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Day at the Races
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SUPERB 180G REMASTERED VINYL WITH ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK (INCLUDING INNER SLEEVES). Hollywood Records. 2008.
Both regal and raunchy, Queen was at the height of its powers in the mid-70s, riding the soaring vocals of Freddie Mercury, the ringing guitar crunch of Brian May and the band's shameless theatrical flourishes. Coming so quickly after the band's A Night At the Opera opus, this 1976 album works hard at repeating the same hit-making elements, down to the matching cover art. If A Day At the Races lacks the same level of pop tunesmanship, there is still energy in these tracks, particularly in the rocking "Tie Your Mother Down" and the emotional "Somebody to Love," which set a blueprint for future ballads by the band. --Steve Appleford
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In retrospect, A Day at the Races, as a whole, is a much better, tighter, more focused album than A Night at the Opera. Where the latter had it's outstanding moments like Bohemian Rhapsody, I'm in Love with my Car, and Prophet's Song, it was severley hampered by meaningless filler songs and one of the worst overall songs Queen ever did (Sweet Lady). A Day at the Races doesn't contain any of Queen's biggest hits (save Somebody to Love), but the material is executed better, the excessess have been refined, and there isn't a true clunker on the album (a feat that Queen didn't accomplish too often).
Kicking things off is probably their best early-period rocker, the hilarious (if not a wee bit disturbing) Tie your Mother Down. After that, the subject matter is much the same as A Night at the Opera, Brian May contributes his McCartney homage 'Long Away', and Roger Taylor turns in one of his best vocal performances on the meandering, slow-burning 'Drowse'. Mercury takes the rest, and he delivers one of his most inspiried vocal performances on the gospel-tinged Somebody to Love as well as the simply beautiful album closer 'Teo Torratie'. 'Good old Fashioned Lover Boy' manages to finally show Queen focusing the lighthearted, high-society style into a single, irresistable song, as opposed to album filler (such as Seaside Rendevous and Good Company from ANotA), and You and I is an almost Elton John style radio-ready piano ballad.Read more ›
Seen as a sequel to 'A Night At The Opera' this album can't really be fully appreciated.Read more ›
1. Tie Your Mother Down - 7.10
This track begins the CD and starts much like a rock opera. Picture a dark stage and suddenly thunder and lightning all around.
2. You Take My Breath Away - 7.10
Not a bad track. Showcases Freddie's high pitches.
3. Long Away - 7.10
Another good track
4. The Millionaire Waltz - 9.10
Ah yes, The Marriage of Rock and Waltz. Sandwich them together and you get this masterpiece. The Millionaire Waltz.
5. You And I - 7.10
6. Somebody To Love - 9.10
CAN. (...) .AN[Y]BODY (...) [find]. SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS.......SONG? I think not!
7. White Man - 7.10
An Okay Song
8. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy - 9.10
Very cool track. Upbeat.
9. Drowse - 7.10
We're slowly nearing the end of the race
10. Teo Torriate - 10/10
What a perfect way to end a classic Queen CD. Let me see your cigarette lighters[!!!] this is exactly that type of track. Crank this one up and let your cigarette lighters sway back and forth to this tune.
ALL IN ALL (...) A NICE FOLLOW UP TO QUEEN'S 'A NIGHT AT THE OPERA'. NOTE: THE TITLES OF THESE TWO CDS.......TAKEN FROM TWO CLASSIC MARX BROTHERS' FILMS OF THE SAME TITLE.
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Though many fans probably prefer "A Night At The Opera", I like "A Day At The Races" more (though both are stellar albums). Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Alan
Queen's fifth album A Day at the Races was released in December of 1976. This album is the perfect sequel to its predecessor, 1975's A Night at the Opera! Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by Terrence J Reardon
Queen's fifth album A Day at the Races was released in December of 1976. This album is the perfect sequel to its predecessor, 1975's A Night at the Opera! Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
Oft compared (undeservedly) to the album before, "A Day At The Races" is the Queen album that defines them to a T. Read morePublished on May 10 2004 by Andy Anderson
This CD stands alongside "Bat Out Of Hell" and "War Of The Worlds" at the top of my collection. Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Braeden P. Jeffery
This album is Queen at their best. A very underrated and underappreciated album. My brother bought this cd for me for Christmas. Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by Eric Kunz
adatr is close to anato in brilliance. great album filled with geniou and outrageous ideas. freddie mercurys excellence shines once again with the underated "Millionare... Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by mike hunt
This album marks the beginning of the end for Queen. Whatever is left of their greatness is still apparent in a few places, but overall, this album is a disappointment. Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by Minkosaurus