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180-gram vinyl reissue of Queen's third album released in 1974! Half-speed lacquers cut at Abbey Road Studios, mastered by Bob Ludwig

This 1974 release launched Queen to mainstream success in the U.K. and internationally. The album produced the first single "Killer Queen" which reached No. 2 in the British charts. "Queen II was a breakthrough in terms of power and ambition, but Queen's third album Sheer Heart Attack was where the band started to gel. It followed quickly on the heels of the second record — just by a matter of months; it was the second album they released in 1974 — but it feels like it had a longer incubation period, so great is the progress here...There's a genuine excitement in hearing all the elements to Queen's sound fall into place here, as the music grows grander and catchier without sacrificing their brutal, hard attack. One of the great strengths of the album is how all four members find their voices as songwriters, penning hooks that are big, bold, and insistent and crafting them in songs that work as cohesive entities instead of flourishes of ideas. This is evident not just in 'Killer Queen' — the first, best flourishing of Freddie Mercury's vaudevillian camp — but also on the pummeling 'Stone Cold Crazy,' a frenzied piece of jagged metal that's all the more exciting because it has a real melodic hook. Those hooks are threaded throughout the record, on both the ballads and the other rockers, but it isn't just that this is poppier, it's that they're able to execute their drama with flair and style..." — AllMusic Features: • 180-gram vinyl • Sourced from original master tapes • Half-Speed Mastered • Mastered By Bob Ludwig • Lacquers Cut At Abbey Road Studios • Pressed at Optimal in Germany

Queen - "Sheer Heart Attack" Half Speed Master..... Online Price $49.50