QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (2011) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Rock

QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (2011) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (2011) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00733
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Sheer Heart Attack is the third studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on November 8, 1974 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Digressing from the progressive themes featured on their first two albums, this album featured more pop-centric and conventional rock tracks and marked a step towards the "classic" Queen sound. It was produced by the band and Roy Thomas Baker and launched Queen to mainstream popularity in the UK and throughout the world.

The album's first single "Killer Queen" reached number 2 in the British charts and provided them with their first top 20 hit in the U.S., peaking at number 12 on the Billboard singles chart. Sheer Heart Attack was the first Queen album to hit the U.S. top 20, peaking at number 12 in 1975. The album has been acknowledged for containing "a wealth of outstanding hard rock guitar tracks". Retrospectively, it has been listed by multiple publications as one of the band's best works and has been deemed an essential glam rock album.

Background

After completing their second album, the group embarked on their Queen II Tour as a support act for Mott the Hoople. They toured extensively throughout the UK, at which point the two groups decided to tour through the US, in what was Queen's first US tour. The two bands would remain on friendly terms for the rest of their career, with Ian Hunter performing "All the Young Dudes" at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. They played their first US show on April 4 in Denver, Colorado, as a support which Freddie Mercury reportedly disliked, saying "Being support is one of the most traumatic experiences of my life". However, at the climax of the tour in Boston, Brian May was discovered to have hepatitis, possibly from the use of a contaminated needle during vaccinations the group received before travelling to Australia. The remainder of the tour was subsequently cancelled and Queen flew back home, where May was hospitalised. The group began writing new material until May was rushed back to hospital with an undiagnosed stomach ulcer. This left the remaining members with two weeks to write their next album, the majority of which was done in the studio.

Recording

Unlike their earlier albums, Sheer Heart Attack was recorded at four different studios; though they still worked at Trident Studios, they began moving to AIR, Rockfield and Wessex Sound Studios. They left spaces on their songs for May to record his guitar and vocal parts upon return. Gary Langang, who was a tape operator on "Now I'm Here" and "Brighton Rock", recalled “When we finished work at Sarm, we’d meet them at a club called the Valbonne in Soho. That’s when they let their hair down.”

"Killer Queen" was written in a single night, which contrasts with the "ages" it took to write "The March of the Black Queen" as Mercury put it, while John Deacon would write his very first song, "Misfire". "Brighton Rock" was written during the making of Queen II, "Stone Cold Crazy" had its genesis in Mercury's pre-Queen band Wreckage, and Mercury had written "Flick of the Wrist" during May's absence. Sheer Heart Attack was also the first album in which all four band members contributed songs; "Stone Cold Crazy" was the first song in which all four band members would receive a writing credit. When May returned to work, he remembered it as a strange experience, citing that “It was very weird, because I was able to see the group from the outside, and was pretty excited by what I saw”.

Track Listing:

1. Brighton Rock - 5:08
2. Killer Queen - 3:01
3. Tenement Funster - 2:48
4. Flick Of The Wrist - 3:19
5. Lily Of The Valley - 1:43
6. Now I'm Here - 4:10
7. In The Lap Of The Gods - 3:20
8. Stone Cold Crazy - 2:12
9. Dear Friends - 1:07
10. Misfire - 1:50
11 Bring Back That Leroy Brown - 2:13
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos) - 4:08
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited - 3:42

Queen:

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, organ
Brian May – electric guitar, backing vocals, piano, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, banjolele
Roger Taylor – drums, backing vocals, percussion, lead vocals
John Deacon – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, double bass

Certifications:

United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum 300,000
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000

Sheer Heart Attack is the third studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on November 8, 1974 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Digressing from the progressive themes featured on their first
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