Tag: Queen

Thursday 1/28/2021 10pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – Innuendo (1991)

Innuendo is the fourteenth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on February 4, 1991 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and it is the band’s first studio album to be released by Hollywood Records in the United States. Produced by David Richards and the band, it was the band’s last album to be released in lead singer Freddie Mercury’s lifetime, and their most recent one to be composed of entirely new material. It reached the No. 1 spot on the UK album charts and stayed at that position for two weeks, and also peaked at No. 1 in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland, staying at No. 1 for three weeks, four weeks, six weeks, and eight weeks, respectively. It was the first Queen album to go Gold in the US upon its release since The Works in 1984.

The album was recorded between March 1989 and November 1990. In the spring of 1987, Mercury had been diagnosed with AIDS, although he kept his illness a secret from the public and denied numerous media reports that he was seriously ill. The band and producers were aiming for a November or December release date in order to catch the crucial Christmas market, but Mercury’s declining health meant that the release of the album did not take place until February 1991. Stylistically, Innuendo is in some sense a return to Queen’s roots, with its harder rock sound, complex musical composition (title track), psychedelic effects (“I’m Going Slightly Mad”), and strong vocals from Mercury ranging over three octaves (F2-A5). Nine months after the album was released, Mercury died of AIDS-derived bronchopneumonia.

The album cover was designed by Queen and Richard Gray. The booklets and single covers from the album are by Grandville, or are inspired by his illustrations. Innuendo was voted the 94th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 BBC poll.

1. “Innuendo” 6:31
2. “I’m Going Slightly Mad” 4:22
3. “Headlong” 4:38
4. “I Can’t Live with You” 4:33
5. “Don’t Try So Hard” 3:39
6. “Ride the Wild Wind” 4:42
7. “All God’s People” 4:21
8. “These Are the Days of Our Lives” 4:15
9. “Delilah” 3:35
10. “The Hitman” 4:56
11. “Bijou” 3:36
12. “The Show Must Go On” 4:35

1. “I Can’t Live with You” (1997 Rocks retake) 4:50
2. “Lost Opportunity” (B-side) 3:53
3. “Ride the Wild Wind” (early version with guide vocal) 4:14
4. “I’m Going Slightly Mad” (mad mix) 4:37
5. “Headlong” (embryo with guide vocal) 4:44

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (1–4, 6–9), keyboards (1, 2, 5, 6, 8–11), drum machine (2, 9)
Brian May – electric guitar (all tracks), backing vocals (2–4, 10, 12), keyboards (3, 4, 12), drum machine (3, 4), acoustic guitar (1), lead vocals (“Lost Opportunity”)
Roger Taylor – drums (1–3, 5–8, 10, 12), backing vocals (3–4, 6, 12), percussion (1, 7, 8), keyboards (6, 8), drum machine (2), additional vocals (6)
John Deacon – bass (all but 11), keyboards (10)

 

Friday 9/4/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Queen


Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were 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, into their music.

Before forming Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in Smile. Mercury, then known by his birth name, Farrokh “Freddie” Bulsara, was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. Mercury joined in 1970, suggested the name “Queen”, and adopted his familiar stage name. Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 which brought them international success. The latter featured “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video.

The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”, which have become anthems at sporting events. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. “Another One Bites the Dust” (1980) became their bestselling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various music publications. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have performed under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists on several tours since.

Queen have released 18 number-one albums, 18 number-one singles, and 10 number-one DVDs. Estimates of their record sales range from 150 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Queen – The 12″ Collection

The 12″ Collection is a compilation album by British rock band Queen. It features various 12-inch single format recordings and remixes. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was never released on a 12-inch single and the sleeve notes state that it is included due to its length.  Released in 1992.

“The Show Must Go On” did appear on a 12-inch single, but not as an extended version. The sleeve notes do not mention why it was included.

