The Miracle is the thirteenth studio album by Queen. It was released on 22 May 1989 by Capitol Records in the United States and by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom.
It was recorded as the band recovered fromBrian May's marital problems andFreddie 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.
- Khashoggi's Ship
- The Miracle
- I Want It All
- The Invisible Man
- Rain Must Fall
- My Baby Does Me
- Was It All Worth It
- Hang On In There
- Chinese Torture
2011 bonus tracks
- "I Want It All (Single version)"
- "The Invisible Man (Demo version with guide vocal, August 1988)"
- "Hang On in There (B-Side)"
- "Hijack My Heart (B-Side)"
- "Stealin' (B-Side)"
- "Chinese Torture (Instrumental)"
- "The Invisible Man (12" Version)"
|Chart (1989)||Peak position|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||1|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||1|
|Italy (Musica e dischi)||3|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||2|
|Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)||1|
|United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)||1|
|United States (Billboard)||24|
|Studio Albums by Queen|
|Queen • Queen II • Sheer Heart Attack • A Night at the Opera • A Day at the Races|
|News of the World • Jazz • The Game • Flash Gordon • Hot Space|
|The Works • A Kind of Magic • The Miracle • Innuendo • Made in Heaven|