Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jl151080, Aug 29, 2006.
Next up....Queen II
Another difficult choice, but it's 'The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke' for me.
I picked Ogre Battle, but I'd probably vote for the entire "side black" if I could.
Father to Son is my choice here. But again, difficult decision as another strong album.
Side 2 is the best Queen ever got, IMO.
I picked March of the Black Queen; Fairy Feller's is second.
I can't imagine how someone goes about composing songs like that. They blow me away in that regard.
March of the Black Queen.
I bought this album in 7th grade in 1984 for my birthday and stayed home from school the next day to listen to it alone. Something drew me to March of the Black Queen to play it first. Actually I started it at the end of Nevermore. This album scared the living hell out of me! It just plain sounded like the devil was in the room with me. I was creeped out but couldn't stop myself from repeating it. Brians guitars sounded like the trumpets of satan. Now it just sounds like good 70's rock. But to this 7th grader, it was the apocolypse. And a wonderful one at that. Between the creepy cover and the dark mythology in the lyrics, it was love at 1st spin.
I hate the fact you're making me choose my fave on my no contest favorite Queen album but "Father To Son" will have to be it."Funny How Love Is" has been playing in my head for no reason the last few weeks though for no apparent reason. Love this album from beginning to end.
Ogre Battle (hands down) - ferocious guitar work
Black Queen. It was a precursor for Bohemian Rhapsody, just less accessible. I love through-composed rock, which is something they abandoned after A Day at the Races. (Though come to think of it, Sheer Heart Attack doesn't have any real through-composed pieces.)
I also love the live medley they did with BoRap/KillerQueen/Black Queen/BoRap. Pity there was so little of Black Queen, but it's one of the few medleys that really worked. White Queen was also very good in concert.
What a great album. Their best in some ways.
My least favorite of the famous 8 LPs'. Ogre Battle and March of Black Queen are the only standouts on this LP, for me.
An easy choice. Father To Son, no doubt.
Although, Ogre Battle and Seven Seas Of Rhye are also great.
I love the first three songs blendding into each other and always think of them as a complete suite - much like the Abbey Road medley. Procession sets the mood and goes into Father to Son, which blends into White Queen perfectly. I chose White Queen, as I couldn't figure out which of those worked best for me. But Seven Seas of Rhye, Fairy Feller's, Ogre Battle and March of the Black Queen are all right up there. This didn't leave my turntable for months after I got it.
White Queen (As It Began)
This song almost moves me to tears, which is why I've chosen it. I almost went for "March Of The Black Queen" since that's the one that gets me going most, but it seemed to be becoming too obvious a choice.
Father to Son, but Seven Seas is great as well. To me this is a whole album experience more than a collection of songs.
This record really f'd me up. Side 2 was this intense suite of songs, that all seemed to flow together. It was such a leap forward from the first lp. I bought it, sight unseen. Needless to say, being a teenager, this one took a while to be digested. All those lyrics rushing past me, like Bruce's first album. I always thought this one separated the true music lovers form the dilletantes in high school--if you wanted things fluffy and easy to take, then this one was NOT for you.
I feel exactly the same way. I agree with each one of those three statements.
Side two is absolutely flawless.
This is the Queen album IMO that should have gotten the Multi-Channel Re release !
That would be great. It's a real shame no more Queen DVD-A's have been forthcoming.
I purchased this on vinyl when it first came out. I hope to find a better sounding pressing - mine has no bottom and is very compressed. I think the awesome music on it would be better served by better sound. Anyone know of a better sounding version?
Wish Queen would have stayed a bit heavier like on the early discs.
I've just emailed Brian May, from his website, to ask whether there are any plans to release more Queen albums in DVD A format, or at least in surround.
I'll let you know if he answers...
The March Of The Black Queen
Sounds good, we'll be the first in line
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