Crown Jewels

Performers Queen

Hollywood | December 8, 1998 | Compact Disc

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Full title: The Crown Jewels: A 25th Anniversary Celebration. This box set includes Queen's first eight studio albums in their original album-style packaging. Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano, harpsichord, synthesizer); Brian May (guitar, harp, ukelele, piano, bells, vocals); John Deacon (guitar, acoustic & electric basses, electric piano); Roger Taylor (drums, percussion, vocals). All tracks have been digitally remastered. QUEEN: Producers: John Anthony, Roy Baker, Queen. Engineers include: Roy Baker, Mike Stone, Ted Sharpe. Principally recorded at Trident Studios, London, England QUEEN II: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen, Nicholas Sansono, Freddie Bastone. Engineer: Mike Stone. Recorded at Trident Studios, London. SHEER HEART ATTACK: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker/Queen. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen. Engineers: Mike Stone, Gary Lyons. A DAY AT THE RACES: Producer: Queen. Engineer: Mike Stone. Recorded in England between July and November 1976. NEWS OF THE WORLD: Producer: Queen. Engineer: Mike Stone. JAZZ: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen. Engineer: Geoff Workman. Recorded in Montreux, Switzerland and Nice, France between July and October, 1978. THE GAME: Producers: Queen, Mack. Engineer: Mack. Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany. Queen started as a kind of glam-rock variant on the '70s heavy-rock sound of Led Zeppelin, but it soon became apparent that there was much more to the group than that. The high-pitched vocal acrobatics of flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, and the songwriting skills of all four Queen members, enabled the group to explore countless genres, sometimes several in the course of a single album. Besides the multi-tracked choral vocal expeditions of Mercury, a sonic trademark was the almost orchestral guitar sound of Brian May. These elements were the connecting thread on the band's first eight albums (representing the peak of their career), which are collected in their entirety on this long-overdue box set. From hard-rock bombast to introspective balladry and even funky floor-shakers, Queen's distinctive sound and compositional prowess is presented here in full flower.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 8, 1998

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 8

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1998

Label Name: Hollywood

UPC: 720616220028

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Crown Jewels

Performers Queen

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 8, 1998

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 8

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1998

Label Name: Hollywood

UPC: 720616220028


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Title Track Time
1.Keep Yourself Alive --
2.Doing All Right --
3.Great King Rat --
4.My Fairy King --
5.Liar --
6.The Night Comes Down --
7.Modern Times Rock N' Roll --
8.Son And Daughter --
9.Jesus --
10.Seven Seas Of Rhye... --
1.Procession --
2.Father to Son --
3.White Queen (As it Began) --
4.Some Day One Way --
5.The Loser In The End --
6.Ogre Battle --
7.The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke --
8.Nevermore --
9.The March of the Black Queen --
10.Funny How Love Is --
11.Seven Seas of Rhye --
1.Brighton Rock --
2.Killer Queen --
3.Tenement Funster --
4.Flick Of The Wrist --
5.Lily Of The Valley --
6.Now I'm Here --
7.In The Lap Of The Gods --
8.Stone Cold Crazy --
9.Dear Friends --
10.Misfire --
11.Bring Back That Leroy Brown --
12.She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes) --
13.In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisted --
1.Death On Two Legs (Dedicated to...) --
2.Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon --
3.I'm In Love With My Car --
4.You're My Best Friend --
5.'39 --
6.Sweet Lady --
7.Seaside Rendezvous --
8.The Prophet's Song --
9.Love Of My Life --
10.Good Company --
11.Bohemian Rhapsody --
12.God Save The Queen --
1.Tie Your Mother Down --
2.You Take My Breath Away --
3.Long Away --
4.The Millionaire's Waltz --
5.You And I --
6.Somebody To Love --
7.White Man --
8.Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy --
9.Drowse --
10.Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) --
1.We Will Rock You --
2.We Are The Champions --
3.Sheer Heart Attack --
4.All Dead, All Dead --
5.Spread Your Wings --
6.Fight From The Inside --
7.Get Down, Make Love --
8.Sleeping On The Sidewalk --
9.Who Needs You --
10.It's Late --
11.My Melancholy Blues --
1.Mustapha --
2.Fat Bottomed Girls --
3.Jealousy --
4.Bicycle Race --
5.If You Can't Beat Them --
6.Let Me Entertain You --
7.Dead On Time --
8.In Only Seven Days --
9.Dreamers Ball --
10.Fun It --
11.Leaving Home Ain't Easy --
12.Don't Stop Me Now --
13.More Of That Jazz --
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 --

Editorial Notes

Full title: The Crown Jewels: A 25th Anniversary Celebration. This box set includes Queen's first eight studio albums in their original album-style packaging. Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano, harpsichord, synthesizer); Brian May (guitar, harp, ukelele, piano, bells, vocals); John Deacon (guitar, acoustic & electric basses, electric piano); Roger Taylor (drums, percussion, vocals). All tracks have been digitally remastered. QUEEN: Producers: John Anthony, Roy Baker, Queen. Engineers include: Roy Baker, Mike Stone, Ted Sharpe. Principally recorded at Trident Studios, London, England QUEEN II: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen, Nicholas Sansono, Freddie Bastone. Engineer: Mike Stone. Recorded at Trident Studios, London. SHEER HEART ATTACK: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker/Queen. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen. Engineers: Mike Stone, Gary Lyons. A DAY AT THE RACES: Producer: Queen. Engineer: Mike Stone. Recorded in England between July and November 1976. NEWS OF THE WORLD: Producer: Queen. Engineer: Mike Stone. JAZZ: Producers: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen. Engineer: Geoff Workman. Recorded in Montreux, Switzerland and Nice, France between July and October, 1978. THE GAME: Producers: Queen, Mack. Engineer: Mack. Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany. Queen started as a kind of glam-rock variant on the '70s heavy-rock sound of Led Zeppelin, but it soon became apparent that there was much more to the group than that. The high-pitched vocal acrobatics of flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, and the songwriting skills of all four Queen members, enabled the group to explore countless genres, sometimes several in the course of a single album. Besides the multi-tracked choral vocal expeditions of Mercury, a sonic trademark was the almost orchestral guitar sound of Brian May. These elements were the connecting thread on the band's first eight albums (representing the peak of their career), which are collected in their entirety on this long-overdue box set. From hard-rock bombast to introspective balladry and even funky floor-shakers, Queen's distinctive sound and compositional prowess is presented here in full flower.
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