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QUEEN – THE WORKS LP – Nr MINT A1/B2 UK ORIG

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Queen – The Works
(EMI Records  1984  WORK1)
Matrix No’s: A1/B2 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
– small sticker discolouration mark in top right corner
Round Cornered Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are a few surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

The Works is the eleventh studio album by British rock band Queen, released in February 1984. After the synth-heavy Hot Space, the album saw the re-emergence of Brian May and Roger Taylor‘s rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electro pop of the German electronic underground (Freddie Mercury) and New York (John Deacon) funk scenes.

Track listing

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

Personnel

  • Freddie Mercury: lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards, programming
  • Brian May: lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, keyboards, lead vocals on bridge of “I Go Crazy”, programming
  • Roger Taylor: drums, electronic drums, backing vocals, keyboards, Vocoder, programming
  • John Deacon: bass guitar, rhythm and acoustic guitars, keyboards, programming
Additional personnel
  • Fred Mandel: keyboards, piano, programming, keyboard solo on “I Want to Break Free”
  • Mack: Fairlight CMI programming on “Machines”, engineering
  • Mike Beiriger: additional engineering
  • Stefan Wissnet: additional engineering
  • Ed Delena: additional engineering
  • Bill Smith: sleeve design
  • George Hurrell: photography
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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