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QUEEN

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars A royal debut

This, Queen's first album, kick starts Queen's long career. And as a big fan of the band, owning all their albums, this first one is very highly regarded. It bears the same kind of relation to Queen II as A Day At The Races does to A Night At The Opera. While Queen II and A Night At The Opera are full blown masterpieces, Queen and A Day At The Races are similar to these albums in style, but not quite up to par with these in quality. Still Queen is a very good album.

It is clear to see already here that Queen would become something big, very soon. But with this album they are not quite there yet. Seven Seas Of Rhye is a case in point. Here it is an instrumental, but it would resurface on Queen II as a full song. Queen is rougher in its sound and the studio technique that would strongly leave its mark on songs like Bohemian Rhapsody is still far away. Queen also rocks a bit harder and has no commercial songs like You're My Best Friend or Killer Queen.

Highly recommended, but only after you hear Queen II and A Night At The Opera.

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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