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Queen At The BBC Import

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  • Audio CD (5 April 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hollywood
  • ASIN: B000000ODP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,937 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. My Fairy King
  2. Keep Yourself Alive
  3. Doin' Alright
  4. Liar
  5. Ogre Battle
  6. Great King Rat
  7. Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll
  8. Son and Daughter

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Format: Audio CD
Simply put, this is Queen laid bare. This is a surprisingly fresh sounding compilation of tracks recorded live for the BBC in the very early 70's, before Queen made the breakthru to commercial success. Queen were, in their early years, constantly criticised for over producing and relying on studio gimmicks to make the songs work, 30 years later this CD raises a gracious 2 fingers at those critics and proves that beneath the "Queen Sound" was one of the finest rock and roll bands the world has ever and will ever see.
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!
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Nothing wrong with the songs presented on this album, except that they're just a small view of the five or so sessions of Queen music that are actually gathering dust in the BBC archives. What we have here are songs from the first two sessions which (with the exception of "Ogre Battle") is basically a re-working of the first album ("Queen").
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!
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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 (4.06), Keep Yourself Alive (3.47), Doin’ Alright (4.11) and Liar (6.28) - were recorded in February 1973 and the other four - Ogre Battle (3.56), Great King Rat (5.57) Modern Times Rock ’n Roll (2.00) and Son and Daughter (7.08) - were recorded in December. The first three tracks are very similar to those that would appear on the first Queen album (although the guitar on Doin’ Alright has far less punch on the BBC recording). Liar, though, cuts loose and is very good. The four tracks recorded in December are all excellent and add quite a bit to the songs that appear on the band’s official releases. But then the December recording would have been just ahead of the tour that saw Queen play at the Rainbow theatre in March of 1974, and what an amazing concert that was. Just as with the Rainbow concerts, that saw the band move up a gear between March to November, so these BBC recordings see them accelerate from February to December. They must have known how good they were, and when I listen to both this album and the two Rainbow concerts in 1974 I get a strong sense of Queen’s growing confidence and swagger, and the four musicians’ dawning realisation that they are destined for the big time.
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This CD is a must for all Queen fans.Recorded in 1973 for a BBC series, it displays Queen in their early days before they had a recording contract.There are 8 tracks on the album which are found on their first 2 albums, Queen 1&2.
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.
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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'.
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.
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This early recording by Queen in early 1973 is fascinating to listen to, it showcases their unbelievable talent before anybody knew them. Anyone who heard this performance at the time must have been excited by what they were hearing, brians hard edged, jimmy page-esque guitar sound and fantastic high-pitched vocals by freddie. Queen were heavily criticised for trying to be Led Zeppelin, i wonder, what on earth is so bad about that? Who better to have as a hard rock influence than the genius of Zeppelin.
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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