Various Artists

Music of Queen: A Symphonic Spectacular

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Music of Queen: A Symphonic Spectacular as interpreted by the Estonian National Symphony, the Estonian National Male-Voice Choir, and a cast of London theater magnates, transcends novelty like a misshapen boomerang returning obediently with the wrong scalp. The sheer theatricality of Queen -- Freddie Mercury to be more precise -- lends itself well to the stage, but these poorly executed, lifeless renditions of classics like "Killer Queen," "A Kind of Magic," and "We Are the Champions" are embarrassing and wince-inducing -- even the operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody" fails to ignite the slightest wisp of smoke. Try as they might, these well-meaning artists will not rock you. This is a dreadful record.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:21
2 2:49
3 4:03
4 3:36
5 3:33
6 5:03
7 3:08
8 4:54
9 2:38
10 4:45
11 2:02
12 2:43
13 5:56
14 6:22
15 3:42
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