I actually haven't listened to Queen in a while, but I decided to get back into them. I only have Innuendo and The Game though, but I'm also looking forward to get more Queen albums. I can't say that I've really gotten into any of the Queen + Paul Rodgers discography though. =/
I love Queen, their album catalogue is so dense and rewarding yet they were completely untouchable as a live band. The Paul Rodgers stuff was okay, they didn't ruin the legacy or anything as some people may contend. There's just no way you can ever top that amazing run with Freddie.
Best band ever.
And I'm glad the old b-sides are all reissued, albeit in an expensive package, because some of Queen's best are the weird little tracks hidden away on obscure 7"
Agreed. This one's one of my favourite Roger Taylor songs, and it lingered in relative obscurity until the excellent deluxe 2-disc reissue of The Game:
The queen bootleg royal rarities is full of some stuff that's still not on the reissues, some weird 12" remixes
First CD I ever bought for myself was Live at Wembley '86. I started to listen to them on LP's. I was fascinated by the News of the World Cover. We had Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races and News of the World in the house on LP. I remember the first time I listened to 'You take my breath away'. Still one of my favorite songs. But, yeah, so many great songs in their catalogue.
As you may recall from the Queen thread in the old ETS, I have the biggest Queen boner, muahahahahahaa, because I saw them twice back in "the day," including standing about 6 feet in front of Freddie Mercury during the whole encore at this show:
For this tour:
Very jealous - I've seen Queen+PR twice (and Brian May live a few times in various circumstances), but without Freddie it's just not the same =(.
Man, I wish Deacon would come out of retirement
I took a little while to make an actual response to your post, but I completely agree with you here. I also didn't mean to say that the Paul Rodgers stuff was horrible or a travesty by any means either. You just basically said it far better than I ever could. I'd also agree with you on the rewarding part as well. I've only heard several other Queen songs on YouTube and I'm compelled to get as many Queen albums as I can.
Originally Posted by botley
I could've sworn that I've seen you post a picture of your actual ticket to a Queen concert. Was that the same exact concert you were referring to?
Originally Posted by allegro
Last edited by Kris; 01-13-2012 at 09:25 PM.
Yup, still have both Queen ticket stubs. I've saved most stubs, have a collection.
That above-referenced Queen show was my little brother's first rock concert. My best friend and I took him, but we got him so high, he SLEPT through a lot of it.
Last edited by allegro; 01-14-2012 at 08:45 AM.
Only came to browse and ended up in this thread for two hours watching the concert vids (thanks for sharing 'em!)
I got the 2011 remaster of A Night At The Opera last week and it sounds wonderful, it still remains in my top 10 favorite albums of all time. I must say i was disappointed with the packaging and the bonus CD. It really should have come with a DVD instead. Still, the audio is superb and i'll be getting Sheer Heart Attack next.
This is one band that you could pull any album from, play it for me from the starting track to the final and I'd listen to it all the way through.
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