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Half-speed Cut at Abbey Road Studios
(1979)-2015 EU reissue pressed on 180g Vinyl halfspeed remastered=Queen's eighth album The Game marked a major turning point for the band in terms of musical style. For the first time the band were experimenting with disco/funk ...
Release date: 25-09-2015(originally released in 1979)
2015 EU reissue pressed on 180g Vinyl halfspeed remastered=Queen's 8th album The Game marked a major turning point for the band in terms of musical style. For the first time the band were experimenting with disco/funk rhythms and completely immersing themselves (as they always did) in the bass-driven grooves of the day. Whatever Queen did, and whatever the fall-out might be, good or bad, they embraced it wholeheartedly and this album was no exception. The Game was also the first Queen album to feature a synthesizer.
A1 Play The Game
A2 Dragon Attack
A3 Another One Bites The Dust
A4 Need Your Loving Tonight
A5 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
B1 Rock It (Prime Jive)
B2 Don't Try Suicide
B3 Sail Away Sweet Sister
B4 Coming Soon
B5 Save Me
From these sessions came the mighty "Another One Bites The Dust," (actually the fourth single from the album) and not only was it a colossal international hit, it gave Deacon his first No. 1 record. Inspired by the kind of bass lines so successfully employed by soul group Chic at that time, "Another One Bites The Dust" came from nowhere to take the world by storm and catapult the band into a whole new musical arena.
The Game would quickly climb to the top of their charts becoming Queen’s first No 1 album in the U.S. and also the first long player to top the charts in both America and at home. It would achieve gold sales status for EMI in the UK, and go platinum for Elektra Records in the U.S. Although short compared with previous albums, it showed the band at their most commercial and was their most internationally successful album to date. More singles than ever were released from this album, all diverse in music and style and appealing to a wider fan base than ever before.
The first single from The Game was the rockabilly inspired "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" while May's lovely ballad "Save Me," was the follow-up. Freddie’s stirring and unforgettable, "Play The Game," was the third UK single to be lifted from The Game, and the first single by the band ever to be released with a synthesizer. Next came the world singles chart domination that no one could have anticipated; Deacon’s disco-based giant "Another One Bites The Dust," the fourth and last UK single
Extra info: Half-speed Cut at Abbey Road Studios
Label: Virgin- EMI
Originally released: 1979
This release: 2015