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The Miracle

Queen Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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English rock band Queen were one of the most popular bands in the world, and have sold an estimated 300 million records internationally. Known for their theatrical style, and the flamboyant showmanship of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the band built a reputation through the 1970s with million-selling albums and emphatic live performances.

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  • Audio CD (22 May 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00000DRA3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Party
2. Khashoggi's Ship
3. The Miracle
4. I Want It All
5. The Invisible Man
6. Breakthru
7. Rain Must Fall
8. Scandal
9. My Baby Does Me
10. Was It All Worth It
11. Hang On In There
12. Chinese Torture
13. The Invisible Man (12'' Version)

Product Description

QUEEN The Miracle (Scarce 1989 Dutch issue 13-track CD album including Hang On In There Chinese Torture and The Invisible Man 12 Version - all bonus tracks picture sleeve CDP7923572)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs, great album!! 6 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
With no touring worries and time to concentrate on recording in the studio, Queen produced a masterpiece of an album with 'The
Miracle'. The best thing about this album is the rip-roaring guitar that can be heard right the way through it. The first couple of tracks, Party and Khashoggi's Ship are fun rock songs with the band thinking back to the wild and infamous parties they held in the past! The miracle is a fantastic song with Freddie singing about how wonderful life is and how much you should appreciate it, obviously with hindsight you now can see that he wanted to enjoy the limited time he had left. Another song that can be linked to how freddie was feeling at this time was 'was it all worth it' in which he sings about all the pressures and excesses of being in queen and questioning whether it was all worth it or not, he eventually sings 'YES, it was a worthwhile experience!'
Other songs that i like on this album are the invisible man, breakthru (both containing great bass riffs from John Deacon)and i want it all, a great rock song written by Brian. This album is a must for Queen fans, it is what Queen are all about.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By M. D. Rathbone VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Freddie was already quite ill during the making of this album and the title was a nod to the fact that the band probably never expected to finish it, so much like "Innuendo" or "Made in Heaven" there are some fillers on it which reflect the best of the output available to them. That said, there were some better 'b' sides from the singles(e.g. "Hijack My Heart") which were mysteriously discarded from the album so you wonder how much material the band did have to juggle with at that point.
The singles clearly stand out, but special mention of "Was it all Worth it" is required as it is effectively Queen's autobiography.
Inferior to it's "Magic" predecessor and in many ways a better balance of tracks can be found on its successor (Innuendo) but still very representative of Queen's later output and worth a listen.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 31 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember buying this album on vinyl when it first came out and was so excited when I played it for the first time. 20 years later and with all my vinyl gone I finally decided to buy this album on CD. I hadn't heard it for years but my interest in Queen has grown again recently. I'd always been a massive Queen fan but had been too busy with University, getting married and having children to sit back and give them a good listen these last few years.
I'm now revisiting the Queen albums again. This has all the hits from their final 80's album - breakthru, the miracle, invisible man, scandal and the wonderfully heavy I want it all. However, its the non-hits that I really love on this album. I especially love Rain must fall and think that Was it all worth it could have been another hit.
Well worth buying as it still sounds fresh today even though it's over 20 years old!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love or hate, it's a good CD 14 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Queen were very much a band that you either love, or hate. There's little room for indifference. For the fans, this album begins magnificently, with a blistering pair of tracks to open the account. The CD then rocks away into the four singles that one will find on Greatest Hits II, the rock of I want it all, the hope of "The Miracle", the comedy of "The Invisible Man" and the power of "Breakthru". The next few tracks do not dissapoint, though they are quite laughable in their way. "Rain Must Fall" is really a cheesy song...., and the 80's dance feel of "Scandal" is just that. Scandalous. Having said that, this song remains as one of the great Mercury vocal lines, and it stands alone as a good song on that strength. The soulful "My Baby Does Me" follows on, though good, the song could be seen as a simple time filler, before the superb "Was it all worth it?" at the end of which, Freddie sums up the entire Queen rollercoaster with the comment "It was a worthwhile experience" which sums this album up very well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another awesome CD by a truly awesome band 2 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The miracle is, I feel, one of the greatest Queen albums they ever produced. The main reason I think this is because of the incredible variation between the songs and the fact that they are all different but great in their own ways. Songs such as I want it all and Breakthrough are timeless classics which will always be remembered, but I particularly rate some of the tracks such as The Miracle and Scandal, which although admittedly they did'nt fare that well in the charts, they are very enjoyable to listen to and again, you don't get bored of them, even after hearing them many times. Overall, it is a great CD and one which is unfairly underrated by some.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine example of a good "Queen" Album. 21 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
80's Queen was so distinct in style by this time that the album was not on it's own. "A Kind Of Magic", "The Works" and "Innuendo" are very compatible. This is by no means a reason to put the No.1 album down.
It kicks off to a good start with the good quality "Party" continuing with the mediocre (in comparison) headbanger "Khashoggi's Ship". The Next is the title track, "The Miracle". This was the 5th single to be released from the album, just missing the Top 20. The next is the world renowned "I Want It All", the 1st single to be released from the album and the biggest hit here reaching No.3 in the UK and hitting No.1 in many areas across Europe. "The Invisible Man" is one of the more light hearted Queen tracks. It was the 3rd single to be realased from the album providing them with a Top 20 hit in the UK. Moving on, "Breakthru" is the second most appreciated track, giving them a Top 10 hit all over Europe. It's sense of Rhythm and Bass don't fit in with Side Two though. "Rain Must Fall" is a first class Queen number that should have more to say for itself. "Scandal" was the 4th single released from this album peaking at No.25. It is brilliant with it's words and strange mixture of chords. "My Baby Does Me" and "Was It All Worth It" are rather boring, but "Was It All Worth It" has an auto-biographical touch and it is well worth a listen. This altogether is a fine example of what a good group at their best can achieve. Enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Everything was ok, the item itself, the timing of delivery, the packaging, etc.
Published 5 days ago by Antonio Oller Adam
2.0 out of 5 stars Easily one of their worst albums in my opinion
Easily one of their worst albums in my opinion. I suppose if you really liked "It's a Kinda magic" you'll like this, but they have made so many classic albums that this... Read more
Published 7 days ago by J. D. Kent
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen Are Miracle Workers!!
I love Every Track On This Album Worth Buying If Your A Avid Queen Fan Like Myself!!!
Published 1 month ago by mark brydon
5.0 out of 5 stars I miss Queen
I originally had this on a cassette tape so I hadn't heard this album for a while as , it brought back so many good memories. Read more
Published 5 months ago by P. Packham
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Queen
what more to say, if you love Queen aswell you will like this aswell of course. It's a kind of magic!
Published 5 months ago by Lola
2.0 out of 5 stars Not much of a Party.
I love Queen but I have no admit this is one of their weaker efforts. One of the problems is that the album lacks direction. Read more
Published 8 months ago by H.E.Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars Was It All Worth It?
Although I have said before, several times, in my other Queen reviews that I prefer 70's Queen, this is their best album since Hot Space. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gary Selikow
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album
I recently bought the album on CD as I had it on tape from the 80s but hadn't listened to it for years. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Meerkat Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album
One of the bands best albums and backed by some clever videos if you get a chance to watch them. Well worth a listen.
Published 13 months ago by dave burney
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor stuff from the greatest band of the 1970s
I've just been listening to this as part of a retrospective of all Queen albums. As a fan since Seven Seas of Rhye, I remember being disappointed by much of their 1980s output. Read more
Published on 24 Mar 2010 by Kid A
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