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Jazz

Queen Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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Jazz + News Of The World (Deluxe Edition - 2CD) + Sheer Heart Attack (Remastered 2CD Deluxe Edition)
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1. Mustapha
2. Fat Bottomed Girls
3. Jealousy
4. Bicycle Race
5. If You Can't Beat Them
6. Let Me Entertain You
7. Dead On Time
8. In Only Seven Days
9. Dreamers Ball
10. Fun It
11. Leaving Home Ain't Easy
12. Don't Stop Me Now
13. More Of That Jazz
14. Fat Bottomed Girls (1991 Bonus Remix By Brian Malouf)
15. Bicycle Race (1991 Remix By Junior Vaquez)

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Paru en 1978, Jazz apportait la preuve parfaite que Mercury, May, Deacon et Taylor n'avaient pas tout donné avec News Of The World (1977). Éclectisme est encore le mot qui vient immédiatement à l'esprit à l'écoute de ce septième opus. Sonorités orientales (et clin d'oeil aux origines de Mercury) avec "Mustapha", dérision pop avec "Fat Bottomed Girls", références à Tin Pan Alley avec "If You Can't Beat Them" et "Don't Stop Me Now", et au jazz avec "Dreamer's Ball", et énergie rock'n'roll avec "Let Me Entertain You" et "Dead On Time", les ambiances se succèdent sans jamais se ressembler. Un album incontournable de la saga Queen ! - -Philippe Margotin

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Over-the-top fun featuring Fat Bottom Girls and Don't Stop Me Now !

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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Shun It, Fun It! Aug. 4 2006
Format:Audio CD
Jazz (1978) is seventh album by Queen and their last of the decade.

I just don't see why so many people bash this album? So maybe this isn't quite "ANATO" or "ADATR" or "II", but nevertheless a solid, good, coherent album by Queen. Filled mostly with upbeat songs, Queen is having pure fun.

Mustapha: Our attention is grabbed right from the start. Freddie sings in several languages, but that doesn't stop us from singing along. An uptempo song, it probably keeps playing in your head for the rest of the day.

Fat Bottomed Girls: This version of the song might surprise those who are used to the single one. The song to dance to. I always connect this to Bicycle Race.

Jealousy: Time to cool things down. A Beautiful, genuine ballad about...jealousy. Nice to have a song about this feeling too.

Bicycle Race: When my mom first heard this, she said "Strange music." Well, it isn't structured like usual songs, but I like that. Fun lyrics, and the bikebell -solopart in the middle either is to your liking or not.

If You Can't Beat Them: John Deacon's first contribute on this album. A positive song.

Let Me Entertain You: No, this isn't the Robbie Williams -song. A rockier Freddie-song. Fun.

Dead On Time: Another rocker, this time by Brian. Thunderbolt in the end "courtesy of God" like we are informed on the liner notes.

In Only Seven Days: John's holiday romance -song, simply beautiful both melodically and lyrically.

Dreamer's Ball: This is song is by Brian, not by Freddie as the style of this might let you believe. Tongue in cheek.

