Ad

QueenQueen II

Label:EMI – EMA 767, EMI – OC 064 • 95186
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Glam, Prog Rock

Tracklist

Side White
A1Procession
A2Father To Son
A3White Queen (As It Began)
A4Some Day One Day
A5The Loser In The End
Side Black
B1Ogre Battle
B2The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
B3Nevermore
B4The March Of The Black Queen
B5Funny How Love Is
B6The Seven Seas Of Rhye
Ad

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Laminated gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve.
℗ 1974 Trident Audio Productions Ltd.
Made and Printed in Great Britain by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. EMA 767

An edition with slightly different label design: Queen II

This is the UK Vinyl "second" sleeve, printed from 1975 onwards, with added CREST DESIGN (c) QUEEN PRODUCTIONS LTD 1975 on the rear cover, inner cover and both sides of the inner sleeve.
Also there is a star printed below the catalogue number on the rear of the sleeve.

Runouts are stamped except BLAIR's or BLAIR'S CUT which appears etched.
On variant 2 B side the '6' is stamped over another digit.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Printer's Code, Inside Gatefold): 7403 G & L
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-Side): YAX.4735
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-Side): YAX.4736
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): YAX 4735-8 BLAIR'S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): YAX 4̶7̶3̶5̶-4U 4736
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): YAX 4736 - 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): YAX 4735-8 BLAIR'S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): YAX 4736-7 BLAIR'S CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): YAX 4735 - 8 AD 1 BLAIR'S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): YAX 4736 - 5 GTR 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): YAX 4735 - 8 BLAIR'S GA 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): YAX 4̶7̶3̶5-4U 4736 CHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): YAX 4735 - 10 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): YAX 4736 - 7 BLAIR'S CUT 222 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): YAX 4735-8 BLAIR'S P R 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): YAX 4̶7̶3̶5-4U 4736 RGD 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): YAX 4735-8 BLAIR'S VP 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): YAX 4̶7̶3̶5-4U 4736 GPL 1

Other Versions (5 of 333)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Queen II (LP, Album, Gatefold)EMI5C 062-95186Netherlands1974
Queen II (LP, Album, Gatefold)Elektra, ElektraEKS-75082, EKS 75082Australia1974
Recently Edited
Queen II (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Gatefold, Maple Leaf)ElektraEKS-75082Canada1974
Recently Edited
Queen II (LP, Album, Gatefold)EMI, EMI Electrola1C 062-95 186Germany1974
Recently Edited
Queen II (LP, Album, Gatefold, Santa Maria Pressing)Elektra, ElektraEKS-75082, 75082US1974

Recommendations

Reviews

  • damcam71's avatar
    damcam71
    Great album but terrible sound on side black muddy and lifeless, I actually thought my stylus was on the way out! Side white didn’t blow me away either. Such a shame.
    Can anyone recommend a pressing that sounds good?
    • mcgoum20's avatar
      mcgoum20
      Haven’t done an A/B with my US WLB Promo press but from memory, Side White sounds better and more balanced here. But Side Black sounds better on the promo. I still believe the OG EMI CD from 1987 has the best sounding Side Black I have heard.
      • RicoHernandez44's avatar
        1975 0n back cover we can read
        Pressing 1975
        Please change date ^^
        • diatribein's avatar
          diatribein
          Likely re-released in 1975 as the Crest Design states ©1975 and the catalogue number appears as EMA 767 * in the same way as the catalogue number for A Night At The Opera has the * on the back sleeve. This version was almost definitely released to serve the increased demand for Queen's back-catalogue after the success of Bohemian Rhapsody on the British charts. It should be listed as 1975 rather than "unknown".

          Release

          For sale on Discogs

          Sell a copy

          41 copies from $14.70

          Statistics


          Ad
          Ad
          Ad

          Image Gallery

          • Primary
          • Secondary, 2 of 9
          • Secondary, 3 of 9
          • Secondary, 4 of 9
          • Secondary, 5 of 9
          • Secondary, 6 of 9
          • Secondary, 7 of 9
          • Secondary, 8 of 9
          • Secondary, 9 of 9