Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)

Queen – A Night At The Opera (Half-speed Mastering)

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Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (A1-2, A4, A6–7, B1-2, B4), backing vocals (A1 to B2, B4), piano (A1–3, A7, B2, B4), jangle piano (A7)

Brian May – electric guitar (all but A7), backing vocals (A1, A3–6, B1, B3-4), acoustic guitar (A5, B1-2), lead vocals (A5, B3), koto (B1), harp (B2), ukulele (B3)

Roger Taylor – drums (A1–4, A6–7, B1, B3-5), backing vocals (A1, A3 to B1, B4), percussion (A2, A5, A7, B2, B4-5), lead vocals (A3), additional electric guitar (A3)

John Deacon – bass guitar (A1–4, A6 to B4), electric piano (A4), double bass (A1, A5)

Orchestrated by Freddie Mercury (A7), Roger Taylor (A7)

Arranged by Brian May (B4)

Written by Freddie Mercury (A1-2, A7, B2, B4), Roger Taylor (A3), John Deacon (A4), Brian May (A5-6, B1, B3)


1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Victor Company Of Japan

Label : MOFI

Original Label : EMI

Recorded August–November 1975 at Trident Studio (London), Olympic Studio (London), Rockfield Studio (Monmouthshire), Lansdowne Studio (Kensington), Sarm Studio (East London), Roundhouse Studio (Camden, London), Scorpio Sound Studio (Camden)

Engineered by Mike Stone, Gary Lyons

Mixed at Sarm East Studios

Produced by Queen, Roy Thomas Baker

Remastered at Original Masteringworks

Originally released in November 1975

Reissued in May 1982



Side A:

  1. Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...)
  2. Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
  3. I'm in Love With My Car
  4. You're My Best Friend
  5. '39
  6. Sweet Lady
  7. Seaside Rendezvous

Side B:

  1. Prophet's Song
  2. Love of My Life
  3. Good Company
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody
  5. God Save the Queen



        Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Ranked 128/500


        Reviews :

        “Queen were straining at the boundaries of hard rock and heavy metal on Sheer Heart Attack, but they broke down all the barricades on A Night at the Opera, a self-consciously ridiculous and overblown hard rock masterpiece. Using the multi-layered guitars of its predecessor as a foundation, A Night at the Opera encompasses metal ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady"), pop (the lovely, shimmering "You're My Best Friend"), campy British music hall ("Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon," "Seaside Rendezvous"), and mystical prog rock ("'39," "The Prophet's Song"), eventually bringing it all together on the pseudo-operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody." In short, it's a lot like Queen's own version of Led Zeppelin IV, but where Zep find dark menace in bombast, Queen celebrate their own pomposity. No one in the band takes anything too seriously, otherwise the arrangements wouldn't be as ludicrously exaggerated as they are. But the appeal -- and the influence -- of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else.” AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


        Half-speed mastering

        In half-speed mastering, the whole mastering process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

        Ratings :

        AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,69 / 5

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