Queen The Game on 180g LP
Sourced from the Original Master Tapes, Mastered By Bob Ludwig, Cut at Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios, and Pressed at Optimal in Germany
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 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.
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, but by far the biggest
Queen The Game Track Listing:
1. Play the Game
2. Dragon Attack
3. Another One Bites the Dust
4. Need Your Loving Tonight
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. Rock It (Prime Jive)
7. Don't Try Suicide
8. Sail Away Sweet Sister
9. Coming Soon
10. Save Me