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Reviews: Queen: A Night at the Opera

Reviews: 4

Review by Lucabeer January 18, 2012 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
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Probably the best Queen album, or one of the 2-3 best ones (and I'm not a Queen fan, but I can't avoid saying it's a very good album).

What impresses me particularly about this new release, compared to the standard CD, is the presence and weight of the drums. No, they are not overblown or boomy, but finally they sound like real drums should. All the rest is fine: good clarity, dynamics, vocals. But if have to mention one reason to own this version compared to previous ones (haven't heard the DVD-Audio, sorry, but I suspect it is just as good), it's the drums.

Another fine SHM-SACD, too bad that for some reason Universal Japan abandoned the "mini-LP" packaging in favour of a very conventional jewel case.

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Review by SnaggS March 25, 2012 (1 of 6 found this review helpful)
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SACD's were made for analogue 70's rock. Why did I not jump on this straight away!

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Review by Sergey July 9, 2013 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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When you listen to this great album in this edition appears that the bundles of energy just pouring out of the speakers themselves. Amazing record, striking impression bass, accented by the speed and power album. Just super.
I recommend to all other versions of Nick and do not reach close to this publication. SHM-SACD designed for audiophiles, it is a pity that there is no issue as long as other releases.

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Review by Lost in the Music April 4, 2014 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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It's going to be difficult to not go on about just how fabulous this dics is.
Freddie's voice - it's staggering. Like he's in the room. You can feel the emotion.
I'm talking hairs on the back of the neck standing up.
The harp is just divine.
When it's finished, I am at a loss to find anything else to play that is going to come even close.
These are supposedly compressed remasters (is that correct ?), but I don't notice any ill-effect.
Worth every penny for Freddie's incredible voice alone.

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