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Sheer Heart Attack

Queen Audio CD
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1. Brighton Rock
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4. Flick Of The Wrist
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6. Now I'm Here
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Stone Cold Crazy
9. Dear Friends
10. Misfire
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
12. She Makes Me
13. In The Lap Of The Gods
14. Stone Cold Crazy

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Sheer Heart Attack is a Queen album that has something for nearly everyone. There's glam, progrock, guitar pyrotechnics to spare (check out Brian May's shape-shifting performances on "Brighton Rock" and "Flick of the Wrist"), proto-speed-metal ("Stone Cold Crazy"), and Queen's unique brand of campy humor ("America's new bride to be / Don't worry, baby, I'm safe and sound," Freddie Mercury declares on "Now I'm Here," a Queen concert staple). The group takes a rocked-up turn at ragtime on "Bring Back That Leroy Brown" and downshifts memorably on the spare piano-and-voice interludes "Lily of the Valley" and "Dear Friends." Best of all is the wicked rock-and-harmony showcase "Killer Queen," the group's first international smash. If you need a reminder of everything that was right about rock's old guard before punks stormed the gates, look no further. --Daniel Durchholz

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Japanese exclusive 2001 remastered reissue of 1974 album.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Queen Attack Aug. 2 2006
Format:Audio CD
Sheer Heart Attack (1974), the third album from ever-legendary Queen.

This resembles A Night At the Opera, their yet-to-come masterpiece, being an eclectic work of original songs, which vary from sheer rock ( Stone Cold Crazy) to vaudeville (Bring Back Leroy Brown). Good, good.

So, the tunes..

1) Brighton Rock: Opens with carnival sound. Freddie uses his lovely falsetto and then lowers his voice, nice work. The story told is quite fun.

2) Killer Queen: Their first international hit is indeed a killer. A Freddie pop-rock song, I enjoy the backing vocals very much there.

3) Tenement Funster: A Roger-piece, he also offers the vocals, good and raunchy as ever. I like this song.

4) Flick Of The Wrist: Similar to Death On Two Legs, storywise. I just love the chorus! Nice and flowing pop-rockish song.

5) Lily Of The Valley: Short and sweet, similar (to me at least) to Nevermore on Queen II.

6) Now I'm Here: Familiar from hit collections and concerts. A good rock staple.

7) In The Lap Of The Gods: The beginning of this song clarifies why mr Taylor is credited for his screams; very 'showstopping'. I adore Roger as a vocalist! (and a drummer, too)

8) Stone Cold Crazy: Even Metallica covered this one. Original is better. Fast-paced and rocking.

9) Dear Friends: Time to cool things down with this endearing yet short tune. I really like these short numbers Queen has on these earlier records, but I always wish they were longer...

10) Misfire: John Deacon's first tune! Enchanting one, this! Very much his "style" already.

11) Bring Back That Leroy Brown: Freddie goes vaudeville! A funny piece, love the "We want Leroy for president..." -part.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Aug. 2 2011
By gwmjbm
Format:Audio CD
What more can you say about classic Queen! The sound quality is outstanding and the extra tracks are worth rebuying this CD for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Brilliant album from Queen Aug. 30 2010
Format:Audio CD
A brilliant rock album and there's lot's billiant songs on there that didn't make it on to the Gretest Hits album and enough to make a good contribution to a Greatest Hits IV. Now I'm Here and Killer Queen are the best tracsk but most of the others are really good and enjoyable. Apart from naming all the songs I like because I think's a waste of time and most of them are very good. So the main reasons you should buy it is it's one of the best albums they made and as I said there's lot's of other good songs that are not in the Greatest Hit's albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This release had an unpleasant surprise. April 18 2010
Format:Audio CD
A fantastic album -
I have known this album since I was a little kid, absolutely love it, have purchased two records of it in my youth, and now, upon purchasing the CD to make it part of my digital world, I find the song order changed.
This in itself would not necessarily be a bad thing for many albums, but it is for this album. This album has a flow of music that puts one song growing out of the ending of the previous one. Thus, there are smooth and/or creatively logical transitions, and the expectation follows these with listenings... on the record, anyway. The new song order does not make sense, some endings are simply cut seconds before they're supposed to and some beginnings suffer this chopping up as well. I really wonder how the remaining members of Queen feel about this travesty of presentation.

All I can say, is I need to locate this album in it's original form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dear Friends, July 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
this album is Queen's third (after Queen I and Queen II) and was released in 1974. The first track "Brighton Rock" shows how high Freddie Mercury can sing. It is one of my favourite songs in this album. "Killer Queen" is very much like the first track. I love the parts when there's sung "anytime" and "Wanna try?". "Tenement Funster" and Flick Of The Wrist" are indeed very good tracks. Freddie's voice is very good, indeed! "Lily Of The Valley" is a peaceful song and after it starts "Now I'm Here" which is a collection track, just like "Killer Queen". "In The Lap Of The Gods" is a very good song too. It is quite peaceful but not a ballad. "Stone Cold Crazy" is a fast track. It is one of my favourites too. "Dear Friends" is a peaceful and short track. It is not one of my favourites. It is too short. "Misfire" is a good track too. It is my favourite track after "Killer Queen" and "Brighton Rock. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown" is a funny and playful song. It could have been in "A Night at the Opera", it is like "'39" or other great songs in "Opera". "She Makes Me" is an excellent track too. I love it! "In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited" is a little bit peaceful but still a great track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great, consistent album from Queen July 4 2004
By Alan
Format:Audio CD
I'm in the minority here among Queen fans in that I don't really like Queen II all that much, but I find Sheer Heart Attack to be a huge improvement. As with their debut album, the album is good and very consistent -- I can listen to it the entire way through without wanting to skip any tracks (although I do dislike "She Makes Me"). A great Queen album, recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First flawless Queen album for me IMHO
English rockers Queen released their third album Sheer Heart Attack in October of 1974. The album was a huge improvement over the somewhat bland Queen II(my least favorite Queen... Read more
Published on June 20 2004 by Terrence J Reardon
5.0 out of 5 stars Go, Go ,Go little queenie
I guess that there arent any words to discribe how great this is. The reason why i bought this in the first place was that I liked all the songs from "sheer heart attack"... Read more
Published on June 1 2004 by a pen name
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's first true classic IMHO
English rockers Queen released their third album Sheer Heart Attack in October of 1974. The album was a huge improvement over the somewhat bland Queen II(my least favorite Queen... Read more
Published on May 14 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
4.0 out of 5 stars An indication of what was to come
There are some delightful moments on Sheer Heart Attack, but mostly it's interesting in that it shows what Freddie and the team were aspiring to, rather than what they had achieved... Read more
Published on May 9 2004 by Olly Buxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Heart Attack
I listened to this record many, many years ago when I was a teenager. Still I can't stop listening to Queen and Sheer Heart Attack is my absolute favorite! Read more
Published on April 17 2004 by K. Zaki
5.0 out of 5 stars one of their finest...
definitely if youre a queen beginner, you may not be familiar with this early queen jewel, despite the fact that it contains 2 concert staples (killer queen and now im here). Read more
Published on April 11 2004 by polo
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen At Their Most Progressive
Let's face it. Every Queen album contains filler. The amount of filler is directly proportional to how recent the album happens to be. Read more
Published on March 23 2004 by E. Minkovitch
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