A Night at the Opera [Bonus Tracks]

Performers Queen

Hollywood Records | September 15, 1991 | Compact Disc

Not yet rated | write a review
Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Brian May (guitar, harp, ukulele, vocals); John Deacon (acoustic & electric basses, electric piano); Roger Taylor (percussion, vocals). Though they began their career practicing an artier, more theatrical variant on the Led Zeppelin heavy rock sound, Queen was always capable of much more. Ultimately, Freddie and the boys were popsters at heart, and capable ones to boot. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA is where they begin to show their eclecticism and compositional facility. The album title is probably a reference to the FM rock anthem "Bohemian Rhapsody," which begins as an existential ballad before moving into a mock-operatic section featuring scores of overdubbed Freddie Mercurys. "Rhapsody" is just the tip of the iceberg here. "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" is a music hall ditty that owes a debt to the Kinks. "'39" is a surprisingly poignant folk-rocker written and sung by Brian May. "You're My Best Friend" is pure '70s AM melodic pop. Queen even ventures into vaudeville territory (given Mercury's show biz leanings, not as much of a stretch as one might think) on the fatalistic, old-timey "Good Company." There are several souped-up rockers here as well, but it's A NIGHT AT THE OPERA's winning stylistic experimentation that makes it a milestone in Queen history.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 15, 1991

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1975

Label Name: Hollywood Records

UPC: 720616106520

Found in: Art Rock, Art Rock

In Stock

$18.36

or, Used from $5.04

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

A Night at the Opera [Bonus Tracks]

A Night at the Opera [Bonus Tracks]

Performers Queen
Producer Queen, Roy Thomas Baker
Engineer Gary Lyons, Mike Stone

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 15, 1991

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1975

Label Name: Hollywood Records

UPC: 720616106520


Title Track Time
1.Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) --
2.Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon --
3.I'm In Love With My Car --
4.You're My Best Friend --
5.'39 --
6.Sweet Lady --
7.Seaside Rendezvous --
8.Prophet's Song, The --
9.Love Of My Life --
10.Good Company --
11.Bohemian Rhapsody --
12.God Save The Queen --
13.I'm In Love With My Car - (remix, bonus track) --
14.You're My Best Friend - (remix, bonus track) --

Editorial Notes

Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Brian May (guitar, harp, ukulele, vocals); John Deacon (acoustic & electric basses, electric piano); Roger Taylor (percussion, vocals). Though they began their career practicing an artier, more theatrical variant on the Led Zeppelin heavy rock sound, Queen was always capable of much more. Ultimately, Freddie and the boys were popsters at heart, and capable ones to boot. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA is where they begin to show their eclecticism and compositional facility. The album title is probably a reference to the FM rock anthem "Bohemian Rhapsody," which begins as an existential ballad before moving into a mock-operatic section featuring scores of overdubbed Freddie Mercurys. "Rhapsody" is just the tip of the iceberg here. "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" is a music hall ditty that owes a debt to the Kinks. "'39" is a surprisingly poignant folk-rocker written and sung by Brian May. "You're My Best Friend" is pure '70s AM melodic pop. Queen even ventures into vaudeville territory (given Mercury's show biz leanings, not as much of a stretch as one might think) on the fatalistic, old-timey "Good Company." There are several souped-up rockers here as well, but it's A NIGHT AT THE OPERA's winning stylistic experimentation that makes it a milestone in Queen history.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart