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After the commercial failure of the single "Keep Yourself Alive" from the first album, Queen decided it needed a single that did not take "too long to happen" i. The music of Queen II has been attributed to several genres, including art rock hard rock glam rock  heavy metal and progressive rock. The "White" side is very diverse: four of the five numbers were composed by Brian Mayone of which is an instrumental.
Freddie Mercury sings two songs; May sings one; and Roger Taylor sings the closing track, which is his only composition on the album.
John Deacon played acoustic guitar on "Father to Son" in addition to normal duties on bass guitar. Mercury composed and sang all six songs on the "Black" side. He recorded it by playing overlapping parts on the Red Special through John Deacon 's custom-made amplifier the Deacy Amp. Roger Taylor also contributes to this instrumental, using only a bass drum pedal. It is written from the father's perspective when talking or thinking about his son.
Queen immediately added "Father to Son" to their live setlists. Init was dropped from live shows, but revived a few times in Written by May inthis song features contrasting acoustic and heavy metal sections. May explained that he conceived the idea for this song while reading The White Goddess by Robert Graves. The song also had personal significance for Album) he drew inspiration from a fellow student whom he revered and thought represented the idea of the "perfect woman".
I [was] dared to ask out this girl, and she became a lifelong friend, it's very strange The guitar had been given a replacement hardwood bridge, chiselled flat, with a small piece of fret wire placed between it and the strings, which lay gently above.
The strings produce the buzzing effect of a sitar. The live version usually included a long instrumental break that was not part of, or omitted from, the album version. This is the first song with May on lead vocals. It also features May on acoustic guitar and electric guitar and the last guitar solo during the fade-out features three solo guitars. This kind of complex guitar arrangement is typical of May; however, usually the guitars are harmonious, but in this case, all of the guitars play different parts.
Mercury wrote "Ogre Battle" on guitar as confirmed by May in several interviews  in and it was one of the earliest songs in the Queen set list despite not being recorded until the Queen II sessions. The band waited until they could have more studio freedom to do it properly.
The song is one of Queen's heaviest works. The guitar riff and Taylor's drumming give it a very "thrash" sound. The ogre -like screams in the middle are Mercury's, and the high harmonies at the end of the chorus hook are sung by Taylor. As the title suggests, it tells the story of a battle between ogres, and features a May guitar solo and sound effects to simulate the sounds of a battle. The opening of the song is actually the end of the song played in reverse.
An acetate was made of an edited version of the BBC recording without the long intro or any of the sound effects in the album version, potentially for release as a second single. The use of the word " quaere " in the twice-repeated line "What a quaere fellow" has no reference to Mercury's sexuality, according to Taylor.
In some markets the album included a fold-out cover with a reproduction of the painting. Author Neil Gaiman wrote about the painting and the album on his blog:.
Reason tells me that I would have first encountered the painting itself, the enigmatically titled "Fairy Feller's Master Stroke," reproduced, pretty much full-sized, in the fold-out Album) of a Queen album, at the age of fourteen or thereabouts, and it made no impression upon me at all.
That's one of the odd things about it. You have to see it in the flesh, paint on canvas, the real thing, which hangs, mostly, when it isn't travelling, in the Pre-Raphaelite room of the Tate Gallery, out of place among the grand gold-framed Pre-Raphaelite beauties, all of them so much more huge and artful than the humble fairy court walking through the daisies, for it to become real.
And when you see it several things will become apparent; some immediately, some eventually. Gaiman wrote a longer essay about the painting for Intelligent Life. For the intricately arranged studio recording, Mercury played harpsichord as well as piano, and Roy Thomas Baker played the castanets. Taylor called this song Queen's "biggest stereo experiment", referring to the use of panning in the mix. The song was performed only a few times during the Queen II Tourand there was thought to be no live recording of the song untilwhen it was released on Live at the Rainbow ' The previous track ends with a three-part vocal harmony from Mercury, May, and Taylor which flows into Mercury playing the piano.
This piano carries on to open this track making "Ogre Battle", "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke" and the current track, into a medley. All the vocal parts were performed by Mercury, who added some contemporary piano "ring" effects as well. These effects were widely suspected to be synthesisers; however, they were created by someone plucking the piano strings while Mercury played the notes. In a interview with Melody MakerMercury, who had been working on the song even before Queen formed, said, " I wanted to give it everything, to be self-indulgent or whatever.
