Night at the Opera [DTS]

Night at the Opera [DTS]

by Queen

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Though the Zeppelin-derived hard rock found on Queen's first few albums put the band on the map, it was 1975's A Night at the Opera that showed the full scope of the group's abilities and ambitions. There's a sprinkling of driving '70s-style rock here, but eclecticism is the order of the day. From the concert-harp-laced ballad "Love of My Life" to the vaudeville shuffle of "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" and bassist John Deacon's pure pop gem, "You're My Best Friend," the album amply demonstrates the range of styles these accomplished songwriters and musicians were capable of exploring. Though the late Freddie Mercury's superhuman voice often took center stage, Queen was a band of equals -- Brian May's folk-rocker "'39" and the aforementioned Deacon composition are as important to the structure of this album as its acknowledged centerpiece, "Bohemian Rhapsody." On "Rhapsody," Mercury overdubbed his voice countless times to produce a mock-operatic choral effect that simultaneously takes advantage of and satirizes the use of classical elements in '70s rock. The quirky, inventive tune turned the band into a worldwide sensation.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/2002
Label: Digital Sound
UPC: 0692860109193
catalogNumber: 1091


  1. Brighton Rock (Solo)
  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. The Prophet's Song
  9. Love of My Life
  10. Good Company
  11. Bohemian Rhapsody
  12. God Save the Queen
  13. Bohemian Rhapsody

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Freddie Mercury   Vocals,Voices

Technical Credits

Freddie Mercury   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Queen   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Brian May   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
David Costa   Art Direction
John Deacon   Composer
Rory Kaplan   Executive Producer
Gary Lyons   Engineer
Ric Wilson   Authoring
Marlene Bergman   Artwork
Traditional   Composer
Jeff Levison   Producer
Vincent Carte   Authoring

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