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The Game (2011 Remastered Version: 2CD) [Deluxe Edition]

Queen Audio CD
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English rock band Queen were one of the most popular bands in the world, and have sold an estimated 300 million records internationally. Known for their theatrical style, and the flamboyant showmanship of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the band built a reputation through the 1970s with million-selling albums and emphatic live performances.

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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B004Z545DO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,051 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Play The Game (2011 Remaster) 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dragon Attack (2011 Remaster) 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Another One Bites The Dust (2011 Remaster) 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Need Your Loving Tonight (2011 Remaster) 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2011 Remaster) 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rock It (Prime Jive) (2011 Remaster) 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don't Try Suicide (2011 Remaster) 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sail Away Sweet Sister (2011 Remaster) 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Coming Soon (2011 Remaster) 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Save Me (2011 Remaster) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Save Me (Live In Montreal, November 1981) 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Human Body (B Side) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sail Away Sweet Sister (Take 1 With Guide Vocal) 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. It's A Beautiful Day (Original Spontaneous Idea, April 1980) 1:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dragon Attack (Live At Milton Keynes Bowl, June 1982) 5:140.99  Buy MP3 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the game 22 Oct 2012
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great album!! their first us number one album and it's kind of the 70s queen meets 80s queen the band all had haircuts and freddie grew his iconic tache! the music is very very good! it contains alot of hits as well as the rocking dragon attack and the beautiful sail away sweet sister! the 2nd cd is pure class too! contains live queen stuff plus it's a beautiful day that ended up years later on their great made in heaven, i was very surprised that song dated back as far as the game sessions but this album has it all, rock, ballads and even a nod to 50s rock'n'roo like elvis presley!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The end of an era 13 Feb 2013
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This is for me the last 'proper' Queen album. As most fans know, this is the first album to acknowledge the use of a synthesiser, although to be fair it is a fairly gentle introduction. Unlike subsequent albums, which were submerged by them, and the rather shiney production values of the time.

Anyway, as I say the synth largely takes a back seat throughout the usual mix of styles, and it has to be said that as usual, the mix of styles produced mixed results. I will assume that 'Another One Bites the Dust' and 'Crazy Little Thing called Love' need no introduction. So what of the 'filler'? Well, I'm not a ballad man, but I have to say 'Play the Game' and 'Save Me' are the best Queen ever did, being sufficiently rocked up to raise them above Queen's usual tales of heartbreak and woe. My standout track though, is 'Dragon Attack', a song which I believe has never got the praise it deserves. I've seen it described as a disco track before. Hmm. It does have a funky, laid back bassline, but the barrage of stinging guitar that May unleashes after the 2nd chorus until the end of the song suggests to me it is one of Queen's finest rock songs. I mean, you couldnt imagine the Bee Gees singing this one.

So, now I have to be a bit controversial. There is some dross on here. Mostly from the pens of John Deacon and Roger Taylor. Fantastic musicians they may be (Deacon especially) but not the strongest songwriters for me I'm afraid. Yes, I know they wrote some of Queen's biggest hits between them, but they also wrote most of the worst of the rest. The worst example here is 'Coming Soon', one of their weakest ever and would be on the Queen 'worst of'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Queen preparing for the new decade 1 Aug 2011
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This was the first Queen album that sounded totally different to their previous releases. Also the first album to use synthesisers, which to many Queen fans was sacrelidge...but youve got to move with the times....and that doesnt mean follow trends, but you have to change and adapt to new technology and thats what Queen did here. Sure theres plenty of awful music created using synthesisers, but theres also good music.

I think your enjoyment of this album depends on your belief that Queen had no business straying from the rock template they followed throughout the 70s. But even earlier releases hinted at a broadening range of styles (Get Down Make Love from NOTW) something Queen had been doing since the start.

Of the songs on this album, there are a couple of, in my opinion, weak tracks which prevent it from getting 5 stars, but enough strong tracks in order to be well worth 4 stars. And i think that any non-Queen fan listening too this with an open mind would enjoy it without skipping many of the tracks. Its a good pop/rovck album, end of story. And the production is miles better and clearer than Jazz, which was just a mess.

The weak tracks for me are Coming Soon and (i know many people love this song) Sail Away Sweet Sister! The former sounds like a filler track and the latter just sounds like a typical Brian May song that he had been writing for the previous 4 albums! I just doesn fit the rest of the albums sound to my ears. Rock It (Prime Jive) isnt the best Roger song either...and I think thats 2 albums where he offered weaker tracks (Fun It and More of thet Jazz from Jazz are in the same vein).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock Swing songs 24 Oct 2013
By Rui
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I was not fully aware of this album content, just knew the hits, like ' Another One Bites the Dust', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Save Me'.
I particularly love this last tune and its video, it quite amazed me when I heard it the first time when I was a kid.
It's a great Queen album, full of rock and the incomparable voice of Freddy Mercury.

Recommended !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Queen at the top of their game 9 Mar 2013
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Bought this as a Christmas present for my husband who loves Queen and is slowly replacing his vinyl with c.d's. I like it too!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must 23 Feb 2013
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One of the most interesting queen albums. Glad I heard it again. Reminds me of my first parties. Hear the most 'unknown' tracks. Coming soon, Rock it, Dragon attack. Seem very fresh today.Real music!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Game 15 Feb 2013
By rt456gt
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This is an addition to my Queen CD collection and evokes memories of the first time around I heard it when at school. Highly recommended.
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