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The Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)

10 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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4:07
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3:25
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5:07
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5:21
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4:25
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5:18
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4:25
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4:21

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Sep 2011
  • Release Date: 5 Sep 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Queen Productions Ltd. under exclusive licence to Universal International Music BV
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  • Total Length: 1:02:16
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  • ASIN: B005HED5JW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,801 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Rathbone VINE VOICE on 2 Nov 2012
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A highly successful collection of songs and the album that introduced me to Queen as a 12 year old many years ago!

When I first heard "Radio Ga Ga" I was amazed and it is STILL as good today. Every song on the album was released as either an 'a' or 'b' side in the UK which alone suggests that Queen had produced the ultimate commercial rock album.

The democratic process and tension surrounding the production of the album brings out the best in Queen and the four singles especially so (each written by a different member of the band). But even if you've got them already on 'Greatest Hits II' buy this album for "Is this the World We Created?" - a beautiful track sung by Freddie with Brian on guitar. "Keep Passing the Open Windows" is another Queen classic and "Tear it Up" allows Brian to re-create some of that early Queen feel, as does Freddie's tongue-in-cheek "Man on the Prowl" with just a slight nod to "Good old fashioned loverboy". "Machines" is possibly the weakest track which has not aged well, but that is a minor niggle.

The purpose of the 2011 'Deluxe Editions' (putting all cynical marketing, profit-making, blood-from-a-stone comments to one side) is to give a bonus 'EP' of rare or previously unreleased tracks which compliment the original album. In the case of the later albums it was always going to be a difficult choice of what to leave off as there are any number of tracks that could have been included when this was the time when remixes, extended versions and instrumentals were so popular and the marketing machine started to kick in with 12" singles and alternate single versions a-plenty.

So we actually get a non-album a-side, a non-album b-side, an a-side remix, a 12" remix and two live tracks on the second disc. Not bad.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. G. Prizeman TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Sep 2011
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Queen had a lot to do after Hot Space, which divided fans completely. When Radio GA GA was released it seemed Queen had reached a compromise between their Rock roots and the experimental Hot space, it was and still is a great Queen track. Then came I want to break free, loved by the UK but because of the video hated and ignored by USA. After that single Queen had little success it the US and never toured again I think personally they did miss out on some great singles that came out in the 80's.As for the works Freddie's It's a hard life was a typical over blown track, Hammer to fall was a good Brian May Rock track the last single from the album and there were a few good album tracks too, namely is this the world we created. For me the 80'saw Queen have a lot of strong singles but the album tracks were at time a bit patchy, I think personally Queen played it safe having achieved so much in the 70's. Of cause live aid followed around the corner, and it is a memory I will treasure for ever, Queen proved they were the best live act, and for me no other group has ever beaten them.I missed the works tour but saw a kind of magic tour and it was great. Radio Ga Ga was such a crowd pleaser by then,as was hammer to fall. The Works may not be a fantastic Queen album but it is not bad and better than some others. So as for the re-master yes it is good not to loud compromising loudness for quality,but don't expect leaps and bounds from the EMI master, is it worth buying, well it depends how big a Queen fan you are, the bonus track are not exactly rare or special the single mix of I want to Break free is on Greatest hits 2 anyway and thank god its Christmas is on 3, and there is nothing extra in the packaging either.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By wavey davey on 3 Feb 2013
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I'll start by making a confession; I don't like the two big hitters on here, 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'I want to Break Free'. How dare I? Two of Queen's best known songs they may be, but they were results of the bands dabblings with electronic sounds, sounds I was never quite comfortable with.

However, all is not lost. 'Tear it up' barges its way in after the rather dreary 'Ga Ga' opens the album, and is a great stomping rocker (if a little light lyrically) that unfortunately fades out just as Brian May really starts to get going. 'Its a Hard Life' is a Queen ballad by numbers, then we have 'Man on the Prowl'. One of their unsung (so to speak) tracks, maybe because its little more than an amped up version of 'Crazy Little thing Called Love', but it does have a rather enjoyable piano bashing outro. Things hit the buffers next when we come to 'Machines'. Sorry, always hated this one. Another synthesizer soaked song with more wonky if well intentioned lyrics about mankind succumbing to computers, this would be another nomination for Queen's 'Worst of'. After 'Break Free', it picks up again with 'Keep Passing the Open Windows'. One of those numbers where Queen's pop and rock tendancies collide, its a decent enough song propelled by John Deacon's always immaculate bass playing. Then May's axe returns for one of his most celebrated rockers, 'Hammer to Fall'. Alright, its not the most ground breaking song you'll hear, but its always great to hear the guitar ring out. The short accoustic musings of 'Is This the World we Created' closes the album off, but to be honest, I've usually pressed stop by then.

One of the great things about these deluxe editions is that, while the extras may appear a little meagre at times, you do discover the odd 'new' classic.
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