What does it sound like?:
It’s hard to think of an album that has two more iconic, anthemic opening tracks. And to think that “We Will Rock You” was just the B side to the “We Are The Champions”. “News Of The World” now reaches it’s 40th anniversary year, and gets the special edition / deluxe treatment.
“NOTW” was Queen’s sixth album, and attempted to rein back a little on the arrangements and complexities that had reached their zenith on “A Day At The Races”. As a consequence they alienated some of their longer standing fans but found themselves a whole new mainstream audience.
As well as a picture disc pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes, (pressed onto vinyl especially mixed from sunchoke resin and unicorn tears) this 3CD and single DVD set offers up alternate takes, raw mixes and some live cuts.
Selling for north of £100 there can’t be many prospective purchasers that don’t have the original album, so it’s likely to be the “Raw Sessions” CD (plus a new hour-long documentary on the DVD) that is of the most interest. Here, alternate versions sequenced » Continue Reading.