Queen | Queen II | 180g Vinyl LP

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Limited 180 gram heavyweight vinyl LP repressing of this album from the British rock quartet. Queen II is the second studio album by the band, released on 8 March 1974. It was recorded at Trident Studios, London in August 1973 with co-producers Roy Thomas Baker and Robin Cable, and engineered by Mike Stone. The two sides of the original LP were labeled "Side White" and "Side Black" (instead of the conventional sides "1" and "2"), with corresponding photos of the band dressed in white or in black on either side of the record's label face. It is also a concept album, with the white side having songs with a more emotional theme and the black side almost entirely about fantasy, often with quite dark themes. Mick Rock's album cover photograph was frequently re-used by the band throughout it's career. Queen formed in 1970 and consisted of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. They eventually became one of the most famous rock bands in the world and still command much respect long after Mercury's 1991 death.

 

Track listing:

- Disc 1 -
1 Side White Procession
2 Father to Son
3 White Queen (As It Began)
4 Some Day One Day
5 The Loser in the End


- Disc 2 -
1 Side Black Ogre Battle
2 The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
3 Nevermore
4 The March of the Black Queen
5 Funny How Love Is
6 The Seven Seas of Rhye