A Night At The Opera The Album Rocks Night At The Opera released by Queen in 1975 has contributed to changing the face of rock music for ever. Their hard rock and even metal movements all of a sudden were being listened to by ever growing crowd of people who would have not came near such music before. On the other hand, the lovers of hard rocking sound started accepting softer rock, folk or even pop songs they would normally be running away from. Night At The Opera has mixed it all up which in itself was a bit of a gamble. However, that was an easy gamble to take considering how many great songs this album contains. I wonder if the band had any idea which song would become their ticket to riches, when they were working on their material. Bohemian Rhapsody by many called the best piece of rock music ever written became that breakthrough hit for the Queen. Considering how many bad songs become huge hits it was good that i n this case the song was great. However, the fact that The Prophets' Song (which to me sounds like it could be dedicated to Robert Plant) went straight to oblivion and got very poorly rated by many is a mystery. You might want to listen to this song carefully. Following The Prophets' Song both Love Of My Life, a beautiful love song and Good Company, a melodic parody which sounded like it was written and sung by Paul McCartney took us all the way to the Bohemian Rhapsody. When we used to listen to records an d not cds nor digital files back in the 1970s, putting side B of this album on was a great experience. Night At The Opera's side A starts with great Death On Two Legs (Freddie wanted to express his feelings towards their former manager right away), which after a funky and moody little filler Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon takes us back in time and....roaring forward again I'm In Love With My Car, the best song ever sung and written by Roger Taylor, their drummer, which also happens to be the most beautiful car love song ever. The following song You're My Best Friend was composed by their bass player John Deacon and makes this album a true team effort. Following it is another great song by Brian May '39. The only song on this album that I could never get into was Sweet Lady, which was followed by Seaside Rendezvous, funky moody filler taking you back to the 20s or 30s again. These short fillers, because they are strong and stylistically so all over the place, work well with the complex structures of Bohemian Rhapsody and The Prophets' Song, and together with the remaining love and rock songs create quite an album. Queen's following album Day At The Races was very strong as well. Their following albums contained some great songs but my recommendation would be to turn to their earliest music first, if you like both Night At The Opera and Day AT the Races and you are thinking about exploring their music further. I have compiled my favorite Queen songs, which include most of their emotional jewels, but which possibly omit some very good songs with heavy, hard or metal sounding loud parts (I need to do it so I can keep on playing music at our showroom/office nonstop and loud, without distracting our clients). My compilation starts with my favorite Queen song : 1. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) 2. White Queen 3. Love Of My Life 4. Nevermore 5. Jealousy 6. Bohemian Rhapsody 7. Forever 8. Dear Friends 9. Don't Try So Hard 10. The March Of The Black Queen 11. The Millionare Waltz 12. Killer Queen 13. Spread Your Wings 14. Who Wants To Live Forever 15. Las Palabras De Amor 16. You're My Best Friend 17. You Take My Breath Away 18. We Are The Champions 19. Bicycle Race 20. I'm In Love With My Car 21. Lilly Of The Valley For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: A Night At The Opera - Download MP3 Today!
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