Released: Monday, 16th November 1992
Highest UK Chart Position: 4
1) The Great Pretender
2) Foolin’ Around
4) Your Kind Of Lover
5) Exercises In Free Love
6) In My Defence
7) Mr. Bad Guy
8) Let’s Turn It On
9) Living On My Own
10) Love Kills
The Freddie Mercury Album
Freddie Mercury – Solo Album
UK release of similar US Album “The Great Pretender”.
Spent 14 weeks on the UK Chart.
Recommended Songs: The Great Pretender, Love Kills, Barcelona
The Freddie Mercury album was released in the USA also, under the name ‘Mr. Bad Guy’ – with some small differences to track listings. Freddie Mercury’s Solo albums gave Freddie a chance to experiment in a way he couldn’t with Queen, for example, using full orchestras.
I had actually bought Brian Mays ‘Back to the Light‘ and ‘The Great Pretender’ around the same time, quite a while before I had heard many of Queen’s work. I
Exceptional Quality on the album with the typical Freddie Mercury style, lots of piano, great harmonies, expert songwriting – one for everyone’s album collection.
Review Rating: 9
The Freddie Mercury Album was released almost 1 year after Freddie’s death, reaching #4 in the UK, and spending over 30 weeks on the Dutch Charts. One of the Biggest hits after his death was the remix of Living on my Own.
The Freddie Mercury solo Album is one of my favourite albums to listen to as it has such variety in Freddie’s solo songs and also it reminds me of an era where I was discovering Freddie and Queen for the first time.