QUEEN - JAZZ France GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM

"Jazz", Queen's 1978 masterpiece, shines in its French gatefold 12" LP vinyl edition. The gatefold cover features captivating artwork and photos inside, enhancing the collector's experience. With its original custom inner sleeve, this album is a treasure trove of album details and additional visual elements.

 

QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM album front cover

Album Description & Collectors information:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

This album "QUEEN - Jazz Foc Gatefold" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, artwork/photos

Music Genre:

 
English Pop-Rock 
Album Production information:

The album: "QUEEN - Jazz Foc Gatefold" was produced by: Quen & Roy Thomas Baker

This album was mastered by: George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City

George Marino was a highly acclaimed Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound in New York City. Born on 15 April 1947, in the Bronx, New York, he became one of the most experienced and influential sound mastering engineers in the world. With his unparalleled expertise, Marino played a significant role in shaping the sound of countless albums across various music genres.

From a young age, Marino displayed a deep passion for music and an innate talent for audio engineering. He began his career at Capitol Records in New York, where he worked as a mastering engineer and honed his skills in audio post-production. In 1973, Marino joined Sterling Sound, a renowned mastering facility founded by Lee Hulko. It was here that he would leave an indelible mark on the music industry.

Over the years, George Marino mastered an extensive catalog of albums for a wide range of artists and musical styles. His meticulous attention to detail and exceptional ear for sound allowed him to consistently deliver exceptional quality and clarity in his work. He possessed an intuitive understanding of how to enhance the dynamics, balance, and overall sonic experience of each record he touched.

During the 1980s, a pivotal era for heavy metal music, George Marino worked on numerous influential albums in the genre. His mastering contributions to these records played a crucial role in shaping the iconic sounds of heavy metal during that decade. Some notable albums he mastered include:

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  • 1. Metallica - "Master of Puppets" (1986)
  • 2. Iron Maiden - "The Number of the Beast" (1982)
  • 3. AC/DC - "Back in Black" (1980)
  • 4. Judas Priest - "British Steel" (1980)
  • 5. Slayer - "Reign in Blood" (1986)
  • 6. Ozzy Osbourne - "Blizzard of Ozz" (1980)
  • 7. Black Sabbath - "Heaven and Hell" (1980)
  • 8. Megadeth - "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" (1986)
  • 9. Mot├Ârhead - "Ace of Spades" (1980)
  • 10. Dio - "Holy Diver" (1983)

These albums, among many others, showcase Marino's contribution to the heavy metal genre's sonic landscape during the 1980s. His meticulous mastering work ensured that these records had the power, clarity, and impact necessary to captivate listeners and establish their enduring legacies.

George Marino's career spanned over four decades, during which he received numerous accolades for his outstanding contributions to the music industry. His expertise and mastery of sound engineering made him a highly sought-after professional, and he worked with a diverse range of artists, including AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, and many more.

Tragically, George Marino passed away on 4 June 2012, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the most skilled and respected mastering engineers of his time. His dedication to his craft, meticulous attention to detail, and unparalleled expertise continue to inspire and influence audio engineers and musicians worldwide. George Marino's contributions to the art of sound mastering remain an enduring testament to his extraordinary talent and passion for music.

Album cover photography: David Finch, Chris Hopper and Peter Hince

Record Label Information:

 
Raincloud Productions 2c 070 61820

Media Format:

 
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1978 Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: QUEEN - Jazz Foc Gatefold
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Freddie Mercury - Lead Vocals, Piano, Backing Vocals
  • Brian May - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
  • Roger Taylor - Drums & Percussion, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Bass
  • John Deacon - Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Complete Track-listing of the album "QUEEN - Jazz Foc Gatefold"

The detailed tracklist of this record "QUEEN - Jazz Foc Gatefold" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Mustapha (Mercury) 3:01
  2. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 4:16
  3. Jealousy (Mercury) 3:13
  4. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 3:01
  5. If You Can't Beat Them (Deacon) 4:15
  6. Let Me Entertain You (Mercury) 3:01
  7. Dead on Time (May) 3:23
  8. In Only Seven Days (Deacon) 2:30
  9. Dreamer's Ball (May) 3:30
  10. Fun It (Taylor) 3:29
  11. Leaving Home Ain't Easy (May) 3:15
  12. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  13. More of that Jazz (Taylor) 4:16

 

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QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM album front cover

Photo Of The Back Cover QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM

 

QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM album back cover

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QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM inner gatefold cover

Photo Two Of The Inner Gatefold QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM

 

QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM inner gatefold cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM

Black and White photo of the Queen band

QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM custom inner sleeve

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QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM custom inner sleeve

Close up of record's label QUEEN - Jazz France Release GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL ALBUM Side One

Record Label Details: Raincloud Productions 2c 070 61820

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Queen's Vinyl Discography: A Comprehensive Collection.

Band Description:

QUEEN is a British rock band that was formed in 1970 in London. The band consists of four members, including Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Over the course of their career, QUEEN has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In this web-page, we will explore the history of QUEEN, their musical style, their most popular albums and songs, and their legacy.

History:

QUEEN was formed in 1970 when Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor met while studying at the Imperial College in London. The three musicians began playing together and soon added John Deacon to the band as their bassist. In 1973, they released their first self-titled album, which included the hit single "Keep Yourself Alive." The band's second album, "Queen II," was released in 1974 and featured the popular song "Seven Seas of Rhye." It was their third album, "Sheer Heart Attack," released in 1974, that brought the band to international success.

In 1975, QUEEN released their fourth album, "A Night at the Opera," which included their most famous song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." The song, which is over six minutes long and includes multiple sections and styles, became an instant classic and cemented QUEEN's place in music history. The band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "A Day at the Races" (1976), "News of the World" (1977), and "The Game" (1980).

Musical Style:

QUEEN's musical style is often described as a blend of rock, pop, and opera. Their songs are known for their complex arrangements, intricate harmonies, and powerful vocals. Freddie Mercury's operatic vocal style was a defining feature of the band's music, and his flamboyant stage presence added to their unique style. Brian May's guitar playing is also a key element of the band's sound, and his distinctive sound and style have influenced countless other musicians.

Impact:

QUEEN's impact on music and popular culture cannot be overstated. They have influenced countless musicians and bands and continue to be celebrated and revered by fans all over the world. Their music has been used in countless movies, TV shows, and commercials, and their songs are still played regularly on the radio. In recent years, QUEEN has gained a new generation of fans through the success of the biographical film "Bohemian Rhapsody," which tells the story of Freddie Mercury and the band. Despite Freddie Mercury's untimely death in 1991, QUEEN's legacy lives on through their music and the impact they have had on popular culture.