Queen release ‘The Game’ featuring ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ (1980)

Queen’s ‘The Game’ feat. ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ & ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ is their eighth studio album released on June 30, 1980 by EMI.

Track Listing : 1.Play The Game (Freddie Mercury) – 03:30 . 2.Dragon Attack (Brian May) – 04:18 . 3.Another One Bites The Dust (John Deacon) – 03:35 . 4.Need Your Loving Tonight (John Deacon) – 02:50 . 5.Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Freddie Mercury) – 02:44 . 6.Rock It (Prime Jive) (Roger Taylor) – 04:33 . 7.Don’T Try Suicide (Freddie Mercury) – 03:52 . 8.Sail Away Sweet Sister (Brian May) – 03:33 . 9.Coming Soon (Roger Taylor) – 02:51 . 10.Save Me (Brian May) – 03:50

Musicians : Queen – Band . Freddie Mercury – Lead And Backing Vocals, Intro Vocals On (6), Bridge Vocals On (8), Piano, Rhythm Guitar On (5), Keyboards . Brian May – Electric, Acoustic And Twelve-String Guitars, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals On (8), Piano On (10), Keyboards On (8) And (10) . Roger Taylor – Drums, Electronic Drums, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar On (9), Lead Vocals On (6), Keyboards On (6 – 9) . John Deacon – Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar And Piano On (3), Acoustic Guitar On (4) . Reinhold Mack – Keyboards On (6)

Production : Produced By Queen, Reinhold Mack Reinhold Mack – Engineer . Josh Macrae – Engineer

Package : Cream – Design . Christopher Hopper – Photography

Video Director(s) : Denis deVallance for “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” . Keef for “Save Me” . Brian Grant for “Play the Game” . Daniella Green for “Another One Bites the Dust”

Recorded June – July 1979, February – May 1980 At Studio.

Released On June 30,1980 By Emi.


A.V. Club
With The Game, Queen broke all the rules, including its ownWith Queen, the band ushered in a new and extravagant use of studio manipulation the likes of which might have made George Martin blush. In Queen’s hands, the tape machine became even more of a symphonic tool than it had been on Sgt. Pepper’s. But that was a painstaking, exacting process. […]

But still, this is Queen‘s official changing from hard rock to pop rock, and that just makes me sad. It’s all because of their pop singles, if those weren’t hits this would have happened… […]

Classic Rock Review
This album marked the first time that Queen used a synthesizer, a practice they would adopt through most of their later work. Guitarist Brian May stated that the band was “trying to get outside what was normal” and Mack’s recording approach was different than what they had done through their first seven studio albums. […]


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