A Night at the Opera (30th Anniversary Collectors Edition)
Queen Compilation Set
Night at the Opera 30th Anniversary Release Date: November 22, 2005
The Night at the Opera 30th Anniversary is a special edition release featuring both the new CD and DVD formats of the album completely restored from original analogue tapes and digitally re-mastered by Bob Ludwig, in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound – described as the most from high definition technology by guitarist Brian May.
The A Night at the Opera 30th Anniversary DVD also contains brand new video footage for 10 tracks, along with archive audio commentary from all four members of Queen, including the late Freddie Mercury. A wonderful addition to the Queen Discography.
Brian May ; “This DVD also features for the first time visuals for every track on the album some, like the original Bohemian Rhapsody video, carefully digitally restored and re-graded, and some, like the stunning new video for Good Company, created especially for this release. There are also some special commentaries, ancient and modern, from all four Queen members on facets of the tracks, and yes, this is quite simply the best Night At The Opera ever produced. I doubt if it can ever be bettered!”
A Night at the Opera 30th Anniversary Tracklisting: Death On Two Legs, Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon, I’m In Love With My Car, You’re My Best Friend, ’39, Sweet Lady, Seaside Rendezvous, The Prophet’s Song, Love Of My Life, Good Company, Bohemian Rhapsody, God Save The Queen.
A Night at the Opera is often hailed as the best Queen album, sometimes the Best Album of all time. Queen put everything they had into this album and some say that if this album didn’t work Queen may have split up. For me, there are better albums, in fact A Day at the races which followed this, for me, is a better companion album to A Night at the Opera. If released together I’m sure it could have made sense to the music buying public. Stand out tracks on A Night at the Opera are Death on Two Legs, ’39, love of My Life and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.