Queen At The BBC Import
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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.
This is done beautifully: clear and crisp in stereo ('Keep Yourself Alive sounds particularly amazing on stereo) taking you back to Queen's beginning with some of their best (and sadly underrated ) music ever -it sounds superb.
The full range of Freddy Mercury's voice (you can hear clearly his training as an opera singer especially in the beautiful 'My Fairy King' and 'Doin Alright') ,the instrumental genius of the band -its all here .
You need this album to truly appreciate Queen.One of my all-time favourites.I wish I could give it 10 stars.
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.
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Brilliant early live session, although it warrants at least another disc' s worth of material, possibly 2. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Barber
very early Queen, more interesting as a rarity than for the tracks on the albumPublished 22 months ago by Ant Newson
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 ?
This was supposed to be Part 1 of the BBC Sessions CDs, but it looks like we'll have to wait for the Queen Box Set to come out before we hear the other sessions. Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2004 by P. Taylor