Added on 14-Mar-2011
“We aimed for the top slot and we were not going to be satisfied with anything less.” Freddie Mercury
This week sees Queen's first five albums re-released with bonus tracks across Europe, South America and Asia.
Order Queen's first five albums through Amazon, HMV , Play.com and iTunes.
One of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early 1970’s London music scene Queen created a groundbreaking and unique soundtrack that remains globally influential today. Theatrical, imaginative, diverse, melodic and unpredictable they had a sound and a look all of their own. Sitting alongside their contemporaries like Led Zep and David Bowie, Queen set the standard for British rock in the 1970’s and became one of the most thrilling, glamorous and downright rock n roll bands of all time, directly influencing a contemporary roll call of artists from Foo Fighters & Axl Rose to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
“Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races” have been specially re-mastered and each is being released as a standard CD as well as a deluxe 2 disc set which will feature new bonus content. Each deluxe album has also been released on iTunes featuring bonus tracks plus additional sleeve notes, unseen pictures and videos.
From the pure raw rock of “Queen” through to the majestic anthems on “A Day At The Races”, the first five albums highlight the diverse talent, musical ambition and already global success of a band made up of some of the best songwriters, musicians and performers of all time.
Also released this week is Deep Cuts: Vol. 1 (1973-1976). Digging deeper into the Queen catalogue Deep Cuts is a bespoke collection of hidden gems from the band's first five albums.
The International release dates of Queen's first five albums and Deep Cuts are as follows:
ARGENTINA - Tuesday 15th March
AUSTRIA - Friday 18th March
AUSTRALIA - Saturday 19th March
BELGUIM - Friday 18th March
BRAZIL - Tuesday 15th March
CZECH REPUBLIC - Monday 14th March
FRANCE - Monday 14th March
GERMANY - Friday 18th March
HONG KONG - Monday 14th March
IRELAND - Friday 18th March
ITALY - Friday 18th March
JAPAN - Thursday 17th March
KOREA - Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th
MEXICO - Tuesday 15th March
NETHERLANDS - Friday 18th March
NEW ZEALAND - Monday 14th March
SERBIA - Monday 14th March
SOUTH AFRICA - Friday 18th March
SPAIN - Tuesday 15th March
SWEDEN - Wednesday 16th March
SWITZERLAND - Friday 18th March
TAIWAN - Friday 18th March
UK - Monday 14th March
USA - Tuesday 17th May