Queen – Sheer Heart Attack
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass). Their 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. Estimates of Queen’s record sales range from 170 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. They heavily influenced heavy metal’s evolution by discarding much of its blues influence. The song “Stone Cold Crazy” has been cited as a precursor of speed metal, with Metallica receiving a Grammy Award for their cover in 1990. Sheer Heart Attack is their third album, released on November 1974. Digressing from the progressive themes featured on their first two albums, the album featured more pop-centric and conventional rock tracks and marked a step towards the “classic” Queen sound. It was produced by the band and Roy Thomas Baker and launched Queen to mainstream popularity in the UK and throughout the world. It features the classics Killer Queen, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods and more.
180 gram Remastered Heavyweight Vinyl
Label: Virgin EMI Records
Cat. # 00602547202680