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A Night At The Opera


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 15 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B000000OAN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  LP Record  |  DVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,179 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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)

Product Description

Product Description

Heavyweight vinyl LP repressing of this original classic 1975 album from British Pomp-Rockers Queen. The album packaging includes every detail of the original release in it's original LP format. All the unique content of the original album is faithfully reproduced. Features the hits 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Death On Two Legs', 'You're My Best Friend' and more. EMI. 2009.

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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 22 2007
Format: Audio CD
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. This album is extraordinary in its own merit, and I finally understand what "Queen" really was all about - the entire experience! Sure, "You're My Best Friend" was a really nice song and "Bohemian Rhapsody" defined an entire generation, but hearing it as it was pieced together in one collage of a musical experience and you'll understand what the big fuss is all about. Freddie Mercury's vocals are astounding. There simply is no `best' song on this album. Every song is its own masterpiece, but I am partial to the anthemic, "'39". God Save the Queen!
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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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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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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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