The Development of the ‘Epic’ Queen Sound

Braae, Nick (2015) The Development of the ‘Epic’ Queen Sound. The Journal on the Art of Record Production, 10 . ISSN 1754-9892

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One of the defining features of Queen’s output in the 1970s was the group’s signature ‘sound’. This paper documents four studio-related techniques that contributed to the ‘Queen sound’, with a particular focus on how these traits conveyed a sense of ‘epic’ size in the group’s songs. The second section of this paper examines the ‘Queen sound’ from a diachronic perspective, demonstrating how the group’s changing studio practices between 1974 and 1975 resulted in the complete realisation of the ‘Queen sound’.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Music, Analysis, Production, Recording, Interpretation, History
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:4567
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