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Night at the Opera album for sale by Queen was released Nov 22, 2005 on the Hollywood label. Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. 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." In short, it's a lot like Queen's own version of Led Zeppelin IV, but where Zep find dark menace in bombast, Queen celebrate their own pomposity. Night at the Opera CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs. ...See Full Description
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||The Sgt Pepper Album of the 70's!|
One of my favorite albums of all time now finally has this amazing galactic clarity that wasn't there with the first Hollywood issue back in 1991.
By George (New York)
||A True Classic in New Package|
In 1975 it made people turn their heads, "what is this"!? Still to this day, few bands can compete with Queens musicality, innovative crossover landmarks.
By magnusrouden (Kalmar, Sweden)
||awsome one of queens best|
this is a great cd it has every thing that makes a cd great a couple balleds hard core hits for a band and some nice smooth and hevy music.
By nick (somewere)
my favorte queen album. Storng vocals, and guitar sesssions and drums. especially I'm in love with my car is the best queen song.
By gregor7747 (Turkey)
||Nothing Else to Ask For|
I was literally speechless after watching the videos. A must have for anyone that has a taste in music. This album truely deserves more than 5 stars.
By samsamatassi (Missouri City, TX, USA)
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Night at the Opera songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6988915|
|Release Date||Nov 22, 2005|
|Producer||Roy Thomas Baker; Queen|
|Engineer||Mike Stone; Gary Lyons|
|Recording Time||43 minutes|
|Personnel||Roger Taylor - percussion, background vocals|
John Deacon - electric piano, acoustic & electric basses
Brian May - guitar, harp, ukulele, background vocals
Freddie Mercury - vocals, piano
|Additional Info||With DVD; Anniversary Edition; Limited Edition; Remastered|
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