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Posted: 18 May 11, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know this subject has probably been done to death before but I am at work, it's lunchtime and I am bored and I like other fans 'lists' so what would make up your perfect Queen album. Taking a lead from GH1 and GH2 choose 17 tracks and try and make the album flow. I really like Dancer as a track and it would probably feature in my top 10 tracks but I just don't think it would work shoved on an album in between The March of the Black Queen and Liar but then you could always argue you have an eclectic mix of queen songs but I will leave that to you.

Mine album would be

1. Princes of the Universe (I love the start of the song, full blast makes you just want to jump up and sing)
2. Father to Son
3. I was Born to Love You (MIH version, it is a Queen album after all)
4. The Prophets Song
5. You Take My Breath Away
6. Liar
7. Don't Stop Me Now (who cannot listen to this and not have a smile on their face?)
8. The March of the Black Queen (quite simply THE greatest song of all time in my humble opinion)
9. Seaside Rendezvous
10. Need Your Loving Tonight
11. Teo Torriatte
12. See What a Fool I've Been (BBC session 2011 remix)
13. It's Late (this song got me into Queen so it will always be special)
14. Somebody to Love
15. Bohemian Rhapsody (has to be there doesn't it?)
16. Was it all Worth it?
17 The Show Must Go On

Extra Bonus Track........... Dancer (couldn't resist)

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Posted: 18 May 11, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For Me my 17

Dont Stop Me Now
Your My Best Friend
Killer Queen
Need your loving tonight (am a big fan of this)
Under Pressure
I Want to Break Free
BOhemian Rhapsody
Somebody to Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
We Are The Champions
You take my breath away
Stone Cold Crazy
Its A Hard Life
Another One Bites The Dust
Radio Gaga
The Show Must Go On
These are the days of our lives

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Posted: 19 May 11, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool thread.  Nice idea.

OK...

- One Vision
- Killer Queen
- Somebody To Love
- Radio Ga Ga
- Another One Bites The Dust
- I Want It All
- Friends Will Be Friends
- Scandal
- Play The Game
- Tie Your Mother Down
- Too Much Love Will Kill You
- Under Pressure
- Innuendo
- Flash
- We Are The Champions
- The Show Must Go On
- Bohemian Rhapsody


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Posted: 19 May 11, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather list a perfect version of a "real" album, as the different periods have different sound, production styles and so on, to me mixing songs from 73 to 91 would'nt make a cohesive album. (only IMO)

So here's my dream-version of The Miracle (because I think that album is a lost Opportunity):

Party (no loops, real dums)
Kashoggi's Ship
The Miracle (Piano instead of String-accompaniment)
I want it all
Invisible man
Chinese Torture (as an experimental closer to one side of a classic vinyl-album)

Breakthrough
Scandal
I guess we're falling out (as a relaxed, "pop-ish" counterpoint to the 2 rather dramatic songs before and after)
Hang on in there (what a shame this was only the B-Side to IWIA - one of my all-time faves)
Stealin' (a "breather" as Freddie described MBDM, but it's raw, not programmed, spontaneous. Love it)
Was it all worth it

And RMF, MBDM, MLHBS would have made nice B-Sides. But for the album I always thought the're just substandard lyrically and in terms of arrangement.


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Posted: 20 May 11, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here goes:

1. A Kind Of Magic
2. I Want To Break Free
3. Back Chat
4. Hammer To Fall
5. Staying Power
6. Princes Of The Universe

1. Radio Ga Ga
2. Put Out The Fire
3. Who Wants To Live Forever
4. Under Pressure
5. One Vision

It may sound like an 80s greatest hits - but they're strong songs and Queen had very weak "album songs" during this period.. especially on AKOM.... So if I had to sum up the 80s after the Game/Flash in one 10 track album - that would be it - also sounds cohesive... had to leave out the Miracle since his voice is significantly different... think that became apparent around Heaven For Everyone/Barcelona (very subtle) and moreso on In My Defence... methinks he stopped smoking soon after he learned he was HIV positive... the lack of smoking caused him to lose his raspiness - thus giving him a nasally sounding vocal becoming incredibly obvious right after the first beats of Party off the Miracle

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Posted: 20 May 11, 00:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Breakthru
2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
3. Headlong
4. Heaven For Everyone
5. Innuendo

1. I Want It All
2. The Miracle
3. Too Much Love Will Kill You
4. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
5. The Show Must Go On
6. A Winter's Tale

