On March 8, 1974.


On March 8, 1974, “Parlaphone” label released “Queen II”, the second Queen studio album. It was recorded in August 1973, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Geoffrey Cable, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The cover photography was by Mick Rock. In the 1994 edition of “The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums”, “Queen II” was voted number 202. In 2005, “Kerrang!” magazine readers voted “Queen II” the 72nd greatest British rock album ever. In 2006, the album was featured in “Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s “The 200 Greatest Albums of the 70s.”


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals,  piano,  harpsichord, string piano
  • Brian May– electric and acoustic guitars, bells, lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, organ
  • Roger Taylor– drums, gong, marimba, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Thomas Baker– castanets, stylophone
  • Robin Cable – piano effects 

Track listing:

All tracks on the White Side (side one) by Brian May except “The Loser in the End” by Roger Taylor. All tracks on the Black Side (side two) by Freddie Mercury.

White Side

  1. Procession
  2. Father to Son
  3. White Queen (As It Began)
  4. Some Day One Day
  5. The Loser in the End

Black Side

  1. Ogre Battle
  2. The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke
  3. Nevermore
  4. The March of the Black Queen
  5. Funny How Love Is
  6. Seven Seas of Rhye




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