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A Day At The Races [2011 Remaster] [Original recording remastered]

Queen Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 Mar 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island Records
  • ASIN: B004M17IUI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,080 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
9. Drowse
10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of Their Best? 13 May 2011
By WeeMann
Format:Audio CD
First of all, this is seen by many as one of the best albums produced by Queen, if not the very best. There's not a duff song on here, from Tie Your Mother Down to Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy via Somebody To Love as a handful of their better known tracks, through to the tender You Take My Breath Away, the poppy You & I, the heavy White Man and the sublime waltz feel of The Millionaire Waltz. It doesn't get much better than this.

But this isn't just about the basic album. Here it has been remastered by Bob Ludwig and sounds, as a result, crisper and more powerful than ever before - closer to the way the band intended it to sound from day 1. Coupled with this, the band have included a bonus EP including an instrumental version of Tie Your Mother Down, exceptional live cuts of Somebody To Love (possibly their best rendition ever caught on tape) and You Take My Breath Away, an alternate take of Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy from their Top Of The Pops appearance of July 1977 and the HD mix of Teo Torriate.

If you want a quality Queen release, this is one of the best.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Remasters 24 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am pinning the following comments to all of the Queen back catalogue (excepting "Flash" which I wont get on cd) as they apply right across the board. I wont comment on the music - others have done so very well. I want to praise the sound.

Modern mastering technology will in most cases demonstrate more noticeable improvements in older recordings. I have now bought and listened to all of the recent Queen reissues and chronologically the benefits of the 2011 remastering lessen as recording technology and technique improved album by album.

The biggest improvement is to the earlier analogue work, which to my ear sound more "Queen" than the digitally recorded stuff - more bite and attack - irrespective of musical direction. My view is that digital recording "rounded" the Queen sound, particularly Brian May's guitar.

However, notwithstanding this there are clear improvements throughout the catalogue, even the later ones which were recorded using digital technology to whatever degree. Music is more open, brighter and fuller in a very revealing, listenable and non-tiring way. Bass and drum parts are now very clear as are the vocals which are expressive warm and very detailed - many more sibilants can now be heard which really brightens up "Queen 2" and "A Night At The Opera" for example where there were a tremendous number of overdubs which saturated the sound in places.

As I said in a previous review of "Greatest Hits", those who have a fair or passing interest in Queen will be happy with earlier issues, but for the enthusiast these remasters really are rewarding listens and well worth investing in. They really are very good indeed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent album that deserve SIX stars on its own.
And here we have it in the best sound ever.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

The bonus disc, however, is a little weak.
1. Tie Your Mother Down [Backing Track Mix 2011] - Excellent guitar-work from Brian but not a track I will listen to again.
2. Somebody To Love [Live At Milton Keynes, June 1982] - Waste of space. It's pointless as it's already released on 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl'.
3. You Take My Breath Away [Live In Hyde Park, September 1976] - Excellent live recording.
4. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy [Top Of The Pops July 1977] - Excellent BBC recording.
5. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) [HD Mix] - Yes, it does sound nice but to me it seems as if the people behind these deluxe editions have been scraping the bottom of the barrel to find material enough to fill out the bonus discs with. Well, I guess it's better to have it than not to have it ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the last truly great Queen albums 26 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Got this album bought for me for christmas the year it came out. It brings back memories of a time when, as a teenager, you could get so EXCITED about a new album from your favourite band! I suppose its only what the kids of today are doing. To me this was the penultimate truly great Queen record. After News of the World, their later released work was never quite the same. Having said that, as a live band they were in a league of their own, even in their latter years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
By Steve
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Superb!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
Excellent value!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 3 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am Very Happy with it. it was received in good time. It was very well package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute classic 12 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Perfect start to the slow process of replacing all my old cassette copies of classic Queen albums - if you like Queen then this'll be right up your street.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
No problems, delivered on time.
Published 1 month ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars A queen classic
I just love this album! And this remastered version lets you hear the music and Freddie's voice sound amazing. Money well spent!
Published 12 months ago by Christine T. Yeates
5.0 out of 5 stars was a gift
Was bought as a gift person enjoyed it is continuously listening to it, so I am asuuming all is good
Published 15 months ago by Dean Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Number one Rock group - Queen!
Always been a Queen fan and this follow up to A night at the Opera is not a disappointment with varied music and the unique Queen sound. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. Michael J. Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift
Good value and made a perfect Christmas gift for someone currently replacing their old collection of Queen discs and LPs
Published 18 months ago by Peter Evans
2.0 out of 5 stars Drowse...
Now, I'm not saying that this is a bad album. I'm sure Queen set out with the best intentions, and its all played in the accomplished manner you would expect, but its just so... Read more
Published 18 months ago by wavey davey
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It
A great album by one of the best groups one that you need to have in your collection a must buy.
Published 18 months ago by PzPalmtree
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock On
One of the albums that made Queen what they were. With Freddie Mercury's great vocals it is a brilliant album. Simple - Buy it.
Published 18 months ago by Richard Marsden
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