14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This really is THE WORKS!,
This review is from: The Works (Audio CD)
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 which alone suggests that Queen had produced the ultimate commercial rock album.
The democratic process 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 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.
Buy this album - you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to get out the hoover and clean the house!