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All of Queen's Albums to Be Re-Mastered, Re-Released in 2011

Photo Courtesy - Hollywood Records(NEW YORK) -- In honor of Queen's upcoming 40th anniversary, the band, Universal Music Group and Island Records have reached an agreement to have all 15 of their studio albums re-released in 2011.

The first five albums -- 1973's Queen, 1974's Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, 1975's A Night at the Opera and 1976's A Day at the Races -- will be made available in March.

Guitarist Brian May said, "We are very excited, after all this time, to be embarking on a new phase of our career, with a new record company, with new ideas, and new dreams."

Other celebrations of Queen's 40th anniversary will include a major exhibition in London called "Stormtroopers in Stilettos," named after the song from Sheer Heart Attack.  A BBC documentary will also be released, and production will begin on that new film about the life of frontman Freddie Mercury, starring actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Mercury.

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