May 22, 1989: Queen release The Miracle

Queen_The_MiracleThe Miracle is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock band Queen. The album was recorded as the band recovered from Brian May‘s marital problems and Freddie Mercury‘s AIDS diagnosis in 1987 (which was, though known to the band, not publicised at the time). Recording started in January 1988 and lasted for an entire year. 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. It was also the last album to feature a band photo with all four original members on the front cover.

The album reached No 1 in the UK Albums Chart and achieved Platinum certification. It would prove to be the band’s penultimate album to be recorded with Freddie Mercury, as he died in November 1991, less than a year after the next album, Innuendo, was released.

Five singles were released from the album: “I Want It All“, “Breakthru”, “The Invisible Man”, “Scandal”, and “The Miracle”. [Wikipedia]

Listen to the album on Spotify.

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