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Don't keep it to yourself! Add it Here. Watch the song video Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll. The Night Comes Down. White Queen As It Began. The Loser in the End. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke. The March of the Black Queen. The Seven Seas of Rhye. In the chorus his voice is panned from left to right. His cool delayed vocal at the end of the song has a much longer feedback than the rest.
Backing vocals during the choruses are done by Roger and Freddie. Producer John Anthony shouts the 'look out' line near the end. Philipp's Studio Info Page. With the release of the original De Lane Lea demos as bonus tracks in , the difference in the mixing of "The Night Comes Down" is quite noticeable when compared to the original LP and digital remasters. The demo is roughly the same mix that appeared on the album except that there is a distinct difference in the drum sound.
The song follows what would become trademark May themes such as coming-of-age, nostalgia over the loss of childhood to the past, and the difficulties of life as an adult. There is also what could be an ambiguous reference to " Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ", in the lyric: "When I was young it came to me; And I could see the sun breaking; Lucy was high and so was I; Dazzling, holding the world inside.
Taylor wrote and sang the song, which was re-recorded on two occasions for the BBC. The first dates from December and was broadcast on John Peel 's show. This version was eventually released on the Queen album At The Beeb , and sounds similar to the album version. The second re-recording dates from April and was first broadcast on Bob Harris 's show.
The later version, only available on bootleg recordings prior to the release of On Air , differs from the original album version in its slower tempo and additional vocals from Mercury. In the concert versions included in Live at the Rainbow '74 , lead vocals were handled by Mercury. The song was played in the very first concert under the name of Queen in It was a regular feature in Queen's live set until well into , the song originally housed his famous guitar solo.
The album version of the song does not feature the guitar solo. Until this time, and occasionally afterward, the guitar solo would take over the middle of "Son and Daughter" during concerts, allowing the rest of the band a bit of a rest and costume change. Unlike other songs from Queen's early period which crept back into circulation in the live set of their tours, such as "Liar", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Seven Seas of Rhye" and "In the Lap of the Gods Revisited", "Son and Daughter" stayed off the setlists after Queen's hit singles began to dominate their live show.
The song is indicative of their very earliest sound, influenced by blues rock and heavy metal. The lyrics tell part of the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Mercury, credited with writing the song, was a Parsi Zoroastrian. The track features a two-chord rhythm section during the verses with a long instrumental break toward the end of the song. Because of the effects created by May's Red Special guitar, among other things, many early followers of Queen viewed the band as something of a psychedelic rock band.
On this album it is only a short instrumental to finish the album. The full version of the song was completed by Mercury on the next album, Queen II. Though the album was completed and fully mixed by November , Trident Studios spent months trying to get a record company to release it. After eight months of failing that, they took the initiative and released it themselves in a license deal with EMI Records on 13 July During this time, Queen had begun writing material for their next album, but they were disheartened by the album's delay, feeling they had grown past that stage, even though the record-buying public was just getting wind of them.
They recorded two BBC sessions during the interim. The first single, "Keep Yourself Alive" the Mike Stone mix, now considered the standard album version was released a week before the album  UK dates, 6 and 13 July respectively. The track length was edited for release in the US, from to The US single was issued in October. All countries had the B-side "Son and Daughter".
The album was released in the US on 4 September. Both versions are unique compared to the album versions. Rolling Stone Magazine wrote, "There's no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they'll need to lay claim to the Zep's abdicated heavy-metal throne, and beyond that to become a truly influential force in the rock world. Their debut album is superb.
With its first album, Queen has produced a driving, high energy set which in time may be looked upon with the same reverence Led Zep 1 now receives. In later years, AllMusic awarded the album three out of five stars, calling it a "patchy but promising debut from a classic rock group".
The performances were all virtuoso. We like some of the stuff on it, but we sometimes fell into the trap of over-arrangement. You know, the songs changed over the years and some of them probably evolved too much. You can get so far into something that you forget what the song originally was.
On a personal level, it was frustrating for me to take so long to get to this point. I wanted to record things with, for instance, tape echoes and multiple guitars five years ago.
Any other CD plays immediately in the same condition; it is only this CD out of the hundreds I own that has difficulty playing in cold ambient temperatures. The second copy I bought has the same issue, so this isn't a fluke—something went wrong in the manufacture of THIS disc.
It does play in my home computer perfectly well, and if my car is warm inside, the disc will play. First time I've seen a disc behave this way in thirty years, or since they came to market.
That aside, this album represents my first exposure to anything other than Queen's radio hits. Their other tunes are in a different league, to be sure, but they are growing on me. None of them are "bad," as is often the case with less talented musicians; rather, they are simply cut from a different cloth than the hits we all know and love. Sort by. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Filter by.
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Showing 0 comments. There was a problem loading comments right now. It's the first record I ever bought, and one of my favorite Queen albums.
I decided to buy this album on cd so I can play it in the car when my Dad and I go out and about. The opening track, "Keep Yourself Alive" is a fitting opening to such a grandiose album. The next track, "Doing Alright, is fairly laid-back, for me it brings to mind a calm ocean scene.
Then the guitars kick in! Then comes "Great King Rat", one of my favorites off this album.
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