QUEEN News Of The World (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Rock

QUEEN News Of The World (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

QUEEN News Of The World (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00730
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News of the World is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on October 28, 1977 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. News of the World was the band's second album to be recorded at Sarm West and Wessex Studios, London, and engineered by Mike Stone, and was co-produced by the band and Stone.

In 1977, punk rock acts, most notably the Sex Pistols, sparked massive backlash against progressive rock artists such as Queen, to which the band responded by simplifying their symphonic rock sound and gearing towards a more spontaneous hard rock sound. The album subsequently went 4x platinum in the United States, and achieved high certifications around the world, selling over 10 million copies and became the band's best-selling studio album to date.

Background

Having received some criticism that their first completely self-produced album, A Day at the Races, was a "boring" album, Queen decided to shift their musical focus towards the mainstream but remain as the producers of the next album. Races garnered criticism as many critics felt that it was too similar to A Night at the Opera, something which the band members themselves acknowledged. In addition, the arrival of punk rock, led by the Sex Pistols, saw the mainstream shift away from progressive rock and more towards simpler rock music. Queen were seen as the antithesis of punk, particularly in their camp influences and elaborate production.

Brian May stated in an interview that “We'd already made a decision that...[after] A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races, we wanted to go back to basics for News of the World. But it was very timely because the world was looking at punk and things being very stripped down. So in a sense we were conscious, but it was part of our evolution anyway.”

The meaning the album's title is obscure. However, it appears to have been inspired by the masthead used by the US entertainment newspaper Variety in the 1930s. At the time, there was a subtitle under the word Variety, which read "NEWS OF THE SHOW WORLD". The two are clearly linked because the typeface used in Variety's subtitle is the same as that for Queen's album.

Recording

After completing the A Day at the Races tour, the quartet re-entered the studio to begin work on their sixth studio offering in July 1977, enlisting Mike Stone as assistant producer at the Basing Street and Wessex Studios in London. They scaled down their complex arrangements and focused on a "rootsier" sound (as Brian May put it). However, the staple of the Queen sound - multi-tracked harmonies and guitar orchestrations - still exist on this album, albeit more subtly than previously.

The album was mainly recorded in the same studio as the Sex Pistols, which eventually led to the famous meeting between Mercury and Sid Vicious. Vicious, upon stumbling into Queen's recording studio, asked "Have you succeeded in bringing ballet to the masses yet?" in response to a comment the singer had made in an interview with NME, to which Mercury called him "Simon Ferocious" and replied "We're doing our best, dear."

The group completed recording and production of the album two months later in September, and released the album on October 28, 1977.

Track Listing:

1. We Will Rock You - 2:01
2. We Are The Champions - 2:59
3. Sheer Heart Attack - 3:26
4. All Dead, All Dead - 3:10
5. Spread Your Wings - 4:34
6. Fight From The Inside - 3:03
7. Get Down, Make Love - 3:51
8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk - 3:06
9. Who Needs You - 3:05
10. It's Late - 6:26
11. My Melancholy Blues - 3:29
12. We Will Rock You (1991 Bonus Remix By Rick Rubin) - 4:48

Queen:

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, cowbell
Brian May – electric guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, maracas
Roger Taylor – drums, backing vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, lead vocals
John Deacon – bass guitar, acoustic guitar

Certifications:

Canada (Music Canada) 3× Platinum 300,000
France (SNEP) Gold 553,600
Germany (BVMI) Platinum 500,000
Netherlands (NVPI) Platinum 100,000
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) Platinum
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 100,000
United States (RIAA) 4× Platinum 4,000,000

News of the World is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on October 28, 1977 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. News of the World was the band's second album to be recorded at
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