QUEEN Hot Space (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Popular

QUEEN Hot Space (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

QUEEN Hot Space (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00738
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Hot Space is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on May 21, 1982 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US. Marking a notable shift in direction from their earlier work, they employed many elements of disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance and pop music on the album. This made the album less popular with fans who preferred the traditional rock style they had come to associate with the band. Queen's decision to record a dance-oriented album germinated with the massive success in the US of their 1980 hit "Another One Bites the Dust" (and to a lesser extent, the UK success of the song).

"Under Pressure", Queen's collaboration with David Bowie, was released in 1981 and became the band's second number one hit in the UK. Though included on Hot Space, the song was a separate project and was recorded ahead of the album, before the controversy over Queen's new disco-influenced rock sound. The album's second single, "Body Language", peaked at number 11 on the US charts. Estimated sales of the album currently stand at 3.5 million copies. In July 2004, Q magazine listed Hot Space as one of the top fifteen albums "where great rock acts lost the plot".

Overview

Before 1979, Queen had never used synthesisers on their albums. Beginning with The Game, Queen began using Oberheim OB-X synthesisers on their songs ("Play the Game" and "Save Me" are examples), and continued to do so. On Hot Space the band went even further, introducing the drum machine for the first time. A departure from their trademark seventies sound, most of Hot Space is a mixture of rhythm and blues, funk, dance and disco – while the "rock" songs continued in a pop-rock direction similar to their previous album (an exception is the song "Put Out the Fire"). Disliking the new sound, Brian May and Roger Taylor were very critical of the influence that Paul Prenter, Freddie Mercury's personal manager between 1977 and 1984, had on the singer. Prenter allegedly denied the other members access to Mercury.

Legacy

Michael Jackson, who was close friends with the band during the time, later cited Hot Space as an influence for his own album Thriller. In a 2015 interview with Greg Prato of Songfacts, Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt described how Hot Space was an important album for him as a musician. "I think it's interesting because that album taught me two things. It taught me that even if you're in a band as a guitar player, music doesn't have to be driven by guitar - it's about the song, first. But I think the main thing is that Queen actually did an album like that - it was the fans' least favorite, but it was one of my favorites because it took a risk and branched out. All those synth parts they did and horns, I could always hear them with guitar in my head somehow. But quite oddly enough, or coincidentally enough, the title Hot Space is exactly what it meant: it's all the space between the music. That's what makes it funky and that's what makes it have a pocket."

Track Listing:

1. Staying Power - 4:10
2. Dancer - 3:46
3. Back Chat - 4:31
4. Body Language - 4:29
5. Action This Day - 3:33
6. Put Out The Fire - 3:15
7. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) - 3:39
8. Calling All Girls - 3:53
9. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) - 4:26
10. Cool Cat - 3:26
11. Under Pressure (With David Bowie) - 4:02
12. Body Language (1991 Bonus Remix By Susan Rogers) - 4:44

Queen:

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, drum machine, synth bass
Brian May – electric guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals, acoustic guitar, drum machine, synth bass, keyboards
Roger Taylor – drums, backing vocals, percussion, co-lead vocals, synthesizer, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
John Deacon – bass, electric guitar, drum machine, synthesizer

Certifications:

United Kingdom Gold 100,000
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000

Hot Space is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on May 21, 1982 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US. Marking a notable shift in direction from their earlier work, they employed many elements o
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