The lead vocals cover two and a half octaves G2 — C5. May regards it as a precursor to " Bohemian Rhapsody ", stating, "You've got to bear in mind that we'd already made 'My Fairy King' on the first album and we'd done 'The March of the Black Queen' on the second album, so we were well in tune with Freddie's excursions into strange areas, and that was something that we really enjoyed. It was track The tape had gone over the recording head so many times, overdubbing, that the oxide had worn off.
Despite never being released as a single, it remains a favourite amongst Queen's fans. The full piece was too complicated to be performed live; however, the uptempo section containing the lines "My life is in your hands, I'll foe and I'll fie After playing the intro the band quickly transitioned into "Bohemian Rhapsody".
This song ends with an ascending note progression, which climaxes in the first second of the following track. The song segues into the next track, "Funny How Love Is". Mercury wrote it and played the piano while Robin Cable produced. It was produced using the " wall of sound " technique. The song was never performed live, largely due to the demanding high-register vocals from Mercury throughout the song. Mercury began developing "Seven Seas of Rhye" in when he was with the band Wreckage.
He eventually fleshed the song out with contributions from May. He had this lovely little riff idea on the piano, and I think all the middle eighth is stuff that I did. So we definitely worked on it together. But when it came to the album coming out, Freddie went, 'I wrote that. But Freddie said, 'You know, I wrote the words and it was my idea, so it's my song.
Much, much later in Queen history, we recognized this fact. So did Pat McConnell and a whole bunch of us. I recall an awful lot of reverb, and Brian played the stylophone on it, but it was done in one day and we were all totally pissed at the time.
On the Queen II recording, the arpeggios are played with both hands, an octave apart, whereas on the abbreviated Queen recording, and most live performances, Mercury played the simpler one-handed version of these arpeggios. The theme also appears at the end of "It's a Beautiful Day reprise " on the band's final album Made in Heaven Rock photographer Mick Rock was engaged to create the album's artwork.
According to Rock, Queen were looking to grab people's attention with the cover, especially since their first album had failed to do so.
The brief he received from the band conceived a black and white theme for the album. Those were the days of androgyny, and Freddie was prepared to push it quite a way. To expand on the black and white theme, Rock made a second image of the band, dressed in white against a white background, that was used in the album's gatefold, advertising, and the "Seven Seas of Rhye" single sleeve. After the album's completion at the end of AugustQueen immediately added "Ogre Battle", "Procession" and "Father to Son" to their live set lists and toured extensively.
Once again, however, EMI delayed the album's release since the first album had only just been issued in the UK and had yet to be released in the US. Other problems beset the album's release: the energy conservation measures put in place during the oil crisis delayed its manufacture by several months; then, when released, John Deacon was credited as "Deacon John", and the band insisted it had to be corrected.
Queen II was released on 8 March The album enjoyed chart success in the UK, peaking at number five. It peaked at number 49 in the US, improving on their debut album Queenwhich peaked at number In interviews the group promoted the album with a theme of "good versus evil,"  and made numerous public appearances to gain exposure: aside from touring inthey performed BBC specials, broadcast a gig at Golder's Green Hippodrome on In Concert and appeared on John Peel 's Sound of the Seventies.
In FebruaryDavid Bowie was unable to appear on the show " Top of the Pops " to perform " Rebel Rebel ", and a replacement act was urgently needed. Queen was booked for the show and lip-synched "Seven Seas of Rhye".
EMI then rushed the single into release on February 23, just five days after the television appearance was confirmed. It was the band's first hit singlepeaking at number 10 in the UK charts. On 8 Novemberrecord company Universal Music announced a remastered and expanded reissue of the album set for release in May This was as part of a new record deal between Queen and Universal Music, which meant Queen's association with EMI Records would come to an end after almost 40 years.
All of Queen's studio albums were remastered and reissued in Disc wrote, "The material, performance, recording and even artwork standards are very high. While the magazine had little enthusiasm for "Side Black", they applauded "Side White", writing that it featured the "saving grace of timely and well-chosen power chords and some rather pretty tunes. Melody Maker wrote, "It's reputed Queen have enjoyed some success in the States, it's currently in the balance whether they'll really break through here.
If they do, then I'll have to eat my hat or something. Maybe Queen try too hard, there's no depth of sound or feeling. Weak and over-produced, if this band are our brightest hope for the future, then we are committing rock and roll suicide. As drew to a close, public reaction to Queen II had been enthusiastic. Inthe Post-Tribune ranked Queen II 9th in an article covering "albums that should be in everyone's record collection, but aren't.
