It was released as the second single from their sixth studio album, Music for the Masses , on 24 August It reached No. The cover art features fragments of a Soviet map of Russia and Europe, with different fragments used for the different editions of the single. Former member Alan Wilder and the other members of the band considered the track an "obvious single" with much potential. They developed it throughout so that dramatic-type elements such as the Led Zeppelin -influenced drum patterns and Martin Gore 's distinctive guitar riffs sound in the forefront. The 12" maxi release stretched to exactly nine and a half minutes long. Oddly enough, despite the pleasing results from the point of view of the band, that proved to be the last time in decades that a remix came out with their direct involvement. The song became a favourite among fans, especially live. Shows during Depeche Mode's tour were often concluded with this song.
It was written by lead guitarist Brian May. It was intended for The Works but was not finished until , when it was released on the compilation Queen Forever. On the Chris Evans Breakfast Show in September , May revealed that the band had found it impossible to complete the track, despite several versions of the lyrics being written to make it easier for Mercury to sing.
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