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Sweet Lady (Queen song)

"Sweet Lady"
Song by Queen from the album A Night at the Opera
Released 21 November 1975
Recorded August–November 1975
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:03
Label EMI, Parlophone (Europe), Elektra, Hollywood (US)
Writer Brian May
Producer Queen
Roy Thomas Baker
A Night at the Opera track listing

"Sweet Lady" is a song by British rock band Queen, which was written by Queen guitarist Brian May.

Contents

  • Details 1
  • Comments 2
  • Live peformances 3
  • Personnel 4

Details

"Sweet Lady" is a distortion-driven fast rocker written by May. The song is an unusual rock style in 3/4 meter (which gives way to 4/4 at the bridge).

Taylor recalls that it was the most difficult drumming part he ever recorded.

The backing track was probably recorded live as you can hear the snare wires on the snare drum of Taylor's kit vibrating along with Deacon's bass guitar riff.

Comments

Live peformances

"Sweet Lady" was first performed live on the A Night at the Opera Tour in November 1975. One of only three songs from the soon to be released album (A Night At The Opera) to performed live (the others being "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "The Prophet's Song"). The band were still completing the album a week before it was to be released, so they only had a couple of days to rehearse.

The song would remain on Queen's live set to its last performance in June 1977. Like a lot of Queen tracks performed live, the song has never been released on a official live album.

Personnel

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