Queen - The Works

 (Japanese Import)


Island Records



Product No.:
CISJ 9525 SA
EAN: 4988031175446

SHM Single Layer SACDs

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Reissue from the legendary theatrical British rockers Queen featuring the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players) and 24bit/96kHz digital remastering by Bob Ludwig. Part of a three-album Queen SHM-SACD reissue series featuring the albums Hot Space, The Works, and A Kind Of Magic.

"Following the disappointing commercial performance of the dance-oriented Hot Space in 1982, Queen took 1983 off to get refocused and work on a follow-up that would put the band back on track. The songwriting had definitely improved on the resulting The Works in 1984. Although the album only peaked at number 23 on the U.S. album charts, it was a Top Ten hit in just about every other area of the world, producing the huge single "Radio Ga Ga." Three other tracks were hits in Queen's native England — the uplifting 'I Want to Break Free,' the love song 'It's a Hard Life,' and the politically conscious rocker 'Hammer to Fall,' which dealt with the danger of nuclear weapons. Other highlights included the '50s-sounding 'Man on the Prowl,' the electronic experiment 'Machines,' the thunderous 'Tear It Up,' and a touching acoustic ballad, 'Is This the World We Created...?' Perhaps with a more straight-ahead production (and a U.S. tour), The Works would have landed Queen back on the top of the charts stateside." — All Music Guide

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