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Miracle [Deluxe Edition]
     

The Miracle [Deluxe Edition]

by Queen
 

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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)

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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."]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Island Uk
UPC:
0602527799872
catalogNumber:
2779987
Rank:
6243

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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
Andy Mason   Engineer
Justin Shirley-Smith   Engineer
David Richards   Producer,Engineer
Richard Gray   Sleeve Design
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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