Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of News of the World by Queen, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of News of the World is an original 1977 pressing on the Elektra label.
The cover is M-, with trace wear at the corners. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and has a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. It appears to have only been played a couple of times.
A beautiful copy of a classic Queen LP.
Background: Originally released in October, 1977, News of the World was the sixth album by Queen.
The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #3 in the U.S., making it the first Queen album to chart higher in the States than it did in Britain.
If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn’t seem to hold to any particular center. It’s front-loaded with two of Queen’s biggest anthems — the stomping, stadium-filling chant “We Will Rock You” and its triumphant companion, “We Are the Champions” — which are quickly followed by the ferocious “Sheer Heart Attack,” a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself). Three songs, three quick shifts in mood, but that’s hardly the end of it. … News of the World was a monster hit despite its coldness — when it works, it’s massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1977|