The Story Behind The Album: A Night at the Opera

The UK tour to support the release of Sheer Heart Attack got underway during the autumn of 1974, and after taking in Europe and America, it finished at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, on 1 May 1975. Between the band’s return and the start of another UK tour on 14 November 1975, Queen recorded the album that would turn them from big stars to superstars.

Work on Queen’s fourth album, another co-produced by the band along with Roy Thomas Baker, began in August 1975, and it was only finished shortly before the opening date of their tour at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre on 14 November. A Night At The Opera, as we all now know, is a masterpiece. Everything from its title (one that is 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.

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A Night at the Opera (Nov 1975)
1Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...) Play
2Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon Play
3I'm In Love With My Car Play
4You're My Best Friend Play
5'39 Play
6Sweet Lady Play
7Seaside Rendezvous Play
8The Prophet's Song Play
9Love Of My Life Play
10Good Company Play
11Bohemian Rhapsody Play
12God Save The Queen Play
Taken from 'Queen: The Studio Collection'
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