Hot Space [Bonus Track]

Hot Space [Bonus Track]

by Queen
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Hot Space [Bonus Track]

Because Queen took the better part of 1981 off to work on the follow-up to their big 1980 hit The Game, fans were confident that the band's next release would follow in their winning tradition of classic albums. Unfortunately, this would not be the case. Unlike its predecessor, Hot Space was an inconsistent effort, marred by unfocused songwriting and material that was simply not as strong as their earlier work. Since they had just previously enjoyed a massive hit with the disco-fied "Another One Bites the Dust," Queen decided to dedicate the entire first side of the album to dance music, something that alienated their longtime rock fans. And while the single "Body Language" nearly cracked the U.S. Top Ten, the rest of the dance material was easily forgettable -- "Back Chat," "Staying Power," "Action This Day," and so on -- however, the album was not a total washout. The more rock-oriented second side did contain some great tracks, such as "Put Out the Fire," "Calling All Girls," "Las Palabras de Amor," and the David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure." But it was not enough to save Hot Space from a cruel critical and commercial fate, as its ensuing world tour marked the last time Queen would perform in the U.S.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/1991
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616103826
catalogNumber: 161038
Rank: 34585

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen   Primary Artist
David Bowie   Vocals,Track Performer
Freddie Mercury   Piano,Vocals
Brian May   Banjo,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Roger Taylor   Drums,Vocals
John Deacon   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer,Producer
Freddie Mercury   Composer,Concept
Queen   Composer,Producer
Brian May   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer
John Deacon   Composer
Mack   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
George Marino   Engineer
Mack   Producer
Susan Rogers   Remixing
Steven Miller   Artwork
John Barr   Artwork
Norm Ung   Artwork
Josh MacRae   Producer,Engineer

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