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Posted: 13 May 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The band said that the original idea was to release these two albums together, as a double LP.

What do you think about it?

I personally believe they didn´t do it, because they would make The Beatles´ "The Beatles" (White album) look embarrased... ahha (JUST JOKING)

but anyway... what do you think about ANATO & ADATR together?

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Posted: 13 May 05, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back in the 70's audiences had a different mindset and loved listening to double or even triple album concepts. I had tons of them (example George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass", Stevie Wonder's "Song In The Key Of Life").

I think it would have been a fabulous idea...showing a true artistic "Concept" album and given Queen more critical and commercial recognition and respect.

The contrasting names and artwork of the 2 albums...along with the extraordinary music on both...would have made them perfect as I have heard Brian call them "Twin Albums".

Queen's emergence as music pioneers and their main influential pieces that got widespread recognition were on both records (BoRhap, LOML, Seaside Rendezvous, 39, The Prophet's Song, You're My Best Friend, Death On Two Legs...Dedicated To, Somebody To Love, Tie Your Mother Down, The Millionaire Waltz, You Take My Breath Away, Teo Torriatte, etc. and so forth) so I think it may have proved an even better, more powerful artistic and commercial strategy, concept/work, perhaps appreciated and regarded even higher to release them as a double album.


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Posted: 14 May 05, 02:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as i know A night at the opera was solely just an album but going on the massive success of the album you know queen they wold have to try and topple it with something better which i think they did with a day at the races.


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Posted: 14 May 05, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it would have been the greatest non live double album ever - and would have bested the Beatles White Album and Led Zep's Physical Graffiti. The other two that may have been better put together (certainly if you remove the less good songs from each and put the good stuff together they make an absolutely brilliant album) is The Game and Hot Space.

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Posted: 27 Feb 18, 03:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Resurrecting a 13 year old thread here to ask - did Queen really intend this to be a double-album? I can't find the quote anywhere.

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Posted: 27 Feb 18, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Millbrook as in Southampton?


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Posted: 27 Feb 18, 20:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely the evidence is that (the majority?) of songs on ADATR were written once ANATO had been released??


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Posted: 28 Feb 18, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right. And even if they weren't written after ANATO was released the time to record - given it took MONTHS in each case - would've delayed to the point many people would've forgotten about Queen.

And, as someone who develops stuff himself, I know that mental exhaustion would've set in and the quality would've been lower.


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