A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 21 November 1975 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was reportedly the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The album's title is taken from the Marx Brothers film of the same name.
Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975).
Commercially it was a huge risk. EMI execs nervously winced at the final (expensive) deliverable, an eclectic set of songs, many of which did not rock, or were too skewed to the artsier, experimental side of pomp-rock. Was it too exotic, and/or weird, and/or beautifully overwrought for the ears of the market, . Hey Jude clocked in well past 7 minute. Money-wise, Bo-Rap and its home Opera LP hit the jackpot; the rest is well-to-poorly scripted history.
A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 21 November 1975 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film of the same name, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording.
A Night At The Opera. Metal Rock Pop rock Hard rock Classic rock Progressive rock Glam rock Heavy metal. I'm In Love With My Car. You're My Best Friend.
A Night At The Opera: Queen’s Regal Invite Could Not Be Ignored. A Night At The Opera, as we all now know, is a masterpiece. Everything from its title (borrowed from The Marx Brothers 1935 movie) to the music, the album’s artwork and the whole pomp and circumstance of the entire package is majestic. And so the album was released on 21 November 1975 and as a result, Christmas belonged to Queen. The sold-out tour that had begun a week before the album’s release culminated with a Christmas Eve concert at Hammersmith Odeon that was videotaped and broadcast by the BBC on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Their North American tour kicked off in the fourth week of January and this too proved to be a triumph. A Night At The Opera soared to N. on the Billboard album chart and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ became the band’s first top ten single on the Hot 100 while Queen were touring America.
A Night at the Opera is a 1975 album by English rock band Queen. It was produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, and reportedly was, at the time of its release, the most expensive album ever made. It was originally released by EMI in the UK where it topped the charts for nine weeks, a record at the time, and Elektra Records in the United States where the album peaked at and has been certified Triple Platinum (three million copies sold).
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
|1||Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To...) Freddie Mercury / Queen||Queen||3:43|
|2||Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon Freddie Mercury / Queen||Queen||1:07|
|3||I'm in Love with My Car Queen / Roger Taylor||Queen||3:04|
|4||You're My Best Friend John Deacon / Queen||Queen||2:52|
|5||'39 Brian May / Queen||Queen||3:30|
|6||Sweet Lady Brian May / Queen||Queen||4:03|
|7||Seaside Rendezvous Freddie Mercury / Queen||Queen||2:19|
|8||The Prophet's Song Brian May / Queen||Queen||8:20|
|9||Love of My Life Freddie Mercury / Queen||Queen||3:38|
|10||Good Company Brian May / Queen||Queen||3:23|
|11||Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury / Queen||Queen||5:54|
|12||God Save the Queen Queen / Traditional||Queen||1:15|
CreditsRoy Thomas Baker - Producer
David Costa - Art Direction
John Deacon - Bass (Electric), Composer
Kris Fredriksson - Audio Restoration, Audio Supervisor
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Gary Lyons - Engineer
Brian May - Arranger, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar
Freddie Mercury - Composer, Vocals
Queen - Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer
Justin Shirley-Smith - Audio Supervisor
Mike Stone - Executive Producer
Roger Taylor - Composer, Executive Producer, Percussion
Traditional - Composer