), the rockabilly sounding US #1 Crazy Little Thing Called Love(which came out months before the rest of the album) and the anti-suicide number Don't Try Suicide. Drummer Roger Taylor had the hard rocking Rock It(Prime Jive) in which he did lead vocal and the new waveish Coming Soon. Guitarist Brian May had the hard rocker Dragon Attack, the ballad Sail Away Sweet Sister in which he sang lead vocal and the closing ballad Save Me which is a great song. Bassist John Deacon contributed the mammoth #1 rock/disco hybrid hit Another One Bites the Dust (which was the reason for this album's huge success) and the rocker Need Your Loving Tonight. This album was Queen's only US chart-topper as it hit #1 and stayed for 5 weeks and sold 4 million in the US alone(tying News of the World's sales tally). This was Queen's last flawless album until 1989's The Miracle. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album
This is another brilliant album. A very good rock album with a bit of an accoustic feel on certain tracks. Read more
Published on Sept. 5 2010 by Ben Nicholson
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT At Times, But Not Their Finest
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 more
Published on July 18 2004 by K. Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Another One
Queen's style was changed during the album "The Game". Unfortunately this style was more like pop music than rock music. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Reijo Piippula
3.0 out of 5 stars An improvement over Jazz, but still inconsistent
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 more
Published on July 4 2004 by Alan
4.0 out of 5 stars And now for something completely different...
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 more
Published on April 13 2004 by Braeden P. Jeffery
4.0 out of 5 stars In the words of the immortal Little Richard, "SHUT UP!"
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
Published on March 21 2004 by Reginald D. Garrard
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow
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 more
Published on Jan. 18 2004 by "pjmazzz"
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and great
While it's true that Eighties Queen is not half as good as the earlier one, I find this cd more entertaining than Jazz, which drags on a little too much and was the first Queen... Read more
Published on Sept. 10 2003 by Perbes
4.0 out of 5 stars Play the Game
A solid album from Queen with several of Queen's best known songs on it. The songs are all at least decent, and some of them are great. Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2003 by Johnny Heering
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