Night at the Opera (Deluxe Edition) Original recording remastered, Import
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|1. Keep Yourself Alive (Long-Lost Retake, June 75)|
|2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Operatic Section A cappella Mix 2011)|
|3. You're My Best Friend (Backing Track Mix 2011)|
|4. I'm In Love With My car (Guitar & Vocal Mix 2011)|
|5. '39 (Live at Earls Court, June 77)|
|6. Love Of My Life (South American Live Single June 79)|
Deluxe two CD edition including a bonus CD that contains six additional tracks. Digitally remastered edition of the British Pomp Rock band's 1975 album. A Night At The Opera, named after the Marx Bros film, is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Exceptional on every level, musically, lyrically and artistically, Queen took the strongest elements of their previous two albums to make the ultimate winning combination. The most expensive album ever recorded at that time, it delivered Rock, Opera, Heavy Metal, romance, ballads, Pop, sci-fi Folk, music hall, Trad Jazz and even the National Anthem. The album contains perhaps the most famous Rock song of all time, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which went on to spend 14 weeks at #1. Queen also recorded the first official Pop promo for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as they were on tour and could not appear on Top of The Pops and this video paved the way for MTV and VH1. Island.
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 --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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(The sound quality of the 2011 remastered version definitely adds to your enjoyment!)
I highly recommend Queen II, which is more cohesive, more imaginative, more consistent.
The record is well pressed, flat and well centered. I have a turntable with a screw-on record clamp that flattens most medium defects but this will work fine on any platter. It's that good.
The quality of the sleeve and packaging is top notch as well, it is a pleasure to hold and maneuver while the printing throughout is excellent.
The recording is no different from the one I remember owning long time ago, not "ear candy" but adequate, tight and quite dynamic. Absolutely no complaints here at all.
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this cd primarily for "The Prophets' Song". A masterpiece that you won't hear on the radio too often.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
excellent album de queen,on le retrouve rarement en magasin,pour moi cest un album classique a posseder,cest un opera rock.Published on July 28 2014 by JeanMcCarthy
The hole was not trimmed so it does not sit right on table. Edges not filed. Tices and pops. Will clean and what happensPublished on Feb. 26 2014 by fr.
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 on Jan. 21 2014 by Randy Romer
Queen excellent as always. A bit of a different style but very enjoyable. I'm sure any Queen fan would enjoy this one.Published on March 27 2013 by Shelagh