News of the World
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|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)|
We Will Rock You and Get Down, Make Love highlight this 1977 release.
When it was released in 1977, News of the World seemed at loggerheads with a music world that had moved beyond Queen's operatic pomprock and on to punk. In fact, the album was more in step with the punk scene than the output of most superstar acts of the time, as it contains Roger Taylor's furious "Sheer Heart Attack" and Freddie Mercury's lean, brutal "Get Down, Make Love." Of course, News is famous for its opening medley, "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions." Attend any sports event in the Western world, and you'll hear the former. If it's a championship match and the home team wins, you'll hear the latter. That's a tribute to the staying power of the music, but News of the World offers proof that, even as Queen maintained their position as rock & roll royalty, they continued to evolve and react to the times. --Daniel Durchholz
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1) We Will Rock You
2) We Are the Champions
3) All Dead All Dead
4) Spread Your Wings
5) Fight From the Inside
6) Sheer Heart Attack
7) Get Down Make Love
8) Who Needs You
9) Sleeping On The Sidewalk
10) It's Late
11) My Melancholy Blues
There! I like how 'Sheer Heart Attack' ends abruptly to end side 1 (or just before 'Get Down Make Love'). Either way it sounds better there. It follows 'Fight From the Inside' pretty well too. 'All Dead All Dead' & 'Spread Your Wings' sound smoother and more natural following 'Rock You & 'Champions' especially because they have piano in them. A couple of blues based rockers 'Sleeping On the Sidewalk' & 'It's Late' go well together on side 2 as well. This album doesn't quite have the knockout energy of other Queen albums but it's a simpler, more refined rock statement that is no less interesting. There are beautiful moments in the rock and roll and 'Get Down Make Love' is about as down and dirty as Queen gets. Great album!
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.Read more ›
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 ›
Most recent customer reviews
Cet album est un classique de queen avec we will rock you ,we are the champions.Un mélange de rock et opéra.Published 17 months ago by JeanMcCarthy
AS EXPECTED, I ENJOY THIS ONE. I ALSO LOVE THE JACKET. WE WILL ROCK YOU AND WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS WILL ALWAYS BE A GOOD LISTEN.Published 22 months ago by DAVID STEWART
This album is a classic Queen album from their peak in the seventies!From We will Rock You/We are the Champions as a start to the groundbreaking Sheer Heart Attack and the... Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2006 by Customer from Quebec
Queen's worst album! The only good tracks are "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", and "Sheer Heart Attack", which is quite a heavy track (fast... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Reijo Piippula
One of the most fascinating things about Queen is their versatility: no two records sound alike. Of course, this is not good per se: they also have to be good records. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
This one's a bit different in style from the earlier Queen albums, but still a great album. "Spread Your Wings", "Fight From The Inside", and "It's... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Alan
Queen's News of the World was released in October of 1977. The album was recorded in the height of the punk rock movement in the UK at Wessex Studios with the band self-producing... Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Terrence J Reardon