6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smoldering
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multiple Listening
B: Deserves Another Spin
C: Once Should Suffice

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A few years after Finlay’s smash debut, he returns claiming to be spiritualized. Fame and fortune brings excess and usually instant burnout - resulting in a renewal and reassessment of its worth. This seems to have been the case with Mr Quaye.
- PB
5 / B

QUEEN+ - Greatest Hits III (EMI)
The first two
Queen Hits albums ssemed to be their true, definitive hits collections, essential for those who don’t own all the albums. Here we have a bit of a sell-out with tracks not done 100% by the band. Like guest artists such as Elton John doing The Show Must Go On, David Bowie with Under Pressure (a remix), Barcelona with Monserrat Caballe’, Somebody To Love with George Michael and Another One Bites the Dust with Wyclef Jean. Live tracks, Freddie solo songs and Brian May tracks make up the rest. And, yes, a Christmas song as bonus track. They’re all good songs, don’t get me wrong. It just doesn’t match the total overwhelming impact of the first two Best Of albums. But, if you’re a Queen fan, you needn’t read to be convinced or prevented from adding this to your collection.
- PB
5 / A