Don't fret if you can't do the Fandango, you can still rock out properly with this Queen band-signed copy of their 1975 album "A Night at the Opera". Titled after a classic 1935 Marx Brothers madcap comedy film, this wildly entertaining album goes way beyond anything Groucho, Harpo and Chico could have imagined. A proficient super-group with supreme talents for musical arrangement, recording techniques and production values, Queen changed the game with fantastic harmonies, imaginative effects and inspired lyrics. All these skills and talents came to a head with the song "Bohemian Rhapsody". More than just the lead track from this certified platinum album, this creative song incorporates elements of rock 'n roll, classical music, opera, a capella vocals and piercing guitar solos, with ballad passages holding it all together, resulting in one of the most enduring and memorable songs ever recorded.
Devoted fans enjoy a small slice of Queen's legacy with this multi-signed album. The 33RPM record disc shows moderate wear, but appears to be playable, and the cover also shows moderate wear including a couple of tape stains on the interior spread, however it remains fairly solid and attractive. (3) band members have signed on the front with average ("7-8") potency, with: lead vocalist Freddie Mercury (d.1991), bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury has signed a second time on the inner section of the cover, opposite of the side with the tape stains. This second Mercury signature projects bolder ("8-9") quality and is perfectly suited for display, as it is positioned directly above a photo of the flamboyant singer.
Considered one of Rock 'n Roll's greatest vocalists, Mercury and his amazing four-octave vocal range returned to the limelight in spirit, with the release of a 2018 biopic, also titled "Bohemian Rhapsody". While Freddie cannot be replaced, Queen is still going strong with Adam Lambert pumping out the lead vocals and the band enjoys a tremendous following. Queen's standing as one of the all-time great bands was further cemented with induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Featuring their greatest song, a Night at the Opera is an important part of music history and this signed copy stands as a glorious acquisition. Full photo LOA from JSA.