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Released in 1989 on LP, CD and cassette.
The CD issue features three extra tracks.
The LP issue has no gatefold sleeve, only a printed innersleeve containing lyrics and a nice photo.
A 1991 CD re-issue (normal sleeve and released as a long box issue) was released in the USA with a different extra track. First pressings feature a different master take of I Want It All.
A promo box set was released featuring a promo cassette, the normal CD (with a promotional sticker on the back), a biography, promo photo and a promo sheet containing info about the album.
Ecuador has a unique LP issue with a different front and back sleeve.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2001 with improved sound quality.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2004 with a card sleeve (using the 2001 remasters). The package also includes a mini innersleeve like the original UK vinyl issue. Released in Europe on July 12 2004 (including obi's and Japanese lyrics sheet).

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Ecuador LP issue



above: the sleeve of the Turkish cassette issue



above: the front sleeve of the USA cassette issue

        

above: the front and back of the box, the teaser cassette and promo photo of the UK promo box

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Austrian CD issue


  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Japanese 2001 CD issue

     

above: the front and back sleeves and the disc of the Japanese 2004 CD issue

Album info
LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Party (Queen) 2:24
  2. Khashoggi's Ship (Queen) 2:47
  3. The Miracle (Queen) 5:01
  4. I Want It All (Queen) 4:41
  5. The Invisible Man (Queen) 3:57
  Side Two:
  6. Breakthru (Queen) 4:08
  7. Rain Must Fall (Queen) 4:22
  8. Scandal (Queen) 4:42
  9. My Baby Does Me (Queen) 3:23
10. Was It All Worth It (Queen) 5:44

CD tracklisting
  1. Party (Queen) 2:24
  2. Khashoggi's Ship (Queen) 2:47
  3. The Miracle (Queen) 5:01
  4. I Want It All (Queen) 4:41
  5. The Invisible Man (Queen) 3:57
  6. Breakthru (Queen) 4:08
  7. Rain Must Fall (Queen) 4:22
  8. Scandal (Queen) 4:42
  9. My Baby Does Me (Queen) 3:23
10. Was It All Worth It (Queen) 5:44
extra tracks:
11. Hang On In There (Queen) 3:46
12. Chinese Torture (Queen) 1:45
13. The Invisible Man (Extended Version) (Queen) 5:28

USA 1991 CD tracklisting
  1. Party (Queen) 2:24
  2. Khashoggi's Ship (Queen) 2:47
  3. The Miracle (Queen) 5:01
  4. I Want It All (Queen) 4:41
  5. The Invisible Man (Queen) 3:57
  6. Breakthru (Queen) 4:08
  7. Rain Must Fall (Queen) 4:22
  8. Scandal (Queen) 4:42
  9. My Baby Does Me (Queen) 3:23
10. Was It All Worth It (Queen) 5:44
extra tracks:
11. Hang On In There (Queen) 3:46
12. Chinese Torture (Queen) 1:45
13. The Invisible Man (Extended Version) (Queen) 5:28
14. Scandal (Extended Version) (Queen) 6:34

Teaser cassette tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Breakthru (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:32
  2. My Baby Does Me (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:43
  3. The Miracle (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:46
  4. I Want It All (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:30
  5. Was It All Worth It (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:48
  6. The Invisible Man (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:28
  7. Scandal (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:57
  8. Rain Must Fall (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:49
  9. Party (Promo Edit) (Queen) 2:15
10. Khashoggi's Ship (Promo Edit) (Queen) 2:02
  Side Two:
11. Breakthru (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:32
12. My Baby Does Me (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:43
13. The Miracle (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:46
14. I Want It All (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:30
15. Was It All Worth It (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:48
16. The Invisible Man (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:28
17. Scandal (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:57
18. Rain Must Fall (Promo Edit) (Queen) 1:49
19. Party (Promo Edit) (Queen) 2:15
20. Khashoggi's Ship (Promo Edit) (Queen) 2:02

Liner notes
Produced by Queen and David Richards

All tracks performed exclusively by Queen
All songs written by: Freddie Mercury - Brian May - John Deacon - Roger Taylor

Management: Jim Beach

Album engineered by David Richards
Assistant engineers: Andrew Bradfield, John Brough, Angelique Cooper,
Claude Frider, Andy Mason, Justin Shirley-Smith

Album recorded at Olympic Studios and The Townhouse Studios, London, England
and Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland. Mastered at The Townhouse Studios
by Kevin Metcalf and Gordon Vickary

Computer programming: Brian Zellis
Studio equipment co-ordination: Martin P. Groves and Brian Zellis

Computer keyboards: Passport Master Tracks Software
Tannoy speakers by Tannoy Ltd.

Album sleeve design: Richard Gray - based on an idea by Queen
Quantel graphic paintbox operator: Richard Baker
Original photography: Simon Fowler
Make-up: Paul Kennington

World publicity: Roxy Meade, Lipsey Meade PR, 95, Mortimer Street, London W1N 7TA

Official International Queen Fan Club:
46, Pembridge Road, London W11 3HN, England.

Single releases
I Want It All
Breakthru
The Invisible Man
Scandal
The Miracle

Other notes
EMI's first album with five single releases.
Since 1989 all Queen tracks are credited by "Queen" and not by a band member. However, most tracks were started by one member rather than the whole band. Below you will find a list with the actual writers of the songs:
  Party: Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon
  Khashoggi's Ship: Freddie Mercury
  The Miracle: Freddie Mercury
  I Want It All: Brian May
  The Invisible Man: Roger Taylor
  Breakthru: intro by Freddie Mercury, rest by Roger Taylor
  Rain Must Fall: John Deacon and Freddie Mercury
  Scandal: Brian May, and perhaps Freddie Mercury as well
  My Baby Does Me: Freddie Mercury and John Deacon
  Was It All Worth It: Freddie Mercury
  Hang On In There: Freddie Mercury
  Chinese Torture: Freddie Mercury and Brian May
  Stealin': Freddie Mercury (a B-side)
  Hijack My Heart: Roger Taylor (a B-side)
  My Life Has Been Saved: John Deacon (a B-side)
Thanks to Pim Derks for the Turkish cassette sleeve.

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