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QUEEN II

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hergest ridge
5 stars A record hidden or forgotten, but for me surely the greatest one by Queen : Queen II. It's really a masterpiece of progrock music : all is great! The short instrumental "Procession" naturally leads to the first highlight : "Father to Son", wich is followed by an other highlight : "White Queen". All the songs on the first side are from Brian May except the last one from Taylor. The second side is entirely Mercury. It contains at least two highlights : "Seven Seas of Rhye" and the marvellous "The March of the Black Queen" wich equals for me in genius and progressivity the future hit "Bohemian Rhapsody". The begin of one song can surprise a lot at the first listen : "Ogre Battle" but after two or three plays we understand that the music is perfect for the title. Songs with several voices as in some Yes records, a very energetic guitar game by Brian May, a great Mercury's voice and a bombastic and theatrical approach are other features of this masterpiece to listen absolutely!

hergest ridge | 5/5 |

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