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Top Customer Reviews
Which is even more of a chilling thought. The unknown is always more provoking than the black and white. This was where Freddie's tragic (UNBELIEVABLY tragic) bout with AIDS started to really come into play. The next album, "Innuendo," would take all of this, including the depth of the music, to an even HIGHER level, though barely even thought possible. That does nothing to take away from the fact that atleast one "70's band," albeit for the worst reasons, flexed its biggest muscles in future decades.
"The Miracle" is epic. Plenty of music for all moods, from the obligatory party songs in the beginning (such as "Party"), to the confused confrontations with the idea of death ("Was it All Worth It"), and everything in between. Queen already had established themselves as a band that showcases emotion of the highest levels, and now that special talent would be put into overdrive. "Breakthru" starts with a wonderful trademark "Freddie Choir" but quickly breaks into a rushing, impatient, pressed song of just wishing that one thing would happen to make life seem worth living. Excellently written. "I Want It All" says the same message, but more blatantly. In retrospect, it's easy to see from this music, that Freddie felt short on time. That's just too depressing to dwell on.Read more ›
The album itself is more complete than the last two Queen releases (The Works, A Kind Of Magic) in that you can tell they really took time to make each track just right. Also, each track flows well into the next which makes the diversity in the album tolerable and enjoyable. Queen finally are playing as if they are comfortable with themselves.. writing and playing with a certain fun factor where they didn't have to prove anything to anyone anymore. They are were who they were, and if you don't like it, suck it!
Each tracks arraingements are strong, and the instrumentation is better and tighter than ever. The mixing and production is very clean and gives the whole aura of the album a 'mature' sound. The lyrics to these tracks are different to where they are all basic storyline lyrics... nothing too inspired other than by the premise of telling a make-believe story. Overall, it's a great pop/rock album full of diversity and great pop hooks
---Having said all that--- this was the first 'actual' Queen album I owned, and right away I loved it's diversity and coolness. Every road trip I take, it comes with me. It's fun to sing along to and definately inspires me as a songwriter in terms of melody and energy..
Try it with an open ear, and hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I do!
All The Best, The AndyMan!
I'll first start with the songs I thought were good (nothing was great)...John Deacon saved the day on "Breakthru" with his classic funky bass slapping. The opening of "Breakthru" doesn't really work though and probably could have been saved for another track somewhere down the road, but maybe they thought this might be the only chance to use it since Freddie was dying. "I Want It All" is pure Queen rock, but doesn't quite rank up there with their great ones. "Scandal" is actually done with some emotion making you wonder if it's somewhat autobiographical.
Okay, now for the crap. For me, the opening two tracks "Party" and "Khashoggi's Ship" are nothing but loud and annoying filler probably Queen trying to convince their fans that yes we can still rock. Queen's at their best when they're sophisticated, even with their hard rock songs. Any band could have written those two songs and performed them just as efficiently as Queen, so there's nothing special nor sophisticated about them. "The Miracle" has good intentions that fall flat after the opening synth chords. The song comes off as pure pop cheese and there's no smooth transition from the first section of the song to the end ("The Time Will Come..."). It kind of just pops out of nowhere like..ummm..Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of the Queen's worst albums. The only good tracks are "I Want It All" and "Breakthru". Other tracks are quite boring!Published on July 16 2004 by Reijo Piippula
Queen's previous album, "A Kind of Magic", was a return to form, and "The Miracle" continues that trend. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Alan
This album is fun to listen to. You won't much of the brilliance of their early work, but it's still a very good album. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004
The Miracle Album was released in June 1989, and was a huge success. Some of the tracks on the album, Breakthru, I Want it All and The Miracle were released as singles in the same... Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2004 by Alex
As always, a Queen recording has something for everyone. Not so much as always, 1989's "The Miracle" begins the revelation (subtle at the time) that days are numbered... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by D. Rausch
One of the most underrated releases in the Queen catalogue, The Miracle, released in 1989 - only two years before the death of Freddie Mercury, stands in the shadow of two of the... Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Itamar Katz
I have not been a Queen fan for long , but I do know the tricks of the trade . Compared to the other Queen Albums this is a Musical Masterpiece . Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by Michael withell
The cover scared me for the longest time! My mom had this album and I'd look at it and wonder what the heck she was listening to. Well, she popped it in one day and I was HOOKED! Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2001 by JunQue
For a band that long prided itself on 'no synthesizers', it was sometimes painful to hear their work on albums such as The Works and A Kind of Magic. Read morePublished on July 23 2001 by Brian Kelly