The Miracle

The Miracle was 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.

 

Side 1:

Party

Khashoggi's Ship

The Miracle

I Want It All

The Invisible Man

 

Side 2:

Breakthru

Rain Must Fall

Scandal

My Baby Does Me

Was It All Worth It