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Queen

Queen Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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1. Keep Yourself Alive
2. Doing All Right
3. Great King Rat
4. My Fairy King
5. Liar
6. The Night Comes Down
7. Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll
8. Son & Daughter
9. Jesus
10. Seven Seas Of Rhye
11. Mad the Swine (Previously Unreleased)
12. Keep Yourself Alive (Re-Take)
13. Liar (Remix)

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C'est en plantant leur plume dans le vitriol que les critiques anglais ont accueilli le premier témoignage discographique de Queen, en 1973. Certes, Mercury, May, Deacon et Taylor n'ont pas encore trouvé leur style (en ce sens qu'ils semblent hésiter entre Led Zeppelin et T. Rex). Mais il y a déjà cette voix d'un expressionnisme débridé et ces envolées de guitare qui laissent deviner les prochaines oeuvres incandescentes. Avec "Keep Yourself Alive" (sorti à l'époque en single), notamment, la presse aurait dû se douter que Queen se trouverait à l'origine d'une nouvelle révolution rock. --Philippe Margotin

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QUEEN Queen (1991 US Hollywood 13-track remastered PICTURE CD issue of the 1973 album including Keep Yourself Alive [Long Lost Re-Take] and Liar [1991 Remix] great fold-out picture sleeve! HR610642)

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5.0 out of 5 stars "Doing All Right" From The Beginning Aug. 23 2006
Format:Audio CD
Alongside the larger-than-life A Night At The Opera this Queen's debutalbum was my first album by them.

OK, this had to grow on me. Still, liked Keep Yourself Alive from the word go, for example.

The production of this album is quite raw and rough, but in a good way. From Queen II on their sound will be more polished and the band is perhaps more on the form they are known for.

If this were you're very first exposure to Queen, you might get the wrong idea about thre band, not the whole picture, anyway.

That being said, back in 1973 this was the introduction of Queen to the whole wide world!

If you are a fan of '70s rock and the unpolished sound of it, you should give this a spin whether you're thoughts of Queen might be.

If you want to get seriously into Queen and feel adventerous, you too could add this album in your shoppingcart ASAP.

Because this is a good album. Songs to listen and take note especially are: rocking Keep Yourself Alive, beautiful Doing All Right, interesting My Fairy King (BoRhap-style operatic bits done rough!), fabulous Liar, among others.

You might also want to take note of the early instrumental version of Seven Seas Of Rhye, which closes this piece of early Queen.

Listen to the skills of all the Queen -guys: Freddie's vocals, Brian's guitar, John's bass and Roger's drums (Roger also has lead vocal on one of the songs): excellent!

Recommended, five stars all the way. Queen indeed was very fine right from the start!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent debut from an excellent band May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Queen (1973.) Queen's first album.
It was in 1973 that classic rockers Queen would release their debut album. The band's popularity would rise greatly over the course of the seventies and early eighties, and this is where it all began for the guys, back before they were stars. With Roger Taylor and Brian May, both formerly of Smile, Freddie Mercury (real name Frederick Bulsara), formerly of Larry Lurex, and John Deacon united, the band was set to begin rocking. How does the band's self-titled first album measure up? Read on for my review.
The first thing I need to state is that this album is really not that similar to the band's later material. If you're looking for something like Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, or A Day At The Races, this album might disappoint you. But if you're a fan of the band and you've got an open mind, or you're just a fan of classic rock in general, this is well worth checking out. The fast-paced stylings of Keep Yourself Alive kick off the album, and do a damn good job of it. Fast-paced classic rock never sounded so good. Doing Alright, the next track, is a bit more ballad-styled than the previous track, but it features a hard and heavy guitar solo, so it's not quite a ballad. Great King Rat is one of my personal favorite tracks on the album due to its inventive lyrics and musical stylings - stylings only a band like Queen could pull off. Another excellent track featured here is Liar. Sure, the lyrics are a bit repetitive, but that doesn't really make the track any less enjoyable. Jesus, the band's ode to, well, Jesus, is also a good track. The lyrics here are particularly memorable. Closing the album out is an instrumental version of the song Seven Seas Of Rhye. All in all, Queen's debut is a very good album.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Birth of the greatest band ever? May 19 2004
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In 1973, a few friends and acquaintances got together who had already been in a couple of bands, and had already kind of got their faces semi-known on the gig circuit. These bands were called 'Smile' and 'Larry Lurex.' Brian May and Roger Taylor were in Smile, and Frederick Bulsara, also known as Freddie Mercury, was in Larry Lurex. When these young up and coming musicians got together, along with John Deacon, little did they know they were creating musical history....
So we are all familiar with Queen, i'm sure every single one of us knows the words to at least one Queen song, and i'm sure we all headbang when the heavy bit of Bohemian Rhapsody comes on, thanks to Waynes World! But the very first couple of Queen albums, don't really contain any of their hits, and are reasonably under-heard. On this, their debut album, they were still finding their feet, and hadn't really developed much of their trademark styles. For instance, Freddie Mercury's vocals weren't quite as operatic as they would later become, and Brian May's guitar didn't fully sound like, well, Brian May's guitar! But this album does contain little signs that they were about to become great.
The album starts with 'Keep yourself alive', which is a great fast paced intro to the album, and my favourite track here. May's guitar riffs are brilliantly played, and Taylor's drumming is in top form. A great anthem.
The next track 'Doing alright' changes speed and sound quite drastically, more of a ballad. Although it does break into a heavy rock solo in the middle, before going back to its chilled sound to end the song.
'Great king rat' follows, and along with 'My fairy king', provides a fantasy playground for Mercury's lyrics, which thinking of the Queen we know and love, doesn't seem to fit too well in my eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who the hell are Queen ??
It's 1973 and I'm walking into Sam the Record Man ( the now defunct Ontario record store chain ), hearing the first opening riff of "keep Yourself Alive" and immediately... Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2011 by The Sarnia Kid
4.0 out of 5 stars Queen I Isn't so good as Queen II But...
there are tracks like "Keep Yourself Alive", "Great King Rat", "My Fairy King", "Liar", and "Jesus". Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Reijo Piippula
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, consistent debut album
Queen's first album starts the band's catalog off on the right track. Very good songs and very consistent -- it's an album I can play from beginning to end without wanting to skip... Read more
Published on July 4 2004 by Alan
3.0 out of 5 stars I rode a million miles
This, of course, was the first album by Queen. Unlike all of their subsequent albums, this one had no hit songs. Read more
Published on May 23 2004 by Johnny Heering
5.0 out of 5 stars prog rock at it's best
Queen is a great way to start a career and desearves alot more credit. from keep yourself alive to the amazing great king rat and liar, it's a must have for any Queen fan. Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2004 by mike hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Debut From One Of Rock's Greatest Bands
Queen's debut is one of those truly original recordings that can never be duplicated. Even for Queen, this is truly original, as they quickly departed this unique sound for bigger... Read more
Published on Dec 1 2003 by Michael Laimo
3.0 out of 5 stars The best is clearly yet to come, but it has its moments.
Queen's first album is certainly not my favorite. In fact, I'm pretty indifferent to most of it (which is why I will give it three stars instead of two... Read more
Published on Nov. 23 2003 by Matthew Newland
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