Tag: Queen

Thursday 12/1/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – Jazz (1978)

Jazz is the seventh studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on November 10, 1978 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album artwork was suggested by Roger Taylor, who previously saw a similar design painted on the Berlin Wall. The album’s varying musical styles were alternately praised and criticized. It reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200.

  1. “Mustapha” 3:03
  2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” 4:14
  3. “Jealousy” 3:14
  4. “Bicycle Race” 3:04
  5. “If You Can’t Beat Them” 4:15
  6. “Let Me Entertain You” 3:01
  7. “Dead on Time” 3:23
  8. “In Only Seven Days” 2:30
  9. “Dreamer’s Ball” 3:30
  10. “Fun It” 3:29
  11. “Leaving Home Ain’t Easy” 3:15
  12. “Don’t Stop Me Now” 3:29
  13. “More of That Jazz” 4:12
  14. “Fat Bottomed Girls” (1991 remix) 4:22
  15. “Bicycle Race” (1991 remix) 4:59
  16. “Fat Bottomed Girls” (Single Version) 3:23
  17. “Bicycle Race” (Instrumental) 3:09
  18. “Don’t Stop Me Now” (With long-lost guitars) 3:34
  19. “Let Me Entertain You” (live at the Montreal Forum, November 1981) 2:48
  20. “Dreamer’s Ball” (Early acoustic take, August 1978) 3:40

Freddie Mercury – vocals, acoustic piano
Brian May – guitars, vocals
Roger Taylor – drums, vocals, percussion, electric guitar, bass
John Deacon – bass, guitars

Tuesday 11/29/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – The Miracle (1989)

The Miracle is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on May 22, 1989 by Parlophone Records and Capitol Records in both the United Kingdom and the US, respectively, where it was the band’s first and final studio album to be released on those respective labels. The album was recorded as the band recovered from Brian May’s marital problems and Freddie Mercury’s HIV diagnosis in 1987 (which was known to the band, though not publicised at the time). Recording started in January 1988 and lasted for an entire year. The album was originally going to be called The Invisible Men, but three weeks before the release, according to Roger Taylor, they changed the name to The Miracle. It was also the last Queen album with a photo of the band on the front cover.

The album reached number one in the UK, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and number 24 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. AllMusic would name The Miracle as Queen’s best album of the 1980s, along with The Game. It would prove to be the band’s penultimate album to be recorded with Freddie Mercury, as he died on November 24, 1991, nine months after their next album, Innuendo, was released.

  1. “Party” 2:24
  2. “Khashoggi’s Ship” 2:47
  3. “The Miracle” 5:02
  4. “I Want It All” 4:41
  5. “The Invisible Man” 3:55
  6. “Breakthru” 4:08
  7. “Rain Must Fall” 4:20
  8. “Scandal” 4:42
  9. “My Baby Does Me” 3:22
  10. “Was It All Worth It” 5:45

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (all but 5), keyboards (1–4, 6, 7, 9, 10), drum machine (1)
Brian May – electric guitar (all tracks), backing vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10), keyboards (8, 10), acoustic guitar (4), co-lead vocals (1, 4)
Roger Taylor – drums (all but 9), backing vocals (1, 3–6, 10), percussion (2, 8, 10), drum machine (1, 7, 9), keyboards (5, 6), electric guitar (5), lead vocals (5, “Hijack My Heart”)
John Deacon – bass guitar (all tracks), electric guitar (1, 5, 7, 9), keyboards (7, 9)
David Richards – keyboards (4–6)

Tuesday 8/2/22 8pm ET: 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 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Recorded at The Manor, Sarm East, and Wessex Sound Studios in England, it was the band’s first completely self-produced album, and the first completed without the involvement of producer Roy Thomas Baker; engineering duties were handled by Mike Stone. It serves as a companion to Queen’s previous album, A Night at the Opera, with both taking their names from Marx Brothers films and having similar packaging and eclectic musical themes.

The album reached the top of the charts in the UK, Japan, and the Netherlands. It reached number five on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart and was Queen’s third album to ship gold in the US, subsequently reaching platinum status in the country. In 2006, a listener poll conducted by BBC Radio 2 saw A Day at the Races voted the 67th greatest album of all time.

