by / January 26th, 2011 /

Queen celebrate 40th anniversary with re-issue of first five albums

Queen are re-releasing the first five of their 15 studio album; Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races through Island Records in March 2011.

The albums were recorded in the early 1970’s and created a ground breaking and unique soundtrack for the era which remains globally influential today. Tracks such as ‘Killer Queen,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Tie Your Mother Down,’ ‘Somebody To Love’ and ‘Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy’ are contained on the albums. The albums also contain bonus content and remastered sound.

The album releases will set the scene for their bands forthcoming ‘Storm troopers In Stilettos’ Global exhibition which is launching in the heart of London’s East End at the Old Truman Brewery from February 25 to March 12.The free exhibition look at the early part of Queen’s career, from before the band’s formation in 1971 when various band members were dreaming of success while studying astrophysics or running stalls next to Biba in Kensington Market, right up to their spectacular free gig for over 250,000 fans in Hyde Park in 1976. Footage from the concert is below.