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A Night At The Opera

Queen Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
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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 Rendezous
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 (Remix)
14. You're My Best Friend (Remix)

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Nothing succeeds like excess--at least that's the case with Queen's breakthrough classic, A Night at the Opera. On one level, the title is a reference to the band's operatic pretensions, best in evidence here on the classic "Bohemian Rhapsody," which was championed by headbangers a generation before being revived by the Wayne's World set. Of course, A Night at the Opera was also the title of a Marx Brothers movie, and the reference isn't lost on Queen, who seldom scaled the heights of pomprock without a knowing wink. The album is remembered for its meticulously produced bombast, but the truth is that there's a wide variety of material here, from the gorgeous piano-based "You're My Best Friend" and the McCartneyesque "39" to the music-hall-style "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" and the pedal-to-the-metal rockers "Death on Two Legs" and "I'm in Love with My Car." A Night at the Opera is viewed by most as the quintessential Queen album, and justifiably so. --Daniel Durchholz

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5.0 out of 5 stars Queen's proper launch to superstardom June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Queen's fourth album A Night at the Opera was released in December of 1975. The album was the band's sink or swim album, if it flopped it would have been the end of Queen. Here is a track-by-track summary of the album. Death on Two Legs(Dedicated to...) kicks off the album in a hard rocking manner which was frontman Freddie Mercury's ode to an ex-management company whom treated the band like dirt. The vaudevillian sounding Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon follows and is great with its 1930s-ish sound and harmonized heavy metal guitar solo at the end is amazing. Drummer Roger Taylor's ode to the automobile I'm In Love With My Car follows and is a kick-ass rocker sung by Roger. The ballad You're My Best Friend follows and is a nice song written by bassist John Deacon for his wife Veronica(whom he is still married to today) and was a US Top 20 hit in the summer of 1976 peaking at #16. I love the melodies and harmony parts. Guitarist Brian May's '39 is a great skiffle (folk) song with Brian singing. The song is Queen's sci-fi song about a man who goes time travelling for a hundred years but comes back one year older. Musically sounds like an outtake from either The Beatles' Rubber Soul or a Kingston Trio album. Brian writes the next track, the rocker Sweet Lady which is a great hard rock track. Freddie's vaudevillian sounding Seaside Rendezvous ends the first half. Got to love those voice orhestrations from Roger and Freddie imitating horns. Brian's epic The Prophet's Song kicks off the second half in epic style and all I can say is WOW! The song was written while Brian was sick with the curable form of hepatitis and an ulcer. It's a great epic, superb vocals. Especially with Freddie's vocal solo which was pure genius. Freddie's Love of My Life follows and is a great song about a breakup. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic from the mighty Queen May 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
Queen's fourth album A Night at the Opera was released in December of 1975. The album was the band's sink or swim album, if it flopped it would have been the end of Queen. Here is a track-by-track summary of the album. Death on Two Legs(Dedicated to...) kicks off the album in a hard rocking manner which was frontman Freddie Mercury's ode to an ex-management company whom treated the band like dirt. The vaudevillian sounding Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon follows and is great with its 1930s-ish sound and harmonized heavy metal guitar solo at the end is amazing. Drummer Roger Taylor's ode to the automobile I'm In Love With My Car follows and is a kick-ass rocker sung by Roger. The ballad You're My Best Friend follows and is a nice song written by bassist John Deacon for his wife Veronica(whom he is still married to today) and was a US Top 20 hit in the summer of 1976 peaking at #16. I love the melodies and harmony parts. Guitarist Brian May's '39 is a great skiffle (folk) song with Brian singing. The song is Queen's sci-fi song about a man who goes time travelling for a hundred years but comes back one year older. Musically sounds like an outtake from either The Beatles' Rubber Soul or a Kingston Trio album. Brian writes the next track, the rocker Sweet Lady which is a great hard rock track. Freddie's vaudevillian sounding Seaside Rendezvous ends the first half. Got to love those voice orhestrations from Roger and Freddie imitating horns. Brian's epic The Prophet's Song kicks off the second half in epic style and all I can say is WOW! The song was written while Brian was sick with the curable form of hepatitis and an ulcer. It's a great epic, superb vocals. Especially with Freddie's vocal solo which was pure genius. Freddie's Love of My Life follows and is a great song about a breakup. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is Worthy of the Overused Label: CLASSIC May 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
You've got your "IV"'s, "Appetite For Destruction"'s, "Dark Side of the Moon"'s, "Toys in the Attic"'s, "Slippery When Wet"'s, the list perpetually continues.
All of which are wonderful, but stalwart fans refuse to acknowledge that most GREAT bands evolved with even better music following their eternally labeled "classic" album. With "A Night at the Opera," Queen did both; they made a PERFECT album and made even more perfect music as their tragically doomed career marched on to the day of sadness in 1991.
If ever there is an album worthy of putting on headphones and clearing your mind of the rest of the world while meditating to an album, surely this is the one. The leadoff song "Death On Two Legs" is perfect, with tasteful piano work, as is the next "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon." There's so much going on in so little time! At this point, you know exactly how to expect the rest of the album: there is no way you can expect anything. The successful diversity of this band is unmatched to this day. The witty personality of Mercury is splotched everywhere, taking an already-greater-than-ordinary-song and putting something to it that is just .... ah, who needs words.
It always helps when there's no filler on an album, and every track stands on its own. This is one of the strongest start to finish albums ever made. The grade-A musicianship and quality diversity only make the jaw drop more as you hear such unique compositions as "Seaside Rendezvous", "The Prophet's Song", and "Good Company."
Then you've got the simple stuff. And only Queen knows how to put an unspeakable magic and emotion into songs with 3 (or in Queen's case 6) chords.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent album de queen,on le retrouve rarement en magasin,pour moi cest un album classique a posseder,cest un opera rock.
Published 1 month ago by JeanMcCarthy
3.0 out of 5 stars Pressing is not good
The hole was not trimmed so it does not sit right on table. Edges not filed. Tices and pops. Will clean and what happens
Published 6 months ago by fr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen fans unite.
A must have for Queen fans. Great sound, awesome surround mix. Need DVD AUDIO player for best results. Find an OPPO DIGITAL player and buy it.
Published 7 months ago by Randy Romer
5.0 out of 5 stars Anight at the opera
Queen excellent as always. A bit of a different style but very enjoyable. I'm sure any Queen fan would enjoy this one.
Published 17 months ago by Shelagh
5.0 out of 5 stars All-time classic
From start to finish, this is one of those all-time classics in rock history. Most people will know at least "Bohemian Rhapsody" but there is so much more to Queen than that song. Read more
Published on Sept. 22 2011 by Phenom Penn
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece!
It's been well over thirty years since this album came out and I finally bought it. I've been missing out on a lot of fantastic music. Read more
Published on June 22 2007 by Martin A Hogan
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
Great audio dynamics! Hearing it on DVD-A is like hearing it again for the first time. Mercury's voice is clear and close, and reminds you of what a great loss his passing is.
Published on June 9 2007 by Diz Gruntled
5.0 out of 5 stars A Night to Remember
This is it, folks! Rock has seen no finer! "A Night at The Opera" is an event, not the release of more "product". Read more
Published on Aug. 25 2005 by jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
A lot of people are familiar with this one due to "Bohemian Rhapsody", but that's not the only good track to be found here! Read more
Published on July 4 2004 by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond classic
This is Queen's best career album.It is excellent from DEATH ON TWO LEGS all the way through GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.It is a must for any rock music fan collection. Read more
Published on June 22 2004 by Antonio M Vazquezpausa
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