QUEEN The Works (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Rock

QUEEN The Works (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

QUEEN The Works (1991) (RMST) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00726
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The Works is the eleventh studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on February 27, 1984 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and it is the band's first studio album to be released by Capitol Records in the United States. After the synth-heavy Hot Space (1982), the album saw the re-emergence of Brian May and Roger Taylor's rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electronic music (Freddie Mercury) and New York funk scenes (John Deacon). Recorded at the Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California and Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany from August 1983 to January 1984, the album's title comes from a comment Taylor made as recording began – "Let's give them the works!" During the decade, after a negative reaction against and ban of the music video for "I Want to Break Free" in the United States, the band decided not to tour in North America and lost the top spot in U.S. sales, but sales around the world (especially Europe) would be even better. The Works has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

Background

Following the release of and subsequent touring for their 1982 album Hot Space, the four members of Queen opted to take a break from the band the following year. While a spring tour of South America had been an early possibility, especially in light of the band's success there two years earlier, equipment and promotional problems brought an end to these plans. Brian May worked with Eddie Van Halen and others on the Star Fleet Project, while Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury began work on their own solo albums (Strange Frontier and Mr. Bad Guy, respectively). By August 1983, however, the band had reunited and begun work on their eleventh studio album. It would be Queen's first album for EMI Records (and its U.S. affiliate Capitol Records) worldwide after the band nullified its recording deal with Elektra for the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Recording

Recording commenced at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles – Queen's first time recording in America – and Musicland Studios in Munich. Also during this time, their manager Jim Beach offered them the opportunity to compose the soundtrack for the film The Hotel New Hampshire. The band agreed, but soon discovered much of their time was being spent on the soundtrack instead of the upcoming album, and the soundtrack project fell through. Only one song written for the film — "Keep Passing the Open Windows" — made it onto The Works. By November 1983, Roger Taylor's "Radio Ga Ga" was chosen as the first single from the album.

Track Listing:

1. Radio Ga Ga - 5:48
2. Tear It Up - 3:26
3. It's A Hard Life - 4:10
4. Man On The Prowl - 3:28
5. Machines (Or 'Back To Humans') - 5:11
6. I Want To Break Free - 3:20
7. Keep Passing The Open Windows - 5:23
8. Hammer To Fall - 4:28
9. Is This The World We Created...? - 2:18
10. I Go Crazy (Original B-Side) - 3:43
11. Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version) - 6:52
12. I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix) - 7:11

Queen:

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, synthesizers, sampler
Brian May – electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Roger Taylor – acoustic and electric drums, backing vocals, vocoder, sampler, percussion, drum machine, synthesizer
John Deacon – bass, acoustic guitar, synthesizer

Certifications:

Germany (BVMI) Platinum 500,000
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum 300,000
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000

The Works is the eleventh studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on February 27, 1984 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and it is the band's first studio album to be released by Capitol Records in the United States. After the synth-
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