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Posted: 31 Aug 04, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just curious if anyone had a specific album they would recommend as a first for someone who's only heard Queen music through a tape of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and only the songs 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Love of My Life', and 'We are the Champions', at that.
I've been semi-introduced to Queen through a friend, but have never been able to really listen to any of the music...
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Posted: 31 Aug 04, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

G'day.

I'd try Jazz, News of the World, A Day at the Races and Innuendo.

That's my suggestion any way.

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Posted: 31 Aug 04, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Night At The Opera is a great place to start, especially if you already like Bohemian Rhapsody and Love Of My Life. It's got a lot of versatility on there, as well as some of their more noticeable hits.


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Posted: 31 Aug 04, 23:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely 'A Day At The Races' and 'A Night At The Opera', although starting with 'Greatest Hits' is a good idea as well.


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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 00:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ADATR is one of those perfectly executed albums. Right up there with some of the beatle's finest.

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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Option 1:Queen Greatest Hits (1) 1981

Option 2: Sheer Heart Attack 1974 ,versatile, really varied musically (pop, hard, heavy..), good arrangements, good melodies, a great album


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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Option 1:Queen Greatest Hits (1) 1981

Option 2: Sheer Heart Attack 1974 ,versatile, really varied musically (pop, hard, heavy..), good arrangements, good melodies, a great album



And as the seasons turn the days to years

She holds her pictures, hears the silent cheers

The days grow lonely for the dancing Queen

And now she dances only in her dreams...









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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Get "The Platinum Collection".

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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

Get "The Platinum Collection".


It would drive him bankrupt!!!

;0)

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try with Greatest Hits I (1980), Greatest Hits II (1991) and Greatest Hits III (2000), though the latter has also some crap songs in it (Another One Bites The Dust + Wyclef Jean).

But my opinion would be to start with A Night At The Opera (1975), it was the album that conquered my heart and I don't think I could have fallen so desperately in love with any other album by then. Anyway, if you like BoRhap and Love Of My Life, this is the right album for you.

Next, you could listen to Jazz (1978), Sheer Heart Attack (1974)... and the rest.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II!!!!


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks to everyone who suggested an album for me - I will be 'going shopping' this weekend, and appreciate all of the help!

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 21:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would reconmend Greatest Hits 1-3 so you can get a good taste of the variaty of QUEEN songs through the years. After that just randomly picked QUEEN cd's to buy.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd go for A Day at the Races


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jorge wrote:

Option 1:Queen Greatest Hits (1) 1981

Option 2: Sheer Heart Attack 1974 ,versatile, really varied musically (pop, hard, heavy..), good arrangements, good melodies, a great album


Very good suggestion. SHA is grand, ANATO is perfect for starting -- but compilations like GH1 and whatnot are good for more basic introduction to the all-around nature of Queen. :)


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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Id love to hear them do Dead On Time.


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