EMI publish ‘The Works’ by Queen featuring ‘Radio Ga Ga’ and ‘I Want to Break Free’ (1984)

Queen’s ‘The Works’ feat. ‘Radio Ga Ga’ & ‘I Want to Break Free’ is their eleventh studio album released on February 27, 1984 by EMI.

Track Listing : 1.Radio Ga Ga (Roger Taylor) – 05:44 . 2.Tear It Up (Brian May) – 03:28 . 3.It’S A Hard Life (Freddie Mercury) – 04:08 . 4.Man On The Prowl (Freddie Mercury) – 03:28 . 5.Machines (Or ‘Back To Humans’) (Brian May, Roger Taylor) – 05:10 . 6.I Want To Break Free (John Deacon) – 03:20 . 7.Keep Passing The Open Windows (Freddie Mercury) – 05:21 . 8.Hammer To Fall (Brian May) – 04:28 . 9.Is This The World We Created…? (Freddie Mercury, Brian May) – 02:13

George Hurrell

Musicians : Queen – Band . Freddie Mercury – Vocals, Piano, Keyboards . Brian May – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Keyboards . Roger Taylor – Drums, Electronic Drums, Backing Vocals, Keyboards On (5) Vocoder On (1 – 5) . John Deacon – Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Programming On (6) . Fred Mandel – Keyboards On (1 – 6 – 8), Piano On (4)) . Reinhold Mack – Fairlight Cmi On (5)

Tim Pope

Production : Produced By Queen, Reinhold Mack . Mike Beiriger – Engineer . Stefan Wissnet – Engineer . Ed Delena – Engineer . Reinhold Mack – Engineer

Package : Bill Smith – Sleeve Design . George Hurrell asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded August 1983 – January 1984 At Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California; Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.

Released February 27, 1984 By Emi / Parlophone.

Video Director(s) : David Mallet for “Radio Ga Ga,” “Hammer to Fall” and “I Want to Break Free”” . Tim Pope asterisques RVM for “It’s a Hard Life” .


When Taylor overheard his young son saying ‘Radio ca ca’, it was the ideal inspiration for his take on the demise of popular Radio. Freddie Mercury persuaded him to change the ‘ca ca’ to ‘ga ga’ and so began the creation of one of the band’s most incredible singles. […]

Classic Rock Review
In what was probably an attempt to show the world that “Queen is back”, most of the songs on the albums first side, seem to harken back to previous famous songs by the band. […]

Rolling Stone
The Works is a royal feast of hard rock without that awful metallic aftertaste; as such, it might turn out to be the Led Zeppelin II of the Eighties. Not so depressing a prospect at that. […]



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