What! Two posts in one day? Well, I’ve been miserable with Covid-19 this week. But there is good news. Today is the day when Queen released The Miracle (Collectors Edition) which is a 4 disc compilation featuring the original tracks of the album. It’s the sessions disc that is getting my attention. There are great reworkings of the album songs, cleaned up demos, and well, Face it Alone, which in the context of the sessions, is not that bad.
I thought I was the only one who loved the original Party and Khashoggi’s Ship, but no, there are two of us out there! The new versions are so different. I’m sure they’ll grow on me. Listen to the full album on Spotify.
Make sure to read Gord’s reaction to The Miracle pt 1. Great post about the album, history and reception in the long distant late 80s.
Here’s part 2 of his look at The Miracle.
I loved this album when I first heard it in the early 90s, and this new iteration is great too!
Oh, and then there’s this amazing video for “Was It All Worth It?” Wow. Cheered me up to see all this today! Wow!
Play Queen Loud!
Edit: they totally auto-tuned Freddie Mercury’s voice in Face it Alone.