A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released in November 1975. Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. A commercial success, A Night at the Opera has been voted by the public and cited by music publications as one of Queen's finest works. The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording. The album was originally released by EMI in the United Kingdom, where it topped the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks, and Elektra Records in the United States, where it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and became the band's first platinum-selling album in the US. Superb 180 Gram re-mastered vinyl with all original artwork (including inner sleeves). Hollywood Records. 2008.
1. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) 2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon 3. I'm In Love With My Car 4. You're My Best Friend 5. '39 6. Sweet Lady 7. Seaside Rendezvous 8. The Prophet's Song 9. Love Of My Life 10. Good Company 11. Bohemian Rhapsody 12. God Save The Queen 13. I'm In Love With My Car
Limited Edition - Gatefold 180-gram vinyl. A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 21 November 1975 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was reportedly the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release.
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 the arrangements wouldn't be as ludicrously exaggerated as they are. But the appeal -- and the influence -- of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else.
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.
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The UK's Official Biggest-Selling Album of All Time / 2011 Remaster
You know you're a big band when you release more than oneGreatest Hitspackage a decade apart from one another with barely any spillover and they're both among the biggest selling albums of all time!Queen'svery firstGreatest Hitscompilation was originally released in 1981 and was an instant hit around the world, subsequently certified 19x platinum in the U.K. and 8x platinum in the U.S. and counting. The collection comprisesQueen'sbest selling hit singles output from 1974's "Killer Queen" to 1980's "Flash" and almost every other single to make the top 20 over that time period including "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Bicycle Race," "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," "Somebody to Love," "You're My Best Friend," and "Play the Game."
You know you're a big band when you release more than one Greatest Hits package a decade apart from one another with barely any spillover and they're both among the biggest selling albums of all time! Queen's second Greatest Hitscompilation was originally issued in 1991 and was another instant smash around the world comprising the group's best-selling hit singles from "Under Pressure" in 1981 to "The Show Must Go On," a perfect career summation and the last single released in Freddie Mercury's lifetime in 1991. Additional operatic classics include "Radio Ga Ga," "A Kind of Magic," "I Want It All," "I Want to Break Free," and "Who Wants to Live Forever" among many more.