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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it just me or does the game album leave you wanting more to listen to? i often listen to the game and whilst there are some great songs on there and a new fresher queen sound i find it strange that the album finishes after 36 minutes!!.

Where as most of the other albums are 40 minutes+ the game is too short in my opinion, and i think they should have least put one more song or even two at 3 min lengths to cap off a brilliant album.

Does anyone else have a similar opinion or am i talking complete and utter utter bollocks.

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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two comments:

1. The band were working on two albums simultaneously ("The Game" and "Flash Gordon") so this could account for the shorter running time of the album.
2. If you want a 40-minute album then stick "A Human Body" after "Save Me" and there you go.

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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

Two comments:

1. The band were working on two albums simultaneously ("The Game" and "Flash Gordon") so this could account for the shorter running time of the album.
2. If you want a 40-minute album then stick "A Human Body" after "Save Me" and there you go.

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Bigv i would have loved to have that on the album somewhere on side1 but i would have to let you know that they finished the game in april 1980, then had to set up and tour america for 3 to 4 months that ended in sept 1980,only after that did they record 'flash gordon' and it took eight weeks to make and was released in dec1980.


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i stopped listening to this album...at the time (1980) i hated it ...then it grew on me...and yes there are soem great songs...but it feels hollow. it has the start of the (imo) horrible 80s sound.

also...it doesn't flow naturally, and feels like a load of songs rather than an album


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi brenski

I have also thought that but it hasn't bothered me but then again JAZZ is just as disjointed as the game.


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

i stopped listening to this album...at the time (1980) i hated it ...then it grew on me...and yes there are soem great songs...but it feels hollow. it has the start of the (imo) horrible 80s sound.

also...it doesn't flow naturally, and feels like a load of songs rather than an album


I completely agree. For me, its just not an album that I go back to all that often in the same manner as say, ANATO. No cohesion imo


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me it is a great collection of songs none of which I don't like but it does seem to be too short for a Queen album


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are 10 tracks on The Game, and there are 10 tracks on A Day at the Races, which is my favourite album.

I can't remember how long A Day at the Races is, but I don't think the length decide if an album is good or not. I probably don't answer your question, but .. .

By the way, I think it could be 9 songs on The Game, "Coming Soon" is the worst Queen-song in my opinion...


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree that the album seems a bit on the short change side but i dont agree that a human body should of been on it.for me that song should of been on fun in space instead.
isnt the works roughly the same length,but it doesnt seem like a short album?


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it works well as an album. It's diverse, it explores music styles that Queen had never tried before (nor should they again!), it had lovely harmonies and amazing guitar work. There were weak songs in terms of songwriting, but there were also some brilliant moments. And I agree that "Coming Soon" is a horrible song (as is "A Human Body"), but the album features one of Queen's most underrated tracks - "Sail Away Sweet Sister".

Overall, I like it. It's one of the albums I play the most.

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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my.

I remember the ladies having a fun time while I was playing my The Game cassette in my truck! Tons of ACTION! ;-) ... just a note, I could get more action with Hot Space than The Game or any other album!

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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't understand why people hate coming soon so much. It might not be thier best song but it is not crap at all. I can name more songs that are inferior to it. Don't try suicide is far worse than it. lus the notion that it is the the beginning of the crappy 80's sound is not right either. Sure this is the album that started the synths and had some disco new wave feel to it, but the small mixture of it works. Example is Rock It which rocks, no qustions asked. This is the type of sound they should have used on Hot Space, instead of the all out disco and mostly electronic sound. The works and AKOM just has terrible production. Re produce those and some songs that are weaker than the rest could be updated in a much better fashion

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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 02:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I don't understand why people hate coming soon so much. It might not be thier best song but it is not crap at all. I can name more songs that are inferior to it. Don't try suicide is far worse than it. lus the notion that it is the the beginning of the crappy 80's sound is not right either. Sure this is the album that started the synths and had some disco new wave feel to it, but the small mixture of it works. Example is Rock It which rocks, no qustions asked. This is the type of sound they should have used on Hot Space, instead of the all out disco and mostly electronic sound. The works and AKOM just has terrible production. Re produce those and some songs that are weaker than the rest could be updated in a much better fashion


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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I also enjoy cumming soon :)
But honestly, the game is too long. It's an album with only one really good song - AOBTD, the others are just average pop songs, which leave me no reason to listen to the album almost daily, like Live Killers or Opera. I mean the songs are not bad, but nothing special.

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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me "Save Me" makes up for 5 songs, I never get tired of it. It's one of the amazing songs I can come back to at any time.


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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

For me "Save Me" makes up for 5 songs, I never get tired of it. It's one of the amazing songs I can come back to at any time.


I vividly remember my mom yelling at me for playing nothing but "Save Me" one whole afternoon. I have to say that without Brian May's three songs this album would've died a slow and painful death.

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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


It is a short album - probably down to the style of being short, pop songs.




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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that album is too short imho(is that the one where they nearly killed each other while recording)

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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love The Game.

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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hence why IF and hopefully the Queen catelog will be released on Blu-Ray disc so that they can expand their studio l.p.s with more unreleased tracks, some alternative versions of songs, demos, outtakes, instrumentals, remixes, old filmed and audio interviews, new filmed interviews, and if they have any behind the scenes filming of their short films or in the studio...and full packaging too! (Not crappy paper packaging something that can be used without being worn out such as how any other regular c.d.s are done...ya know?) Imagine all of that like a "Classic Albums" d.v.d. on each release plus 5.1 surround sound. Dear God let this happen!