Combined with Freddie Mercury's underrated keyboard work, Brian May's ringing leads and pristine riffs created a backdrop for songs that were by turns ferocious and elegant. The review observed the album's heaviness and stated "this never feels as fantastical as Genesis or Uriah Heep ", concluding " Queen II is one of the favorites of their hardcore fans".
Queen had so exhausted themselves with the progressive rock style after recording this album that they abandoned the sound entirely for the next one. He wrote: "Stylistically there was nothing here that wasn't on the superior debut, and you can hear the band struggling with the traditional 'difficult second album' problems They had pushed their rock and metal roots as far as they could, and were clearly looking to jump off the train and expand their horizons.
It's probably for Album) reason that the album lacked the sparkle and bite of Queen and the audacity of the subsequent Sheer Heart Attack. Other rock musicians have praised the album. Rob Halford of Judas Priest cites Queen II as one of his favourite albums, saying it is "nothing but good songs" and stating "Ogre Battle" as a particular favourite.
Whenever their newest record would come out and have all these other kinds of music on it, The March Of The Black Queen - Queen - Queen II (CD, at first I'd only like this song or that song.
But after a period of time listening to it, it would open my mind up to so many different styles. I really appreciate them for that. That's something I've always wanted to be able to achieve". It's so over the top, so many vocal and guitar track overdubs — total Queen overload. I loved it. I loved the cool, weird, ambiguous songs about Freddie's sexuality and the way it shifts from heavy to beautiful ballads.
But we were fascinated with these types of things The most important thing to me was the Queen II album going into the charts — especially satisfying that, since the first one didn't do so well. The March Of The Black Queen - Queen - Queen II (CD nice to see some recognition for your work though I don't usually worry too much.
Roger tends to worry more about what's happening on that side. Ogre Battle - Remastered 9. Seven Seas of Rhye Seven Seas Of Rhye - Remastered Some Day One Day Some Day One Day - Remastered The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke The Loser In the End The March of the Black Queen White Queen As It Began Cheeeek that out dude.
Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Father To Son. Father To Son - Remastered Funny How Love Is. Funny How Love Is - Remastered Nevermore - Remastered Ogre Battle. Ogre Battle - Remastered Seven Seas of Rhye. Some Day One Day. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke.
The Loser In the End.
Queen II: The Album That Elevated The Band To Rock Royalty When the Queen II album came out in , those who heard it were impressed and spiritually uplifted. Queen had arrived in style and. 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. I'm lord of all darkness, i'm queen of the night I've got the power - now do the march of the black queen My life is in your hands, i'll fo and i'll fie I'll be a bad boy - i'll be your bad boy I'll do the march of the black queen Walking true to style She's vulgar 'buse and vile Fie-fo the black queen tattos all her pies.
Lyrics to The March of the Black Queen by Queen from the Queen II [Bonus Tracks] album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more!
Queen released their second studio album “Queen II” on March 8, It’s been dubbed “the heaviest Queen album” and signaled the end of their progressive theme phase. Compared to their other records, this remains underrated and largely overlooked. Nevertheless, we get to hear elements of what would become Queen’s signature sound. Queen recorded their first album during impromptu fits of downtime in London’s Trident studios throughout , completing the album by November EMI (in the UK) took their time in.
The march of the Black Queen My life is in your hands I'll fo and I'll fie I'll be what you make me I'll do what you like I'll be a bad boy I'll be your bad boy I'll do the march of the Black Queen Ah ah ah ah ah Walking true to style she's vulgar abuse and vile The Black Queen tattoos all her pies She boils and she bakes And she never dots her I's.
rows · Scrobbles. Freddie Mercury composed "March Of The Black Queen" at the piano in . Queen had moderate success in the early s, with the albums Queen and Queen II, but it was with the release of Sheer Heart Attack in and A Night at the Opera the following year that the band gained international success. They have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums.
White Queen (As It Began) (live at Hammersmith Odeon, December ) 5: Seven Seas of Rhye (instrumental mix ) 6: Nevermore (BBC session, April ) 7: See What a Fool I’ve Been: 8: See What a Fool I’ve Been (BBC session, July - remix ) 9: See What a Fool I’ve Been (B-Side version, February ) The March Of The Black.
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