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A Day At The Races
  • Artist: Queen
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087328887
  • Item #: 1524015X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 9/25/2015
  • Rank: 68132
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Price: $23.99
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A Day At The Races on LP

Limited 180 gram heavyweight vinyl LP repressing of this album from the British rock quartet. A Day at the Races is the fifth studio album by Queen, released in December 1976. It was the band's first completely self-produced album, and the first not to feature producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England, A Day at the Races was engineered by Mike Stone. The title of the album followed suit with it's predecessor A Night at the Opera, taking it's name from the subsequent film by the Marx Brothers. The album peaked at #1 in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was Queen's fifth album to ship gold in the US, and subsequently reached platinum status in the same country, selling over 5,5 million copies worldwide. A Day at the Races was voted the 67th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 BBC poll. Queen formed in 1970 and consisted of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. They eventually became one of the most famous rock bands in the world and still command much respect long after Mercury's 1991 death.