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|We Will Rock You: the Rock Theatrical|
We Will Rock You: Rock Theatrical / O.C.R
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal, Broadway & Vocalists
'We Will Rock You' is a unique collaboration between the legends of rock & one of the UK's most successful writers, Ben Elton. Since opening, it's been London's No.1 show, packing them in on a nightly basis. Recorded li... more »
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'We Will Rock You' is a unique collaboration between the legends of rock & one of the UK's most successful writers, Ben Elton. Since opening, it's been London's No.1 show, packing them in on a nightly basis. Recorded live at the Dominion Theatre, this album perfectly captures the electric atmosphere of this spectacular theatrical event. This is the story of the Bohemian Rebellion of 2302, the year of the Rhapsody. The year that the ancient promise We Will Rock You was fulfilled. All the Queen classics are here including 'Radio Ga Ga', 'Killer Queen', 'We Are The Champions', 'We Will Rock You' & of course, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. A grand celebration of Queen's music that's guaranteed to make you feel like you've got a front row seat. This Australian version features an exclusive track, Another One Bites The Dust (Queen w/ Annie Crummer). 25 tracks. EMI. 2003.
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A truly transcendent experience...
xanderoz | Albany, NY United States | 07/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Reviewing a soundtrack to a show that is currently running only in England is a unique experience indeed. Almost as unique as the show itself, although the idea behind it seems like the next big innovation in musical theater: taking a band's pre-existing repertoire of songs, often already well-known and well-liked, and using those as book numbers in musicals, often with a creative plot. It worked for Abba in "Mamma Mia," and it worked for Billy Joel in "Movin' Out." I have no doubt in my mind that Queen's "We Will Rock You" will cross the Atlantic very shortly, so before it does, let me say this:I have seen the future of musical theater.And I have been rocked.It helps if you're already a fan of Queen, as I was, to really appreciate and GET this show, but even someone who doesn't know Freddy Mercury from Mick Jagger can still enjoy this phenomenal new musical. Seeing it live (twice) also helped me to enjoy the album, but seeing as how it was recorded from a live performance, you still get the feeling of being in the theater.I'm not going to tell you the plot -- if you're reading this, then you have access to the internet and can find the plot on any search engine. What's more, you can almost deduce it from the structure of the songs - a phenomenal credit to Ben Elton, who wrote the book, seeing as how the songs predate the play by two decades. I will, however, say that you will be hard-pressed to hear voices as rocking as these on any other musical soundtrack, with the possible exception of "RENT." But compared to Queen, even the rock sensiblities of Jonathan Larsen fall short.The one downfall to those who get the soundtrack is that they don't get the opportunity to actually SEE the actors, who, believe me, are every bit as sexy and irrestistable as their voices imply. The breakout stars are Tony Vincent, as the loner dork-cum-sexy guitar hero Galileo Figaro, and Kerry Ellis as Meat. (But you can call her Ms. Loaf.) These two actors steal every scene they're in, and quite frankly, rock like no one has rocked before. Those who caught the 2001 production of Jesus Christ Superstar will remember Tony Vincent as Judas, or Simon Zealot (whom he plays on the video.)The play did not remind me of anything, because I have never seen anything quite like it before. While Tony Vincent was unabashedly American, most everyone else had a British, Irish, or Scottish accent, a charming effect that, sadly, I'm sure will not be present when it comes to New York. I encourage anyone who either wants to hear a fresh, new, exciting musical score, or have a nostalgic return to some of your favorite Queen songs performed by a fresh crew of amazing young vocalists, to check this album out.Believe me, it will rock you.Then it will make you a champion.And then it will rock you just a little bit more."
An exciting recording of the hit 'Queen' musical
Steven Valenti | Cleveland, OH | 04/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Taking its cue from the success of "Mamma Mia!", "We Will Rock You" takes another mega-famous 70's group, Queen, and forces its hit songs into a convoluted story to create a musical with nostalgic appeal. The plot has something to do with a futuristic world where music is banned, thus forcing the "bohemians" to rebel against their oppressors to bring rock music to all, or... something like that. The story definitely gets muddled on this album. It really doesn't matter, though- the plot is just an excuse to showcase some familiar hit songs. To that extent, I think a lot of Queen fans and musical fans (not that the two are mutually exclusive) will get a kick out of this enjoyable live recording.
Many of Queen's biggest hits are here ("Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We are the Champions," etc.), and they're sung with great flair by a talented cast. Tony Vincent, from the Broadway revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar," stars, and he's an impressive vocalist. He and the rest of the performers bring conviction and a ton of energy to the songs, and the result is undeniably exciting.
Even though the artistic merits of so-called "jukebox" musicals can be questionable, the recording of "We Will Rock You" is kind of refreshing. There's really nothing pretentious about it. It just wants to, well, ROCK you. It succeeds.
I was *indeed* rocked.
Missi Motley | Las Vegas, NV United States | 09/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ahh. It was SO GOOD. I've been a huge fan of musical theatre for a long time, and ended up going to see the show because I won tickets. (Somehow, when you live in Las Vegas, it's kind of hard to convince yourself to pay 120 bucks a ticket.) But let me just say, now that I've seen it, I would and probably will go to see it again. It was absolutely AMAZING. So, I decided that clearly, the next step was to buy the soundtrack.
This takes me right back. They've done a wonderful job, and because it was recorded live, it doesn't lose that spark. I would reccomend seeing the show to anybody. Even someone who's never heard a Queen song (Which is quite frankly a little hard to imagine.) would love this. And what do you do after you've seen the show?
Buy this CD! (Then play it all the time, sing the songs where ever you go, and get wierd looks from strangers. ...Or is that just me?)
Just trust me on this one, if you liked the show, or just Queen in general, buy this. ^^"