The Story Behind The Album: Sheer Heart Attack

queen_montageWith the pier-front echoing finale of ‘Seven Seas Of Rhye’ barely four months old, Queen embarked on recording what would become Sheer Heart Attack. Having laughed off any thoughts of the so-called difficult second album syndrome, the band were moving towards the very top of their game.

Whereas some bands have found their third album an even greater challenge, Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack would herald their arrival as a major musical force. ‘Killer Queen’, the album’s outstanding single, was an instant classic that soared to No.2 in the UK chart and No.12 on the Billboard chart in America – the band’s first foray into the US Top 20. The album would go platinum and was proof that this was a band that was even greater than the sum of their considerable parts.

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Listen to Sheer Heart Attack

Sheer Heart Attack (Nov 1974)
1Brighton Rock Play
2Killer Queen Play
3Tenement Funster Play
4Flick Of The Wrist Play
5Lily Of The Valley Play
6Now I'm Here Play
7In The Lap Of The Gods Play
8Stone Cold Crazy Play
9Dear Friends Play
10Misfire Play
11Bring Back That Leroy Brown Play
12She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos) Play
13In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited Play
Taken from 'Queen: The Studio Collection'
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