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Released in 1974 on LP and cassette and released in 1986 on CD. The LP issue has no gatefold but a printed innersleeve with lyrics.
Portugal has, besides a normal pressing, a unique "Literary Circle" LP issue with a nice small live photo of Freddie.
A UK LP acetate exists which has stand alone versions on side A.
A Japanese promotional red vinyl LP should exist from 1974 or 1977. Nobody knows if it exists but it has been reported by collectors.
France has besides a normal issue also a gatefold issue, released in 1974 and re-released in 1978 with a different back sleeve.
The Argentinian and Uruguayan LP and cassette issues are called Certero Ataque Al Corazon.
The Italian LP issue has no mirror crackles on the back sleeve.
The USA has a 1991 CD re-issue with one bonus track. Available with and without a longbox. The first pressing (CD and cassette) has a remaster error in track 7: some seconds are left out somewhere in the intro. All re-pressings have this error corrected.
Re-issued on CD in Europe and Japan in 1993-1994.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 1998 with a card sleeve.
A pirate picture disc was released in 1997 without a sleeve.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2001 with improved sound quality.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2004 with a card sleeve (using the 2001 remasters). The package also includes a mini innersleeve like the original UK vinyl issue. Released in Europe on July 12 2004 (including obi's and Japanese lyrics sheet).

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Argentinian LP issue



above: the front sleeve of the UK cassette issue



above: the front sleeve of the USA cassette issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Canadian 1991 cassette issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Dutch 1986 CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the USA 1991 longbox CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the USA 1991 CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Japanese 1998 CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Japanese 2001 CD issue

     

above: the front and back sleeves and the disc of the Japanese 2004 CD issue

Album info
UK tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Brighton Rock (May) 5:10
  2. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
  3. Tenement Funster! (Taylor) 2:56
  4. Flick Of The Wrist (Mercury) 3:22
  5. Lily Of The Valley (Mercury) 1:43
  6. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  Side Two:
  7. In The Lap Of The Gods (Mercury) 3:22
  8. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen) 2:14
  9. Dear Friends (May) 1:07
10. Misfire (Deacon) 1:49
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (Mercury) 2:15
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes) (May) 4:09
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (Mercury) 3:45

UK acetate tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Brighton Rock (May) 5:10
  2. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
  3. Tenement Funster! (stand alone version) (Taylor) 2:54
  4. Flick Of The Wrist (stand alone version) (Mercury) 3:21
  5. Lily Of The Valley (stand alone version) (Mercury) 1:38
  6. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  Side Two:
  7. In The Lap Of The Gods (Mercury) 3:22
  8. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen) 2:14
  9. Dear Friends (May) 1:07
10. Misfire (Deacon) 1:49
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (Mercury) 2:15
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes) (May) 4:09
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (Mercury) 3:45

USA 1991 first pressing tracklisting
  1. Brighton Rock (May) 5:10
  2. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
  3. Tenement Funster! (Taylor) 2:56
  4. Flick Of The Wrist (Mercury) 3:22
  5. Lily Of The Valley (Mercury) 1:43
  6. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  7. In The Lap Of The Gods (Mercury) 3:20
  8. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen) 2:14
  9. Dear Friends (May) 1:07
10. Misfire (Deacon) 1:49
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (Mercury) 2:15
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes) (May) 4:09
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (Mercury) 3:45
14. Stone Cold Crazy (1991 Remix) (Queen) 2:16

USA 1991 re-pressing tracklisting
  1. Brighton Rock (May) 5:10
  2. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
  3. Tenement Funster! (Taylor) 2:56
  4. Flick Of The Wrist (Mercury) 3:22
  5. Lily Of The Valley (Mercury) 1:43
  6. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  7. In The Lap Of The Gods (Mercury) 3:22
  8. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen) 2:14
  9. Dear Friends (May) 1:07
10. Misfire (Deacon) 1:49
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (Mercury) 2:15
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes) (May) 4:09
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (Mercury) 3:45
14. Stone Cold Crazy (1991 Remix) (Queen) 2:16

Liner notes
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen

Invaluable engineering by Mike Stone - Special thanks to Geoff Workman
Recorded at Trident, Wessex, Rockfield and Air Studios
Composed, arranged and performed exclusively by Queen
Art direction, photography by Mick Rock - Sleeve concept by Queen - No synthesizers

Equipment and crew supervision by John Harris - Management by Jack Nelson for T.A.P.

Roger Taylor - Drums, vocals, percussion, screams
Freddie Mercury - Vocals, piano, jangle piano, vocal extravaganzas
John Deacon - Bass guitar, double bass, acoustic guitar, almost all guitars on "Misfire"
Brian May - Guitars, vocals, piano, genuine George Formby ukelele-banjo, guitar orchestrations

Single releases
Killer Queen
Now I'm Here

Other notes
Thanks to Gustavo Holub for the Argentinian LP sleeve.

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