On the 20th anniversary of the release of the Queen album The Miracle let me briefly introduce to you a few songs that have not been released on singles:
» “Was It All Worth It” (still video)1 – lyrics – A “good old” rock song, mainly written by Freddie. Yes, it was a worthwhile experience!
The one-line Shakespeare quote they injected without much connection to the rest of the lyrics may seem a bit, well, subtle, given Freddie’s Aids illness (which the band new then), if you look at the beginning of Macbeth:
When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly’s done
You could see that as referring to the three remaining Queen members and when they should continue – but maybe I’m reading “a little” too much into it…
» “Chinese Torture” (still video) – A short, dark instrumental which conveys the horror and fear that Chinese Water Torture was known to evoke in victims. Only on the CD.
Hope you liked at least one of them.