A Day at the Races

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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.

Personal

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.

Status

I own this album on CD, and have two copies on vinyl.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals Rank Rating
A1 Tie Your Mother Down Brian May Freddie Mercury 8 Rating-7.png
A2 You Take My Breath Away Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 9 Rating-7.png
A3 Long Away Brian May Brian May 1 Rating-9.png
A4 The Millionaire Waltz Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 7 Rating-7.png
A5 You and I John Deacon Freddie Mercury 5 Rating-8.png
B1 Somebody to Love Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 3 Rating-8.png
B2 White Man Brian May Freddie Mercury 10 Rating-1.png
B3 Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 4 Rating-8.png
B4 Drowse Roger Taylor Roger Taylor 6 Rating-8.png
B5 Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) Brian May Freddie Mercury 2 Rating-9.png

The album's total score is 1,217.

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