Queen (1973)

Queen is the eponymous debut album by British rock group of the same name, released in July 1973. It was recorded at Trident Studios and De Lane Lea Music Centre, London, with production by Roy Thomas Baker (as Roy Baker), John Anthony and Queen.

The album was influenced by the progressive rock, hard rock, and heavy metal of the day and covers subjects such as folklore (“My Fairy King”) and religion (“Jesus”). Lead singer Freddie Mercury composed five of the ten tracks, guitarist Brian May composed four songs, including “Doing All Right”, which was co-written by Smile band-mate Tim Staffell and drummer Roger Taylor composed and sang “Modern Times Rock and Roll”. The final song on the album is a short instrumental version of “Seven Seas of Rhye”. The band included the comment ‘No synthesisers’ on the album sleeve, a purist principle of May’s, as some listeners had mistaken their elaborate multi-tracking and effects processed by guitar and vocal sounds as synthesisers. Bassist John Deacon was credited on the sleeve notes of the original vinyl release as “Deacon John”.

Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – EMI 2036 UK (1973) ~ No PS
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter - EMI 006-94681 PORTUGAL (1973) ~ No vinyl
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – EMI 006-94681 PORTUGAL (1973) ~ No vinyl
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Keep Yourself Alive (mono) / Keep Yourself Alive (stereo) – ELEKTRA EK-45863 USA (1973) ~ Radio station use only – No PS. White caterpillar label
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Keep Yourself Alive (mono) / Keep Yourself Alive (stereo) – ELEKTRA EK-45863 USA (1973) ~ Radio station use only – No PS. White caterpillar Label
Keep Yourself Alive (mono) / Keep Yourself Alive (stereo) – ELEKTRA E-45268 USA (1973) ~ Radio station use only – No PS. White butterfly label
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Keep Yourself Alive / What’s Goin’ On Here (Deep Purple) – EMI 3C 000-70027 ITALY (1973) ~ Jukebox – No PS
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – ELEKTRA P-1290E JAPAN (1974)
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Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – WARNER P-1290E JAPAN (1974). Front
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter - WARNER P-1290E JAPAN (1973)
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – WARNER P-1290E JAPAN (1974). Side A
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Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – ELEKTRA EK-45863 USA (1973) ~ No PS. Green caterpillar label – Version 1
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Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – ELEKTRA EK-45863 USA (1973) ~ No PS. Green caterpillar label – Version 2
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Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – HARVEST 708 VENEZUELA (1973) ~ No PS – Labels in Spanish
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter - EMI 7513 MEXICO (1973) ~ No PS - Labels in English and Spanish
Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – EMI 7513 MEXICO (1973) ~ No PS – Labels in English and Spanish
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Keep Yourself Alive / Son and Daughter – ELEKTRA EKM-45863 NEW ZEALAND (1973) ~ No PS
Keep Yourself Alive / Lily Of The Valley / God Save The Queen - ELEKTRA E 45268 USA (1974) ~ No PS
Keep Yourself Alive / Lily Of The Valley / God Save The Queen – ELEKTRA E 45268 USA (1974) ~ No PS (SP)
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Keep Yourself Alive / Lily Of The Valley / God Save The Queen – ELEKTRA E 45268 USA (1974) ~ No PS (CSM)
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Keep Yourself Alive / Lily Of The Valley / God Save The Queen – ELEKTRA E 45268 CANADA (1974) ~ No PS
Keep Yourself Alive / Lily Of The Valley / God Save The Queen – ELEKTRA E 45268 AUSTRALIA (1974) ~ No PS
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Liar (mono) / Liar (stereo) – ELEKTRA EK-45884 USA (1974) ~ Radio station use only – NO PS. White Caterpillar label
Liar / Doing All Right - ELEKTRA EK-45884 USA (1974) ~ No PS. Caterpillar green Label
Liar / Doing All Right – ELEKTRA EK-45884 USA (1974) ~ No PS. Green Caterpillar label