• Queen - News Of The World
    (EMI Records  EMA784  Repress)
    UK Pressing

    G&L Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
    Square Cornered Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

    Before forming Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury (then known by his birth name of Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara) was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. Mercury joined the band in 1970, suggested "Queen" as a new band name, and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 which brought them international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and popularised the music video.

    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. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. Released in 1980, "Another One Bites the Dust" is their best selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various music publications, and the best in a 2005 industry poll. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. Since then, May and Taylor have occasionally performed together.

    The band have released a total of 18 number-one albums, 18 number-one singles, and 10 number-one DVDs. Estimates of their record sales generally range from 150 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

    News of the World is the sixth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in 1977. Containing the hit songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Spread Your Wings", it went 4x platinum in the US, 2x platinum in the UK and achieved high certifications around the world.

    News of the World was the second album to be produced solely by the band (the first being A Day at the Races) and recorded at Sarm West and Wessex Studios, London and co-produced and engineered by Mike Stone.

    Track listing

    Side one  
    No. Title Writer(s) Length  
    1. "We Will Rock You"   Brian May 2:01
    2. "We Are the Champions"   Freddie Mercury 2:59
    3. "Sheer Heart Attack"   Roger Taylor 3:26
    4. "All Dead, All Dead"   May 3:10
    5. "Spread Your Wings"   John Deacon 4:34
    6. "Fight from the Inside"   Taylor 3:03
    Side two  
    No. Title Writer(s) Length  
    1. "Get Down, Make Love"   Mercury 3:51
    2. "Sleeping on the Sidewalk"   May 3:06
    3. "Who Needs You"   Deacon 3:05
    4. "It's Late"   May 6:26
    5. "My Melancholy Blues"   Mercury 3:29


    • Freddie Mercury: lead and backing vocals, piano, percussion, cowbell on "Who Needs You"
    • Brian May: electric and acoustic guitars, piano, backing vocals, lead vocals on "All Dead, All Dead" and "Sleeping on the Sidewalk", percussion
    • Roger Taylor: drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Sheer Heart Attack" and "Fight from the Inside", electric guitar, bass guitar
    • John Deacon: bass guitars, acoustic guitars, Spanish guitar, percussion

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