Queen ‎– The Game

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EMI ‎– EMA 795, EMI ‎– OC 064-63 923
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Foil Sleeve
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A1 Play The Game
Written-By – Mercury*
3:30
A2 Dragon Attack
Written-By – May*
4:18
A3 Another One Bites The Dust
Written-By – Deacon*
3:35
A4 Need Your Loving Tonight
Written-By – Deacon*
2:48
A5 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Written-By – Mercury*
2:44
B1 Rock It (Prime Jive)
Written-By – Taylor*
4:31
B2 Don't Try Suicide
Written-By – Mercury*
3:52
B3 Sail Away Sweet Sister
Written-By – May*
3:32
B4 Coming Soon
Written-By – Taylor*
2:50
B5 Save Me
Written-By – May*
3:48

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Notes

A5, B3 to B5 recorded June/July 1979.
A1 to A4, B1, B2 recorded in various sessions between February 1980 and May 1980 at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
This album includes the first appearance of a synthesizer (an Oberheim OBX) on a Queen album.
All © 1980, except Crazy Little Thing Called Love © 1979

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-4U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-10U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-3U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-10U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-6U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF 106 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-9U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 A + B Sides, Etched): ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-5U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. 54
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-7U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. 28
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-3U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-2U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, Side A - stamped): EMA 795 A-4U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, Side B - stamped): EMA 795 B-7U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀ 37
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-5U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-2U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-3U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-7U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-3U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-8U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-1U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-10U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11, A Side, Stamped): EMA 795 A-1U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11, B Side, Stamped): EMA 795 B-7U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. ❀

Other Versions (5 of 201) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TOCP 53448 Queen The Game(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI TOCP 53448 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 923 Queen The Game(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-63 923 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
RC 3331 Queen The Game(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC RC 3331 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
EMA 795, OC 064-63 923 Queen The Game(LP, Album, Foi) EMI, EMI EMA 795, OC 064-63 923 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
CQ003 Queen The Game(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Boo) EMI, Editora Planeta DeAgostini CQ003 Portugal 2008 Sell This Version

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dj_stosh

dj_stosh

May 8, 2017
Unable to identify my copy, need help please. Side A deadwax = SE-513-A GED [Brian Gardner flower and bird symbol] 0-15M3-4. Side B deadwax = 0-2 (scratched out) 0-3 SE-513-B GED [Brian Gardner flower and bird symbol]. The inner sleeve shows a picture of a bulldog on a wood floor with a "Two-up" game. Inner sleeve reverse shows album lyrics on background of same wood floor but without the dog. Cover is foil with black hype sticker in upper left corner.
Ramzy

Ramzy

December 3, 2016
Sounds amazing! I started off with a Dutch pressing from a record fair and it was a bit dull-sounding - I thought maybe the album was just recorded that way. But today I picked up a UK original just to compare, and it has so much more life to it. Maybe I simply had a worn copy to begin with. Anyway, this is a great recording.
stevecope

stevecope

May 1, 2016
I guess mine is another variant?
Matrix / Runout (Side A - stamped): EMA 795 A-3U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. (drawing of a flower) 16
Matrix / Runout (Side B - stamped): EMA 795 B-7U MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A., CALIF. (drawing of a flower) 61
theriojasaurus

theriojasaurus

February 5, 2015

I've got a 'Factory Sample Not For Sale' Sticker on the reserve of my sleeve!
empanadilla

empanadilla

April 6, 2014
I got the original US LP with the shiny cover. Since I used to live on the beach, it immediately got a kind of "white rust"...which is a pity...