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Game [Limited Edition, Import]

Queen Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (20 Nov 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00000GANS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 618,515 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Into the 80's... 8 April 2006
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
After a run of undoubted classic albums in the 70's 'The Game' marks a definite shift in the musical fortunes of Queen, as they enter the '80's with a blaze of synthesizers, a new producer, and a more basic approach to songwriting. In terms of sales 'The Game' was a huge success for the band, but it's rather dry stripped-down approach in both composition and recording (gone are the days of wall of sound layering of vocals and instruments) means this is a definite step back for music fans.
That's not to say its quite as simple as '70's Queen=good, 80's Queen=rubbish' as 'The Game' feels more like a transition album: while it's the first Queen album to feature synthesizers the band aren't relying on them yet, and haven't thrown out the bass guitar and drums in favour of bass synth and drum machines, while it's last throwback to the classic '70's Queen sound is that this is the last album to feature solo songs featuring Brian May and Roger Taylor on lead vocals, something which gave Queen albums great variety in the early days.
Song-wise most of the album highlights here come from John Deacon and Brian May: alongside the immense bass groove of 'Another One Bites The Dust' Deacon provides the wonderful early-Beatles sounding 'Need Your Loving Tonight'; while alongside the bombastic 'Save Me' (surely one of the best Queen songs ever) May also provides the similarly affecting 'Sail Away Sweet Sister' (for which he also provides lead vocals) and 'Dragon Attack', a great groove based song that captures the band playing off each other well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lean Mean Queen 18 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
The beginning of the 80's found Queen on fine form and ready to move with the times!
Jettisoning many of their old over-the-top studio gimmicks, this is stripped-down lean Queen with Freddie at the top of his game.
The new rhythmic approach owes much to the fresh production of Mack (who later let them down badly on Hot Space).
For once we have Queen imperfect and playing with feel! If only the'd continued that way!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Queen studio album 11 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
I must admit i havent heard every Queen album (Hot Space, The Miracle amongst others) and that this isnt one of the more widely discussed ones but its my favourite. Released in 1980, this features 4 great singles in Another One Bites the Dust, Save Me, the underrated Play the Game (maybe its that synth break that does it?!) and of course Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Some might say that having so many singles on it means the rest of the album is filler but Need Your Loving and Dragon Attack (very similar to Another Bites...) are excellent and Brian May's tender vocal on Sail Away Little Sister is one to cherish. The only track i would maybe skip over is Don't Try Suicide. 1980 was a great year for Queen (Flash Gordon would be released a few months after this) and The Game went on to be their biggest U.S. album - buy it and you'll see why.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's first album of the 80s 5 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD
Well , lets see.
This is Queen's first album of the 1980's and I believe that 70's Queen is far superior to 80's Queen.
But Queen had already , by then , departed from it's grand rock/opera style of 1973-1976 with News of The world (1977) and Jazz (1978)
This album is quite simply a mixed bag.
'Save Me' and 'Play The Game' are the best songs on the album and do justice to Queen at it's best.The video of the song is also great.
'Sail Away Sweet Sister' is a pretty ballad ; 'Rock It Prime Jive' is another great rocker by Roger Taylor (there are some really great Taylor rock pieces on the 70's albums) as is 'Coming Soon' . 'Crazy Little Thing' called love is a pleasant 50's style hit .
'Another One Bites The Dust' has a fantastic beat, 'Dragon Attack ' and 'Don't Try Suicide' are typical 80's pop and ' Need Your Loving Tonight' is mediocre.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best sounding Queen Album with News of the World 3 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
Those who buyed the very first release of this Album were shocked by the
changing sound of this band and even the flirt with something similar to
disco music (Another one bites the dust) was a big surprise.
Freddie Mercury could do anything and so this is, in the end, a good work.
Forget absolutely one track: Don' t try suicide. Horrible.
Other not remarkable songs are "Coming soon" and "Rock it".
The rest is, anyway,... fantastic Queen.

The sound is pretty good, far better than other arguable Queen realeses.
Couple "The Game" and "News of the World" if you are a bit audiphile.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Game, The Album 8 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is another brilliant album. A very good rock album with a bit of an accoustic feel on certain tracks. The stand out non Greatest Hits song is Rock It (prime jive)which is a brilliant song and should be a Greatest Hit song, the other songs that stand out are Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Save Me and the Play the Game. There are many great and good songs in this album, that it is a must have in any collection.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new approach as Queen re-invent themselves 26 Mar 2002
By M. D. Rathbone VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This album was a major step forward for Queen as they entered the 1980s with an album of what can best be labelled as pop-rock when they first experimented with synths and produced a highly commercial album with instantly recognisable hits and catchy tunes (each under or around 4mins 30secs). Although I was too young to remember, this album must have alienated older fans whilst at the same time opening Queen up to a whole new audience.

The songs themselves are strangely average but you can't fail to tap along as they are so catchy all the same! Along with the four singles that came from this album, "Need Your Loving Tonight" and "Dragon Attack" could equally have been released with similar success (the latter featuring some excellent drum work by Roger).

The album still enables each of the band to have an input and Roger & Brian still have a lead vocal each. Brian's "Sail Away Sweet Sister" is certainly the hidden gem with all his trademarks.

An instantly accessible album and along with "The Works" or "A Kind of Magic" possibly one of the most commercial albums Queen produced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Steve Birtwistle
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's Start to the 80's
First of all, the product I was received is of excellent, like new quality as promised, and plays perfectly fine, so that's a good start, but how is the album itself? Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2011 by James Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beautiful Game
A good old album this, although some of the tracks may not be the same Queen sound as some remember. Have alway rated this album since owning it it on cassette years back... Read more
Published on 19 July 2009 by Blade Runner
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive
A transitional album between the inconsistent Jazz and the Poppy Funk/Dance experiment Hot Space, The Game is a truly impressive transition which took Queen into their most... Read more
Published on 28 Sep 2008 by Drummer
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Game....
A very close second in my opinion to the overblown majesty of A Day At The Races, The Game (the first Queen album I bought) is an amazing piece of art, and an amazing rock album. Read more
Published on 29 April 2008 by John M. Bannerman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to follow up from Jazz!
A short and sweet album, The Game has got to be one of my favorate albums. The first track is the perfect way to introduce the album, although the next track Dragon Attack is... Read more
Published on 10 April 2008 by James Hutton
4.0 out of 5 stars More consistent than Jazz
This was the new sounding Queen - their first album of the 80s and its not bad. It's certainly a lot more consistent than their previous album Jazz. Read more
Published on 1 April 2008 by Mr. Jonathan Robin Oxley
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