Monday, June 10, 2013

Queen: A Night at the Opera - inside cover...


Have you ever seen the inside photo of the the Queen album - A Night at the Opera?  Here it is.  A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in November 1975.  Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release.   [I wonder how they could measure that - I know, in money spent, but I am sure account ledgers were not exactly 100% accurate back then.]  A commercial success, A Night at the Opera has been voted by the public and cited by music publications as one of Queen's finest works.  The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording.  When my dad was in the service in WWII - in the US Army, on a repair ship manned by the Coast Guard, in the Pacific - one of the fellas on his ship was Arthur Marx - Groucho's son.  The album was originally released by EMI in the UK, where it topped the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks, and Elektra Records in the US, where it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and became the band's first platinum selling album in the US.

1 comment:

  1. My high school years: 1972-76. Queen ruled during those times and "A Night at the Opera" was a monster! Everyone knew those songs, whether you liked them or not.

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