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Queen - Live Killers (1979) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67461.62, Japan]

Queen - Live Killers (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | 2CD | Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67461.62 | ~ 650 or 215 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 71 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

By 1979, Queen was considered among rock's elite class, and rightfully so. With a string of hit albums, singles, and sold-out tours to their credit, the group was about to enter a new musical phase of its career with 1980's mega-hit The Game…
Queen - Live At Wembley Stadium (1992) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67464~65, Japan]

Queen - Live At Wembley Stadium (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | 2CD | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67464~65 | ~ 832 or 264 Mb | Scans(png) -> 78 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

The posthumously released, two-disc Live at Wembley '86 proves once and for all that Queen was a superior live band, and like the Beatles, the Stones, etc., had far too many hits to fit into a two-hour show. Recorded in their native England at the gigantic Wembley Stadium on their A Kind of Magic tour, the group was at their peak of popularity back home…

Queen - The Works (1984) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67351, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 11, 2016
Queen - The Works (1984) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67351, Japan]

Queen - The Works (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67351 | ~ 254 or 88 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 34 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Following the disappointing commercial performance of the dance-oriented Hot Space in 1982, Queen took 1983 off to get refocused and work on a follow-up that would put the band back on track. While the songwriting had definitely improved on the resulting The Works in 1984, the album sonically lacked the punch of such earlier releases as News of the World and The Game (strangely, Hot Space even had a better overall sound)…

Queen - Hot Space (1982) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67350, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 3, 2016
Queen - Hot Space (1982) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67350, Japan]

Queen - Hot Space (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67350 | ~ 289 or 103 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Dance-Rock

Anybody who was a little dismayed by the pop inclinations of The Game would have been totally distressed by Queen's 1982 follow-up, Hot Space, an unabashed pop and dance album. The band that once proudly proclaimed not to use synthesizers on their albums has suddenly, dramatically reversed course, devoting the entire first side of the album to robotic, new wave dance-pop, all driven by drum machines and colored by keyboards, with Brian May's guitar coming in as flavor only on occasion…

Queen - The Game (1980) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65110, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 31, 2016
Queen - The Game (1980) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65110, Japan]

Queen - The Game (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-65110 | ~ 239 or 84 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Queen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time. They might be posed in leather jackets on the cover, but they hardly sound tough or menacing – they rarely rock, at least not in the gonzo fashion that's long been their trademark…

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67350, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 28, 2016
Queen - Flash Gordon (1980) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-67350, Japan]

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67350 | ~ 195 or 83 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 40 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock

While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously. Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as an official Queen release rather than a motion picture soundtrack, it has proven to be one of rock's better motion picture soundtracks over the years…

Queen - Jazz (1978) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65107, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 25, 2016
Queen - Jazz (1978) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65107, Japan]

Queen - Jazz (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-65107 | ~ 300 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 56 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Famously tagged as "fascist" in a Rolling Stone review printed at the time of its 1978 release, Jazz does indeed showcase a band that does thrive upon its power, thrilling upon the hold that it has on its audience. That confidence, that self-intoxication, was hinted at on News of the World but it takes full flower here, and that assurance acts as a cohesive device, turning this into one of Queen's sleekest albums…
Queen - News of the World (1977) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65106, Japan]

Queen - News of the World (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-65106 | ~ 259 or 93 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 52 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock

If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn't seem to hold to any particular center. It's front-loaded with two of Queen's biggest anthems – the stomping, stadium-filling chant "We Will Rock You" and its triumphant companion, "We Are the Champions" – which are quickly followed by the ferocious "Sheer Heart Attack," a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself)…
Queen - A Night at the Opera (1975) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65104, Japan]

Queen - A Night at the Opera (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-65104 | ~ 263 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. Using the multi-layered guitars of its predecessor as a foundation, A Night at the Opera encompasses metal ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady"), pop (the lovely, shimmering "You're My Best Friend"), campy British music hall ("Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon," "Seaside Rendezvous"), and mystical prog rock ("'39," "The Prophet's Song"), eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody."…
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974) [Toshiba-EMI TOCP-65103, Japan]

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-65103 | ~ 271 or 119 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Hard Rock

Queen II was a breakthrough in terms of power and ambition, but Queen's third album Sheer Heart Attack was where the band started to gel. It followed quickly on the heels of the second record – just by a matter of months; it was the second album they released in 1974 – but it feels like it had a longer incubation period, so great is the progress here…