News of the World

~ Release group by Queen

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) EMA 784 [none]
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) 6E 122
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below) 6E112
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986) 2C 068 60033 [none]
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 5C 062-60033 [none]
News of the World CD 11 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) 112-2
News of the World CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDP 7 46209 2 077774620925
News of the World CD 12 Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group) HR-61037-2 720616103727
News of the World CD 11 Parlophone CDPCSD 132 077778949428
News of the World CD 11 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 588 015775158825
News of the World CD 11 Parlophone 0777 7 89494 2 8 / TCPCSD 132 077778949428
News of the World CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) TOCP-65106
News of the World (unknown) 11
News of the World CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) TOCP-65846
News of the World (2011 remaster) 2×SHM-CD 11 + 5 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") UICY-75045/6 4988005667861
News of the World (2011 remaster) CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 277 174 7 602527717470
News of the World (2011 remastered deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 5 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 277 174 8 602527717487
News of the World (2011 remaster) 2×CD 11 + 5 Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group) D001410102 050087245429
News of the World (2011 remaster) SHM-SACD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UIGY-9515 4988005692818
News of the World SHM-CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICY-40014 4988005788399
News of the World Digital Media 11 Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group) 050087318307
News of the World (deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 11 + 5 Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group) 050087318291
News of the World Digital Media 11 602547024633
News of the World (deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 11 + 8 602547025548
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013) 00602547202727 602547202727
News of the World (40th anniversary edition box set) 12" Vinyl + 3×CD + DVD-Video 11 + 11 + 11 + 19 + 1 Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013) 00602557842678 602557842678
News of the World 12" Vinyl 11 Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013) 00602557884470 602557884470

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: It’s Late
Spread Your Wings
We Are the Champions (Raw Sessions version)
We Will Rock You (Raw Sessions version)
included in: Queen 40 (Volume 2)
The Crown Jewels: A 25th Anniversary Celebration
The Orb
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000191493 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/6414 [info]
Wikidata: Q309021 [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/Queen/News-of-the-world [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/Queen:News_Of_The_World_(1977) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/queen/news_of_the_world/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/98dp [info]

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Queen's varied palette of styles was none more apparent than on their sixth studio album, News Of The World, recorded over summer 1977 at various locations in London. Released as punk was breaking across the UK music scene (prompting the delicious exchange when Freddie Mercury met Sid Vicious: "ah, Mr. Ferocious, how are you?"), the album showed the group, for many the ultimate in musicianship, both out-of-kilter, yet strangely in step with the times.

In step was the football-terrace proto-rap "We Will Rock You", the anthemic Mercury special "We Are The Champions" and the full-on assault of the Roger Taylor/Mercury duet "Sheer Heart Attack". Out of kilter with the times was the ornate, fussy balladry of John Deacon's "Spread Your Wings" or Mercury's bluesy "My Melancholy Blues". Elsewhere, the heavily strutting "Get Down Make Love" acts as something of a bridge between the earlier "Seven Seas Of Rhye" and the "Another Ones Bites The Dust" funk-isms that lay ahead.

News Of The World was the last of the classic-period Queen albums, and heralded a spell in the relative doldrums before 1980's The Game. The album was a huge hit in America, something the group could never take for granted; and went four times platinum, largely as a result of their lengthy tour with Thin Lizzy earlier in the year. What News Of The World demonstrates perfectly is Queen's unerringly ability to sound absolutely like no-other group - even when parodying other musical styles