Queen "A night at the opera" poll

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sear, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

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    ...absolutely no plans to be proposing on Saturday night.
     
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  2. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    Very good

    “‘39” is my favorite song from it.
     
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  3. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    :laugh: Sunday's a lot easier.
     
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  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    1990s and early 2000s car boot sales and charity shops saved me a fortune and got me into loads of great music I wouldn't have otherwise thought of. The likes of Queen and Bowie albums could be found in great condition for only a quid or two each. I miss that. I found it exciting not knowing what was going to be there, but there was nearly always something. The core of my record collection was bought in that era.
     
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  5. stagnation

    stagnation Forum Resident

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    ANATO is okay - but I think ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ is better
     
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  6. Man at C&A

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    I prefer Sheer Heart Attack.
     
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  7. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

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    ..wish I'd got back into vinyl much sooner, but that collection was an excellent starting point. I still had some of my old stuff, but had regrettably got rid of too much of it.
     
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  8. stagnation

    stagnation Forum Resident

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    To be fair I wouldn’t be bothered if I never heard BoRhap ever again - and I’m a Queen fan.
     
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  9. RobNeil

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    I get it when people say that, but I don't think its true....
     
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  10. Man at C&A

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    I never get tired of it. It's magnifico.
     
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  11. ChoonyFish

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    I like them too. I prefer their first two albums, nothing silly there, and Sweet Lady isnt good. But I'd still call it a masterpiece, flaws and all. Ambitious. Death on Two Legs is such a great opener.

    It was also the first studio album I heard, so it's special in a nostalgic way. So I'm biased. My stepdad gave me it when I couldn't stop playing his copy of the Greatest Hits LP in early 1984.
     
  12. RobNeil

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    Sort of agree, but that 'silliness' was kind of always there with Queen. They were pompous, outrageous, ridiculous and totally overblown. And there's nowt wrong with that.
     
  13. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident

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    A masterpiece.
    I got this album when I was in elementary school, around 1978 or 1979. It fascinated me to the point of being almost hypnotized by the music. The gatefold cover intrigued me, as did the music. I was curious about how the black one sounded, but it would be a long time before I would find out. In those days of not having much money getting an album meant a lot because it didn't happen often.
     
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  14. john beacham

    john beacham Forum Resident

    Nothing less than a Masterpiece! Queens' only 5/5 record (IMO)
     
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  15. Kate_C.

    Kate_C. abyssus abyssum invocat

    This is a true politician's poll: you've spared yourself the personal anguish of anything less than a "good" rating. And if you're trying to work your way into my favour with this kind of underhanded stunt, then it's succeeding. :)
     
  16. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

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    This album is sweet like its some kind of cheese.
     
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  17. Score17

    Score17 Forum Resident

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    Rated it very good but I actually
    prefer it’s sister album, A Day at the Races, far more.
     
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  18. DPC

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    44 yrs of enjoyment out of it for me...
    (currently have five variants, but still debating whether to splurge for the DCC lp...dig my MSFL too much...)
     
  19. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Errrrrrr? This is a Queen album, right? :uhhuh:

    Original copies are very good sounding. Even though I've also got an Italian original - bought for the clean cover and 9€ price tag - that sounds unbelievably good as well. Both better than West German copies.

    Unfortunately the days were this - or other early Queen albums for that matter - were plentiful and always well within the 10€ range are well and truly over.
     
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  20. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

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  21. thetman

    thetman Forum Resident

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    I have an original US Elektra-mot sure if thats considered good or bad. Also have the new one from the vinyl box set.
    Other versions:
    30th set with DVD Audio
    Blu-ray
    Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc II
    DCC Gold ( still unopened)
     
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  22. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

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    A notable drop in quality after SHA but still very very good!
     
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  23. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Haven't heard this album from the box but "Queen II" is a very nice remaster. And also a bit over the top with its two one sided discs. One white, one black vinyl with an etched "Queen" logo on the b-sides. :righton:

    Why did "Queen II" receive that treatment? Apparently that album is important to the band?!
     
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  24. ChoonyFish

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    Dunno, I don't hear any silliness in the first two albums. For me, that started with "Leroy Brown".
     
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  25. Crimson Witch

    Crimson Witch painting the universal plastically perceptible

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    full out masterpiece
     
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