- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Hollywood Records
- ASIN: 555079411X
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
At the BBC
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A must for Queen fans and an intersting insight into the bands early years, for those that aren't, definately worth a listen. Listen out especially for Doin Alright, more like Smiles original version, this is better than the version on Queens first studio album, worth the price alone!
In fact most of the songs sound the same as presented on the "Queen" album, with the very noticeable exception of "Doin' Alright" (where Roger sings the final verse) and "Son and Daughter" which Brian uses as a vehicle for an early version of the guitar solo that would finally take its place in the "Brighton Rock" track on "Sheer Heart Attack".
One for the fans or those who don't already own the "Queen" album, and hopefully just a stop-gap before Auntie Beeb comes to her senses and opens the vaults to release all that other material!
My fairy King,Keep yourself alive,Doin`alright,Liar,Ogre Battle,Great King Rat,Modern Times Rock`N`Roll,and Son and Daughter.
This album shows how together the band was,even in their early days with multi-layer lyrics and guitar riffs.It also shows Queen emerging as a musical force which blossoms in their fourth albun
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA.
OGRE BATTLE is a track which hits between the eyes the first time you hear it.KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE is one of those tracks that remind you of the great music that came out of the early 70`s with lyrics,guitars, and drums.
Listening to this album,you realise why Queen became as big as they are.
Tracks on this album are mostly from the first album, but have a looser feel to them with a few silly ad-libs. Son and Daughter sounds fantastic with brian adding a guitar solo which is very similar to the one in 'brighton rock'. Liar and Ogre Battle are also very rocky with the band sounding very tight. The song which stands out on the album i feel is 'My fairy king'. It sounds much better than the actual album version with the instruments sounding much clearer, particularly brians guitar.
This live recording is a must for any Queen fans to have in their collection, it is an interesting alternative to the first Queen album.
Unfortunately, the album has some serious problems, the worst of which being that almost all the songs in it are from the band's first album. In fact, it has all the best songs from that album (except for Brian May's fantastic 'The Night Comes Down'), as well as one from the second album. However, it does not make a decent replacement for the actual album, and therefore dosen't make much sense for the average listener to buy. If only it would have featured one or two lesser known songs, like the forgotten b-side 'Mad The Swine' or a song from the smile period, it could have been much better.
True, some of the songs are very different, often better than the album version. 'Modern Time Rock n' Roll' has been wonderfuly performed, and an excellent though slightly misplaced guitar solo was added. 'Keep Yourself Alive' is slightly heavier than the album version, as is 'Liar' - which makes this already superb song even better (although Freddie seems to have some sort of trouble with his microphone...) Most of all, the heavy rocker 'Son and Daughter' was extended by four minutes of guitar jamming. The riffs there will seem familiar to most Queen fans from 'Brighton Rock', but in fact they originate even earlier than this recording, to the Smile song 'Blag'.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant early live session, although it warrants at least another disc' s worth of material, possibly 2. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Barber
The eight tracks here were recorded in 1973, four of them before the release of Queen’s debut album in July of that year. The first four - My Fairy King (4. Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2014 by Regor
very early Queen, more interesting as a rarity than for the tracks on the albumPublished on 29 Sept. 2014 by Ant Newson
These are songs recorded in 1973 at the BBC studio's and are all available on Queen's debut Album 'Queen' except 'Ogre Battle ' which appears on 'Queen II'. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2013 by Gary Selikow
This version of queen at the BBC is a USA import.
It has exactly the same tracks as the UK version.
one for the queen collectors ?