yesterday i found two movies one called :
A Nigth At The Opera
and the other called:
A Day At The Races
Both are From Marx Brothers movies both are comedy
So i wonder Queen's albums were titled by refering to these movies plz if anybody knows about this i want to know
here is a screenshot of "A Nigth At The Opera" (1935): link
and here's a dialogue from this same movie: link
and here's a screenshot of "A Day At The Races" (1937): link
plz if someone knows about these plz let us know
thx in advance !
PS: i don't have those movies
Yes, both albums were named after both movies. I believe the band were watching "A Night at the Opera" late at night and they found it to be a fitting title for the album they were working on. The following album was named "A Day at the Races" just to be cute.
There's also a funny story saying that Groucho Marx wrote our boys a letter suggesting they call their next effort after his latest movie named The Rolling Stones' Greatest Hits ...
Don't know if it's true but it's certainly amusing, n'est-ce pas?
Sympathy the dvd is called the making of a night at the opera and brian and roger talk about the album and all the tracks and then on the other disk it shows video's of the songs on the album very very very interesting !
For some reason I don't feel that A Night at the Opera was even their best album. A Day at the Races, to me at least, was a far better album. The album felt connected and intertwined, and the songs had so much power to them. With A Night at the Opera the album felt kind of scattered and disorganized.
Yer I guess those two a night at the opera and a day at the races are really good albums and I think in some way they are equal being a night at the opera which really got queen noticed and a day at the races was a follow up to show they could still produce a great album
I made a vid once, something like "Dark Side of the Moon"/"Wizard of OZ" with both "A Night at the Opera" and "A Day at the Races".
I had "Bohemian Rhapsody" play at the end of the film "A Night at the Opera" once the conductor raised his baton. I even tried using "Seaside Rendezvous" with the famous Crowded Cabin Scene, it works okay but "Seaside Rendezvous" ends once Groucho gets his food. I also played "Good Company" by Queen when Chico and Harpo don fake beards and pretend to be part of the crew rather than stowaways and Harpo is drinking water.
And for "A Day at the Races", I used "Let us Cling Together (Teo Toriatte)" at the end of the film.
I'd show these somewhere, but...