The Works is the eleventh studio album by British rock band Queen, released in February 1984. A partial return to their rock roots, although with a much lighter approach, the record has also the heaviest electronics amongst all group albums. In comparison, rock was mostly absent on their previous effort Hot Space, which gave room to dance and funk with the use of analogue synths and brass. Freddie Mercury praised the album saying it helped re-establish the band, especially in Europe. The Works is estimated to have sold 12 million copies worldwide.
Recorded at the Record Plant Studios and Musicland Studios from August 1983 to January 1984, the album’s title comes from a comment drummer Roger Taylor made as recording began:
Let’s give them the works!