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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love News of the World, so many put albums like Sheer Heart Attack and stuff before it but besides WWRY/Champions it had so many wonderful songs, It's late is personally one of my all time favourites, All dead, All dead is such a beautiful song, and Spread your Wings is chilling how beautiful. There is a bit of nonsense in there (Sheer Heart, Fight from the, Sleeping) but even with Get down, make love the rock part is cool, and Who needs you a wonderful songs. And lets not forget My Melancholy Blues, which is my favorite song ever! I think this Album deserves WAY more credit!


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lots of treasures in there which I didn't
recognized when I listened to the cd for the
first time!


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

apart from the first two songs is a really awesome album.i like it very much.it's late is one of my favourite queen songs ever

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I only skip WATC / WWRY...
The rest is great. Can't understand why ppl don't like "Get Down Make Love" so much- there are much worse Queen tracks out there...

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think some queen songs have parallels to some beatles songs - and it's usually THESE queen songs that are least liked - possibly beacuse they don't sound too original

if you remove the "indulgent" middle of GDML
the rest of the mood and feel of the song is similar to Come Together


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's not funky at all!!! it's somewhere between
blues and electro-rock (a la kraftwerk)


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This along w/ The Game were the first two Queen recordes I got. They were for my 13th B-day. So these two will always have a special place in my heart. This is what got the fire's burning that haven't begun to die out after 23 years. And for the record, being a huge Sinatra fan as well, I would have loved to hear Frank sing My Meloncholy Blues. It was right up his alley. He referred to this style song as Saloon Songs.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was the second legitimate Queen album I ever got in April of 1992. This is what I wrote from another review source. The album opens with the one-two punch of the #4 charting We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions. The former was written by guitarist Brian May and is known for its stomp-stomp-clap beat and rally cry. The latter was frontman Freddie Mercury's victory cry which has become a victory song. Next, is drummer Roger Taylor's punk-sounding Sheer Heart Attack. The song was as punk as Queen ever got and Roger plays drums, bass and rhythm guitar on this track. Brian's All Dead, All Dead is a soft beautiful ballad sung by Brian with Freddie on backing vocals. Bass player John Deacon's Spread Your Wings follows and is a mellow hard rocker about one not giving up on his dreams. Fight From The Inside is another heavy rocker sung and written by Roger(whom also played guitar and bass on the track and did all the vocals on this track). The lyrically dirty Get Down Make Love kicks off the second half and is one of the few blatant sexual anthems that Freddie wrote with raunchy guitar playing by Brian. Brian steps out in front on Sleeping On The Sidewalk which is a bluesy shuffle track with some great guitar work and was recorded without overdubs(save Brian's harmony vocals). John's Who Needs You is another great track with Freddie's elegant vocals and featuring Brian and John on acoustic guitars. Brian's It's Late is almost in the same vein as some of the epics they wrote in the past, but alot heavier and not strange. The ending is great as Roger goes into this insane Bonham/Peart like drumming, if not better. It was released as a heavily edited single in the US and flopped but the song kicks ass. The lyrically depressing but superb My Melancholy Blues is an all-out jazz song featuring Freddie's sorrowful vocals which is a great song for those whom have had either broken hearts or bad days. This album peaked at #3 in the US and sold over 4 million in the US alone to date because of the songs and not the personalities in the band. This album is highly recommended!



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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love News of the World!


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

news is a great album, how can anyone complain of that album. After the first five albums news of the world is problably their best.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there,

I'm new here at Queenzone, but I've been following you guys for a long time.

I have to say, NOTW is my favourite album. It has his very own sound I think. I love "It's Late", especially the fast part in the middle. And "My Melancholy Blues" following, such a nice piece of work by Freddie.

I Love it!

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree: News of the World is quite wonderful! I didn't really like it very much when I first got it - I considered exchanging it for something else for a bit - but it really has grown on me since. All Dead, All Dead is probably one of my favourite songs right now, and I love Spread Your Wings and It's Late.

To be honest, Get Down Make Love is one of my least favourite songs...but that's more because of the lyrics than anything else...it's hard for me to enjoy a song when I'm terribly embarrassed by the words!

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love NOTW. I think it's really a great album. "Spread Your Wings," "It's Late," and "My Melancholy Blues" are probably my favorite songs on the album. I tend to skip WWRY and WATC, because I think they get overplayed.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NOTW is great. Spread Your Wings is such a beautiful song.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Favourite Queen Live Song Is Sheer Heart Attack From Houston Texas, December, 1977. This Song Is From "The News Of The World".










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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE that album.. the first song on side 2 was awesome LIVE. the vinyl version is great.. but live is where it took a WHOLE new meaning... of course I am talking about GDML...(Get Down, Make Love for those that can't understand abbvs) The first "Album" I got was Live Killers.. it was so close to what I had seen, but the Game was second, although I had bought a LOT of the Another One Bites The Dust 45's (7" for the UK ppl)


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

News of the World is one of my favorite albums. I think because We Will Rock You and We are the Champions is on this album gives off the impression that the other songs are just the same. I personally love those two songs, but I can understand where one might see that because of the cliche they have grown into. Anyway...before I get off topic, I would say that I agree with you. News of the World is seriously overlooked. Maybe not by Queen fans such as ourselves, but by most of the public and the critical music world. Besides the irony of the two "most beloved sports anthems", the other songs are just as great, if not, better.

However.....I feel this way about all of Queen's albums. Never truly, as some would say, 'up to par' with the American public and music aficionados, but spectacular as we all know.




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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what do music critics know, they think kurt cobain was a genious. If they knew so much about music they wouldn't be writing about it they would be playing it.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point....

I'm sick of who they think are musical geniuses and what not. Oh, and the deal with Kurt Kobain? Horseshit. Kurt Kobain has nothing on the work that Queen and it's members have produced.

cheers.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I said before, NOTW is my favourite Queen-album. But still, there are some points in the album I don't like so much. For example the ending of "Sheer Heart Attack" and the ending of the 'solo' in "Get Down, Make Love".

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