Queen: Sheer Heart Attack (Remastered Standard Edition)

Sheer Heart Attack (Remastered Standard Edition)


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  • Release Date 14 March 2011
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Product code
CD Album
Number of Discs
Island Records

Original UK Release Date: 1 November 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.

‘Sheer Heart Attack’, Roger Taylor’s favourite Queen album, was released in 1974 and reached Number 2 in the UK. Prior to this Queen were mostly considered a heavy rock band, but this album experimented with a variety of musical genres, including music hall, heavy metal, ballads and ragtime. At this point Queen started to move away from the progressive tendencies of their first two releases into a more radio-friendly, song-orientated style, illustrated by ‘Killer Queen’, which was their biggest hit at that point reaching No 2 in the UK. It also went to No 12 in the US Billboard Charts, the first of many hits there. A song about a high-class call girl, it contains the guitar solo that Brian May is most proud of and won Freddie his first Ivor Novello Award.

‘Please note: You are buying the English version’

1 Brighton Rock (2011 Remaster)  
2 Killer Queen (2011 Remaster)  
3 Tenement Funster (2011 Remaster)  
4 Flick Of The Wrist (2011 Remaster)  
5 Lily Of The Valley (2011 Remaster)  
6 Now I'm Here (2011 Remaster)  
7 In The Lap Of The Gods (2011 Remaster)  
8 Stone Cold Crazy (2011 Remaster)  
9 Dear Friends (2011 Remaster)  
10 Misfire (2011 Remaster)  
11 Bring Back That Leroy Brown (2011 Remaster)  
12 She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos) (2011 Remaster)  
13 In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (2011 Remaster)