Queen - A Night at the Opera (Nov '18 Essentials ROTM)

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    "A Night At The Opera is stylistically nimble, genre-curious, eager to chase every spark of an idea with a can of gasoline. Like few other bands before or since, Queen understood how to weave everything they loved — opera, prog rock, showtunes, Dixieland jazz, arena rock, etc. — into a cohesive and singular sound. On this album, they found their voice and it turned out their voice was a choir."



    What's in the box:
    -180 gram multi-color galaxy vinyl
    -Heavyweight gatefold tip on jacket with foiling
    -Recut at abbey road studios

    Read this stuff:
    Queen Liners: https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/queen-liner-notes/
    10 Best Queen Albums: https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/best-queen-albums/
    Why We Picked Queen: https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/queen-vinyl-reissue/
    Breaking down the Bohemian Rhapsody Scene from Wayne's World: https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/queen-bohemian-rhapsody/






    Not feeling this ROTM? Head over here for a discussion on swap options. Swaptions, get it?
     
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    ha posted at the same time as you. Deleted mine :)
     
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    is there an unboxing video?
     
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    I'd be interested to hear from VMP if anything was shuffled around to line up this selection with the timing of the movie release. If so, was the thought that VMP would ride the publicity to drive some new subs. Or was this selection completely coincidental and stands completely on its own merit.

    Disclaimer, I like the album and own a copy, just don't dig it for a RoTM selection.
     
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    Was this album always half speed mastered or is it newly half speed mastered at Abbey Road? I see it mentioned on the liner notes....
     
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    Oddly enough Discogs has one on their Facebook page but that's the only place I've seen it
     
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    haha Queen?! VMP have lost their minds. I quite respect that though. This is the ultimate curve ball to keep members on their toes. I've just swapped, but fair play for choosing such an unlikely and un-VMP album.
     
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    found it
     
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    Read the "Everything You Need to Know About Our Queen Reissue" article in the magazine!

    https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/queen-vinyl-reissue/

    TL;DR - Everything was a massive coincidence. The choice to do the album had nothing to do with the movie. VMP brought it to Queen's management and got the approval. VMP said they were eyeing a November release, and Queen said "that's perfect because we're going to be releasing a movie then".
     
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    Lmao at the "breaking down the Wayne's World scene" feature.
     
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    Someone post the art print when they get a chance and I'll add it to the first post
     
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    Thanks. I hadn't made it through the article before I posted.
     
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    Do y’all realize how difficult it is to stick to my guns and not renew? I have the 2015 remaster and it sounds great, but this packaging is the Don't Type This. Also, Eddie Floyd over at classics. That’s the problem of having no complaints about the creative end of things, but being dissatisfied about other parts of the outfit. It does nothing to sate the desire for the actual end product.
     
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    Yes! Excited for this one, didn't have a copy in my collection. Wonder what the art print is(hope it's a good one).
     
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    I always figured I'd grab an old copy of this in the wild if I ever ran across it and now I don't have to. Thanks VMP! Looks fantastic.
     
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    My understanding is that it's the same half-speed remaster done in 2015 (this version) with new metalwork recut from Abbey Road and pressed at GZ.
     
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    this is correct! they didn't want to do a new remaster as they like the 2015 one....
     
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    Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the info!
     
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    same here. When I used to collect/listen to DVDA and SACD (am I allow to write that in this forum), this was a hard to come by item. Glad to pick it up now.
     
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    That is a beautifully colored vinyl.
     

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