The Game

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Remastered CD cover.

The Game is the eighth studio album by Queen released on 1980-06-30 and produced by Queen and Reinhold Mack. Like with previous albums, this one shows a clear evolution of the band's sound by not only expanding into new genres like rockabilly and funk, but also from adding a previously vilified synthesizer to their list of instruments.


I bought this album later into my obsession with the band. I had already heard Another One Bites the Dust from the radio, and Play the Game, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Save Me from compilation albums, but the rest of the album was new to me. Need Your Loving Tonight became an anthem of mine for awhile, and I enjoyed the record as a whole, but a couple of the tracks like Don't Try Suicide and Coming Soon never really grew on me.


I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals Rank Rating
A1 Play the Game Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 4 Rating-6.png
A2 Dragon Attack Brian May Freddie Mercury 8 Rating-5.png
A3 Another One Bites the Dust John Deacon Freddie Mercury 5 Rating-6.png
A4 Need Your Loving Tonight John Deacon Freddie Mercury 7 Rating-5.png
A5 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 2 Rating-8.png
B1 Rock It (Prime Jive) Roger Taylor Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury 6 Rating-6.png
B2 Don't Try Suicide Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 10 Rating-2.png
B3 Sail Away Sweet Sister Brian May Brian May, Freddie Mercury 3 Rating-8.png
B4 Coming Soon Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor 9 Rating-4.png
B5 Save Me Brian May Freddie Mercury 1 Rating-9.png

The album's total score is 650.


When EMI released their CD version they used black text and a different photo from the same photo shoot. When Hollywood Records released their CD, they used the original photo with white text, but the title was noticeably larger. When Hollywood remastered the album in 2011, the cover was reworked to look more like the original vinyl.


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