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3.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 21 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000000OAE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,394 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Staying Power
2. Dancer
3. Back Chat
4. Body Language
5. Action This Day
6. Put Out The Fire
7. Life Is Real
8. Calling All Girls
9. Las Palabras De Amor
10. Cool Cat
11. Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie
12. Body Language (1991 Bonus Remix By Susan Rogers)

Product Description

1982 disco-style rules here! Get down with Under Pressure (with David Bowie).

Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD
OK, I'm probably one of the biggest Queen-fans out here. And I actually prefer their '70s material over '80s, if I had to take a side on that matter.
Nevertheless, I love Queen, throughout.

I saved this album, Queen's maybe most-hated one, almost the last in my Queen-shoppinglist. I don't regret buying this at all!
From the beginning I thought that the album is very good, and the feeling stayed with me.

Only time it dipped a bit was when Body Language was on. That is a song I don't like that much, although it has bits I enjoy, for example the finger-snapping -part.
That aside the reason I can't give this one a full fiver is the lyrics. On Staying Power, Put Out The Fire and Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) are image-builders I didn't care for, although as a whole I like all these songs.

And I'd like to add my point-out, too: besides the obvious stand-out Under Pressure, you'll find here one of the most beautiful of Queen-songs ever -Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)!

My favourites on Hot Space: Back Chat, Action This Day, Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love), Cool Cat and Under Pressure.

So who is this album recommended to?
To all of Queen-fans wanting to complete their collection - be brave and open-minded!
To all of the Queen-fans preferring their '80s output - I predict you'll LOVE this!
To everyone who has a soft spot towards '80s synth-pop/rock!

Should you fall into any or all of these categories - don't let this baby slide on by!
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Format: Audio CD
Hot Space is the Queen album of choice for attractive women. According to a new Gallop survey, 82 percent of foxy ladies favor Hot Space over runner-up The Game. But it doesn't take a professional pollster to know that Hot Space drives women crazy!
1. Hit play, and "Staying Power" sends a powerful subliminal message -- *you* have marathon-man stamina!
2. "Dancer" says, in so many breathy words, "Let's get physical, let's get animal!"
3. "Backchat" will have you putting on your boogie shoes, and taking *off* your ascot!!
4. And if you don't shake your groove thing by "Body Language," check your pulse and shotgun a Red Bull!!
Pre-programmed, the disc jumps to "Put out the Fire" (fierce), Cool Cat (meooow!), and that foreign song (for a TLC cool down, baby yeah!).
In short, this is not your older brother's Queen, to be cranked out of the squealing high rider as feathered clips blow from the rear view, and Sceeter's hanging out the sun roof raising a styrofoam can holder like the Statue of Liberty and doing air guitar to his "anthem."
Hot Space *is* a very special album, appreciated by men of distinction, with remote control light dimmers and wine from a real supermarket.
The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978) reflects, twists, and "bites" punk and disco. Queen reflects their times with Hot Space... but nothing of the times sounds like this. Queen hovers above the scene and creates something new. (New wave and disco - almost by definition - lack Mercury's warmth). If you like Hot Space, check out ABC's "Lexicon of Love." Rock on... I mean PARTY on!!
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By A Customer on May 27 2004
Format: Audio CD
I just bought this album yesterday and have played it about 4 times so far. Based on that info I'm obviously no expert on "Hot Space", but my first impressions are that I just don't understand why it has been criticised so harshly.
"Hot Space" should be appreciated for what it is and when it came out, and not compared to previous albums from completely different musical eras. That would be like comparing apples and oranges!
The baggers say it's a disco album released when disco was already over. I say: it's not even disco in the first place. No sign of the disco genre - hi-hats, pianos or bongos - will be found here. It's from the start of the 80's which was the New Wave, New Romantic period and saw the advent of such technology as synthesisers and drum machines. Taken in that context, this album is very up-to-the-moment.
The baggers say it doesn't sound like Queen. I say: if they kept releasing the same classic Queen songs over and over they would have become stale, irrelevant and formulaic. I think for a band to be truly great and earn our respect they have to be prepared to ignore the expectations and the critics, and that is exactly what they have done here.
They have been brave, and to my mind they have pulled it off well. Songs such as "Staying Power", "Dancer", "Back Chat", "Body Language" and "Cool Cat" are sexy as hell: pure Freddie Mercury. "Calling All Girls" is a great example of the musical style of the time, and a cool song too - and sounds more like a call for world peace than some shag-fest. "Action This Day" has some interesting ideas. If you're looking for classic Queen go for "Put Out The Fire", which is heavy on the drums, guitar and the harmonies. Actually it sounds almost identical to "Tear It Up" from "The Works".
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Format: Audio CD
Queen is my favorite band. They are diverse, fun, cheeky, melodic, excellent showmen, and are pioneers in the art of recording and songwriting.
"Hot Space" is the Queen album that gets the most mixed views. Your either the person who hates or dispises this, the person who loves it for what it is, or you just acknowlege that it is simply a chapter from Queens history that provided us with a #1 hit and something else out of the ordinary...
Queen were riding high on the success of their runnaway hit "Another One Bites The Dust" when Freddie concieved the concept of putting out a funky R&B/Disco album. Queen have always been praised for their risk taking and diversity, and believe me you that this was definately a risk!
In my opinion, I feel that this is the most unique queen output, but it is definately not the best they've done. There are two factors that I feel contribute to why most people shun this album: 1-The new sound of 80's Synth disco/funk and 2-Sub-par songwriting.
I know that this album would have had alot more going for it if the production/mixing of this album was better.. It sounds very flat and uneven where some of the instruments tend to be completely unaudible at times..
Now as a songwriter myself, I feel that this album contains some of the weakest written material that they had released. By putting aside one of their best songs ever "Under Pressure", the rest tracks just aren't up to par with what I know Queen can do..
Having said all of this, since I am such a huge queen fan I will always have a special connection with this album. It's not my favorite, but it's not bad by any standard. It IS what it IS and it defines a chapter in the history of my favorite band on the planet.
All the best, The AndyMan! ;o)
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