Queen – News of the World

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Queen‘s sixth studio album ‘News of the World‘ arrived in 1977 and included the classic tracks ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Get Down, Make Love’, ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ and ‘Spread Your Wings’.

Produced by the band themselves the cover was a reworked Astounding Stories cover by artist Frank Kelly Freas. Seen by Queen drummer Roger Taylor who contacted the artist and asked if it could be adapted for the cover art, it depicts a robot holding the bodies of the band members.

Receiving mixed reviews at the time, some critics cited the band for moving away from their progressive rock roots to a more commercial sound, whilst others embraced this expanded sound, heralding the ascent of the band to the world of arena rock.

 

 

 

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