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THE MAGIC STILL LIVES ON...., 23 Mar 2009
BEFORE I BEGIN - I AM IN NO WAY KNOCKING THE LATE/GREAT FREDDIE MERCURY - I AM MERELY STATING THAT HE WASN'T THE BE ALL AND END ALL OF ROCK GODS - QUEEN - YOU HAVE TO REALISE THAT QUEEN WERE 4 ARTISTS - WITH SOLO CAREERS AND WROTE VARIOUS HIT SINGLES AND MAMMOTH TRACKS INDIVIDUALLY!!! NOW... Please - read on...
Lot's of people have reviewed this album - and many have heard one or two tracks or seen Q+PR on Al Murray's Happy Hour - but this isn't Queen - it's an extention by picking up after the reworking of many solo tracks on 1995's Made In Heaven.
Paul Rodgers has always had a strong and very loyal fan-base - (and without saying) so has Queen. What interests me more is that each member of Queen has had a solo career, and Roger Taylor and Brian May's career shadows Freddie's solo disco offerings and varied and minimal commercial success. What we have here is not Mercury-esque - if you are expecting that - then please move on... Take each solo career and disect them - a minute essence of Queen outside the conventional albums and more in-depth - then combine May, Taylor and Rodgers as a trio - the outcome - FANTASTIC!!!
This is for the REAL fans!!! And even though there are the fans who just own the odd album and Greatest Hits I-III - take this album as you will...
FREDDIE IS LONG GONE - BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN - THE HARD-CORE FANS, PURISTS AND COLLECTORS HAVE MOVED ON - SO SHOULD EVERYONE ELSE!!!!
Cosmos Rockin' still goes down a storm at my DJ stints!!!!
NOW - THE DVD - It's just highlights - like many - I own Super Live In Japan. Still great - but not on par with it's complete counterpart!
Looking forward to the next album!!!!!