  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

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (1, 2, 4–8, 10), backing vocals (all but 9), gospel choir vocals (6), piano (2, 4–6, 8)
Brian May – electric guitar (all tracks), slide guitar (1, 9), guitar orchestration (1, 4, 10), harmonium (1, 10), piano (10), backing vocals (1, 3–8, 10), gospel choir vocals (6), lead vocals (3)
Roger Taylor – drums (all but 2), percussion (1, 2, 8, 10), timpani (9), rhythm electric guitar (9), backing vocals (all but 2), gospel choir vocals (6), lead vocals (9)
John Deacon – bass guitar (all tracks), acoustic guitar (5)
Mike Stone – additional background vocals (8)

Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, CCR, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Dave Matthews Band, Rockpile, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Who, America, Iron Maiden, Tori Amos, Supertramp, Three Dog Night, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Specials, Air Supply, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Wings, Queen, Cars, Firehouse,


Friday 7/15/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Kenny Loggins, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Honeydrippers, Bon Jovi, Sha Na Na, Chuck Berry, Disturbed Featuring Myles Kennedy, UFO, Doors, Rolling Stones, Los Lonely boys with Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt, Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony, Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, Scorpions


Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Al Stewart, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rolling Stones, Mavis Staples, Journey, Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone, Nick Lowe, Nils Lofgren, Eagles, Def Leppard


Friday 7/8/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight: Live music from

Keb’ Mo’, John Denver, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Who, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Supertramp, Firehouse, Peter Frampton, Tom Petty, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Kiss, Billy Joel, Queen Featuring Elton John, Pat Benatar, Eagles, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bee Gees, Barenaked Ladies, Ike & Tina Turner


Wednesday 7/6/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Everything But The Girl, Specials, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Journey, Neil Young, Heart, Korn, Def Leppard, Metallica, Roy Orbison, Radiohead, Who, Harry Chapin, Carole King, Sara Bareilles, Nils Lofgren, Steve Winwood, Eagles, Rolling Stones with Ike and Tina Turner, Doobie Brothers, Queen


Wednesday 4/27/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – The Works (1984)

The Works is the eleventh studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on February 27, 1984 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and it is the band’s first studio album to be released by Capitol Records in the United States. After the synth-heavy Hot Space (1982), the album saw the re-emergence of Brian May and Roger Taylor’s rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electronic music (Freddie Mercury) and New York funk scenes (John Deacon). Recorded at the Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California and Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany from August 1983 to January 1984, the album’s title comes from a comment Taylor made as recording began – “Let’s give them the works!”.

  1. “Radio Ga Ga” 5:48
  2. “Tear It Up” 3:28
  3. “It’s a Hard Life” 4:08
  4. “Man on the Prowl” 3:28
  5. “Machines (or ‘Back to Humans’)” 5:10
  6. “I Want to Break Free” 3:20
  7. “Keep Passing the Open Windows” 5:21
  8. “Hammer to Fall” 4:28
  9. “Is This the World We Created…?” 2:13
  10. “I Go Crazy” 3:42
  11. “I Want to Break Free” (Single remix) 4:18
  12. “Hammer to Fall” (Headbanger’s mix) 5:18

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (3–8), piano (3, 4,[6] 7), synthesizer (1, 7), sampler (1)
Brian May – electric guitar (all but 9), acoustic guitar (9), synthesizer (5), backing vocals (1, 3-5, 7-8)
Roger Taylor – acoustic and electronic drums (all but 9), percussion (2), drum machine (1, 5), vocoder (1, 5), backing vocals (1–3, 8), sampler (1), synthesizer (1, 5)
John Deacon – bass guitar (all but 9), rhythm guitar (6), synthesizer (6)
Fred Mandel – piano finale (4)[6], synthesizer arrangement, synthesizer programming (1), synthesizer (1, 6, 8), candy-floss instruments (8)

Monday 3/14/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Queen – A Night At The Opera (1975)

A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on November 21, 1975 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was reportedly the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The album’s title is taken from the Marx Brothers film of the same name.

A Night at the Opera was recorded at various studios across a four-month period in 1975. Due to management issues, Queen had received almost none of the money they earned for their previous albums. Subsequently, they ended their contract with Trident Studios and did not use their studios for the album (with the sole exception being “God Save the Queen”, which had been recorded the previous year). They employed a complex production that extensively used multitrack recording, and the songs incorporated a wide range of styles, such as ballads, music hall, dixieland, hard rock and progressive rock influences. Aside from their usual equipment, Queen also utilised a diverse range of instruments such as a double bass, harp, ukulele and more.

Upon release, A Night at the Opera topped the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 and became the band’s first platinum-certified album in the US. It also produced the band’s most successful single in the UK, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which became their first UK number one. Despite being twice as long as the average length of singles during the 1970s, the song became immensely popular worldwide.

