Press Release pt2

It all makes perfect sense when you get the opportunity to see what the band have to say about the sessions:
"We went in and played, every day, and ALL kinds of things happened, little bits of chemistry happening between us. It's good, organic music.
"There's a lot of guitar orchestras and some of our old trademarks, but at the core of it you'll hear the three of us playing. People really, truly playing together in the studio - you don't get that much these days.  But, you will get it on their new album.
 "Do they still call them 'albums'? I don't even know. But this is really, we believe, an Album in the old sense of the word - something you can put on and listen to all the way through, and it takes you on a journey ... the subjects and moods in it are widely spaced -  but nevertheless, a challenge to the listener to put his day on hold for an hour or so, be drawn in, make connections, and experience something new.
"These days it has seemed to us that few people have this in mind - CD's by large tend to be a collection of songs, often produced by different teams, assembled in random sequence - with the idea that folks will shuffle the order on their iPods anyway. Of course you always have that option! But our teachers were the Beatles, Hendrix, blues + soul and ... you know where we're going with this. "
The Cosmos Rocks was recorded and mixed at Taylor's The Priory studio between November 2007 and August 2008, and co-produced and engineered by Joshua J Macrae, Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. It marks the first album of newly recorded material from Queen + Paul Rodgers since they first set out on the road in 2005, and the first Queen studio album since 1995.
A first single from the album, "C-lebrity" is released September 5 in enhanced CD, 7", and digital formats. Versions contain exclusive performances of Queen + Paul Rodgers live performances of "Show Must Go On" and "Fire and Water" filmed during Q + PR's 2005 Japanese tour.
The track, according to Roger Taylor - and seemingly much in keeping with many on The Cosmos Rocks - is the writers' skew on the times in which we live:  "'C-lebrity' is really a comment on the current concept of fame - success and all that goes with it. Getting your face on TV is enough - talent doesn't really enter into the equation. 'Celebrity' is an overused and devalued word today. I think the song shows we have lost none of the humour of Queen!"

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