Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Queen II by Queen, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Queen II is a 1981 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1974.
The cover is VG++, with trace edge and corner wear. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Queen LP.
Background: Released in 1974, Queen II was the second album by Queen.
The album reached #5 in the UK and #49 in the U.S..
In one regard, Queen II does indeed provide more of the same thing as on the band’s debut. Certainly, of all the other albums in Queen’s catalog it bears the closest resemblance to its immediate predecessor, particularly in its lean, hard attack and in how it has only one song that is well-known to listeners outside of their hardcore cult: in this case, it’s “Seven Seas of Rhye,” which is itself more elliptical than “Keep Yourself Alive,” the big song from the debut. But these similarities are superficial and Queen II is a very different beast than its predecessor, an album that is richer, darker, and weirder, an album that finds Queen growing as a band by leaps and bounds. … At the very least, it illustrates that Queen is starting to pull all their ambitions and influences into a signature sound, and it’s quite powerful in that regard.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1981|