A Day at the Races
|A Day at the Races
Vinyl - USA - first edition.
A Day at the Races is the fifth studio album by Queen. It was released on 1976-12-10 on vinyl and produced by Queen themselves without the help of Roy Thomas Baker. While the has a couple hard rock and progressive rock songs, it focuses much more on soft rock romance and relationships ballads than previous albums. Like A Night At the Opera before it, this album has a Marx Brothers title and uses a monochromatic motif, only black instead of white.
Despite being my fourth favorite Queen album, this was one of the last Queen albums I bought, though, I'm not sure why. My first copy came from the Crown Jewels box set my high school girlfriend bought me, but I later bought an individual CD for the bonus tracks. Before I got the album, I only knew the songs Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody to Love, and Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy from compilation albums, but I quickly began enjoying the other songs that were new to me.
I own two copies on vinyl, the Hollywood Records CD release, and an original master in the Crown Jewels.
|Tie Your Mother Down
|You Take My Breath Away
|The Millionaire Waltz
|You and I
|Somebody to Love
|Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
|Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
The album's total score is 1,217.