September 05, 2011
Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Album Rock, Art Rock

Album Review

Released as a companion to the expanded Queen reissues of 2011, the Deep Cuts series digs deep into the classic rock band’s albums, culling a collection of overlooked fan favorites. This was somewhat easier to do on the first two volumes, which covered the group’s heyday, but Vol. 3 rounds up highlights from 1984-1995, when Queen weren’t anywhere near their prime. That much is evident on this edition of Deep Cuts, which never raises much beyond the level of “very solid.” That's enough for an album but not a compilation intended to convince doubting punters there was more to be found than what is usually showcased on hits collections. Although that's not the case here, this still could have some use for the curious Queen fan who doesn’t want to go to actual latter-day albums.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Made in Heaven
  2. Machines (Or Back to Humans)
  3. Don't Try So Hard
  4. Tear It Up
  5. I Was Born to Love You
  6. A Winter's Tale
  7. Ride the Wild Wind
  8. Bijou
  9. Was It All Worth It
  10. One Year of Love
  11. Khashoggi's Ship
  12. Is This the World We Created...?
  13. The Hitman
  14. It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)
  15. Mother Love