Queen - The Works (LP) - VG/VG

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Artist: Queen
Album: The Works
Released: Australia & New Zealand, Mar 1984


A1Radio GaGa5:08
Synthesizer [Arrangement And Programming] - Fred Mandel
Written-By - Taylor
A2Tear It Up3:19
Written-By - May
A3It's A Hard Life5:21
Written-By - Mercury
A4Man On The Prowl4:25
Piano [Rip-roaring Finale] - Fred Mandel
Written-By - Mercury
B1Machines (Or 'Back To Humans')2:13
Sampler [Fairlight] - Mack
Written-By - May, Taylor
B2I Want To Break Free5:46
Synthesizer - Fred Mandel
Written-By - Deacon
B3Keep Passing The Open Windows3:25
Written-By - Mercury
B4Hammer To Fall4:05
Written-By - May
B5Is This The World We Created...?3:25
Written-By - May, Mercury

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"Queen - The Works" is the eleventh studio album by the British rock band Queen, released in 1984. Following the success of their previous album, "Hot Space," which experimented with disco and funk influences, "The Works" marked a return to Queen's rock roots. The album features a diverse range of musical styles, showcasing the band's versatility and their ability to craft anthemic rock songs, catchy pop tunes, and emotive ballads.

The album's lead single, "Radio Ga Ga," is one of its most iconic tracks, known for its pulsating rhythm, infectious melody, and anthemic chorus. Written by drummer Roger Taylor, the song's lyrics address the power of radio and its influence on society, while the music video, featuring footage from Fritz Lang's classic film "Metropolis," added a visual dimension to the song's themes.

Another standout track on the album is "I Want to Break Free," written by bassist John Deacon. The song's catchy hooks, energetic rhythm, and memorable music video, featuring the band members dressed in drag as characters from the British soap opera "Coronation Street," helped propel it to commercial success and made it a fan favorite.

"The Works" also features a number of other notable tracks, including the hard-rocking "Hammer to Fall," the uplifting anthem "It's a Hard Life," and the introspective ballad "Is This the World We Created...?," written and performed by Freddie Mercury and Brian May.

The production on "The Works" is polished and dynamic, with each track featuring Queen's trademark blend of multi-layered harmonies, intricate instrumentation, and innovative studio techniques. The album's sound is characterized by its rich textures, lush arrangements, and pristine sound quality, which highlight the band's meticulous attention to detail.

Despite its commercial success, "The Works" received mixed reviews from critics upon its release. Some praised the album's return to a more rock-oriented sound and the strength of its singles, while others felt that it lacked the cohesion and innovation of Queen's earlier work.

One potential criticism of "The Works" is that it may be seen as a more conservative effort compared to some of Queen's groundbreaking albums from the 1970s. However, the album's strong songwriting, powerful performances, and enduring appeal to fans ensure that it remains a beloved entry in the band's discography.

In conclusion, "Queen - The Works" is a diverse and engaging album that showcases the band's musical prowess and enduring appeal. With its blend of rock anthems, pop gems, and heartfelt ballads, the album demonstrates Queen's ability to connect with listeners on both an emotional and a sonic level. Whether enjoyed as a standalone listening experience or as part of Queen's larger body of work, "The Works" remains a testament to the band's status as one of rock music's most iconic and influential acts.

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