01 Bohemian Rhapsody 05:58
02 Radio Ga-Ga [Extended Version] 06:53
03 Machines (or ‘Back To Humans’) [12″ Instrumental] 05:08
04 I Want To Break Free [Extended Mix] 07:19
05 It’s A Hard Life [12” Extended] 05:05
06 Hammer To Fall [The Headbanger’s Mix] 05:23
07 Man On The Prowl [Extended Version] 06:04
08 A Kind Of Magic [Extended Version] 06:25
09 Pain Is So Close To Pleasure [12″ Version] 06:01
10 Breakthru [Extended Version] 05:44
11 The Invisible Man [12” Version] 05:30
12 The Show Must Go On 04:34

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Two Queen LP’s are featured – A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s:  Yes, Wet Willie, Tony Orlando & Dawn, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Rattles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Abba, Queen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Helen Reddy, Jackson Browne and more . .  

Friday 4pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 4)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Rise Against, INXS, Bad Company, Maroon 5, Kid Rock, Queen, Montgomery Gentry, Doobie Brothers, Theory of A Deadman, Beatles, Smash Mouth, Carole King and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Queen – A Day At The Races (1976)

A Day at the Races is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on December 10, 1976. It was the band’s first completely self-produced album, and the first not to feature producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England, A Day at the Races was engineered by Mike Stone. The title of the album followed suit with its predecessor A Night at the Opera, taking its name from the subsequent film by the Marx Brothers.

The album peaked at #1 in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was Queen’s fifth album to ship gold in the US, and subsequently reached platinum status in the same country.

A Day at the Races was voted the 67th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 BBC poll.

1. “Tie Your Mother Down” 4:48
2. “You Take My Breath Away” 5:09
3. “Long Away” 3:34
4. “The Millionaire Waltz” 4:54
5. “You and I” 3:25
6. “Somebody to Love” 4:56
7. “White Man” 4:59
8. “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” 2:54
9. “Drowse” 3:45
10. “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” 5:50

Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 3)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from James Taylor, Laura Branigan, Queen, Ronnie Dyson, Deep Purple, Tommy Cash, Murray Head, Wallflowers, Jethro Tull and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks Feature – One (Part 2)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Keb’ Mo’, Jackson 5, Mary J Blige & U2, Creed, Christine McVie, Joe Simon, Britney Spears, Queen and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Tuesday 1pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on sounds of the 80s we feature music from;  Tina Turner, Dan Hartman, Saga, Queen, Journey, John Waite, Grace Slick, Brenda Russell, Bangles, AC/DC, Elton John, Charlie Daniels Band, Ozzy, and more.  . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week – music from, Men At Work, Duran Duran, Queen, Bette Midler, Cars, Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, Judds, Def Leppard and many many more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80’s:  Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Dire Straits, Robert John, Prince, Ramones, Air Supply, Steely Dan, America, Boston, Elton John, Poison, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Men At Work and many many more .. . 

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Queen – A Day At The Races (1976)

A Day at the Races is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 10 December 1976. It was the band’s first completely self-produced album, and the first not to feature producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England, A Day at the Races was engineered by Mike Stone. The title of the album followed suit with its predecessor A Night at the Opera, taking its name from the subsequent film by the Marx Brothers.

The album peaked at #1 in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was Queen’s fifth album to ship gold in the US, and subsequently reached platinum status in the same country.

A Day at the Races was voted the 67th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 BBC poll.

1. “Tie Your Mother Down” 4:48
2. “You Take My Breath Away” 5:09
3. “Long Away” 3:34
4. “The Millionaire Waltz” 4:54
5. “You and I” 3:25

1. “Somebody to Love” 4:56
2. “White Man” 4:59
3. “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” 2:54
4. “Drowse” 3:45
5. “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” 5:50

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Queen Top 40 Hits

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were 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, into their music.

Before forming Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in Smile. Mercury, then known by his birth name, Farrokh “Freddie” Bulsara, was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. Mercury joined in 1970, suggested the name “Queen”, and adopted his familiar stage name. Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 which brought them international success. The latter featured “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and also helped to popularize the music video.

The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”, which have become anthems at sporting events. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. “Another One Bites the Dust” (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various music publications. The last concert featuring their classic line up–the final live performance of Mercury–took place at Knebworth, England in August 1986. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have performed under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists on tours since.

Estimates of their record sales range from 150 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Each member of Queen has composed multiple hit singles, and all four band members were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2005 the band received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, and in 2018 they were presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. – Wikipedia

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.