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THE MIRACLE

Queen

 

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars A miraculous album?

I really like Queen's last three genuine albums (A Kind Of Magic, The Miracle and Innuendo). Brian's guitar work is amazing on these albums! Freddie's vocal performance is fantastic! Roger Taylor's powerful drumming! And it would be unfair not to mention John Deacon's bass skills. Sure, a few of the songs here still have that definitive 80's sound and production that might put you off; The Invisible Man, Rain Must Fall and My Baby Does Me are a little bit of an embarrassment. But the incredible guitar solo saves The Invisible Man (By the way, notice the resemblance with the theme song from the film Ghost Busters!). Even Rain Must Fall, though quite awful otherwise, has a great guitar break. Even with a few weak tracks, this album, like the previous one, is something of a "breakthru"!

The best and most progressive tracks are probably the border-line Metal I Want It All, and the orchestral and autobiographical Was It All Worth It?

I must mention again the guitar work of Brian May; almost every single track on this album has a blistering guitar solo that just has to be responded to with playing air guitar. May is one of the best and most unique guitarists in the history of rock music and for me he is up there with Steve Howe and Steve Hackett as my favourite guitarists of all time.

And the vocals? What can you say, Freddie is the best rock singer of all time. Perfect and very powerful (and the other members backing vocals are a trademark of the band's sound as well).

The previous album, A Kind Of Magic, was a return to form for Queen and the best album since A Day At The Races in the mid-70's. The present album continues in the same strong fashion. The next album, Innuendo, would be even stronger. Sadly that would also be the last album they ever could do. But The Miracle is a very good album too.

Highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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