Jazz

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Remastered album cover.

Jazz is the seventh studio album by Queen released on 1978-11-10 and produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. The album contains songs from several genres including rock, heavy metal, funk, and softer ballads. Some romantic rock songs carrying on the tradition from the Opera/Races albums, but also really explodes with arena rock songs like Don't Stop Me No, Fat Bottomed Girls, and Let Me Entertain You. For some reason, the album begins with Freddie's rather odd Mustapha song which doesn't fit the rest of the album.

This was one of the last of the studio albums I bought of Queen's. I was hesitant to buy it because I already knew several songs on it from compilations, and I didn't much care for the cover art. I first heard the non-single songs from the Crown Jewels boxed set my high school girlfriend bough for me, and warmed up to them very quickly. As usual, Brian's non-single songs are deep and introspective, while Roger and John's songs are nice, but mostly forgettable. I was surprised to see a small version of the the nude bicycle race poster with the box set. Later, I bought a Hollywood records CD to get the additional tracks.

Status

I own this album on vinyl and CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals
A1 Mustapha Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
A2 Fat Bottomed Girls Brian May Freddie Mercury
A3 Jealousy Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
A4 Bicycle Race Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
A5 If You Can't Beat Them John Deacon Freddie Mercury
A6 Let Me Entertain You Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
B1 Dead On Time Brian May Freddie Mercury
B2 In Only Seven Days John Deacon Freddie Mercury
B3 Dreamer's Ball Brian May Freddie Mercury
B4 Fun It Roger Taylor Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury
B5 Leaving Home Ain't Easy Brian May Brian May
B6 Don't Stop Me Now Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
B7 More of That Jazz Roger Taylor Roger Taylor

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Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 Don't Stop Me Now 8
2 Let Me Entertain You 8
3 Leaving Home Ain't Easy 8
4 Fat Bottomed Girls 8
5 Dreamers Ball 7
6 In Only Seven Days 7
7 Jealousy 7
8 Dead On Time 6
9 If You Can't Beat Them 5
10 Bicycle Race 5
11 More of That Jazz 3
12 Fun It 2
13 Mustapha 1

The album's total score is 775.

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