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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know this album got a lot of flack for being the follow-up to ANATO, but I love it. At the moment, it's my favorite album, but I never hear that much about it. Anybody else love it?


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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually it wasn't ANATO's follow-up, at least not concerning the time those albums were being created. Brian said many times that songs on ANATO and ADATR were created at the same, and they were sorry cause they couldn't release those two albums together. But anyway it's one of my faves too, especially Let Us Cling Together, beautiful song.


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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Little_Queenie wrote:

Actually it wasn't ANATO's follow-up, at least not concerning the time those albums were being created. Brian said many times that songs on ANATO and ADATR were created at the same, and they were sorry cause they couldn't release those two albums together. But anyway it's one of my faves too, especially Let Us Cling Together, beautiful song.


No, I know they were created together, but ADATR was considered a follow-up, at least when it was being reviewed.


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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The finest Queen album ever made.

Put it up song for song against any other Queen album and Races wins every time.

It has it all.


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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I rather enjoyed it as the next one after ANATO. I once read that Queen presented the late Groucho Marx with gold records and tour jackets for both albums. I even saw some pictures in some Marz biographies -- I wonder what happened to them after he died?

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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That detailed Queen song poll of 30 hardcore fans (see link below in my profile signature) I did a few years ago easily showed aDatR to be the favorite ...


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Posted: 03 Jul 04, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it! It was the first Queen album I bought (not counting 'Classic Queen')


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Posted: 03 Jul 04, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE that abulm too! Some of my favorite songs from it are, "A Night at the Opera,", "I'm in Love With my Car," , and "The Prophet's Song."


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Posted: 03 Jul 04, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love very much ADATR, it's such a fine album, but I think that ANATO is however a better album (perhaps it's BoRhap that makes me feel like that). But speaking of ADATR: I adore TYMD, YTMBA and (of course) STL. And GOFLB, though it's not exactly the most representative guitar based song, made me love Brian's guitar, I was actually astonished when I heard how sweet it sounded in there... By the way, it's the second album I bought, after NOTW, on my first highschool day!


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Day At The Races was my first Queen album. (I bought this on 24-12-1976) It was actually the very first album I bought! (I had SHA and ANATO copied on tape, from a friend) ADATR is for me one of Queen's best albums, along with QueenII, SHA, ANATO. Before buying NOTW a year later, I had listened to ADATR twice every evening! When NOTW came out it first was a bit of a disappointment to me, it sounded so different. It took me just a couple of years to understand the genius of that album. (In fact every Queen album - even HS! - has it's genius inside.


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wonderful album, it has such flavor and variety in it. Too bad it was only 10 tracks long!


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my faves too, quality form all four members , I think it's about the only Queen album to have consistantly good songs throughout.


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Brian said many times that songs on ANATO and ADATR were created at the same

Actually he said it just once, and he said that they were created in the same stage of their development. That doesn`t mean the same month or same year or same recording sessions. It just means that they were in the same point of their evolution in both albums. Post Sheer Heart Attack, pre News.


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOVE that abulm too! Some of my favorite songs from it are, "A Night at the Opera,", "I'm in Love With my Car," , and "The Prophet's Song."

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ooooops! I mixed that up with, "A Night at the Opera" abulm. Sorry about that!


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree with everything thats been said here...

"You and I" so underrated!

one of the few albums i could listen to all the way through every time without skipping tracks.

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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian also said that at the time he suggested to make it a double album. No agreement there. He said that it would be one of the best double albums of all times.

Ah well, now it are two of the best albums of all times...


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races would've made an amazing double album, sort of like The White Album...


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My second favourite Queen album. (Second only to the cliched Queen fan's favourite Queen album. The one with the II...)
Never got into NATO that much though (as much as I like the abbreviation)


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 21:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KillerQUEEN840 wrote:

LOVE that abulm too! Some of my favorite songs from it are, "A Night at the Opera,", "I'm in Love With my Car," , and "The Prophet's Song."

ooooops! I mixed that up with, "A Night at the Opera" abulm. Sorry about that!


... and the fact that there isn't even a song called "A Night At The Opera"... unless I'm missing something here?!


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