So, Queen‘s 40th anniversary is coming up. How are you going to celebrate? Be like the majority of the karaoke-going population and sing “Bohemian Rhapsody”? (Seriously, come on. There are other songs, and “Don’t Stop Believing” does not count.) Play that very song at home on your new copy of Rock Band 3? If you want your tribute to be a little more passive than performing, then you’re in luck, too. Starting 2011, each of Queen’s 15 studio albums will be re-released, with bonus content and remastered sound to boot.
An interesting thing to note about these releases is that they aren’t under EMI, who Queen has been with for decades. Instead, they’re making a switch to Island Records, a Universal subsidiary (via Gibson).
The first five re-releases, Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races, are set to hit stores both brick and mortar and online in March 2011, so start saving up now.