A Day at the Races

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A Day at the Races

Queen - Day At the Races, A.jpg

Vinyl - USA - first edition.

Artist Queen
Published 1976-12-10
Type Studio
Genre Rock, Hard rock
Themes Relationships

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.

Track Listing

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

The album's total score is 1,217.


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