This is the Italian release of "News of the World" which is the sixth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in 1977. Containing hit songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Spread Your Wings", the album went 4x platinum in the US, 2x platinum in the UK, and achieved high certifications around the world as well.
The Queen album "News of the World" holds a significant place in the band's discography, and the Italian release of this iconic record only adds to its allure. This gatefold cover 12" vinyl LP album captures the essence of Queen's music and showcases their immense talent and creativity. Released in 1977, this album became a monumental success and remains a beloved classic to this day.
"News of the World" marked Queen's sixth studio album and featured a collection of unforgettable tracks that have stood the test of time. The album opens with the iconic anthem "We Will Rock You," a powerful and anthemic song that has become a staple in sports arenas and stadiums worldwide. Its thumping beat and crowd participation make it a timeless rock anthem that continues to resonate with audiences.
"We Are the Champions" follows suit, displaying Queen's ability to create triumphant and emotionally charged music. With its uplifting lyrics and infectious melody, this song has become an anthem of victory and perseverance. The harmonies and Freddie Mercury's powerful vocals add depth and emotion to the track, making it an enduring favorite among fans.
While the album is renowned for its hit singles, it also showcases Queen's versatility and experimentation. Tracks like "Sheer Heart Attack" and "Spread Your Wings" exhibit the band's ability to infuse different genres into their rock sound. "Sheer Heart Attack" delivers a punchy and energetic performance, while "Spread Your Wings" explores a softer side, with Mercury's heartfelt vocals shining through.
Queen also showcases their musical range with tracks like "Fight From the Inside" and "Get Down Make Love," delving into heavier and more intense soundscapes. These songs demonstrate the band's ability to push boundaries and experiment with their musical style, making "News of the World" a dynamic and captivating listening experience.
The Italian release of this album on a 12" vinyl LP adds a unique touch to the overall experience. Vinyl records have a warm and nostalgic quality that adds depth and richness to the music. The gatefold cover enhances the album's visual presentation, providing a visually stunning representation of Queen's music.
"News of the World" received widespread acclaim upon its release, captivating audiences and critics alike. The album's success was reflected in its chart performance and sales, achieving 4x platinum certification in the US and 2x platinum certification in the UK. It solidified Queen's place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time and further cemented their global popularity.
Music Genre:Progressive Rock , Glamrock Music
|Collector's Information:||While the first two tracks: "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" become commercial mega-hits, the remainder of this album is a perfect example of Queen searching for the right kind of music.|
Gatefold cover design, the fold-out cover functions as two large pieces of artwork, thick paper custom inner sleeve with lyrics and photos
Produced by Queen and Mike Stone
Mike Stone (Full-name: Michael Richard Seth Stone, 1951-2002) an American record producer and engineer who has worked with a wide range of rock and metal bands. He was born on 21 December 1951, in New York City.
Stone began his career as an engineer at Record Plant Studios in New York, where he worked on albums by artists such as KISS, Blue Öyster Cult, and Aerosmith. He later moved to Los Angeles and worked at Cherokee Studios, where he became known for his work with bands such as Queen, Van Halen, and Journey. He has produced all of Demon's records since 1981, many of Discharge's albums as well as producing several other bands.
Stone is perhaps best known for his work with Queen on their albums "News of the World" and "The Game," which included hits such as "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." He also worked with Journey on their album "Escape," which included the hit singles "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms."
In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Stone has also served as a mixer, remixer, and mastering engineer on numerous albums. He has received several Grammy nominations for his work and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of audio engineering.
|Record Company/Label: EMI / Queen Music Ltd|
|Catalog/Release nr: 3C 064 60033 (06460033)|
Media Format:12" Vinyl LP Record
|Year and Country 1977, Made in italy|
Band Members and Musicians on: QUEEN NEWS OF THE WORLD
Track Listing of: QUEEN NEWS OF THE WORLD
Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).
"News Of The World" Record Label Details: 3C 064 60033 ℗ 1977 Queen Productions Sound Copyright
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.
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).
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.
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.