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QUEEN RECORD - Jazz: Picture Disc Vinyl Record - Vintage Queen Lp - Freddie Mercury - Rare Uk Promo Release - Great Gift Idea!
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QUEEN - Jazz

Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Vinyl Condition: NM
Sleeve Condition: NM
Catalog #: 1C 064-61 820-4
Released: 1978/Picture disc release date unknown
Notes: Very rare promotional pressing on a picture disc from UK.

Famously tagged as "fascist" in a Rolling Stone review printed at the time of its 1978 release, Jazz does indeed showcase a band that does thrive upon its power, thrilling upon the hold that it has on its audience. That confidence, that self-intoxication, was hinted at on News of the World but it takes full flower here, and that assurance acts as a cohesive device, turning this into one of Queen's sleekest albums. Like its patchwork predecessor, Jazz also dabbles in a bunch of different sounds -- that's a perennial problem with Queen, where the four songwriters were often pulling in different directions -- but it sounds bigger, heavier than News, thanks to the mountains of guitars Brian May has layered all over this record. If May has indulged himself, Freddie Mercury runs riot all over this album, infusing it with an absurdity that's hard to resist. This goofiness is apparent from the galloping overture "Mustapha," and things only get a lot sillier from that point out, as the group sings the praises of "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Races." May and Mercury have an unspoken competition on who can overdub the most onto a particular track, while Roger Taylor steers them toward their first disco song in the gloriously dumb "Fun It." But since over-the-top campiness has always been an attribute in Queen, this kind of grand-scale exaggeration gives Jazz a sense of ridiculousness that makes it more fun than many of their other albums.

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Tracklist

A1 Mustapha
Written-By – Mercury*
A2 Fat Bottomed Girls
Written-By – May*
A3 Jealousy
Written-By – Mercury*
A4 Bicycle Race
Written-By – Mercury*
A5 If You Can't Beat Them
Written-By – Deacon*
A6 Let Me Entertain You
Written-By – Mercury*
B1 Dead On Time
Written-By – May*
B2 In Only Seven Days
Written-By – Deacon*
B3 Dreamers Ball
Written-By – May*
B4 Fun It
Written-By – Taylor*
B5 Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Written-By – May*
B6 Don't Stop Me Now
Written-By – Mercury*
B7 More Of That Jazz
Written-By – Taylor*

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How We Grade Our Vinyl:

Mint (M): This is a grade that won't be used unless the record is still sealed.

Near Mint (NM): This record shows no obvious signs of wear. A record that looks like new. The jacket may show only light wear with minor scuffing and/or edge-wear. The jacket will not have seam splits, folds, or cut-out holes.

Near Mint Minus (NM-): This record won't be perfect and may show very minimal signs of use. This is a record that may have been played but was handled with extreme care. The jacket may have light scuffing and/or edge-wear, minimal creasing, promotional cut-outs or cut corners.

Very Good Plus (VG+): This record will show light use and may have some mild scuffing and/or fine surfaces scratches that may create light surface noise. Light surface noise may be noticeable during quiet passages and in between tracks. This is a record that was obviously played and shows light to moderate wear. The jacket may have light to moderate scuffing, edge-wear, slight ring wear, lightly turned-up corners, promotional cut-outs or cut corners.

Very Good (VG): This record will show more signs of wear. Surface scuffing and light scratches will be much more visible. Surface noise will be more noticeable. Record labels may have writing, or stickers attached. The jacket will have scuffing and edge-wear and may have seam splits, ring wear, turned-up corners, and cut-out holes. Jackets may also have a previous owner's name or other writing.

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Materials:
vinyl,picture disc

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