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Posted: 19 May 17, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Revisited this album recently, Excellent record this was. Aged really well. I wonder how this album never took off like their earlier stuff. Especially after freddie died. List your top 5 from this album, Mine are The Show Must Go On, Innuendo, These are The Days, Slightly Mad and Don't Try So Hard. Almost every song on this was good.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is up with their earlier creative phase. Very beautiful crafted album.

Innuendo
Don't try so hard
Ride the wild wind
Bijou
Hitman

Very difficult to choose. It is in top 3 Queen albums.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is up with their earlier creative phase. Very beautiful crafted album.

Innuendo
Don't try so hard
Ride the wild wind
Bijou
Hitman

Very difficult to choose. It is in my top 3 Queen albums.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, but Delilah, The Hitman and Slightly Mad absolutely ruin it for me.......

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Posted: 19 May 17, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why why why. ..Delilah?
My my my. ...Delilah





Bijou
Ride the wild wind
Tatdool
slightly mad
Delilah

(*the preferences for top 5 on any Queen album always fluctuate by mood; in this instance it's songs i haven't heard a million times and still adore and appreciate, the above all make me laugh or smile or reflect)


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Posted: 19 May 17, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dudeofqueen wrote:

Sorry, but Delilah, The Hitman and Slightly Mad absolutely ruin it for me.......


I agree Dililah and Hitman was the weak spot on an otherwise great album. Maybe not with their first 6 albums, but on the next level of good Queen albums. Slightly Mad is one of my favorites by the way.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, Delilah was not a good song. I get why they indulged Freddie, but still, arguably their worst track overall. Hitman was never a favorite either. Especially for being such a rocker. I never liked the breakdown where the synths took over just before the solo. (Is that where it comes in? I haven't listened to it in sometime)
But:
Innuendo
Headlong
Don't Try So Hard
These are the Days
My favorites from this album.


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Posted: 19 May 17, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great album. Never took off? Not sure, 2 weeks at no. 1 in the UK and as far as I remember very good sales around Europe. Remember, Queen were veterans at this stage, but it certainly wasn't a flop. Besides, the album was released early in 1991, so by the time Freddie died, the general public already had Greatest Hits II to buy and as you might now, they absolutely went for it, making it the 10th best selling record ever in the UK. Best tracks? Innuendo, Slightly Mad, Don't Try So Hard, Ride the Wild Wind, Days of Our Lives, Bijou, The Show Must Go On.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those are my favorites as well, I'm really talking about the States more than Europe. Queen albums always did well over there and Innuendo topped the charts in the UK. The Show Must Go On is now considered a classic over there as well. I'm really wondering how this album never took off in the States. Perhaps if they went on tour to promote it it would have done much better. 1991 was before grunge exploded on the scene.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IGSM
RTWW
TSMGO

I really struggle with this album. It's a winter album. Cold artwork and cold sound - totally at odds with the summer vibe of The Miracle. I can't hear TDOOL now for obvious reasons. Was happy that it did well but was somewhat over Queen by that point in my life.

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Posted: 19 May 17, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 May 17, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 May 17, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 May 17, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me, Innuendo is just an average Queen album ... Good, but unspectacular ... Definitely not in my Top 6.

TatDoOL - Classic

ICLwY - Excellent
H - Excellent

RtWW - Very Good

Delilah - Good

DTSH - Somewhat Good
IGSM - Somewhat Good
I - Somewhat Good
tSMGo - Somewhat Good

tH - Fair
Bijou - Fair

AGP - Cringeworthy


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Posted: 20 May 17, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my least favourite albums.
1. Innuendo
2. Headlong
3. Days of our lives


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Posted: 20 May 17, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I know that I havn't been on Queenzone for a while. When I was a regular here Innuendo was a fan favorite. Now it seems less so. I'll still stand by my opinion that Innuendo was the first proper album they did since THE Game, and possibly their best since News Of The World, though Jazz and The Game are close In excellence for me. Hot Space to The Miracle were uneven. Like 4 or 5 good songs per album.

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Posted: 21 May 17, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Innuendo" deserved a 25th-anniversary special edition. Dr Bri and Rog missed a chance to boost its appeal a little bit. It does get some recognition though, occasionally from unlikely sources: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/queens-innuendo-remembering-freddie-mercurys-last-masterpiece-20160205 or http://ultimateclassicrock.com/queen-innuendo/

I think it's a very good album, Queen's best since NOTW, even though "The Game", "The Works" and "The Miracle" were also good in their own ways. But as you said, uneven. "Innuendo" was a long album too, which we mustn't forget considering the circumstances.

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Posted: 21 May 17, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think The Game is far better than Innuendo. If you take away the 'dying man with heroic determination' factor and just focus on the songs, Innuendo is still really good, but not *that* good.

Save Me, for instance, wasn't sung by an ailing fragile AIDS patient, but that doesn't change the fact it's an exceptional song - in my opinion, better than anything they did in the eighties and nineties.


John hated Hot Space. Fred's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 21 May 17, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is now very difficult to disassociate Innuendo from the context in which it was written. I recall upon its release, personally there was a lot to like: Innuendo (daft but wonderful middle bit), Slightly Mad won me straight away, Bijou is gorgeous, Days of Our Lives, poignant. The Show Must Go On is just awesome. I hated Delilah and All God's People. I liked the rockier numbers for what they provided.

Post Freddie's passing, his ability to muster the tone and power (when needed), the humour, and sheer guts to keep on going is still something to marvel. All kudos to the band too who, in different ways provided Freddie the sanctuary to continue to create music. I sometimes think that the one who also retreated from the song writing process for whatever reasons was John.

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Posted: 21 May 17, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I think The Game is far better than Innuendo. If you take away the 'dying man with heroic determination' factor and just focus on the songs, Innuendo is still really good, but not *that* good.

Save Me, for instance, wasn't sung by an ailing fragile AIDS patient, but that doesn't change the fact it's an exceptional song - in my opinion, better than anything they did in the eighties and nineties.

Some of those songs on side 2 of The Game that I disliked back in the day I like now. Rock It and coming soon grew on me over time. The last complete album they did until Innuendo. I also like Made In Heaven more than most of their 80's albums.