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Night at the Opera [2008 LP Reissue]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady"), pop (the lovely, shimmering "You're My Best Friend"), campy British music hall ("Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon," "Seaside Rendezvous"), and mystical prog rock ("'39," "The Prophet's Song"), eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody." In short, it's a lot like Queen's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady"), pop (the lovely, shimmering "You're My Best Friend"), campy British music hall ("Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon," "Seaside Rendezvous"), and mystical prog rock ("'39," "The Prophet's Song"), eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody." In short, 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. No one in the band takes anything too seriously, otherwise the arrangements wouldn't be as ludicrously exaggerated as they are. But the appeal -- and the influence -- of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else. [An LP version was reissued in 2008.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Fontana Hollywood
  • UPC: 050087128760
  • Catalog Number: 000262001
  • Sales rank: 975

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...)
  2. 2 Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
  3. 3 I'm in Love with My Car
  4. 4 You're My Best Friend
  5. 5 '39
  6. 6 Sweet Lady
  7. 7 Seaside Rendezvous
  8. 8 The Prophet's Song
  9. 9 Love of My Life
  10. 10 Good Company
  11. 11 Bohemian Rhapsody
  12. 12 God Save the Queen
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queen Primary Artist
Freddie Mercury Piano, Vocals
Brian May Guitar, Background Vocals
Roger Taylor Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Deacon Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Freddie Mercury Composer
Queen Composer
Brian May Composer
Roger Taylor Composer
John Deacon Composer
Traditional Composer
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vinyl Disk

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