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hot space LP

Queen Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Label: ELEKTRA
  • ASIN: B003YWPO5W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Queen go disco! 29 April 2006
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
'Hot Space' is infamous as being Queen's sole 'flop' album, as aside from the David Bowie collaboration 'Under Pressure' (which itself dates from a separate session a year before the album proper, and so in a sense could be described as a tacked on extra here) the singles from this album all failed to make an impact on the charts and the album was quickly dismissed as a misfire. Looking back while 'Hot Space' could never be described as one of their best albums it's certainly massively underrated, and to my ears is a far more interesting album than follow-up 'The Works' (by which point the band seemed so desperate for a hit single that the album feels more like a shallow compilation of A and B sides).

The big sticking point for any Queen fans will be 'Hot Space's original A-Side, where the band jumped onto the funk/disco genre with wild abandon. With 'Another One Bites The Dust' being such a big hit for them before Queen seem to have become temporarily disco obsessed, and the first 5 tracks are all based heavily around massive bass riffs. Where on 'The Game' the band had begun to use synthesisers they were mostly laid over the top of the normal Queen sound, but now the bass guitar is replaced by keyboards, the drums are replaced by drum machines and Brian May's signature guitar is cut back to a bare minimum. It's undoubtedly a shock, but for the most part the songs DO work, where the band may have overstepped the mark is in giving over an entire half of the album to this genre.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot Space - Was it really not so Hot 20 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Hop Space as an album has that extra bounce that makes it stand out from the rest of Queen's Albums. It gives us a large insite in to Freddie's full range of musicical talent which ranges from Rock, Opera, Pop and now dance and funk, as well as the versatility of Brian May's Guitar playing. But does this album really deserve all the flack that the press gave it.
The first for tracks (Staying Power,Dancer,Back Chat and Body Language) are mainly lively Discotec songs that would of first shocked any harder Queen fan.
Action this Day and Put out the Fire bring us back to the real rock motivated song that Queen produce so well as seen before in their last album The Game.
In this great mixture of an album two very heart felt songs Life is real(Song for Lennon) and The Words of Love involve us in deep emotion which most listerns may indentify too.
Then back to funk with Calling all Girls and Cool Cat but the grand Finale is one song that will live forever Under Pressure.
This song is the light at the end of the tunnel, Mercury and Bowie compliment each over so well and Deacon's bass line is pure genius. So is this album all bad.
No Not at all it just shows a groovy side to Queen and i think it has stood the test of time very well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More to this than meets the eye 27 Mar 2002
By M. D. Rathbone VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
OK, it's not typical Queen. OK, it's not aged well. BUT have those who dismissed this album truly explored all it has to offer? The lyrics and delivery of "Life is Real" by Freddie could easilly slot into any other Queen album and "Las Palabras de Amor" is my all time personal favourite Queen song that deserved to do better in the charts.
The rest of the album has a mix of songs that were a major departure but gave Queen the space to experiment with sounds that would later come together much stronger in "The Works" for example.
Oh, and what about "Under Pressure"??!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some weak ones, but generally very good 16 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the most hated Queen album - unfairly. The only weak songs on here are the mega-sleazy Body Language and the pointless Calling All Girls. Every other song on the album is an improvement on these - the genius of Under Pressure, the wonderful Las Palabras, the topical Put Out the Fire, and the authentic Lennonism of Life is Real. Even the funk songs, aside from Body Language, are worth listening to. The fact is that this album is far more inventive and interesting than the two which came on either side of it: The Game, which is good but not very varied or innovative, and The Works, whose for best songs are available on one compilation, leaving a five-track disc of good but unnotable tracks. Hot Space is a far better album. Buy this - it is worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sometimes misunderstood album 20 May 2012
By Sinom
Format:Audio CD
Not a big commercial success nevertheless this record stands alongside Night at the Opera on the top tier of Queen albums.Queen made a string of mostly excellent LPs through the 70s and despite the odd nod to prevailing trends from '77 onwards Hot Space was the first to update things more completely into a new era though The Works represented something of a backwards step.

So the sound is different.The songs are leaner with straighter edges and share the same brittle production to other records at the time such as Bowie's more successful but less satisfactory Let's Dance and like that album it has more of a R&B influence though May's guitars help create more a hybrid.

There may have been unrest in the camp but Hot Space remains Queen's most intriguing release and their most complete statement since A Night at the Opera in
the mid 70s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Space rocks
Being a diehard fan of Queen's 1973-1978 work, it is always difficult for me to assess 1980's Queen albums. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gary Selikow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Not very well liked by lots of Queen fans I'm told. I realy like the funky/disco style music on this album - worth getting just for Body Language track.
Published 12 months ago by sneggy paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the usual.......
Not a rock Queen album. Has dance/disco tracks but each have their own pleasant character. This album contains one of my favourite of all Queen tracks "Calling all girls". Read more
Published on 12 May 2012 by Mr. R. Cross
4.0 out of 5 stars A Night at The Discotheque rather then A Night at the Opera
The early 1980s in pop music was feeling a lot of resurgence in disco music from the previous decade, amongst the rising trend of having synthesisers becoming a common standard in... Read more
Published on 1 April 2012 by Andy Norton
3.0 out of 5 stars The worse Queen album could be the better for other groups
Hot Space and Flash Gordon can be reasonably considered a black hole
in the middle of Queen's creation. Read more
Published on 3 July 2011 by Lucazest
3.0 out of 5 stars Luke warm space...
By common opinion, 70's Queen beats 80's hands down. More innovative, more invention, better lyrics, performances and just better songs. Read more
Published on 17 Oct 2010 by I. P. J. Brayshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally under-rated
I have the vinyl version of this but was frustrated that I couldn't buy a digital copy or CD online for my iPod in the States, so I finally caved in and bought the CD from... Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2010 by Nick Honner
5.0 out of 5 stars best as far as I'm concerned
This is the only Queen album I own, although I have heard all of them in their entirety. This struck me as their most off the wall, experimental (in many ways) album and that... Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2010 by SllaB war deR
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you may have heard!
When this was released in 1982, its was critically panned and did not perform as well as previous albums in the UK or US, where "The Game" had hit number one on both sides of the... Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2009 by Mr Fahrenheit
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Queen Fan
The best thing to do with this record is:
1. Select Back Chat
2. Turn the volume up to 11 or something
3. Grab your tennis racket
4. Read more
Published on 27 Nov 2009 by James Carr
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