It’s been well over thirty years since this album came out and I finally bought it for its surround mix. I’ve been missing out on a lot of fantastic music. This album is extraordinary in its own merit, but add the surround mix and you understand what “Queen” really was all about – the entire experience! Sure, “You’re My Best Friend” was a really nice song and “Bohemian Rhapsody” defined an entire generation, but hearing it as it was pieced together in one collage of a musical experience and you’ll understand what the big fuss is all about.
Capitol Records remixed the 5.1 mix (kudos to Ric Wilson and Jeff Levison along with the entire team). Each and every instrument and vocal is separated and cleaned up to appear from various places around your room. Forget about headphones – get the `feel’. There simply is no `best’ song on this album. Every song is its own masterpiece, but I am partial to the anthemic, “‘39″. God Save the Queen!
Also, includes “Bohemian Rhapsody” video, lyrics and photo album.