The Works

The Works was, released in February 1984. After the synth-heavy Hot Space, the album saw the re-emergence of Brian May and Roger Taylor's rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electro pop of the German electronic underground (Freddie Mercury) and New York (John Deacon) funk scenes.


Recorded at the Record Plant Studios and Musicland Studios from August 1983 to January 1984, the album's title comes from a comment Taylor made as recording began – "Let's give them the works!"



Side 1:


Radio Ga Ga


Tear It Up


It's A Hard Life


Man On The Prowl



Side 2:


Machines (Or 'Back To Humans')


I Want To Break Free


Keep Passing The Open Windows


Hammer To Fall


Is This The World We Created...?