Queen II blown out 42 candles
Queen II, Queen’s second studio album, was released on March 8th 1974.
Queen II was produced by Robin Geoffrey Cable, Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, and engineered by Mike Stone.
Queen II climbed to No 5 in the UK chart. In America, the album would make less of an impact, but still achieved a credible No 49. The album gave Queen their first UK/USA Gold status LP.
Did you know that:
1. The album was delayed for release due to Government restrictions on electricity. Its completion coincided with the 1973 oil crisis and consequently government-enforced measures for energy conservation delayed its manufacture by several months
2. Queen II was the first Queen album to enter UK album chart
3. The album broke with tradition as the album sides were labelled side white and side black - not conventional side A and B
4. The album featured Queen's first UK hit single (Seven Seas Of Rhye)
5. Performing Seven Seas Of Rhye Queen sign their first appearances on the BBC’s Top Of The Pops television show
Queen II track listing:
2. Father To Son
3. White Queen (As It Began)
4. Some Day One Day
5. The Loser In The End
6. Ogre Battle
7. The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Funny How Love Is