- A stunning sounding copy — Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one
- Powerful sound throughout: incredibly huge and present with amazing clarity and lots of detail
- Some of the best Queen sound you’ll ever hear — We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions sound great here
- “…it’s massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom.” — Allmusic customers give it 4 1/2 Stars and that rating sounds about right to us
It is ridiculously tough to find decent sound for Queen. We’ve suffered through a lot of fruitless shootouts, but this album is clearly a cut above most of their recordings. On a copy like this, it’s absolutely stunning!
Side one starts out with Queen’s back-to-back anthemic classics, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”. Does it get any better for a Queen fan? Hell no.
Stomping and Clapping
The stomps and claps that introduce the former should make you feel like you are in a stadium full of people with a single goal – to rock you. Those stomps and claps need to have both weight and clarity, an unusual combination. One without the other is not going to cut it. The record needs to be able to reproduce the room everybody is in, while still conveying the tremendous impact and power. Most domestic pressings are severely lacking in these areas. The sound is frustrating — you want to rock but the sound won’t let you. (more…)