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Night at the Opera
     

A Night at the Opera

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by Queen
 

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Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. Using the multi-layered guitars of its predecessor as a foundation, A Night at the Opera

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Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. Using the multi-layered guitars of its predecessor as a foundation, A Night at the Opera encompasses metal, pop, campy British music hall, and mystical prog rock, eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody." It's a lot like Queen's own version of Led Zeppelin IV, but where Zep find dark menace in bombast, Queen celebrate their own pomposity. The appeal of A Night at the Opera is in its meticulous productions. It's prog rock with humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else.

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Release Date:
07/26/2011
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0050087240752
catalogNumber:
001364902
Rank:
1025

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A Night at the Opera 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD, like all Queen CDs, is supremely excellent! All the tracks have a different style or feel to them, so if u, for some odd reason, happen to not like one of the tracks...just skip to another one! It's so versatile! Each track is unique and I highly recommend this, and all Queen CDs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vinyl disk has very poor quality and curve
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album clearly displays the creative range of this band, which is what makes them my favorite. Queen can easily segue from 70s metal to turn-of-the-century victrola music and make it not only coherent and relevant, but amusing and beautiful. This is a must-own album for any Queen afficionado. Freddie - you are beautiful, and we miss you!