Queen – Queen II
- is the second studio album by the British rock group Queen, released in 1974. It contains their first hit, Seven Seas of Rhye.
Queen II can be seen as a concept album. It shows a high degree of formal unity through seamless transitions between most of the pieces (1-2-3, 6-7-8, 9-10). Four tracks on page I are by Brian May, the fifth by Roger Taylor, on page II there are only tracks by Freddie Mercury, which are characterized by rapid changes between fast, nervous rhythms and quieter sections.
The orchestral and singing guitar sound of Brian May is characteristic of the album. Since he created sounds that are difficult to create without an effects device or synthesizer, this album also emphasizes: "... and nobody played the synthesizer ... again". ("And again nobody played synthesizers").
In places the album is reminiscent of some role models from Queen, Led Zeppelin and The Who, for example in Father to Son. Here, however, the defining tone is based on the overdriven guitar.
A2 Father To Son
A3 White Queen (As It Began)
A4 Some Day One Day
A5 The Loser In The End
B1 Ogre Battle
B2 The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
B4 The March Of The Black Queen
B5 Funny How Love Is
B6 The Seven Seas Of Rhye
Bass, Acoustic Guitar – John Deacon
Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Bells – Brian May
Percussion, Vocals – Roger Meddows-Taylor*
Vocals, Piano, Harpsichord – Freddie Mercury
℗1974 Elektra Records
Engineered at Trident Studios, London.
Made by Warner-Pioneer Corporation, Japan
LP / VG+ to Near Mint (only slight scratches from the years with no effect)
OBI / VG + (wrinkles)
Cover / NM ( little pressures on the corners)
OIS / Mint
(the pictures and description are an integral part of the condition of the LP)
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- Mehr als 3 Künstler/ Bands
- Künstler/ Band (maximal 3)
- Mehrere Titel
- II / With Rare Down OBI From Japan
- LP Album
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes)
- Erscheinungsjahr (jüngstes)
- Various conditions (see description)
- Japanische Pressung
- Gatefold, OBI, Original innere Schutzhülle