Welcome to this look at Queen album covers. There seems to be a lot of interest in album covers from the 70s. Those were the good old days when you got the album info on the cover and the vinyl album inside the sleeve. I think that is why vinyl has made such a comeback, people loved to have that album in their hand.

 

Queen Album Covers

 

Queen’s  line-up as you know was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass).

Before forming Queen, May and Taylor had played together in the band Smile. Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He joined in 1970 and suggested the name “Queen”. Deacon was recruited in February 1971, before the band released their self titled debut album in 1973. Queen first had a top ten album in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974. Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success. The latter featured “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format. See full article on wikipedia.

The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”, which have become anthems at sporting events. See full article on wikipedia.

 

Queen Album Covers – Queen

 

 

Queen was the first album by the band and it was released in 1973. It reached number 24 in the UK album chart.

Side One

  1. Keep Yourself Alive
  2. Doing All Right
  3. Great King Rat
  4. My Fairy King

Side Two

  1. Liar
  2. The Night Comes Down
  3. Modern Times Rock “n” Roll
  4. Son and Daughter
  5. Jesus
  6. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Instrumental)

 

Queen II

 

 

Queen II was released on 8 March 1974 by EMI Records in the UK  and by Elektra Records in the US. The album got to number 5 in the UK album chart.

Side White

  1. Procession (Instrumental)
  2. Father To Son
  3. White Queen (As It Began)
  4. Some Day One Day
  5. The Loser In The End

Side Black

  1. Ogre Battle
  2. The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke
  3. Nevermore
  4. The March Of The Black Queen
  5. Funny How Love Is
  6. Seven Seas Of Rhye

 

 

Queen Album Covers – Sheer Heart Attack

 

 

Sheer Heart Attack was released in November 1974 and reached number 2 in the UK album charts.

Side One

  1. Brighton Rock
  2. Killer Queen
  3. Tenement Funster
  4. Flick Of The Wrist
  5. Lily Of The Valley
  6. Now I’m Here

Side Two

  1. In The Lap Of The Gods
  2. Stone Cold Crazy
  3. Dear Friends
  4. Misfire
  5. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  6. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes)
  7. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited

 

A Night At The Opera

 

 

A Night At The Opera Was Released in 1975 and was Queen’s first number 1 album.

Side One

  1. Death On Two Legs ( Dedicated To…)
  2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
  3. I’m In Love With My Car
  4. You’re My Best Friend
  5. 39
  6. Sweet Lady
  7. Seaside Rendezvous

Side Two

  1. The Prophet’s Song
  2. Love Of My Life
  3. Good Company
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody
  5. God Save The Queen (Instrumental)

 

A Day At The Races

 

 

Queen followed up their first number one album A Night At The Opera with another number one album called A Day At The Races released in December 1976.

Side One

  1. Tie Your Mother Down
  2. You Take My Breath Away
  3. Long Away
  4. The Millionaire Waltz
  5. You And I

Side Two

  1. Somebody To Love
  2. White Man
  3. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
  4. Drowse
  5. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)

 

News Of The World

 

 

News Of The World Queen’s 6th album was released in October 1977 and got to number 4 in the UK album charts.

Side One

  1. We Will Rock You
  2. We Are The Champions
  3. Sheer Heart Attack
  4. All Dead, All Dead
  5. Spread Your Wings
  6. Fight From The Inside

Side Two

  1. Get Down, Make Love
  2. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
  3. Who Needs You
  4. It’s Late
  5. My Melancholy Blues

 

Jazz

 

 

Jazz was released in November 1978 and reached number 2 in the UK album chart.

Side One

  1. Mustapha
  2. Fat Bottomed Girls
  3. Jealousy
  4. Bicycle Race
  5. If You Can’t Beat Them
  6. Let Me Entertain You

Side Two

  1. Dead On Time
  2. In Only Seven Days
  3. Dreamer’s Ball
  4. Fun It
  5. Leaving Home Ain’t Easy
  6. Don’t Stop Me Now
  7. More Of That Jazz

 

Live Killers

 

 

Live Killers is a double live album released in June 1979 and reached number 3 in the UK album chart. The album was recorded live during the European leg of Queen’s Jazz Tour, between 26 January and 1 March 1979.

Side One

  1. We Will Rock You
  2. Let Me Entertain You
  3. Death On Two Legs
  4. Killer Queen
  5. Bicycle Race
  6. I’m In Love With My Car
  7. Get Down, Make Love
  8. You’re My Best Friend

Side Two

  1. Now I’m Here
  2. Dreamer’s Ball
  3. Love Of My Life
  4. 39
  5. Keep Yourself Alive

Side 3

  1. Don’t Stop Me Now
  2. Spread Your Wings
  3. Brighton Rock

Side 4

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (With Mustapha Intro)
  2. Tie Your Mother Down
  3. Sheer Heart Attack
  4. We Will Rock You
  5. We Are The Champions
  6. God Save The Queen

 

Well, that’s it for this look at the Queen album covers and albums. I hope you got the info you were looking for and if you want a full review of all the Queen singles and albums take a look at my Queen post I did a while back. Leave a comment below of your memories of Queen. Did you see them live? I saw them but it was when Paul Rogers was doing the vocals, it was still a great concert though as he did the Free songs as well.

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Frank

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