|1. We Will Rock You|
|2. We Are The Champions|
|3. Sheer Heart Attack|
|4. All Dead, All Dead|
|5. Spread Your Wings|
|6. Fight From The Inside|
|7. Get Down, Make Love|
|8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk|
|9. Who Needs You|
|10. It's Late|
|11. My Melancholy Blues|
|12. We Will Rock You (Remix)|
It does matter that it had one of rare double A sides in form of We will Rock You and We are the Champions, but what matters more is they are ability to experiment & explore different forms and moods of music all at the same album. Let's go track by track.
We Will Rock You - We all know it is one of the most heard stadium anthems. People who does not even know about a band named 'Queen' has heard this song a few 100 times. (Generally sung before the game). Belong to the category Stadium rock!!!
We Are The Champions - Same as above. (Generally sung after winning the game). Belong to the category Stadium rock!!!
Sheer Heart Attack - A mix of Punk & hard rock. I like that eletronic sounding percussion. This song rocks the hell out.
All Dead, All Dead - A pop sounding ballad kind of thing! A bit difficult to categorize, but it is a great song. Great vocals.
Spread Your Wings - Power ballad. Good guitar solo at the end and great vocals as usual.
Fight From The Inside - Punk sonding hard rock again. Good use of echo with Freddie's vocal.
Get Down, Make Love - Only week song according the me in this album. Lyrics is Dirrtier than Christina. Tune is a little boring.
Sleeping On The Sidewalk - Vocals by Bryan. 50's-60's rock n' roll. Simple & sweet structure.
Who Needs You - Second best song in the album (written by John). A fun song with a lot of acoustic guitar. Very different pop sounding song by this great group.
Unless you've been tucked away in the wilderness since 1977, you no doubt have heard snippets of "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions" on TV, in movies, or at the end of various victorious home team games. What follows is a collection of some of Queen's greatest work, most of which does not make it onto the "Best Of" compilations. If you love Queen's musical legacy, but only have one or two of their albums, you really should grab "News of the World." In my humble book, it ranks as a greatest hits CD unto itself.
The melodic "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions" is followed by a high quality-high-speed "Sheer Heart Attack," and then shifts into a slow and beautiful mournful tune called "All Dead."
The next song is one of the most underrated of Freddie Mercury's vocal efforts in "Spread Your Wings." It's not one of those songs where Mercury hits those mind-blowing high notes like he does in "Somebody to Love" or "Lily of the Valley," but there is a passion in his voice that makes this song tops. I remember it getting a smattering of airplay when it came out in '77, but it should have received much more radio time than it did.
"Get Down, Make Love" is one of those fashionably guttural tunes in the same vein of "Tie Your Mother Down." "Sleeping on the Sidewalk" is a cute rags-to-riches-to-rags tune, just this shy of being an acoustic folky piece.Read more ›