Today ,November 21st1975, #ANightAtTheOpera` the 4rth studio album by #Queen was released by EMI Records in UK & Elektra Records in US 🎆
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker & Queen, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at that time.Its name is from the Marx Brothers film of the same name,which the band watched 1 night at the studio complex when recording.It incorporates a wide range of styles, including ballads,songs in a music hall style,hard rock tracks & progressive rock influences
The album topped the UK Albums Chart for 4 non-consecutive weeks. It peaked at #4 on the US Billboard 200 chart becaming the band's 1st Platinum-selling album in the US. The worldwide sales for the album are over 6 million copies.It also produced the band's most successful single in the UK, "Bohemian Rhapsody",which became their 1st UK #1(also on November 21st 1975)& 1 of the best-selling singles in both the UK & the world
Kris Nicholson of Rolling Stone Magazine said that,although they share other heavy metal groups' penchant for "manipulating dynamics,"Queen are an elite act in the genre & set themselves apart by incorporating "unlikely effects: acoustic piano,harp,acapella vocals,no synthesisers.Coupled with good songs"
Melody Maker called the album a "must-have",encouraging listeners to "turn it up loud & enjoy"
Winnipeg Free Press wrote: "The group's potential is practically limitless,indicating that Queen is destined to finally take its place among the small handful of truly major acts working in rock today
In a retrospective review for AllMusic,Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the album "a self-consciously ridiculous & overblown hard rock masterpiece" & "prog rock with a sense of humour as well as dynamics"
Happy 42nd birthday to this wonderful album loaded with amazing songs👏❤
Good night all with "Love of my life" & heartfelt and beautiful Freddie voice❤
#FreddieMercury #FarrokhBulsara #legend #Queenband #frontman #JohnDeacon #RogerTaylor #BrianMay #70s
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