Contemporary reviews for A Night at the Opera were mixed, with praise for its production and the diverse musical themes, and recognition as the album that established Queen as worldwide superstars. At the 19th Grammy Awards, it received Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus and Best Arrangement for Voices. Retrospective reviews have hailed it as Queen’s best album, and one of the greatest albums in rock music history. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 128 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2018, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

  1. “Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…)” 3:43
  2. “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” 1:08
  3. “I’m in Love with My Car” 3:05
  4. “You’re My Best Friend” 2:50
  5. “’39” 3:30
  6. “Sweet Lady” 4:01
  7. “Seaside Rendezvous” 2:13
  8. “The Prophet’s Song” 8:21
  9. “Love of My Life” 3:38
  10. “Good Company” 3:26
  11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” 5:55
  12. “God Save the Queen” 1:11
  13. “Keep Yourself Alive” (long-lost retake, June 1975) 4:05
  14. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (operatic section a cappella mix 2011) 1:05
  15. “You’re My Best Friend” (backing track mix 2011) 2:58
  16. “I’m in Love with My Car” (guitar & vocal mix 2011) 3:21
  17. “’39” (Live at Earl’s Court, June 7, 1977) 3:47
  18. “Love of My Life” (South American live single, June 1979) 3:44

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (1, 2, 4, 6–9, 11), backing vocals (1–9, 11), piano (1–3, 7, 9, 11)
Brian May – electric guitar (all but 7), backing vocals (1, 3–6, 8, 10, 11), acoustic guitar (5, 8, 9), lead vocals (5, 10), koto (8), harp (9), ukulele (10)
Roger Taylor – drums (1–4, 6–8, 10–12), backing vocals (1, 3–8, 11), percussion (2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12), lead vocals (3), electric guitar (3)
John Deacon – bass guitar (1–4, 6–11), electric piano (4), double bass (1, 5)

Tuesday 1/11/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 11

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter M and start with N and feature music from: Paul McCartney & Wings, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Steeleye Span, America, Pink Floyd, Tufano & Giammarese, Queen, Michael Jackson, Sweet, Doobie Brothers and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/10/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 10

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter L and start with M and feature music from: Buckingham Nicks, Grass Roots, Brighter Side of Darkness, Jethro Tull, Abba, Paul Simon, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, O’Jays, Aerosmith, Four Tops, David Cassidy, Lobo, Robert Knight and many more.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/7/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – News of The World (1977)

News of the World is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on October 28, 1977 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. News of the World was the band’s second album to be recorded at Sarm West and Wessex Sound Studios, London, and engineered by Mike Stone, and was co-produced by the band and Stone.

In 1977, punk rock acts, most notably the Sex Pistols, sparked massive backlash against progressive rock artists such as Queen, to which the band responded by simplifying their symphonic rock sound and gearing towards a more spontaneous hard rock sound. The album subsequently went 4× platinum in the United States, reaching number 3 on the US Top Albums chart, number 4 on the UK Albums Chart and achieving high certifications around the world. It has sold over 4 million copies in United States. Its lead single, “We Are the Champions”, reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Critical reaction to News of the World was initially mixed, with many reviewers commenting on the band’s change in musical style. However, it has since come to be regarded as one of Queen’s greatest albums, while “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” have since become rock anthems.

The multi-format deluxe box set, released in 2017, contains previously unreleased outtakes and rarities from the band’s archives, as well as a newly created “alternative” version of the entire album, dubbed Raw Sessions. The box set includes a pure analogue vinyl LP, cut from the original analogue master mix tapes, and a brand new one-hour DVD documentary created from backstage material filmed during the North American leg of Queen’s 1977 News of the World tour.

  1. “We Will Rock You” 2:01
  2. “We Are the Champions” 2:59
  3. “Sheer Heart Attack” 3:26
  4. “All Dead, All Dead” 3:10
  5. “Spread Your Wings” 4:34
  6. “Fight from the Inside” 3:03
  7. “Get Down, Make Love” 3:51
  8. “Sleeping on the Sidewalk” 3:06
  9. “Who Needs You” 3:05
  10. “It’s Late” 6:26
  11. “My Melancholy Blues” 3:29

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (1-3, 5, 7, 9-11), backing vocals (1-2, 4, 7, 9-11), piano (2, 5, 7, 11), cowbell (9)
Brian May – electric guitar (all except 11), acoustic guitar (9), piano (4),[19] maracas (9), backing vocals (1, 2, 10), lead vocals (4, 8)
Roger Taylor – drums (all except 1), rhythm guitar (3), bass guitar (3, 6), additional guitars (6), backing vocals (1-3, 6, 10), lead vocals (6)
John Deacon – bass guitar (2, 4, 5, 7-11), acoustic guitar (5, 9)

Friday 1/7/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 9

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter K and start with L and feature music from: David Bowie, Temptations, Edward Bear, Independents, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Paul Simon, Olivia Newton-john, Shocking Blue, Brownsville Station, Three Dog Night, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and many more.

1pm to 3pm ET

Thursday 1/6/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter I and J and start the K list and feature music from: David Bowie, Queen, Seals and Crofts, Allman Brothers Band, Argent, Spinners, Baby Washington, Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, Electric Light Orchestra, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Chicago and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET