The Works (Queen album)

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The Works
Studio album by
Released27 February 1984
RecordedAugust 1983 – January 1984
StudioRecord Plant, Los Angeles, California and Musicland, Munich, Germany
Genre
Length37:15 (LP and remastered 2011 CD)
54:19 (1991 Hollywood Records reissue CD)
Label
Producer
Queen chronology
Hot Space
(1982)
The Works
(1984)
The Complete Works
(1985)
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
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
People(favourable)[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
Sounds3/4 stars[6]

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. TitleWriter(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. TitleWriter(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. TitleWriter(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

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Works by Queen". Classic Rock Review. Here the group fused May and Taylor’s rock sound with some of the German-influenced electro pop...
  2. "The Works". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2017-08-31. The Works is a royal feast of hard rock...
  3. The Works at AllMusic
  4. "Queen - 05-14-1984 - The Works - People Weekly". Queen Archives. 14 May 1984. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  5. Puterbaugh, Parke (12 April 1984). "The Works". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  6. "Queen – 02-25-1984 – The Works – Sounds". Queen Archives. 25 February 1984. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011.