The Miracle [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Following their massive 1986 European stadium tour for the A Kind of Magic album, Queen took an extended break. Rumors swirled about an impending breakup, but it turned out the break was brought on by a painful marital divorce for guitarist Brian May (who subsequently battled depression and contemplated suicide), and Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS. Instead of sinking further into misery, the band regrouped, worked on each other's mental states, and recorded one of their most inspired albums, 1989's The Miracle. Lyrically, the songs tend to reflect on the band's past accomplishments ("Khashoggi's Ship," "Was It All Worth It") as well as the state of the world in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Following their massive 1986 European stadium tour for the A Kind of Magic album, Queen took an extended break. Rumors swirled about an impending breakup, but it turned out the break was brought on by a painful marital divorce for guitarist Brian May (who subsequently battled depression and contemplated suicide), and Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS. Instead of sinking further into misery, the band regrouped, worked on each other's mental states, and recorded one of their most inspired albums, 1989's The Miracle. Lyrically, the songs tend to reflect on the band's past accomplishments ("Khashoggi's Ship," "Was It All Worth It") as well as the state of the world in the late '80s (the title track, "I Want It All"). Produced by the band and David Richards, The Miracle packs quite a sonic punch, recalling the rich sounds of their past classics (1976's A Day at the Races, etc.). Split 50/50 between pop ("Breakthru," "The Invisible Man," "Rain Must Fall") and heavy rock (the aforementioned "I Want It All," "Khashoggi's Ship," "Was It All Worth It"), the album was another global smash, even re-establishing the band stateside (going Top 30 and attaining gold status). Along with The Game, The Miracle is Queen's strongest album of the '80s. [The 2011 expansion of The Miracle contains of a bonus disc with six tracks: the single version of "I Want It All," the B-sides "Hang On in There," "Hijack My Heart," and "Stealin'," the instrumental "Chinese Torture," and the 12" mix of "The Invisible Man."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 602527799872
  • Catalog Number: 2779987
  • Sales rank: 93,863

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Party (2:24)
  2. 2 Khashoggi's Ship (2:48)
  3. 3 The Miracle (5:02)
  4. 4 I Want It All (4:41)
  5. 5 The Invisible Man (4:02)
  6. 6 Breakthru (4:08)
  7. 7 Rain Must Fall (4:23)
  8. 8 Scandal (4:42)
  9. 9 My Baby Does Me (3:22)
  10. 10 Was It All Worth It (5:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Want it All (4:03)
  2. 2 The Invisible Man (5:03)
  3. 3 Hang on in There (3:47)
  4. 4 Hijack My Heart (4:13)
  5. 5 Stealin' (4:00)
  6. 6 Chinese Torture (1:45)
  7. 7 The Invisible Man (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queen Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Queen Composer, Producer, Sleeve Idea
Brian May Executive Producer
Roger Taylor Executive Producer
Jim Beach Management
John Brough Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Andy Mason Engineer
Justin Shirley-Smith Engineer
David Richards Producer, Engineer
Richard Gray Sleeve Design
Adam Ayan Mastering
Brian Zellis Programming, Equipment Coordinator
Gregg Brooks Sleeve Notes
Richard Baker Operation
Angelique Cooper Engineer
Andrew Bradfield Engineer
Gary Taylor Sleeve Notes
Roxy Meade Publicity
Martin P. Groves Equipment Coordinator
Claude Frider Engineer
Simon Fowler Original Photography
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