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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys, im a newish fan of Queen, and have asked people what is best to get, but ive been swamped with heaps! So, what do you guys recommend for someone who wants the best of Queen (greatest hits not included) eg. cds. dvds, etc

Thx,
Amy


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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenpicturehall.com/albums/qothertuq20box.shtml

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome to Queenzone Amy !!! :)


sorry for my bad english...

Keep QUEEN alive, yeah :-)



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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen 2, best album ever...


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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, queen II. and A night at the opera and a day at the races.


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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there are a number of different ways to view this - and a number of possible answers.

If I were starting out - I'd go back to the beginning...start with the first album (Queen)and work your way up. That way you can hear how their styles changed and evolved.

Otherwise I'd go with anything from the 70's...perhaps start with the middle...A Night at the Opera, A Day at The Races (1975/76 - get these first !) and work 'out/either side' from that...move to Sheer Heart Attack (1974), then News of the World (1977)...then if you like what you hear - tackle Queen II (1974).

For the non-fans or newbies - I think Queen II might be a bit overwhelming at first - if you're looking for more mainstream stuff first. The other albums have more 'hits' than Queen II (aside from Seven Seas of Rhye).

This may be a little bit of a criss-cross pattern but Queen II should be enjoyed and perhaps might be better to hear the other stuff first ?? Perhaps that sounds odd - I don't think so however.

Thoughts ?

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd start with Hot Space right off the bat. Then go backwards and listen to The Game, Jazz, News, Races, Opera, etc.

Avoid the Made In Heaven - Feel Sad for Freddie altogether.

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My first two Queen albums after GH1 were Hot Space and A day at the Races. By listening to these you'd get the far most sides from the Queen spectrum and you won't even believe they are the same band. Throw in songs with japanese and spanish lyrics, Brian's best rocker (TYMD), Roger's best track IMHO (Drowse), a UK #1 Hit (UP) and some of Freddie's best compositions (STL, MW) and you're in for a treat.

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

start at the beginning and work your way through.with the exception of news of the world.save the best till last

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that didnt look right when posted lol.save news of the world till last.

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

galashiels wrote:

that didnt look right when posted lol.save news of the world till last.


You're gonna make her sit thru Ming's Theme? That's cruel.




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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you saying ming is minging lol.o and by the way,when listening to news of the world.save .it's late for the very last track to listen to

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WELCOME.....
And hope some these posters are not to cruel!
My best bet for listening to Queen is SHEER HEART ATTACK CD, if not, then A KIND OF MAGIC........

good luck and welcome!




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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DVDs... Go Wembly '86, and Live Aid if you havn't seen them. Brilant stuff.

As for c.ds... Jazz is fun, A Night At The Opera, and Innuendo.

My thoughts, anyways...And welcome to the zone. Good to see a new face here, my darling. (P.S- Maybe read some of the other posts, before taking anything that anyony says seriously. LOL.)


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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello and welcome Amy.

I'd say start with Queen II, A Night at the Opera, A Day At The Races and The Game for early Queen and Innuendo for later Queen.

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Posted: 12 Nov 07, 22:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd start with A Night at the Opera, then Sheer Heart Attack. For me, these two albums represent what's best about Queen. After that, I'd go with whatever your hunch is. One caveat though: leave Queen II for later. It's a very complex, and sometimes unpolished or not fully developed, record.

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Posted: 13 Nov 07, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanx heaps guys! I didnt expect this many replies! By the way, today i went out and bought myself 2 Queen albums.. The Works and Sheer Heart Attack. And from what i've heard, they are awesome! I mean its strangle, The Works was released 10 years before i was born, yet i like it better than and of the Top 40 hits! Also, i was just wondering if any one knows how Queen came up with the idea of the cover for Sheer Heart Attack...when i first saw it i didnt really know what to think!

Best wishes,
Amy =)


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Posted: 13 Nov 07, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John says "thanks!"