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A Night At The Opera [AC-3, Collector's Edition, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Original recording remastered, Restored]

Queen Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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1. Death On Two Legs
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

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Celebrating Queen's masterpiece and breakthrough multi platinum album, this is definitively the best version ever created. The CD has been 24 bit mastered, 48 kHz then transferred via the Super Bit process for CD reproduction. The DVD is a complete audio and video feast featuring, for the first time, every track in full DTS 5.1 Surround Sound PLUS visuals for every track including restored versions of the original videos to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'You're My Best Friend'. The other songs are set to new videos and photo albums drawn from the band's massive live performance and photo library. Now everyone can hear this classic album in glorious surround sound! Additionally the DVD features track by track commentary, drawn from both new and historic interviews, by the original 4 members. Hollywood. 2005.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Surround Sound Nov. 1 2007
Format:Audio CD
I wasn't sure whether I should buy this version or not. I already had an earlier version in my collection but rave reviews, and the fact that A Night at the Opera is among my favorites through the years, convinced me to buy this updated version.

The re-mastering job on the CD version is great. The sound on the DVD version is, however, nothing less than stunning. The intro of Death on Two Legs gives an indication what is in store. When the drums roar during the chorus in the back speakers, there is no question about it, this is a bonanza sound experience. Most of the album sound wise is a roller coaster ride and with the great music accompanying it, this is a most buy.

The videos are mostly old Queen live footage, plus the videos originally shot for the singles. Some reviewers have given negative remarks about them but despite some problems with sound and sight being out of sync, I find the outcome being as good as it can be considering the limited options. God Save the Queen, with recent Brian May footage during the beginning and at the end Freddie walking of stage, is a very fitting finale of this set.

The packaging is extravagant, exemplifying the great detail put into this re-release. Much pride is inherent in this set and I recommend buying it, even if one may own an older version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I See A Lilttle Silhuetto Of A Man.. Aug. 3 2006
Format:Audio CD
...when I first heard that line I was sold. That line made me lift my head and pay attention...that line made me listen more. And it was because of that and later this record why I fell in love with Queen.

Now I own almost all of their material I have found. It has been a lovely journey (with an acoustic guitar and spaceships, perhaps...?) since and I think it will never end.

Queen will always a part of my life and me, and this record might just be forever and for always MY FAVOURITE ONE EVER.

The music is simply marvellous and very diverse. From ballads to vaudeville and early heavy metal. Songs like Sweet Lady and Prophet's Song might take their time to grow on you, but they certainly do belong to this piece of art.

My humble advise is NOT to overlook any of these 12 songs. Listen to this album as a full piece of (again, art)work.

So may you be familiar with Queen or not, be prepared. This record might change your life. Anyway, don't be afraid to explore one of the classic rock albums. And if you can, invest to the CD/DVD -combo. The DVD has some wonderful material from '70s, as well as suberb sound, on-screen -lyrics (if you want) and audio commentary from all the Queen-guys. Well worth the money.

Once you're hooked, move on to the just-as-perfect A Day At The Races... :o)
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST CD IN ROCK HISTORY Nov. 29 2005
By Lbarak
Format:Audio CD
It is incerdibly difficult to capture the genius of this masterpiece of an album in a 1000 words, but this album speaks to every kind of music fan out there. You have the hard rock of "Death on Two Legs" which starts off with Freddie's trademark piano sound, and slowly Brian's guitar fades in. One must keep in mind that Queen did not believe in using synthesizers until the early 80's, which makes you appreciate the special effects your hearing via Brian May's "Big Red" electric guitar (which he built himself). Then the catchy and powerful tune of the guitar just makes you want to hear what the song's about. "Death on Two Legs" reffers to the negative experience the band encountered with their previous label. One of my favorite songs which for obvious time restraints did not make it in to the mainstream is "The Prophet's Song" written by Brian May. This song is a prime example of the genuine sound of vocal arrangements Queen was famous for, and a sound that could never be duplicated by anyone since. Of course the ever popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" one of Freddie's claim to fame has made its premier to the world on this album. As a song that arguably changed the face of Rock history, and how the music video concept was born, it remains as popular today as it ever was. It is even more important to mention that there is a common misconception that "Bohemian Rhapsody" was written about Freddie knowing that he would be dieing of AIDS, when in fact this was written approx. 10 years prior to him being diagnosed with HIV. Some would go as far as to assume that Freddie had predicted his fate in this song. Read more ›
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  46 reviews
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.1 Reasons Feb. 17 2006
By Gavin Clifford - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Loving 70s Queen so much, I always fantasised about "remixed" releases, not just "remastered" ones. A lot of the 70s production for Queen lacks the necessary balls - and because they were so clever with so many different layers, brilliant ideas sometimes seem to become lost or compressed into a 'tight' space.