For the 87-91 period

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Posted: 20 May 11, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The whole of Queen 2 and Deep Cuts Vol. 1

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Posted: 20 May 11, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say this would be the perfect twelve-track album (not the best twelve songs in their catalogue, but the twelve songs that work perfectly together in that order):

1. Death on Two Legs: I mean, what an opener!
2. Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon: Great contrast.
3. I'm in Love with My Car: One of Roger's best compositions and vocal performances. Great backing track too.
4. You're My Best Friend: A Deacy classic, perfect harmonies, gorgeous guitar solo.
5. '39: IMO, the best Queen song ever.
6. Sweet Lady: Wonderful contrast, wonderful drumming, great guitars especially in the outro.
7. Seaside Rendezvous: Building such a mini-orchestra out of just voices ... wow!
8. The Prophet's Song: Should've been titled The Perfect Song.
9. Love of My Life: One of the best ballads ever written. Wonderful in all aspects.
10. Good Company: All of that huge brass and woodwind section coming from just guitars ... wow"
11. Bohemian Rhapsody: Such a masterpiece. It's a cliché for a reason.
12. God Save the Queen: What a way to follow their magnum opus!

I wonder if anybody else has heard those twelve tracks in order...


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Posted: 20 May 11, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Sebastian wrote: I'd say this would be the perfect twelve-track album (not the best twelve songs in their catalogue, but the twelve songs that work perfectly together in that order):

1. Death on Two Legs: I mean, what an opener!
2. Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon: Great contrast.
3. I'm in Love with My Car: One of Roger's best compositions and vocal performances. Great backing track too.
4. You're My Best Friend: A Deacy classic, perfect harmonies, gorgeous guitar solo.
5. '39: IMO, the best Queen song ever.
6. Sweet Lady: Wonderful contrast, wonderful drumming, great guitars especially in the outro.
7. Seaside Rendezvous: Building such a mini-orchestra out of just voices ... wow!
8. The Prophet's Song: Should've been titled The Perfect Song.
9. Love of My Life: One of the best ballads ever written. Wonderful in all aspects.
10. Good Company: All of that huge brass and woodwind section coming from just guitars ... wow"
11. Bohemian Rhapsody: Such a masterpiece. It's a cliché for a reason.
12. God Save the Queen: What a way to follow their magnum opus!

I wonder if anybody else has heard those twelve tracks in order...
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very original structure - I think I'd give it 3 stars out of 5 actually - good try ;-)

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Posted: 21 May 11, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My perfect Queen album:

1. Procession/Father To Son
2. Play The Game
3. Princes Of The Universe
4. Ride The Wild Wind
5. Made In Heaven
6. Somebody To Love
7. Liar
8. Life Is Real
9. Innuendo
10. Don't Stop Me Now
11. It's Late
12. Is This The World We Created...?
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
14. Mad The Swine
15. Bohemian Rhapsody
16. Was It All Worth It
17. Show Must Go On
18. The Hero

They're in no particular order, just the ones that came first to my mind.


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Posted: 23 May 11, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well from what I can recollect, this post has been on this thread before. But nontheless I will give out my two cents.

In my humble opinion all their albums are amazing, but I will agree their are alot of cookie cutters and song fillers.
So for the first album I believe instead of maybe Jesus, the underrated gem Hangman could have transitioned into modern times rock n, roll. As it did once in a Milwauke 1976 where after Freddie screams the line "you gonna come watch me die",   It reverberates off Roger's  fast paced drumming as modern times rock n, roll starts. The perfect contrast from the music Queen were gradually transitioning into. Another observation is how the drumming after Great king Rat sounds alot like the beginning of Liar, but apparently it's the migration of Mad the swine. If they could put a direct refference to Jesus christ himself in their album, I think they could have added a song about a pig saviour who has come to earth to tell his disciples what he has done for them [or some outrageous drivel like that].

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Posted: 24 May 11, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo
Bohemian Rhapsody
March Of The Black Queen
It's A Hard Life (12")
Heaven For Everyone
Scandal
Save Me
My Melancholy Blues
White Queen (As It Began...)
Long Away
Love Of My Life
Somebody To Love
Who Needs You
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Made In Heaven
A Kind Of Magic
Breakthru
Mother Love

* Would perhaps shelve Who Needs You or MIH to incoporate No-one But You....


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