Queen Autographed The Game Vinyl Freddie Mercury Brian May

Authentic Queen Autographed The Game Vinyl Freddie Mercury Brian May, signed in pen black by; Freddie Mercury and black marker by Brian.

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Authentic Queen Autographed The Game Vinyl Freddie Mercury Brian May, signed in pen black by; Freddie Mercury and black marker by Brian.

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Queen Autographed The Game Vinyl Freddie Mercury Brian May

Authentic Queen Autographed The Game Vinyl Freddie Mercury Brian May, signed in pen black by; Freddie Mercury and black marker by Brian.

 

 

Queen a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass). Their earliest works influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal; but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works; by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.

 

The Game

The Game is the eighth studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on 30 June 1980 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US. The Game features a different sound from its predecessor, Jazz (1978). The Game was the first Queen album to use a synthesizer (an Oberheim OB-X).

A critical and commercial success, The Game became the only Queen album to reach No. 1 in the US, and became their best-selling studio album in the US; with four million copies sold to date, tying with the sales for News of the World. Notable songs on the album include the bass-driven; “Another One Bites the Dust” and the rockabilly “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, both of which reached No. 1 in the US. Reissued in May 2003 on DVD-Audio with Dolby 5.1 surround sound and DTS 5.1. The 5.1 mix of “Coming Soon” features an alternate backing track; as the final master tapes could not be found when mixing the album to 5.1.

 

Brian May Autograph

Record Mirror wrote in a contemporary review, “After Zeppelin and even before the Scorpions, Queen are the most exciting band I’ve ever seen or heard. And I’m sure all you lovers of quality music will agree.” Rolling Stone felt that it was “nice to hear a Queen signed memorabilia album with songs, not ‘anthems’,” but opined that “these guys know how this music should sound and feel, but they can’t bend enough to get with it.” The Washington Post gave a scathing review, writing: “After five years of unchallenging, dismal albums, this was supposed to be Queen’s comeback. But no such luck.” Steve Taylor, writing for Smash Hits, was equally as dismissive, writing “sandwiched between two slabs of Queen’s usual symphonic and/or choral pomp-rock […] lies a filling of utterly unoriginal corn”.

Besides, Creem readers voted The Game the seventh greatest album of 1980. At the Grammy Awards in 1981, Queen and Mack were nominated for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) while “Another One Bites the Dust” was nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Queen received an American Music Award nomination for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group; while “Another One Bites the Dust” received the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single.

 

Freddie Mercury signed Queen album

In a retrospective review; AllMusic’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that the album’s “disco rock blends” showed a band that has “turned away from rock and toward pop”; “turning decidedly, decisively pop, and it’s a grand; state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album that still stands as one of the band’s most enjoyable records.” AllMusic would go on to name The Game as Queen’s best album of the 1980s. Evan Sawdey of PopMatters called The Game a “regular ol’ rock album”. In 2008, Out ranked the album number 28 of 100 in a poll of “more than 100 actors, comedians, musicians, writers, critics, performance artists, label reps, and DJs, asking each to list the ten albums that left the most indelible impressions on their lives.