Fun It: Roger provides vocals (along with Freddie, I enjoy these duets) to his first song for this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Album by Queen! July 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is just fantastic! The first track "Mustapha" has strange lyrics! F.M. Sings "ibrahii, allahii, ibrahii etc." The next track is really funny and has a great chorus. "Jealousy" is quite peaceful track and has great lyrics! "Bicycle Race" is my favourite track from this album. It is so great, I'd like to take my clothes off and run in the fields. "If You Can't Beat Them" and "Let Me Entertain You" are great tracks too. They are very rocking. "Dead on Time" is really fast and heavy. "In Only Seven Days" is a very peaceful track. "Dreamers Ball" is the only weak link in this album. It is so weird that it makes me sick when I'm listening to it. "Fun It" is a quite funny track. It is also very heavy. "Leaving Home Ain't Easy" is quite a slow track. "Don't Stop Me Now" has a bad start but after an half a minute it starts really and it is very good. "More of That Jazz" is a slow and heavy track.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Musicians review of this album... May 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
Queen is my favorite band of all time. They are diverse, cheeky, fun, extremely talented, and above all pioneers in the art of recording and songwriting.
Jazz is an album that finds Queen at the end of their 70's over-the-top expiremental phase. It contains all the early trademarks that made their sound so great.. "Jazz" is definately not Queens strongest output (fill in your own album here)... However, what makes this album different than the others is how 'fun' the album sounds. Most of Queen's work sounds as if they've had something to prove, where 'Jazz' sounds like they were having the time of their lives recording it. Each track is unique and cheeky in their own extravagant ways, but the arraingements sound very sophisticated and well thought out. It is a very brittish-sounding album, compared to the american-esque "News Of The World" the year before.
On the other hand, my only complaint about this album is the overall 'production/mixing'. As a musician, I don't particularly enjoy the way the guitars and drums were recorded. The drums tend to have a 'boxy' or 'clunky' sound to them, whereas the guitars are mid-rangey and muddy throughout. They are no where near how crisp Brians guitar work has been in the past, but then again this is what makes Queen unique. None of their albums sound the same!
So when you buy this (and you will!), listen to it front to back. You'll hear the cheekyness and fun they had, and you'll hear a band that is at the pinnacle of excess and sucess (and it shows with their 'I don't care' attitudes). Hopefully the production value won't hinder your opinion of the album too much..
All The Best, -The AndyMan- ;o)
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5.0 out of 5 stars More of that Jazz...please! April 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
Strangely, Jazz seems to get overlooked by many, being 'just that album between "News Of The World" and "The Game".' But, despite this surprising lack of recognition, it is one of Queen's best undiscovered gems.
The tracklisting is stunningly diverse. There's a bit here for everyone - from heavy rock ("Fat Bottomed Girls") to light relief ("Dreamer's Ball") and even songs that don't seem to fit in anywhere ("More Of That Jazz"), you can bet there's something that'll please on "Jazz".
"Fat Bottomed Girls" is, of course, one of the highlights, with thunderous guitars and bass (the bass slides at the start are brilliant), but at the same time, the softer tracks - especially "Jealousy" - are equally deserving of praise. I also found myself unable to resist Brian's "Leaving Home Ain't Easy".
Like "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" on 'A Day At The Races', "Don't Stop Me Now" was a song that had to grow on me. But it is a really good song, and given a chance you can realise that it's one of the top pieces in the Queen catalogue. "Dead On Time" and "If You Can't Beat Them" are also incredible songs in the rock genre, and underestimating either of them is criminal.
Though I wasn't so thrilled by "In Only Seven Days", which seemed like too simplistic a song, it was probably the only track that I've got any significant complaint about.
The highlights of the album are (aside from "Fat Bottomed Girls") "Let Me Entertain You" (which would later be done better on stage, but hey - it's great here too) and "More Of That Jazz" (which, after the brilliant LP as a whole, seems like a really good dessert).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz it up by re-sequencing a few tracks
I actually rate this 4.5 but they don't have half stars. This album rocks, is charming and absurd, and is very musically diverse! Read more
Published on April 22 2008 by J. Corlett
3.0 out of 5 stars Has some fine moments, but not one of Queen's best
I very much enjoyed all of Queen's previous albums (with the exception of Queen II, and I'm in the minority in that opinion), but unfortunately I don't care too much for this one. Read more
Published on July 4 2004 by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Diverse in style,not in quality
This CD was Queen's last 70's studio offering.And what a package it is!Freddie's vocals and Brian's guitar playing at the forefront steer you through the many and diverse tracks... Read more
Published on June 22 2004 by Antonio M Vazquezpausa
5.0 out of 5 stars underated
Queens "Jazz" seems to get over-looked somehow. Could the order of the songs have something to do with it? because i find very little to complain about. Read more
Published on April 25 2004 by mike hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album of all time!!
if you are a Queen fan listen to this album ten times through headphones..then tell me it is not the greatest rock album of all time! Read more
Published on April 15 2004 by Mr. K. Blueman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but not as groundbreaking as previous efforts
By the time Queen got to Jazz, they'd already broken all the boundaries and proven they could do anything. Read more
Published on April 11 2004 by Random Reviewer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Merely More Of That Jazz
Jazz by Queen is an often overlooked album, chock full of decent material. This may be due to the fact that, unlike some of their previous releases like Night At The Opera or Queen... Read more
Published on March 13 2004 by Jason M. Carzon
4.0 out of 5 stars spotty queen is still great
Jazz has some of Queen's very best efforts: the remarkably upbeat "Don't stop me now," the winsome folk rock of "Leaving home ain't easy," and the typically great Deacon pop-rocker... Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2004 by seedy road
5.0 out of 5 stars great
jazz is a very good piece of work. It's a album that somehow gets overlooked. Why one dimensional bands like nirvana and Metallica get so much credit? Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2004
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