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QUEEN

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frippertronik
5 stars this is my favourite queen album. the work of brian may on the guitar is just amazing, he creates an incredible sound superposing layers and layers of guitars obtaining an orchestral sound. the another remarkable aspect of this album and really of all queen's works, are the incredible choral arrangements, led by the incomparable freddy mercury's voice. the first track is keep yourself alive, a poweful song composed by brian may, it begin with a great introduction of guitar and then freddy's voice appears. the best moment of the song is in the middle, when roger makes an amazing drum solo. the second song is doing all right, it was composed by may and staffell in the times of smile. the song starts with freddy singing and playing the piano. then appears the other instruments. little by little the song begins to sound more loudly, untill may explodes with a powerful and distortioned riff. great king rat is one of the bests queen's songs ever. the changes of times, the incredible brian may solo, the lyrics, the deep and dark voice of freddy, and the melody, all is perfect, everything. my fairy king is one of my favourites too, it begins with a brian may guitar solo that finish with a scream of roger taylor (i suppouse). late only stay the piano and the sharp and sweet voice of freddy singing a beauty melody that says "in the land where horses born with eagle wings...", often, comes a lot of incredible choral arrangements that ends with another scream of roger, the song turns to the heavy and late finish with freddy singing and playing the piano again. this song changes all the time and never repeat the previous parts. very prog, very great!!! liar is a heavy heavy song. it begins with palms and drums and then follow with a heavy guitar riff. the song changes a lot of times, for moments is delicate and for moments is agressive. a very good work of taylor in drums and many brilliant moments of deacon. an excelent song. the night comes down is a quiet and nice piece that begins with a great bass introduction and finished at the same way joining this song with the next, modern times rock n' roll, a rocker and fast song, it seems like if they were playing it in fast forward. nothing more to say. son and daughter is a very heavy song, simple structure, simple time 4/4 but with many good arrangements. nothing complex but a good song too. jesus, a very powerful song, or in other words a sheer heart attack, the sound of brian may's guitar is the sound of heaven (jesus=heaven, its all that i learned in the school), the guitar solo is amazing, one of the bests moments in the album. at the last, seven seas of rhye, this is not the famous version with lyrics, it's a short instrumental version. a beginning of a great song and a finish for a great album.
frippertronik | 5/5 |

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