I/II/SHA - they were still learning how to use the studio. II and SHA are actually pretty sloppy in some places.
ANATO/ADATR - their best-produced early albums
NOTW - runner-up
Jazz - is that a snare drum or a shoe box?
Game - best-produced album of the 80s. Mack is the man.
Flash - does this count? The title track's drums are practically missing (but not in the karaoke version!)
Hot Space/Works/Magic - 80s stuff, not bad... Machines, One Vision, and Princes are the best-produced tracks
Miracle - runner-up to The Game
Innuendo - excellent production
MIH - excellent again
There are a few songs I would have slightly redone, and here I'll explain why. Queen's music was often so heavily over-dubbed that certain transitions in the sound spectrum were so drastic that the result was a clicking sound (does that make sense?). Only very sensitive and attentive ears can hear this, preferably in headphones. Examples:
Brighton Rock - two bars before the bass returns after the long guitar solo, as Brian's harmonies enter
Lily Of The Valley - again, when Brian's harmonies enter, on "tell"
It's A Hard Life - during the solo, again, right when Brian's harmonies come in
Made In Heaven - at the end of the song, each B-E chord pattern has a huge digital click on the B chord
All four examples are of Brian's harmonies. But when you have 5-10+ guitar tracks happening at once, a smooth edit may not be possible.
"The more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you." -- Dan Lampinskihttp://www.queenlive.ca