This DVD has obliterated this problem. Listening to the DTS 5.1 DVD (especially after knowing the album in a certain form for so long) was for me, akin to a religious experience. From the thundering drums of "Death on Two Legs", to the swirling Freddie in the middle of "The Prophet Song", the Queen fan is immersed in a wash of brilliance, elegance and rock from all directions. I wasn't aware of the original instrument tracks being available for them to produce such a release so on hearing this, my excitement about the band has started all over again.

The reviewer here who says not to buy this because the video footage is crap must not have heard the DTS mix with 5.1 speakers around him - he simply would not have said such a thing if he had. The video is secondary here - I actually love it, but of course it's about the aural experience.

Be ready to transcend to another level in your musical experience.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Surround Sound May 11 2007
By gnagfloW - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I wasn't sure whether I should buy this version or not. I already had an earlier version in my collection but rave reviews, and the fact that A Night at the Opera is among my favorites through the years, convinced me to buy this updated version.

The re-mastering job on the CD version is great. The sound on the DVD version is, however, nothing less than stunning. The intro of Death on Two Legs gives an indication what is in store. When the drums roar during the chorus in the back speakers, there is no question about it, this is a bonanza sound experience. Most of the album sound wise is a roller coaster ride and with the great music accompanying it, this is a most buy.

The videos are mostly old Queen live footage, plus the videos originally shot for the singles. Some reviewers have given negative remarks about them but despite some problems with sound and sight being out of sync, I find the outcome being as good as it can be considering the limited options. God Save the Queen, with recent Brian May footage during the beginning and at the end Freddie walking of stage, is a very fitting finale of this set.

The packaging is extravagant, exemplifying the great detail put into this re-release. Much pride is inherent in this set and I recommend buying it, even if one may own an older version.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's About the Surround Mixes Feb. 11 2009
By Skydog - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Reviewers who made comments like "disappointed in the video" are missing the point: It's all about the 5.1 Surround mixes! A friend recommend this version highly and I've finally gotten around to buying this. But the point is that Queen's masterwork and Roy Thomas Baker's pinnacle are now being made available to enjoy in 6 channel audio. The videos are secondary to this kind of format.

Here is what you do. Go out and buy a 5.1 surround system. Set it up properly. Start the album (yes I said "album"). Then turn off the TV! Just listen. THAT is the purpose of these kinds of discs. Then after you have satisfied yourself, go back and listen to it again with the TV on and simply let your eyes gently fall upon the TV screen as screensaver images of yesteryear pass by. This is the purpose of this kind of disc.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The DVD is underrated, The restored album sounds great June 16 2006
By Vinnie Streep - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Despite what other reviewers have said, the DVD is great. It has all the tracks on the album and they are really cool to see on video for the first time. By the way, the making of ANATO is a fine addition to this collection. The DVD also provides very interesting commentary by all four members. The album itself ofcourse is great and sounds alot better. It is truely a classic containing all good or great songs.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is only one QUEEN July 28 2006
By TBone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This by far is the place to start, if you want to appreciate the brilliance of Queen. As other generations are buying this just to get"Bohemian Rhapsody", those of us from other generations found a much smoother song in "The Prophets Song". This is CD is a variety of very different types of music,with something for anyone that loves music.
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