Sheer Heart Attack
Album SheerHeartAttack
Album by Queen
Released 8 November, 1974 (UK)
Recorded Trident Studios, London
Air Studios, London
Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire
Wessex Studios, London
Length 39:09
Format 12",8T,CS,CD
Genre Progressive rock, glam rock, baroque rock, hard rock, heavy metal, folk rock
Label EMI, Parlophone (UK)
Elektra, Hollywood (US)
Producer(s) Queen, Roy Thomas Baker

Sheer Heart Attack is the third album by Queen, first released in November 1974.

Album Chronology
Preceding Queen II (1974) ()
This Album Sheer Heart Attack (1974) ()
Succeeding A Night at the Opera (1975) ()

Track ListingEdit

Side One

Side Two

Charts and certificationsEdit

Charts Edit

Chart (1974-75) Peak position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 19
Canada (RPM) 6
France (SNEP) 6
Japan (Oricon) 23
Netherlands 7
Norway (VG-lista) 9
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 2
United States (Billboard) 12

Certifications Edit

Country Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV) Platinum 20,000
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum 300,000
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000


  • Killer Queen launched Queen to mainstream popularity, both in the UK, and internationally.
  • Digressing from the progressive themes featured on the first two albums, this album featured more conventional rock tracks, and marked a step towards the classic 'Queen sound'.
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