We've bundled the first 7 Queen albums together in one AWESOME package! Experience the legendary British rock band's ascent to the top of the charts and stardom.
Albums included in this bundle:
Heavy, arty, glam - the debut album from Queen burst from the womb in 1973 and established them with their first two hits Keep Yourself Alive and Liar. This edition reproduces the rare U.S. original vinyl release, including the gold leaf logo. A platinum smash in it's original and CD releases, now restored to glorious analog 180 gram jet-black vinyl LP Yes it's Phase II of Queen on Vinyl Collector's Edition re-issue program - every Queen studio album is to be released on vinyl lps over the next two years. The original albums are being re-issued correct in every detail to the original releases, including inner sleeves, packaging and bonuses.
Queen II is the real beginning of Queen as we know it. It's the first time we hear the multi layered overdubs, the harmonies, the varied musical styles (ballads, Folk, Blues, Metal, Pop and Rock, it's all there). It also includes their first hit single 'Seven Seas of Rhye', which led to the first of many iconic performances on Top of the Pops. The band recorded Queen II in just over a month in 1973 ahead of it's release in 1974. The album cover was shot by legendary photographer Mick Rock and inspired by a Marlene Dietrich portrait. The image was later brought to life in the revolutionary 'Bohemian Rhapsody' video.
Sheer Heart Attack
Sheer Heart Attack is the third studio album by Queen, released in November 1974. It was produced by the band and Roy Thomas Baker and distributed by EMI in the United Kingdom, and Elektra in the United States. The album launched Queen to mainstream popularity both in the UK and internationally: the first single, "Killer Queen" reached #2 in the British charts and provided them with their first top 20 hit in the US, peaking at #12 on the Billboard singles chart. Sheer Heart Attack was also the first Queen album to hit the US top 20, peaking at #12 in 1975.
A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band 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 it's release. 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.
A Day at the Races
A Day at the Races is the fifth album by British rock group Queen, released in December 1976. It was the band's first completely self-produced album, and the first not to feature producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England, A Day at the Races was engineered by Mike Stone.
News of the World
An explosion of styles, News of the World, reinforced Queen's multiplatinum successes of a Night at the Opera and a Day at the Races while also branching out into new genres, including the punk-metal of Sheer Heart Attack. It is a tremendous Rock Album. Includes the massive, world-wide hits We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and It's Late.
Jazz is the seventh studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on 10 November 1978 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album artwork was suggested by Roger Taylor, who previously saw a similar design painted on the Berlin Wall. It reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart and #6 on the US Billboard 200. Jazz has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album includes the singles "Don't Stop Me Now", "Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls", "Mustapha," and "Jealousy".
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