A Day At The Races

Hollywood Records
Release date
26 Jul 2011
Running length
10 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Tie Your Mother Down 3:44 187,306
2 You Take My Breath Away 5:07 82,237
3 Long Away 3:33 73,472
4 The Millionaire Waltz 4:53 68,843
5 You And I 3:26 69,373
6 Somebody to Love 4:57 657,633
7 White Man 4:58 66,764
8 Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy 2:53 235,257
9 Drowse 3:43 65,256
10 Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) 5:56 49,900

About this album

A Day at the Races is a rock album by English band Queen released in December 1976.

A Day at the Races was the band’s first self-produced album after co-producing their first four albums with Roy Thomas Baker (for Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera) and John Anthony (Queen).

A Day at the Races was recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England and engineered by Mike Stone. The title of the album followed suit with its predecessor A Night at the Opera in taking its name from a film by the Marx Brothers.

A Day at the Races peaked at number 1 in the UK, in Japan and in the Netherlands. It reached number 5 on the US Billboard album chart and was Queen’s fifth US album to ship Gold in the U.S… It subsequently reached Platinum status in sales in the U.S.

Track listing

Side one
“Tie Your Mother Down” (May) – 4:47
“You Take My Breath Away” (Mercury) – 5:09
“Long Away” (May) – 3:34
“The Millionaire Waltz” (Mercury) – 4:54
“You and I” (Deacon) – 3:25

Side two
“Somebody to Love” (Mercury) – 4:56
“White Man” (May) – 4:59
“Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” (Mercury) – 2:54
“Drowse” (Taylor) – 3:45
“Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” (May) – 5:50

Bonus tracks (1991 Hollywood Records CD reissue)
“Tie Your Mother Down” (1991 Remix by Matt Wallace) – 3:44
“Somebody to Love” (1991 Remix by Randy Badazz) – 5:00

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  • For_Iconoclasm

    I really like this album, but its inferiority to to the stunningly good 'A Night at the Opera' tarnishes the foundation of the dichotomy. 'Races' just isn't as good and can't be interpreted as a counterpart to the preceding masterpiece.

    5 Feb 5:29pm Reply
  • silverlage


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  • EmilyTimaury


    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mepplepie

    I think it is perfect.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • iron345

    Marked the slow decline of Queen after the high point of Night at the Opera. Still damn good though.

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • joshmattg

    I much prefer A Night At The Opera, this one bored me a little.

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • WakingTheFire

    one of the best studio albums of Queen, and i think that all studio albums are great!!

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WilsonRicardo

    grande, grande álbum

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • gschmeus

    This was the acme of Queen and one of the best rock albums ever. Timeless.

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • coshalesly

    excelente grupo!!

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • mk741

    I pity those so-called Queen fans who just care listening to the greatest hits albums. If only they knew what they're missing... [3]

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jose_992

    they best work, underrated at all

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • JarethDrakul

    I pity those so-called Queen fans who just care listening to the greatest hits albums. If only they knew what they're missing... [2] so many great hidden Queen classics missed for those people.

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • JojoHarris

    You take my breath away is in my top five Queen songs ever (and that's saying something). Perfection

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Zucni

    Where is the full track list?

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • toon00

    omfg please vote on the other album cover http://www.last.fm/music/Queen/A+Day+at+the+Races/+images/38171437 It the same just better quality!

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • woobie210

    In terms of consistently good songs, this is Queen at its best.

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ACE2112


    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • backtothelight

    Not one bad song on this album.

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • poisonheart1984

    HI !!! IF U WANT CLICK TO http://heartofglass.altervista.org SEARCH & READ THE REVIEW ABOUT THIS ALBUM ... (there's a translator included ... and u can write a comment) ENJOY IT : )

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
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