Queen: Queen II (Remastered Standard Edition)

Queen II (Remastered Standard Edition)

Queen

  • US $17.49  

  • Release Date 14 March 2011
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Product code
2763888
Format
CD Album
Number of Discs
1
Label
Island Records

Original UK Release Date: 8 March 1974

"We aimed for the top slot and we were not going to be satisfied with anything less." - Freddie Mercury

March 2011 sees the re-release of Queens first five albums - one of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early 1970’s London music scene Queen created a groundbreaking and unique soundtrack that remains globally influential today. Theatrical, imaginative, diverse, melodic and unpredictable they had a sound and a look all of their own. Sitting alongside their contemporaries like Led Zep and David Bowie, Queen set the standard for British rock in the 1970’s and became one of the most thrilling, glamorous and downright rock n roll bands of all time, directly influencing a contemporary roll call of artists from Foo Fighters & Axl Rose to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

‘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, thrash 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 its 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.

‘Please note: You are buying the English version’

Tracks
1 Procession (2011 Remaster)  
2 Father To Son (2011 Remaster)  
3 White Queen (As It Began) (2011 Remaster)  
4 Some Day One Day (2011 Remaster)  
5 The Loser In The End (2011 Remaster)  
6 Ogre Battle (2011 Remaster)  
7 The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke (2011 Remaster)  
8 Nevermore (2011 Remaster)  
9 The March Of The Black Queen (2011 Remaster)  
10 Funny How Love Is (2011 Remaster)  
11 Seven Seas Of Rhye (2011 Remaster)