Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed Queen and the band’s legacy. This posting should be reviewed for additional information that may be of some interest.
A Day At the Races was released on December 10, 1976, as Queen’s fifth studio album on Elektra Records in the US and EMI in the UK. It was the band’s first completely self produced album. In many ways it is complementary to A Night At the Opera and both take their names from Marx Brother films.
Taken as a whole, this album is a blend of heavy metal rock and classically influenced progressive rock songs that border on both opera and torch songs. Many critics have cited Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love and You Take My Breath Away as the best tracks on the album. I personally like Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy. All in all, Aloha Promises Forever rates this album as a nine out of a 10 and with the quality of the love songs on the album completely suitable for a Valentine’s Day spent alone.