CD Review: Queen

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Queen’s First E.P.
Hollywood
by David Chiu

After 30 years Queen’s first-ever extended play album, which was initially released in the U.K. in 1977, finally got issued in America in conjunction with Record Store Day from last Saturday. Each of the CDs also contains a number, which adds special value to it. (Mine is 705!). Fans of the band won’t find any rare or newly added tracks here on this reissue—only the E.P.’s original four-track listing, whose songs have already appeared on previous albums: the randy “Good Old Fashioned Loverboy”; the early progressive rocker “White Queen (As It Began)”; the soulful “Tenement Funster”; and the vitriolic “Death On Two Legs.”

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