Queen The Works [Bonus Tracks]
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- Released: November 26, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Hollywood Records
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Radio Ga Ga
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Tear It Up
- $1.29 on iTunes3.It's A Hard Life
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Man On The Prowl
- $1.29 on iTunes5.Machines (Back To Humans)
- $1.29 on iTunes6.I Want To Break Free
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Keep Passing The Open Windows
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Hammer To Fall
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Is This The World We Created
- $1.29 on iTunes10.I Go Crazy - (bonus track)
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Radio Ga Ga (extended version)
- $1.29 on iTunes12.I Want To Break Free (extended version)
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Queen: Brian May (vocals, guitar); Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Roger Taylor (vocals, drums); John Deacon (bass).
Additional personnel: Fred Mandel (piano, synthesizer, programming).
Recorded at the Record Plant, Los Angeles and Musicland Studios, Munich from August 1983-January 1984.
Personnel: Brian May (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards); Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano); Roger Taylor (vocals, drums); John Deacon (guitar); Fred Mandel (piano, synthesizer).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Fred Mandel; Queen.
With their previous album (HOT SPACE) confusing many of their fans, Queen had something to prove on THE WORKS. The band definitely succeeded at getting back on track--THE WORKS was one of the best rock releases of 1984, featuring the worldwide smash "Radio GaGa" and reintroducing their fans to Queen's classic sound. THE WORKS spawned a total of four U.K. top ten singles, confirming that Queen had returned from their short hiatus in fine form.
Almost all of the elements you've come to expect from a classic Queen release are present on here. "I Want To Break Free" and "It's A Hard Life" are instantly addictive pop-rock. "Tear It Up" is a straight-ahead rocker and "Machines (Back To Humans)" is a successful electronic rock experiment. And as on the majority of latter-day Queen albums, there are a few politically charged tunes. "Hammer To Fall," became an instant concert favorite with it's merger of melodic hard rock and a sing-a-long chorus, but the lyrics deal with the impending danger of nuclear build-up. The other, "Is This The World We Created?," consists of just vocals with acoustic guitar accompaniment, and closes the otherwise upbeat album on a somber note.
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