are fantastic! this is my favourite queen time period. the first lp came out in '73, and the other 2 in '74. maybe i could've included a night at the opera, but although this album always gets mentioned as their best, there are a few tracks i don't like. still a very good album though. there is only 1 track that i never play from those first 3, and that's 'white queen.' that sounded dated even when it was released imo, very corny lyrics too. queen II is my favourite queen album. the same producer was involved in all 3 albums, but its it's a shame queen II didn't sound as good as their first album. i can still actually recall getting and playing these albums when i was a wee teenager. the intro to 'keep yourself alive' really sounded strange back then. favourite songs from them: my fairy king jesus father to son the loser in the end in the lap of the gods tenement funster. so is there anyone else here who also prefers these 3 albums over all the others? *btw, i do like the later stuff too.