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3 stars Well, I like parts of this album. However the first half is mostly pop garbage filler, except for Friends will be friends, which is still pop, but its better. However this album is not prog in any way. The second half dominates. All these songs were used as the Soundtrack to Highlander, a movie about immortals who can only die by having their heads chopped off. So anyway, Who Wants to live forever is a great emotional song (which Brian May sings part of). Then comes Gimme the Prize, a terrific heavy metal song with great lyrics and vocals, and guitar riffs and such. Don't Lose Your head is the worst of the Highlander songs, but it is still pretty good. Now Princes of the Universe. This song has always had a special place in my heart. See, when my family got together to film a really cheaply made fantasy movie, we used this song as the credits. This songs dominates. Great vocals from all around, great riffs, great everything. Forever, an instrumental conclusion to WHo Wants to Live forever, closes the album in fine style.

So this album is pretty good if you're a Queen fan (you might even like the pop of the first half). If you're not, it will be hard to get into, but either way, its the second half (The Highlander song [great movie by the way]) that you're getting this for. Highlights are: Who wants to Live forever, Gimme the Prize, Princes ot the Universe, and Friends will be Friends. However, Don't Lose Your head and forever are also good.

| 3/5 |


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