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SUPERB 180G REMASTERED VINYL WITH ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK (INCLUDING INNER SLEEVES). Hollywood Records. 2008.
Sheer Heart Attack is probably the band's first mature album, in which they married the Led Zeppelin-influenced crunch of their eponymous debut, and the sonic gimmickry and thematic ambition of its follow-up, Queen II. They then hitched the result to their strongest songwriting to date: the single, "Killer Queen," actually won an Ivor Novello award, and pointed the way forward to subsequent glories. Occasionally their desire to cover every conceivable stylistic base becomes wearying (did ragtime pastiche "Bring Back That Leroy Brown" ever seem like a good idea?), but the ambitious structures and elegant arrangements of tracks like "In the Lap of the Gods" and "Lily of the Valley" attest to a formidable and distinctive musical vision. And when they cut loose and actually rocked out ("Now I'm Here", "Brighton Rock"), few of their peers could match their power--something that many critics, alienated by Mercury's fondness for the grand gesture, nowadays mostly choose to forget. --Andrew McGuire --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What more can you say about classic Queen! The sound quality is outstanding and the extra tracks are worth rebuying this CD for.Published on Aug. 2 2011 by gwmjbm
A brilliant rock album and there's lot's billiant songs on there that didn't make it on to the Gretest Hits album and enough to make a good contribution to a Greatest Hits IV. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2010 by Ben Nicholson
A fantastic album -
I have known this album since I was a little kid, absolutely love it, have purchased two records of it in my youth, and now, upon purchasing the CD to make... Read more
I'm in the minority here among Queen fans in that I don't really like Queen II all that much, but I find Sheer Heart Attack to be a huge improvement. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Alan
English rockers Queen released their third album Sheer Heart Attack in October of 1974. The album was a huge improvement over the somewhat bland Queen II(my least favorite Queen... Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
There are some delightful moments on Sheer Heart Attack, but mostly it's interesting in that it shows what Freddie and the team were aspiring to, rather than what they had achieved... Read morePublished on May 9 2004 by Olly Buxton
I listened to this record many, many years ago when I was a teenager. Still I can't stop listening to Queen and Sheer Heart Attack is my absolute favorite! Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by K. Zaki