💥A Day at the Races💥
On December 10th 1976, exactly 41 years ago today, Queen released their fifth album A Day at the Races.
✨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 album serves as a companion album to the band's previous album, A Night at the Opera, both taking their names from Marx Brothers films, as well as sharing similar packaging and eclectic musical themes.
✨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.
✨A Day at the Races was voted the 67th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 BBC poll.
✨The Washington Post described A Day at the Races as "a judicious blend of heavy metal rockers and classically influenced, almost operatic, torch songs."
✨The Winnipeg Free Press was also appreciative, writing, "Races is a reconfirmation of Queen's position as the best of the third wave of English rock groups."
✨In the 1987 edition of The World Critics List, the BBC's Peter Powell ranked A Day at the Races the 6th greatest album of all time
👉🎶 My favorite songs from this album are of course "Sonebody to Love", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy" and "'You Take My Breath Away". But I also have a soft spot for "Teo Torriotte" and "The Millionaire Waltz". What about you?
1. Tie Your Mother Down
2. You Take My Breath Away
3. Long Away
4. The Millionaire Waltz
5. You and I
6. Somebody to Love
7. White Man
8. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
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