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Decidedly average for Queen.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Game (Audio CD)
The thing with Queen is that you can never quite define them. They're a rock band who do Opera. A dance outfit who did Jazz, and so it goes on. What they rarely were though, is mediocre. It's a shame to say, therefore, that this album suffers from that quite a lot. There are some infamous (and rightly so)tracks on here, but you'll find them on the Greatest Hits Package. A difficult thing to work out is that the songs do show a lot of promise. Dragon Attack has a pretty pounding riff, and a great bass solo, but for the most part it sounds like Brian May wrote it because he was terrbly bored, and just wanted it over with. "Need your loving tonight" is a pretty fine number, but lacks something of that Queen magic, the opportunities are there for lavish harmonies and lush guitar, but it retains a sort of bare sound throughout. Rock It suffers from Roger's vocals, and some fairly boring lyrics as well, and Don't Try Suicide is one of those songs which could have been so much more, but again, seems to limp along rather pathetically. "Sail Away..." is the album's saving grace, a magnificent number, recorded around the same time as the Greatest Hits tracks (spot the correlation?) and is a moving moment, on an otherwise average offering.