A Night at the Opera
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Audio CD, Import, Limited Edition, October 1, 2013
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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.Read more ›
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!!!!
Queen has left a indelible mark on the rock landscape. The flagship track here, Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the most known and revered tracks in classic rock. Singers and groups as diverse as George Michael and Metallica have expressed their admiration for Queen. And A Night at the Opera is generally considered Queen's masterpiece.
Why is it so good? Variety, quality, uniqueness, unpredictability and the sheer power of these songs. And of course, Freddie Mercury. His vocal performance here is one of the best of all time. Technically spectacular, tasteful, at times heartfelt and simply amazing. Mercury was one of those vocalists who could make a song better and determine the mood just by singing on it. Plus, He's supported by top notch musician, songwriter(every member pens at least one great song here) vocalists in Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. The guitar work is exciting, innovative and just fun to listen too. The bass and drums are pretty good too and keep up perfectly. Last but not least, is the genius production on this album. Listen to Bohemian Rhapsody or Prophet's Song and you'll see what I mean.
Death On Two Legs: A Night at the Opera starts out on a bitter yet wonderful note with Death on Two Legs. The song is a vicious screed against the band's former manager. The lyrics and delivery are perfect here. From the menacing instrumental sections to the great melodies, this is one of the best songs on A Night At the Opera.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As always packaging was top notch and this album is a classic that should be owned by any serious collectorPublished 1 month ago by Todd A. Brazier
Fast shipment, well packed, good price, product as promised all a customer can ask forPublished 1 month ago by Robbert
If you're a fan of vinyl and Queen, this is another "must own" for your collection. 1975's classic rock royalty doesn't disappoint especially on Bohemian Rhapsody. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Money
Absolute an incredibly album with amazingly beautiful vocals from Freddy!Published 1 month ago by Wai-kit Chung
10/10 album, but what arrived was a destroyed package, crayon on the cover and trashed vinyl. Worthless.Published 2 months ago by J. Torres
This is the heaviest vinyl LP I've ever owned! Excellent reissue! I played it loud, and it was crystal clear!
Edit: Be sure you are buying 2015 release. Read more
Review is for the vinyl version not the music.. Just received my 180 g vinyl 2 days ago-opened it up found cheap non gloss card stock album with plain paper inner sleeve . Read morePublished 3 months ago by thee truth
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