Artist/ Band: Valensia
Title: Queen Tribute
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2004

official Valensia website

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The Review:

Tribute albums are on the uprise these days and saturating the music world with some less than flattering renditions. This not like those other tribute albums that are flooding the market, because the here Valensia can deliver the goods. The reason, is he has Freddie Mercuryís vocals down, almost flawless at times. While itís not a perfect tribute, it has more to offer than most that Iíve heard in a long time. One of the best selling points for me is itís one band doing the songs rather than a collection of bands.

At times the vocals are really smooth and on par with Freddie's best. I believe Valensia captured more of the live sound rather than the studio, mainly because I can hear his accent peering through at times and thereís some roughness when hitting some of the higher notes.

Iím not fond of tribute albums but if I had to pick one that stands out, it would be this one. Itís a nice take of classic Queen that most fans with an open mind will enjoy Valensiaís efforts.p>Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on October 19th, 2004

Tracks:

1. Sheer Heart Attack
2. Man From Manhattan
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Polar Bear
5. Iím In Love With My Car
6. We Will Rock You
7. Liar
8. Dear Friends
9. All The Young Dudes
10. Killer Queen
11. Love Of My Life
12. My Fairy King
13. You Take My Breath Away (bonus track)


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