The Works (Queen album)

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The Works
Studio album by Queen
Released 27 February 1984
Recorded August 1983 – January 1984 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California and Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
Genre Rock
Length 37:11
Label EMI/Parlophone; Capitol, Hollywood Records (US)
Producer Queen and Mack
Queen chronology
Hot Space
(1982)
The Works
(1984)
A Kind of Magic
(1986)
Singles from The Works
  1. "Radio Ga Ga"
    Released: 23 January 1984
  2. "I Want to Break Free"
    Released: 2 April 1984
  3. "It's a Hard Life"
    Released: 16 July 1984
  4. "Hammer to Fall"
    Released: 10 September 1984
 Professional ratings
Source Rating
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Sounds 3/4 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg[4]

The Works is a 1984 pop/rock album by English band Queen. It was the band's eleventh studio album.

Track listing[change | change source]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Radio Ga Ga"   Roger Taylor 5:44
2. "Tear It Up"   Brian May 3:28
3. "It's a Hard Life"   Freddie Mercury 4:08
4. "Man on the Prowl"   Mercury 3:28
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Machines (Or 'Back to Humans')"   May, Taylor 5:10
6. "I Want to Break Free"   John Deacon 3:20
7. "Keep Passing the Open Windows"   Mercury 5:21
8. "Hammer to Fall"   May 4:28
9. "Is This the World We Created...?"   Mercury, May 2:13
Bonus tracks (1991 Hollywood Records CD reissue)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "I Go Crazy" (Original B-side) May 3:42
11. "Radio Ga Ga" (Extended Version) Taylor 6:50
12. "I Want to Break Free" (Extended Mix) Deacon 7:12

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