The Works

Recorded August 1983 to January 1984 at Record Plant LA and Musicland Studios
UK release: Monday 27th February 1984
Highest Chart Position: 1 (93 weeks on chart)
Award status: Platinum

USA release: 28th February 1984
Highest Chart Position: 23 (20 weeks on chart)
Hollywood rerelease (26th November 1991)
Award status: Gold

Highest Japanese Chart Position: 7 (11 weeks on chart)
Highest Dutch Chart Position: 1
Highest Italian Chart Position: 2 (16 weeks on chart)

Produced by Queen and Mack
Engineered by Mack
Cover Concept by Queen

Fred Mandel : rip-roaring piano finale on 'Prowl'
synthesizer arrangements and programming on 'Radio Ga Ga'
synth on 'Break Free' and candy floss on 'Hammer To Fall'
Mack : Demolition fairlight programming on 'Machines'

Radio Ga Ga
Tear It Up
It's A Hard Life
Man On The Prowl
Machines (Or 'Back To Humans')
I Want To Break Free
Keep Passing The Open Windows
Hammer To Fall
Is This The World We Created?

Hollywood bonus tracks:

I Go Crazy
Radio Ga Ga (extended)
I Want To Break Free (extended)