Reissues: Final Five Albums

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The Works

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A Kind Of Magic

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The Miracle

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Innuendo

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Made In Heaven

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Deep Cuts Vol.3

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PROMO CLIP: THE SHOW MUST GO ON - 1984-1995

PRESS RELEASE 

QUEEN: FINAL FIVE ALBUMS RE-ISSUED ON 5TH SEPTEMBER 2011

1984-1995: THE SHOW MUST GO ON

'40 Years of Glam Rocking Genius' NME 14th March 2011

‘Britain's Best Loved Band' The Sun 25th February 2011

‘Remastered Queen is jaw-dropping for its rabble-rousing consistency’ Q August 2011 

Between 1984 and 1995 Queen released their last five studio albums and consolidated their reputation as the biggest, brashest and boldest band in the world.  They achieved legendary status as they delivered THE defining performance of the century at Live Aid as well as headlining massive stadium concerts all over the world. Queen also released some of their best loved and most anthemic work in this period, before and after the passing of Freddie Mercury in 1991.

Now in 2011 Island Records reissue the five Queen albums from this period on September 5th (to coincide with what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday) as part of the band’s 40th Anniversary celebrations – ‘The Works’, ‘A Kind Of Magic’, ‘The Miracle’, ‘Innuendo’ and ‘Made In Heaven’. The reissues will be accompanied by the third in the ‘Queen: Deep Cuts’ series, which looks at some of the lesser known tracks from these albums. 

Many Queen favourites were released during this period including ‘Radio Gaga’ (the track from which Lady Gaga took her name), ‘I Want To Break Free’ (complete with the infamous cross-dressing Coronation Street parody video that MTV banned in the US), ‘One Vision’, ‘A Kind of Magic’, ‘I Want It All’, ‘The Miracle’ and ‘These Are The Days of Our Lives’ (featuring Freddie’s final haunting video appearance).

These five albums cover the era when Queen were elevated to truly legendary status as they stole the show at Live Aid in front of a global TV audience of 1.9 billion people, and wowed audiences with subsequent headline shows at Knebworth and Wembley in 1986, the latter recently voted by the public as one of the most iconic events ever seen at the stadium. This was also Queen’s most consistent period of commercial success with each of the five albums going platinum in the UK and ‘A Kind of Magic’ and ‘Made in Heaven’ each selling over 1 million copies, the latter doing so four years after Freddie’s death showing that the Queen legacy reigns eternal.

As well as their huge UK gigs they continued the global domination of the late 70’s playing Rock in Rio twice to crowds of over 300,000 each time. On their subsequent Magic tour they sold over 1 million tickets around the world playing the first ever stadium gig in Eastern Europe at the Nepstadium in Budapest with fans hitchhiking from all over the Eastern Bloc to attend.

After Freddie’s death The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert saw a packed Wembley set alight again to the music of Queen once again in April 1992, with stars from all over the world joining Queen surviving members John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor on stage. Subsequently The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded to help distribute money raised from this concert for AIDS awareness. Since then, the Trust has raised and distributed over $15 million to help in the fight against AIDS.  The charity has just created a truly unique initiative with the launch of the 'Freddie For A Day' Global Charity Network.

Queens 40th Anniversary year has kicked off in spectacular style so far with their  first ever major exhibition 'Stormtroopers in Stilettos' in London’s East End which drew an incredible crowd of over 20,000 visitors in two weeks, and kicked off with a star studded launch party attended by the likes of Foo Fighters and Jessie J. 

A recent two part BBC TV documentary drew widespread rave reviews as Brian May and Roger Taylor looked back over their first 40 years in detail for the first time. The Guardian described it as ‘fantastic and moving’.

Meanwhile the bands first ten albums have been reissued to considerable acclaim. The Telegraph said of their early work, 'Queen's greatest music was extravagantly innovative, technically brilliant and created with a jeweller's care.’ 

These last five studio albums highlight the diverse talent, musical ambition and global success of a band made up of some of the best songwriters, musicians and performers of all time.

TRACKLISTINGS

The Works

1. Radio Ga Ga

2. Tear it Up

3. It's A Hard Life

4. Man On The Prowl

5. Machines (Or Back To Humans)

6. I Want To Break Free

7. Keep Passing The Open Windows

8. Hammer To Fall

9. Is This The World We Created...?

Bonus EP

1. I Go Crazy (B-Side) [Brian May]

2. I Want To Break Free (Single Remix) [John Deacon]

3. Hammer To Fall (Headbanger’s Mix) [Brian May]

4. Is This The World We Created…? (Live in Rio, January 1985) [Freddie Mercury & Brian May]

5. It's A Hard Life (Live in Rio, January 1985) [Freddie Mercury]

6. Thank God It’s Christmas (Non-Album Single) [Roger Taylor & Brian May]

A Kind Of Magic

1. One Vision

2. A Kind Of Magic

3. One Year Of Love

4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure

5. Friends Will Be Friends

6. Who Wants To Live Forever

7. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)

8. Don't Lose Your Head

9. Princes Of The Universe

Bonus EP

1. A Kind Of Magic (Highlander Version) [Roger Taylor]

2. One Vision (Single Version) [Queen]

3. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Single Remix) [Freddie Mercury & John Deacon]

4. Forever (Piano Version) [Brian May]

5. A Kind Of Vision (Demo, August 1985) [Roger Taylor]

6. One Vision (Live at Wembley Stadium, July 11th 1986) [Queen]

7. Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends [Freddie Mercury & John Deacon]

The Miracle

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

Bonus EP

1. I Want It All (Single Version) [Queen]

2. The Invisible Man (Early Version with Guide Vocal, August 1988) [Queen]

3. Hang On In There (B-Side) [Queen]

4. Hijack My Heart (B-Side) [Queen]

5. Stealin’ (B-Side) [Queen]

6. Chinese Torture (Instrumental) [Queen]

7. The Invisible Man (12” Version) [Queen]

Innuendo

1. Innuendo

2. I'm Going Slightly Mad

3. Headlong

4. I Can't Live With You

5. Don't Try So Hard

6. Ride The Wild Wind

7. All God's People

8. These Are The Days Of Our Lives

9. Delilah

10. The Hitman

11. Bijou

12. The Show Must Go On

Bonus EP

1. I Can’t Live With You (1997 Rocks Retake) [Queen]

2. Lost Opportunity (B-Side) [Queen]

3. Ride The Wild Wind (Early Version with Guide Vocal) [Queen]

4. I’m Going Slightly Mad (Mad Mix) [Queen]

5. Headlong (Embryo with Guide Vocal) [Queen]

Made In Heaven

1. It's A Beautiful Day

2. Made In Heaven

3. Let Me Live

4. Mother Love

5. My Life Has Been Saved

6. I Was Born To Love You

7. Heaven For Everyone

8. Too Much Love Will Kill You

9. You Don't Fool Me

10. A Winter's Tale

11. It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise)

Bonus EP

1. Heaven For Everyone (Single Version) [Roger Taylor]

2. It’s A Beautiful Day (B-Side Version) [Queen]

3. My Life Has Been Saved (1989 B-Side Version) [Queen]

4. I Was Born To Love You (Vocal & Piano Version) [Freddie Mercury]

5.  Rock In Rio Blues (Live B-Side) [Queen]

6. A Winter’s Tale (Cosy Fireside Mix) [Freddie Mercury]

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