Queen minus Freddie Mercury
R. Baldwin | Orlando, FL | 10/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With Freddie gone, this album is quite a feat in and of itself. However, on lead vocals, they have Paul Rodgers of Free, Bad Company and The Firm fame. He is remarkably wonderful. I think it's delightful that even though we lost Freddie, an unparalleled virtuoso, Paul has stepped in and done a respectable job that doesn't have Queen fans covering their ears. Queen does a pretty darn good job on Paul's Bad Company songs in return. It's well worth a listen.
Queen Still Rockin'!
D. Walkup | Middle Tennessee | 06/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Always have been a big Queen fan. I too was skeptical when I heard Paul Rodgers would be singing lead vocals. However as awful as this may sound to some...... I actually like some of the Rodgers versions better.....gee thought a lightning bolt would hit me for that???? Far better than Roger singing....huh?
(After seeing the edited concert on RAVE HD, I decided to buy the DVD and the album.)
As far as only doing it for money 1) Think it would have been done alot sooner if that was the fact. 2) so what if it's true, musicians have to eat also.
Bottom line, Queen consisted of Freddie, Brian, Roger and John. One dies, one decides not to continue on, thus the remaining two have every right to continue on in whatever fashion they want to, good or bad.
Something to think about: If Freddie were still around and Queen still recording/performing, there might still be different versions of the old songs coming out of Freddie's mouth, huh?
Freddie is dead, and won't be coming back, life will continue on. Let the band metamorphize and continue to play their music.
One downside to this recording, do we really have to hear about condoms? Please!!!!"