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A Night at the Opera
Albumcover ANightAtTheOpera
Album by Queen
Released 21 November, 1975 (UK)
Recorded October 1974 at:
Trident Studios, London (track 12)
August - November 1975 at
Lansdowne Studios, London
Olympic Studios, London
Sarm Studios, London
Scorpion Studios, London
Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire
The Roundhouse, London
Wessex Sound Studios, London
Length 43:10
Format 12",8T,CS,CD
Genre Baroque rock, hard rock, pop rock, folk rock, music hall, progressive rock, Dixieland
Label EMI, Parlophone (UK)
Elektra, Hollywood (US)
Producer(s) Queen
Roy Thomas Baker



Album Chronology
Preceding Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
This Album A Night at the Opera (1975)
Succeeding A Day at the Races (1976)


A Night at the Opera is the fourth album by Queen, first released on November 21, 1975.

Track ListingEdit

Side One

Side Two

2011 bonus tracksEdit

  1. Keep Yourself Alive (Long Lost Retake, June 1975) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Operatic Section A-Capella Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
  3. You're My Best Friend (Backing Track Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
  4. I'm In Love With My Car (Guitar & Vocal Mix 2011) Bonus EP Audio New Content
  5. '39 (live version from Earl's Court, London, June 1977) Bonus EP Audio New Content
  6. Love Of My Life (live version from the Festhalle, Frankfurt, February 1979) Bonus EP Audio Previously Released
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody (original no flames promo video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
  8. Seaside Rendezvous ('A Night At The Opera' 30th Anniversary DVD video) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released
  9. Love Of My Life (live version from the Milton Keynes Bowl, England, June 1982) iTunes LP Bonus Video Previously Released

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ChartsEdit

Chart (1975-76) Peak position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 1
Austria (Ö3 Top 40) 9
Canada (RPM) 2
France (SNEP) 16
Germany (Media Control Charts) 5
Japan (Oricon) 9
Netherlands 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1
Norway (VG-lista) 4
Sweden (Topplistan) 10
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 1
United States (Billboard) 4

TriviaEdit

  • At the time of its release, it was the most expensive album that had ever produced.
  • Mainly owing to the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, the album remained at #1 on the charts in the UK for nine consecutive weeks.
  • The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film of the same name, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording. This aspect would be reused on the next album, A Day at the Races.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/queen/discography/2011-reissue-bonus-tracks.htm
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