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A Night at the Opera

QueenDVD Audio
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  • DVD Audio (April 30, 2002)
  • Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players. Click here for additional information regarding compatibility.
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DTS Entertainment / Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B00005RG6M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,880 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This is a DTS DVD-Audio disc. It is playable on all DVD players. It includes a multi-channel and/or stereo soundtrack for DVD-Audio players - plus a DTS master quality 5.1 soundtrack and a standard stereo track for DVD-Video players. It is a DTS Entertainment release. Catalog 69286-01091-9-3. There is a saw cut on the spine of the case.

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69 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Title Is Neccesary to Get Your Review Noticed February 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Ah. What could i say where could i begin? So much to say that's been said a thousand times before. The year was 1975. Queen had released 3 previous albums, ranging from good to amazing. They had done everything - classic rock, hard rock, metal, punk-esque, ragtime, caribean, comedic, operetic, poppy, ballady, and quite frankly all of it was extremely experiemental and worked beautifuly. Where did queen have to go with all the expirimentation they had done on previous albums?

somewhere good.

Where Queen found all their creativity I doubt we'll ever know. Freddie mercury was really a genius musician. He excelled at piano and songwriting. The magnitude of his voice goes without saying, as it is in my opinion possibly the greatest voice of all time. He could do anything vocally as this album would prove. One problem that bands with superpowers like Freddie always face is that every other member or the band will be overshadowed or just quite frankly not good. Oh, but that was not Queen. Brian may, while certainly not the greatest guitarist ever, was still amazingly good. Some of the most creative and signature riffs out there. John deacon often gets overlooked but his bass playing is really top notch and his songwriting were also very good. Roger taylor was the glue that held the band together as good a drummer as anyone could hope to meet. He even lent a hand singing every now and then when he felt like it.

Oh. I seem to have drifted off the subject. If you don't feel like it ignore those paragraphs above 'cause they weren't really important. I suppose I'll give the songs on this cd a rating.

1. Death on Two Legs - Freddie sure knew how to open an album.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen Masterpiece in 5.1 surround. May 15, 2002
Format:DVD Audio
This album - originally from 1975 - has been remastered in 96/24Khz 5.1 surround by the original engineers ( Ray Thomas Baker & Brian May ), so obviously they know the music really well. The disc contains DTS 5.1; DVD Audio MLP advanced resolution 5.1; and standard stereo tracks. On screen lyrics are available - either seperately, or as the song is playing - useful if one is a karaoke fan... Also there is a small picture gallery of Queen from the mid 70's. The booklet also includes the song lyrics and a few photos, too. The 'piece de resistance' is the inclusion of the "Bohemian Rhaspody" video in DTS 5.1, which looks pretty good for it's age and sounds wonderful...!!!
The surround makes one feel as if one is sitting in the middle of the actual recording with the central position being taken by Freddie's superlative voice.
I've heard that the members of Queen, their managers, and record company were so impressed by this surround sound mix that all of the Queen albums have been given the go-ahead for surround mixes... Wonderful news!!!!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is more than just "Bohemian Rhapsody" January 3, 2000
By M.M.
Format:Audio CD
Although "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the Queen song that almost every person on the planet knows, the album that it is taken from as a whole offers many other varieties of tracks, each one better than the next. Queen combines classical sounds with a rock n roll inspired outlook, from the fade-in piano of the vicious "Death on Two Legs" to the rockin' "I'm in Love with my Car." It's difficult to see exactly which direction the band is taking with this album; I believe that they were still experimenting with sound at this stage. That would explain why some of the songs (such as "...Rhapsody" and "The Prophet's Song") are so mulitlayered and over the top, while others ("You're My Best Friend," and my favorite, the sweet "Love of My Life") are a little simpler. All in all, a great rock album, one of the first that got me hooked on the Queen sound. It has a little bit of everything for many different musical tastes.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Queen's album entitled A Night At The Opera remains one of the best rock albums to this day. Thirty one years after it was released on LP, people still snatch this up and Queen displays a strong ability to rock hard and yet be extremely creative in various styles of music as well. This CD proves it.

The CD opens with the very rockin' "Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)." This song rocks hard and provides a strong beginning for the album. The melody holds your attention and Freddy Mercury's voice is strong and passionate. Awesome! The CD switches gears fast for a more laid back song entitled "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon." The arrangements are strong and Mercury sings this very well.

Other classic rock songs on this album include "I'm In Love With My Car" which compares a car to a man's lover; the beautifully arranged pop music ballad called "You're My Best Friend" and the sweet folk rock tune called "'39."

"Seaside Rendezvous" is one of my favorite songs on this album. Far from being hard classic rock, this song's arrangement has a very "retro" love ballad melody to it that is also very playful. The playfulness and upbeat melody reminds me of the joys of new love. Excellent!

No review of A Night A The Opera is complete without mention of the classic rock song "Bohemian Rhapsody." This song reveals what a young man is thinking after he makes a foolish and impulsive decision to kill someone. The song boasts dramatic operatic vocals and melodies; and I agree with the reviewer who writes that Brian May's guitar solo during this number is nothing short of mesmerizing. "Bohemian Rhapsody" remains one of the greatest classic rock pieces to this day. It will continue to be one he** of a show stopper for quite some time to come, too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A bonefide classic album by Queen
A brilliant and very moving collection of Queen songs. Every single song is a classic in its own way. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Todd Groves
5.0 out of 5 stars A great audio experience
Getting the vinyl version of an album like this makes a person understand the concept behind making a collection of songs and putting them into one album. And "A Night... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Endorser
5.0 out of 5 stars A++++
Far superor to any other cd version, imho. All newer remastered and compressed stuff has less common with the original LP, unlike this one
Published 2 months ago by Mikhail Dobronravov
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This must be one of QUEEN's most well known masterpieces, because got the HUGE HITS BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and LOVE OF MY LIFE..... Read more
Published 2 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic That Still Holds today
I just received this as a late Christmas gift. After getting my turntable sorted out, I put this on and it sounds magnificent. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of Queen's Best CD's! It is a must have for old and new...
This is one of Queen's Best CD's!!! The great interplay of voices in operatic style are a must listen. This is a great CD for both old and new fans!. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CD music collector
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pressing of a great album.
The is a classic album, right up there with Zep 4 and the White Album if you ask me. And if you're inclined to agree, this vinyl pressing wont disappoint. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chase
5.0 out of 5 stars (DVD-Audio) This is spectacular.
They have done such an incredible job with this DVD-Audio edition. I can't figure out why they never did the rest of the catalog, or better yet release SACDs of their music!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Soundman
3.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I love the music but the warped album was a surprise. I have a very high end system so it plays okay but was expecting better quality control that prevented the warping.
Published 7 months ago by JDC
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic, Over the top, and Fun...
A genre-shattering work from a band in its prime. Though Bohemian Rhapsody towers over the entire album, A Night at the Opera contains some oft-overlooked Queen gems such as '39,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Scott S
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