On July 13, 1973.

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On July 13, 1973, “EMI” label released the debut, self-titled Queen album. It was recorded December 1971 – November 1972, at “De Lane Lea” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony, Roy Thomas Baker, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and  John Deacon. “Guitarist” magazine ranked the album at number 19 on its list of the “Most Influential Guitar Albums of all Time”; in 2008, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album song “Keep Yourself Alive” at number 31 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury – lead and backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Brian May – acoustic and electric guitars, piano, vocal bridge, backing vocals
  • Roger Taylor – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, vocal bridge
  • John Deacon – bass guitar
  • John Anthony– backing vocals
  • Roy Thomas Baker– engineer
  • Mike “Clay” Stone – engineer
  • Ted Sharpe – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Keep Yourself Alive – Brian May
  2. Doing All Right – Brian May, Tim Staffell
  3. Great King Rat – Freddie Mercury
  4. My Fairy King – Freddie Mercury
  5. Liar – Freddie Mercury
  6. The Night Comes Down – Brian May
  7. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll – Roger Taylor
  8. Son and Daughter – Brian May
  9. Jesus – Freddie Mercury
  10. Seven Seas of Rhye – Freddie Mercury

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