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Queen - A Night At The Opera

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    Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Brian May (guitar, harp, ukulele, background vocals); John Deacon (electric piano, acoustic & electric basses); Roger Taylor (percussion, background vocals). Recorded at Sarm Studios, Roundhouse Studios, Olympic ......more

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Artist: Queen
Description:
Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Brian May (guitar, harp, ukulele, background vocals); John Deacon (electric piano, acoustic & electric basses); Roger Taylor (percussion, background vocals). Recorded at Sarm Studios, Roundhouse Studios, Olympic Studios, Scorpio Studios, Landsdowne Studios, London, England and Rockfield Studios, Wales. Personnel: Freddie Mercury (vocals); Brian May (guitar); John Deacon (electric bass); Roger Taylor (percussion). Recording information: Earl's Court (06/1975); Lansdowne (06/1975); Olympic (06/1975); Rockfield (06/1975); Roundhouse (06/1975); Sarm (06/1975); Scorpio (06/1975); Trident (06/1975); Earl's Court (06/1977); Lansdowne (06/1977); Olympic (06/1977); Rockfield (06/1977); Roundhouse (06/1977); Sarm (06/1977); Scorpio (06/1977); Trident (06/1977); Earl's Court (06/1979); Lansdowne (06/1979); Olympic (06/1979); Rockfield (06/1979); Roundhouse (06/1979); Sarm (06/1979); Scorpio (06/1979); Trident (06/1979); Earl's Court (1974-1975); Lansdowne (1974-1975); Olympic (1974-1975); Rockfield (1974-1975); Roundhouse (1974-1975); Sarm (1974-1975); Scorpio (1974-1975); Trident (1974-1975). Arranger: Queen. Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. Using the multi-layered guitars of its predecessor as a foundation, A Night at the Opera encompasses metal ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady"), pop (the lovely, shimmering "You're My Best Friend"), campy British music hall ("Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon," "Seaside Rendezvous"), and mystical prog rock ("'39," "The Prophet's Song"), eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody." In short, it's a lot like Queen's own version of Led Zeppelin IV, but where Zep find dark menace in bombast, Queen celebrate their own pomposity. No one in the band takes anything too seriously, otherwise ...
See Also:
News of the World, The Game, A Night at the Opera, Greatest Hits [2004], Sheer Heart Attack, Greatest Hits [1992], Live Killers
See Influences:
The Kinks, T. Rex, Deep Purple (Rock), Elton John, Liberace, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Gary Glitter, Mott the Hoople, The Who, Liza Minnelli, The Beatles, Chic, Cream, Renaissance, Arthur Brown, Yes, Slade, David Bowie, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys
See Contemporaries:
Sweet, ABBA, Gary Glitter, Uriah Heep, Def Leppard, Electric Light Orchestra, Deep Purple (Rock), 10cc, Heart, Rush, Steve Harley, Foreigner, Wreckage, Europe, Thin Lizzy, REO Speedwagon, Journey (Rock), Judas Priest, The Tubes, The Cars, Saxon, Jeff Beck, Boston, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, Meat Loaf, Ian Gillan, Blue Oyster Cult, Status Quo (UK), Slade, Genesis (U.K. Band), Aerosmith, Styx, Kiss, Smile, Kansas, Ozzy Osbourne
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To......)
  2. 2 Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
  3. 3 I'm in Love with My Car
  4. 4 You're My Best Friend
  5. 5 '39
  6. 6 Sweet Lady
  7. 7 Seaside Rendezvous
  8. 8 Prophet's Song, The
  9. 9 Love of My Life
  10. 10 Good Company
  11. 11 Bohemian Rhapsody
  12. 12 God Save the Queen
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Keep Yourself Alive [Long-Lost Retake, June 1975] - (take, alternate take)
  2. 2 Bohemian Rhapsody [Operatic Section a Cappella Mix 2011] - (remix)
  3. 3 You're My Best Friend [Backing Track Mix 2011] - (remix)
  4. 4 I'm in Love with My Car [Guitar & Vocal Mix 2011] - (remix)
  5. 5 '39 [Live at Earl's Court, June 1977] - (live)
  6. 6 Love of My Life [South American Live Single, June 1979] - (live)
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Art Rock
Label:
Hollywood Records
Producer:
Queen; Roy Thomas Baker
Number of Discs:
2
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
62 : 4
Editorial Reviews:
Q (p.129) - Ranked #2 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006." Q (6/00, p.72) - Ranked #41 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" Q (12/93, p.143) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Even 'Bohemian Rhapsody' pales into significance next to the epic eight-minute toss of 'The Prophet Song'..." Uncut (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[L]istening again to A NIGHT AT THE OPERA is a reminder of the extent of the band's barmy diversity." Q (Magazine) (p.118) - "It's a record to which all four contributed fine songs, and one of extremes -- among the crashing rock and proggy wigouts were love songs, acoustic whimsy, a trad-jazz pastiche and a brace of vaudeville show tunes." Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA gave Queen their first Number 1, houses 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' and includes everything from spaced-out prog-rock to '30s-era vaudeville..." Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.27) - "...An imperial extravaganza, a cornucopia; a band of hungrily competitive individualists on a big roll of friendship and delight..." Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Sweet Lady' bites with the ferocity of the most grizzled heavy metal..." Uncut (magazine) (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Containing not one but two monumental epics, and gorging on grandiose gestures galore, A NIGHT AT THE OPERA secured itself instant classic status."
UPC:
050087240745
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