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The Miracle
The Miracle
Album by Queen
Released 22 May 1989
Recorded January 1988-January 1989 at:
Olympic Studios, London
The Town House, London
Mountain Studios, Montreux
Length 41:22
Format LP,CS,CD
Genre Pop rock, hard rock, electronic rock, soft rock
Label EMI
Producer(s) David Richards


 

The Miracle is the thirteenth studio album by Queen released in 1989.

It was recorded as the band recovered from Brian May's marital problems and Freddie Mercury's AIDS diagnosis (which was, though known to the band, not publicised at the time). Recording started in January 1988 and lasted twelve months.

The album was originally going to be called The Invisible Men, but three weeks before the release, according to Roger Taylor, they decided to change the name to The Miracle.

The album reached #1 in the UK,Austria , Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and #24 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The Miracle is estimated to have sold 9.5 million copies. Allmusic would name it as Queen's best album of the 1980s, along with The Game.

Track listingEdit

  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

2011 bonus tracksEdit

  1. "I Want It All (Single version)"
  2. "The Invisible Man (Demo version with guide vocal, August 1988)"
  3. "Hang On in There (B-Side)"
  4. "Hijack My Heart (B-Side)"
  5. "Stealin' (B-Side)"
  6. "Chinese Torture (Instrumental)"
  7. "The Invisible Man (12" Version)"

Charts Edit

Chart (1989) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 4
Austria (Ö3 Top 40) 1
Canada (RPM) 18
France (SNEP) 11
Germany (Media Control Charts) 1
Italy (Musica e dischi) 3
Japan (Oricon) 23
Netherlands 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2
Norway (VG-lista) 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 4
Sweden (Topplistan) 6
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade) 1
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 1
United States (Billboard) 24

See alsoEdit

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